2017 Q1 Smart Home Market Situation
Well-designed equipment will become a part of the “Network Integrated System”. Manufacturers need to creata corresponding ecosystem, like the HomeKit that Apple is developing, or join one.
According to a recent study 2017 Q1 Smart Home Market Situation Strategy Analytics, the environment becomes volatile since new comers are competing for a position in this emerging market. As service providers are seeking sustainable income outside of security systemmarket the business modelcontinusesto change,and smart home platform are considered as the key of differentiation.
In order to stay in control of key functions and performance improvement, some companies,like Lowe’s and Vivint,or acquireplatfromdevelopers AT&T,British Gas and Eneco; while other internet service providers (like Dixons Carphone, Telefonica, KPN, O2, Orange and Securitas) are using the platforms from Zonoff, Huawei, Qivicon, AY&T, Mios and Alarm.com through license agreement.
The 2017 forecast includes:
The business model of profiting from data collected through smart home devices will emerge.
The arising (Bluetooth) Mesh and functions of Bluetooth 5 will threaten the position of ZigBee, Z-Wave and Thread.
In 2017, the trendof non-smartphone-dependent home control operation interface will continue.