As digital lifestyles increasingly become more connected, the dwellings in which people live becoming increasingly more intelligent.
The traditional definition of a smart home is a residence that is equipped with special capabilities that enable residents to remotely control an array of home electronic devices via software programs. This includes controlling many different home components such as lighting, appliances, entertainment, security, and more.
However, the definition of Smart Homes is evolving as IoT evolves, providing greater connectivity and control. The Connected Home is an extension of home automation and operates in conjunction with IoT wherein devices inside the home are connected to each other via the Internet and/or via a short-range wireless mesh network and are typically operated via remote access such as a smartphone, tablet computer, wearable technology, or any other mobile computing device.
The Connected Home ecosystem is rapidly expanding beyond merely Connected Entertainment (TV, Receiver, DVD Recorder, Media Player, Gaming Consoles) to include many areas such as Home and Office Equipment (Printer, VoIP Phone, etc.), Personal Consumer Electronics (Wireless IP Camera, Smartphone, Tablet, Portable Media Players, Navigation Devices, etc.), Energy Management (Temperature, Lighting, Heating and Air Conditioning), Safety, and Smart Consumer Appliances (Washing Machine, Refrigerator, etc.), and more.
Connected Home and IoT: Market Opportunities and Forecasts 2017 – 2022 assesses the Connected Home marketplace, including major industry players, and solutions. The role of IoT and supporting technologies is evaluated with analysis of current market inhibitors and solutions. The report provides market forecasts for major market segments, sub-segments, and regional expectations for the period 2017 through 2022.