38 Million Smart Homes by 2015, Says ON World

Affordable managed services, ubiquity of smart mobile devices, demand for energy management solutions and consumer cost savings will increase Smart Home system shipments by more than 600% over the next five years, according to ON World.

San Diego, CA, Oct. 25, 2011-- Chances are your home will soon become smarter, according to ON World, a technology research firm.  Cloud based services offered by ADT, Comcast, Rogers, Verizon, and Vivint provide affordable solutions that consumers are adopting today for advanced security, lighting controls, energy management, and whole home automation. 

“There are almost as many ways to deliver Smart Home services as there are Smart Home system variations,” says Mareca Hatler, ON World’s director of research.  “Broadband and security service providers are the first to offer mass market solutions and we are seeing disruptive offerings in the cable TV, mobile, and retail channels.”

RWE in Germany offers a do-it-yourself IPv6 based Smart Home system and Verizon provides a newly launched self-monitoring service for less than $10 per month, illustrating the aggressive pricing and diversity of Smart Home business models today.  Google’s open source [email protected] framework provides another channel for creating next generation, mobile centric Smart Home solutions such as Lighting Science Group’s communication-enabled LED light bulbs.

A few of ON World’s findings include:

  • In 2015, 38 million households worldwide will have a Smart Home system.
  • Energy management equipment will increase by a 56% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) over the next five years.
  • Smart Home cloud service revenues-- including home monitoring, energy services, and apps— will reach $5.7 billion worldwide in 2015.
  • ZigBee and Z-Wave will have more than half of the sensor network market in 2015 but emerging technologies such as WiFi and 6LoWPAN will grow even faster.

Based on interviews with 900 individuals, ON World’s latest report, “Smart Home Sensor Networks,” covers the global Smart Home market opportunities enabled by sensor networking including whole home automation, energy management, interactive security, lighting controls and home health.  The report synopsis and a free executive summary are available from:

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