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2017 Q1 Smart Home Market Situation

2017 Q1 Smart Home Market Situation    

Well-designed equipment will become a part of the “Network Integrated System”. Manufacturers need to creat a 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 system market the business model continuses to 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 Lowes and Vivint,or acquire platfrom developers 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 trend of non-smartphone-dependent home control operation interface will continue.

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