$6 Billion Smart Home Cloud Services in 2015

Within the next five years, affordable Smart Home systems will reach tens of millions of homes worldwide, enabled by an expanding IP infrastructure, smart mobile devices, cloud services, and sensor network technologies.

San Diego, CA, Oct. 12, 2011—Smart Home sensor network chipset shipments will approach 100 million worldwide in 2015, enabling nearly $6 billion in cloud services for energy and home service providers, according to ON World.  Adoption of Smart Home sensor networking is accelerating in several channels and business models are evolving rapidly.

“Demand for energy solutions has invigorated the Smart Home market and resulted in cloud based innovations that make Smart Home services accessible for the average household,” says Mareca Hatler, ON World’s research director.  “Built on an IP based infrastructure, these Smart Home platforms present nearly unlimited services opportunities as well as the potential for disruption from emerging offerings that promise to deliver Smart Home solutions at even lower costs.”

A few of ON World’s findings include:

* Cloud services for smart home applications will increase by a 103% compound annual growth rate between 2010 and 2015
* Smart home sensor network systems based on IPv6 are a growing trend and, in addition to the migration to ZigBee Smart Energy 2.0, there are several service providers that currently offer IPv6 based Smart Home systems.
* ON World’s survey with over 500 consumers found that 4 out of 5 are “interested” or “very interested” in applications such as security, safety, lighting and energy management. 
* 29% are willing to spend $10 or more per month for a Smart Home cloud service.
* Today’s sensor network technologies support multi-year lifetimes for dozens of coin cell battery-powered devices distributed throughout a home that are also highly reliable and resistant to WiFi interference.

Based on surveys and phone interviews with 900 individuals, ON World’s latest report covers the global Smart Home market opportunities enabled by sensor networks including residential automation platforms, interactive security solutions, home energy management systems, cloud services, and chipsets. The report includes global five-year forecasts by system type, product segment, application, geography and protocol; an in-depth technology evaluation with software simulations to compare sensor network technologies; coverage of 60+ companies; and survey findings with consumers, utilities, home service providers, retail outlets, and professional installers.

The report synopsis and a free executive summary are available from:

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