Home automation systems shipments to reach 20 million in 2017: ABI Research

Telecom Lead India: Players such as Verizon, ADT,
Comcast, and many others will help drive the global market for home automation
systems (HAS) to close to 20 million installed units in 2017, up from over 1.5
million in 2011.


Telcos, utilities, cable companies, and security players
have started beginning to offer managed home automation services. These players
will tap $12 billion Home Automation Systems market.


ABI Research said these new entrants into the market are
driving up awareness and adoption of home automation.


The result over the next five years will also change the
shape of the HAS market. Mainstream suppliers such as Control4 have made
headway popularizing home automation and taking an increasing market share from
DIY and luxury HAS offerings.


The study further predicts that managed services will
represent 67 percent of HAS shipments by 2017, however, mainstream suppliers will
see their share of the market grow from 16 to 26 percent of the total market
between 2011 and 2017.


While the DIY and luxury segments will lose share of the
market, the higher consumer profile for home automation systems will still help
these markets grow their shipments by 36 percent and 9 percent CAGR,
respectively, from 2011 to 2017.


A revolution is taking place in the appeal, deliver,
support, and pricing of home automation systems as the technology moves from
being a high ticket investment to becoming another newly essential monthly
service,” said principal analyst Jonathan Collins.


More telecom operators to enter managed home automation market


Around 1.8 million home automation systems were shipped
globally in 2011. The number will increase to over 12 million shipments by
2016, largely due to the fact that service providers are entering the managed
home automation market, according to ABI Research.


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