Thursday, March 06, 2014

A new type of mobile home

Various forms of home automation have existed over the past 2 decades, but they have been too expensive and troublesome for most homeowners. Today, however, costs are significantly lower, and the ubiquity of mobile devices and the emergence of the app economy have made it easy for consumers to interact with products and services.

Security is the primary service that consumers value and are willing to pay for, but Alarm.com is also seeing it drive a lot of adoption in thermostats and lighting. According to Parks Associates, nearly two thirds of US consumers are interested in buying a smart thermostat. Dahlberg agrees:“This industry has tipped. If you are in the thermostat business and you don't have a connected thermostat strategy, you are going out of business.”

From the article, "A new type of mobile home" by Gary Tang. 

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