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Smart Home Devices, Automation, Controls

Q1 2019

Industry Report

Race to Control the Smart Home Ecosystem: Attracting Partners

Partnerships are vital to creating an intelligent and coordinated ecosystem. Platforms as diverse as DIY platforms, voice platforms, security platforms, and cable/telco/utility platforms are all building ecosystems of products and services designed to seamlessly work together and provide an exceptional user experience. Each seeks to become the de facto center of the consumer’s personalized smart home ecosystem. This research report reviews the strategies of the leading smart home platforms in the consumer electronics and security industry and their approach to attracting manufacturers to their ecosystem. It includes forecasts for new smart home controller revenue by channel, smart speaker adoption, and home security system ownership.


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1.0        Report Summary

1.1        Purpose of Report

1.2        Key Questions Addressed by this Research

1.3        Research Approach/Sources

1.4        Key Report Definitions

2.0        Current Smart Home Adoption Trends

2.1        Interoperability Challenges Remain

2.2        Smart Home Platforms as a Solution

3.0        Assessment of Leading Smart Home Platforms

3.1        Home Security Platforms


3.1.2    Comcast/Xfinity

3.1.3    Vivint Smart Home

3.2        Voice Assistant Platforms

3.2.1    Amazon Alexa

3.2.2    Google Assistant

3.2.3    Additional Smart Speaker and Voice Assistant Players

3.3        Additional Home Control Platforms

3.3.1    Samsung SmartThings

3.3.2    Works with Nest

3.3.3    Apple HomeKit

3.4        Additional Ecosystem Players

3.4.1    Custom Installers

3.4.2    App-based Platforms

3.4.3    Health Platforms

3.4.4    Retail

4.0        Comparison of Leading Platform Players

5.0        Market Forecasts

5.1        Forecast of New Smart Home Controller Revenue by Channel

5.2        Forecast of Smart Speaker Penetration

5.3        Forecast of Home Security System Ownership

6.0        Implications and Recommendations

7.0        Appendix

7.1        Glossary

7.2        Index

7.3        Image Sources

Companies Researched for Report
Smart Home Device Ownership (2014 - 2018)
Adoption of Smart Home Devices (2014 - 2018)
Average Number of Connected Devices per U.S. Broadband Household
Importance of Device Interoperation with Smart Home Platforms
Importance of Smart Home Device Purchase Considerations
High Familiarity with Smart Home Platforms
Smart Home Ecosystem
Smart Home Platform Adoption
Desired Smart Home Devices Included as Part of Security System
Device Value by Platform
Self-Installation of Smart Home Devices
Smart Speaker with Voice Assistant Ownership (2016 - 2018)
Use of Personal Assistant Apps
Home Control App Usage
Smart Home Device Control Methods
Purchase Location of Smart Home Control Systems
Comparison of Leading Platform Players
Forecast of New Smart Home Controller Revenue by Channel
Smart Speaker Adoption (2016 - 2022)
Forecast of Home Security System Ownership (2019 - 2022)

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