73% of Smart Home Device Owners Installed the Product Themselves or With Help of a Friend or Family Member
"Twenty-six percent of U.S. broadband households own at least one smart home device, such as a smart door lock, video doorbell, or smart thermostat, and consumers have a variety of options where they can purchase these products, from professional installers to online retail,
"As consumer interest in voice control and connected safety features rises, there is a parallel rise in interest in car data plans, preferably bundled with consumers' current mobile data plan,"
Ben Lovejoy for 9to5Mac: The note suggests that Apple is on the right track with its in-store demo stations, where customers can experience for themselves what it's like to have a HomeKit controlled connected home.
The Living Lab will create an opportunity to stimulate the development of innovative projects, establishment of new companies and implementation of solutions which will improve the quality of life in Warsaw and the entire region.
Caroline Cakebread for Business Insider: Consumers are uneasy about being watched, listened to, or tracked by devices they place in their homes, consulting firm Deloitte found in a new survey it released Wednesday.
Carl Weinschenk for Telecompetitor: Researchers measured home automation adoption at 15% of U.S. internet households as of April 2017 - up from 10% a year earlier.
Global Home Automation Market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 12.4% reaching $72.78 billion by 2022 from the market value of $36.09 billion in 2016.
2017 Tech Growth Exceeds Expectations: Industry Revenue to Reach Record Levels as Emerging Categories Soar, Says CTA
Industry to surpass $300 billion in revenues; drones, VR, OLED TV categories to cross $1 billion threshold
New report shows only 30% of consumers believe that smart thermostats are affordable
Parks Associates: Only 10% of Users Use Their Personal Assistant Device or App to Control Smart Home Devices
New research examines challenges and strategies for smart home products and services
TWICE: Smart lighting & thermostats were common first steps into the smart home
The firm's consumer research has detailed a shift in smart home purchase behaviors in the past year as retail is now the most common purchase channel for smart home products.
According to the report, global home automation market was valued at around USD 5.0 billion in 2014 and is expected to reach USD 21.0 billion in 2020, growing at a CAGR of around 25% between 2015 and 2020.
VCs and Investors to address IoT investment and growth opportunities at 21st-annual CONNECTIONS Conference, May 23-25 in San Francisco
Nicholas Shields for Business Insider: The same issues BI Intelligence first identified back in 2015 still plague the space - persistently high prices, technological fragmentation, and consumers' lack of a perceived benefit from the devices.
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RETRO-M is designed to replace existing Home Intercom Systems and operate on existing 3 and 4 wire systems. BLUETOOTH you music by adding the BT-RECEIVER. No need to remove existing master wall housing, trim plates available to cover those large holes. The RETRO-M intercom unit has a built-in AM/FM radio. Plug in mp3 players such as iPod, iPhone, Zune or any other hand held player into the master and share your music with the entire family. Choose between two music sources; listen to the radio in one room and the mp3 in another room.