In the latest report titled “CE Pro’s Top 5 Home Tech Trends & Opportunities for 2015” published by CE Pro, homebuilding production is seeing a revival as housing construction and permits have been growing since 2011. Meanwhile, builder confidence has recorded its peak since 2006. The reason for such growth is because builders and manufacturers are working together to offer home technology in new homes and communities. Companies like Control4, Nexia, ADT Pulse are signing off deals with builders at an unprecedented rate.
We are also seeing cloud-based networking firms providing some significant impediments to the IP-enabled home, in particular system configuration and security. According to the report, simplicity and security have added to rising prospects in the networking segments in a connected home field.
Another positive sign shown in DIY home automation has been the affordability of devices, which are now available in a wide spectrum of styles, makes and brands. In recent years they have shown a wealth of development and interest in the category, according to CE Pro. DIY home automation has now reached a wide scope of audiences, even wealthy people don’t mind tinkering with devices on their own.
People are now becoming more conscious of home automation, as CE Pro stated in its findings. Furthermore, there is awareness – awareness of who you are, and where you’re going. This can be explained through geo-fencing. The home knows that all of the occupants are out of the house because the GPS radios in their respective phones tell it so. With the help of services like Alarm.com, the home system might text you with a reminder to arm the security system.
Home entertainment automation is expected to take on the connected home market by storm, the report mentioned. With the growing popularity of 4K TVs, HDs and as such, A/V professionals are also joining in on the frenzy by churning out new audio developments to bring fresh hope to the home theater industry. Audio companies like Auro Technologies and Dolby Atmos are unleashing slews of products for the connected home, and more and more companies like them are bullish on the market.
Source: CE Pro