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Smart Home Market Outlook
April 15, 2014

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Smart Home Market Outlook

"Smart home" systems, offering consumers the ability to remotely access or control their in-home devices or create sophisticated home scenario planning, are no longer solely the domain of home automation specialists, with a range of existing service providers - from telecommunications companies to security providers or utilities - moving into this market as a means of widening their service offerings, reducing customer churn, or increasing average revenue per user (ARPU). This webinar will present an overview of the "smart home" market, examining the current and future adoption of home management systems across applications from energy management to home monitoring. It will outline the main business models exhibited in this market by a range of different ecosystem players, identifying the key company types poised to drive market growth. This session will include analysis of the traditional upfront and subscription cost models typical of the market today, as well as examining further opportunities for revenue generation, such as data monetization, user interface advertising, and value adding features. This session will also outline the findings of recent consumer research from IHS, examining the attitudes of consumers towards 'smart home' applications and features, and the opportunities highlighted by this research.

Key Take-Aways:
  • An understanding of the connected home ecosystem and the varying business models exhibited
  • A summary of cloud-based home management system adoption and analysis of key country-level variances
  • An overview of consumer attitudes to the connected home and the associated opportunities for companies moving into this market
Lisa Arrowsmith, Associate Director, Connectivity, Smart Home & Appliances, IHS

Lisa Arrowsmith joined IHS through the acquisition of IMS Research in March 2012, and is responsible for the company's connectivity, smart homes and smart cities research groups. This includes managing a range of connected home and building technology research programs, including both consumer surveys and market sizing studies, across a broad range of application segments, system types, and geographic regions. Lisa is an experienced speaker on the Connected Home circuit, having presented at a range of key industry conferences.

Lisa is also responsible for managing a team of analysts specialized across a broad range of technologies, covering high-bandwidth & low-power RF, as well as wired or powerline-based alternatives. Together, the team offers in-depth coverage of a strong range of current and emerging technologies, including an extensive list of 802.11 technologies, Bluetooth variants (including Classic, Smart Ready & Smart), 802.15.4 solutions (ZigBee PRO, RF4CE, SE2.0, WirelessHART, ISA100.11a & proprietary), other low-power RF technologies (Z-Wave, EnOcean, DECT ULE, etc.), 60GHz technologies, powerline communications, and wired alternatives.

Prior to joining IMS Research in 2008, as a Research Analyst at Intellectual Capital Development, Ltd., Lisa was responsible for delivering custom market intelligence projects, with a specialist focus on combined cycle power generation, and steam turbine retrofit. Lisa graduated with First Class Honours from the University of Surrey, and holds a BSc in Business Management. Lisa is now based at IHS's office in Wellingborough, UK, and can be contacted at lisa.arrowsmith@ihs.com.

Liam Quirke, Senior Analyst, IHS

Liam Quirke is a senior analyst within the connectivity and smart home research team at IHS, having joined the company through its acquisition of IMS Research in March 2012.

During his time at IHS, Liam has been an integral member of the smart home team, working on projects including the 2013 Connected Automated Buildings Association (CABA) landmark research study, involving the analyses of both consumer insight and smart home monetization models. In addition, Liam has been influential in the design and modelling of IHS' upcoming intelligence services and market trackers on the smart home topic.

In terms of connectivity, Liam's expertise spans from wireline networking technologies such as HomePlug or MoCA through to wireless connectivity technologies such as Bluetooth or Wi-Fi and the emerging indoor location market.

Having authored detailed syndicated studies in these areas, Liam has excellent insight on technologies such as Bluetooth, 802.11, HomePlug, MoCA, and G.hn.

In addition, Liam has been responsible for the management and delivery of custom research and analysis projects as well as the design and analysis of a number of end-user surveys.

Liam holds a degree in Economics and is based at IHS's office in Wellingborough, UK. He can be contacted at Liam.Quirke@ihs.com.