Home Systems: Home Controls - Analysis and Forecasts

This report offers in-depth analysis and forecast for the home controls market. It includes profiles of key participants including control manufacturers, technology developers, and communication technologies. It provides insight into the disruptive technologies and business models being developed that will significantly alter the market dynamics of home controls. Forecasts supported by extensive primary research are presented in terms of market size and penetration into homes.

“Three applications will drive adoption of control systems over the next five years: energy management, entertainment systems and content control, and remote home self-monitoring,” said Bill Ablondi, director, home systems research. “In this report we provide an analysis of consumer research, technology trends, and market developments to support detailed forecasts by application.”

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Home Controls 2010 Outlook Dashboard

1.0   Introduction

1.1 Key Questions & Issues Addressed

1.2 Scope

1.3 Source of Data

1.4 Definitions and Acronyms

2.0   Analysis of Market Dynamics

2.1 Selected Consumer Survey Results

2.2 Applications Driving Adoption

2.2.1    Energy Management

2.2.2    Entertainment Controls

2.2.3    Remote Home Monitoring

2.3 Developments in the Digital Home Ecosystem

2.3.1    ZigBee and HomePlug

2.3.2    HomeGrid and Z-Wave

2.3.3    Wi-Fi and ZigBee

2.4 The Evolution of Home Controls

3.0   Wireless & Powerline Control Technologies

3.1 The OSI Model

3.2 Wireless Platforms






3.3 Powerline Platforms

HomeGrid / G.hn

HomePlug AV

HomePlug Command & Control (C&C)

INSTEON (SmartLabs)

LonWorks (Echelon)

3.4 Energy Harvesting Platform


GreenPeak (Emerald GP500C)

4.0   Company Profiles



Cooper Wiring Devices








5.0   Forecasts

5.1 Methodology Overview

5.2 Market Overview

5.3 Summary of Forecasts by Application

5.3.1    Energy Management

5.3.2    Entertainment

5.3.3    Lighting

5.3.4    Advanced Central Controls

5.3.5    Security Controllers

5.3.6    Remote Home Monitoring & Control

6.0   Takeaways & Recommendations

Home Controls 2010 Outlook Dashboard
Definitions and Acronyms
Definitions and Acronyms of Different Home Control Systems
Multiple Paths for Control Systems into the Connected Home
Lighting Control Methods
Presence of Lighting Controls by Income
Attitudes towards Lighting Controls
Interest in Light Dimming Systems
Evolution of Universal Remote Controllers
Interest in different Monitoring Systems
The Evolution of Home Controls
Protocol Layers in the OSI Model
OSI Model Protocol Layers and Technologies
Wireless Control Technologies
Powerline Control Technologies
Energy Harvesting Technology
Home Controls Market Forecast Methodology
Penetration of Home Controls
Total Home Controller Market Revenue
Percentage of Households with Controllers by Application
Households with Controllers by Application
Controller Market Revenue by Application
Intelligent HVAC Systems: Installed Base and Household Penetration
Intelligent HVAC Controllers: New Installations and End-use Revenue
Programmable Communicating Thermostats: Installed Base and Household Penetration
Programmable Communicating Thermostats: Annual Unit Sales and End-user Revenues
Advanced Entertainment Controllers: Installed Base and Household Penetration
Advanced URCs: Installed Base and Household Penetration
Advanced URCs: Annual Sales and Installed Base
Entertainment Controller Market Forecast
Lighting Controls: Installed Base and Household Penetration
Basic Lighting Controllers: Wireless and Powerline Installations
Lighting Controller Market Revenues: Custom Installed and Wireless & Powerline
Advanced Central Home Controllers: Installations and End-use Revenues
Intelligent Security System Controllers: Installations and End-use Revenues
Self-monitoring Households & Penetration
Households Paying for Monitoring Services

Publish Date: 2Q 2010

Pages: 72

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Authored by Bill Ablondi and Farhan Abid
Executive Editor: Stuart Sikes
Published by Parks Associates

© April 2010 2009 Parks Associates
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