Remote control, monitoring in the home: How are consumer attitudes changing?

Major providers have jumped on the bandwagon to provide connected home devices as part of ‘managed systems’


IMS Research (acquired by IHS, Inc.)A growing number of’ smart home’ products on the market at the moment are being deployed via service providers, making home automation accessible to the mass market, beyond just the traditionally-seen high-end, luxury systems. Major providers such as ADT, Comcast, Deutsche Telekom, BT and E.On have jumped on the bandwagon to provide connected home devices as part of ‘managed systems’.  These cloud-based systems enable the consumer to remotely control their home via a smartphone, tablet or web-portal, and target a range of applications including energy consumption, home security, and comfort or convenience. 

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