The Business Journal of Jacksonville

Friday, May 03, 2002

E house's fall opens doors

Industry successes typically are mom and pop operations that stick primarily to their home regions, said Kurt Scherf, vice president of research at Dallas-based Parks Associates, a market research and consulting company that studies emerging technologies for residential and small office markets.

"I'm not so sure home automation is a franchisable business right now," he said.

.... Smart wiring is projected to become standard in new homes over the next decade.  By 2004, half of more

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