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Many Winners Will Emerge from Thermostat War

By Kyle Gargaro
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A much bigger thermostat war is heating up, and, at the end of the day, HVAC contractors will be the biggest winners.


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May 28, 2014: Cloud-Based Home Management Market Set for Rapid Growth

Installed Base Projected to Grow to 44.6 Million at the End of 2018, Up From 5.6 Million at the End of 2013
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Cloud-based home management systems that allow users to remotely control household features like HVAC and lighting are set for rapid growth in the coming years, with the worldwide installed base set to rise by a factor of eight from 2013 to 2018, according to IHS Technology.


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May 20, 2014: New Wireless Sensors for Home, Business Automation Connect via Wi-Fi

ConnectSense Is a Platform of Sensors That Monitor Changes in the User’s Environment
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Grid Connect, a manufacturer and distributor of embedded networking products, announced that it is entering the Internet of Things industry with the launch of ConnectSense, a line of wireless sensors to automate homes and businesses.


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April 22, 2014: Mobile Devices Help Boost Home Automation Interest and Awareness

Study Says Interest Continues to Build
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Mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, and their ability to connect wirelessly have helped drive interest and awareness of home automation products and services, according to The NPD Group’s Home Automation Study.


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Jan. 30, 2014: Enphase, Nexia Collaborate on Smart Home Energy Monitoring

Efforts Are Aimed at Integrating the Performance Data from Rooftop Solar Photovoltaic Systems
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Enphase Energy Inc. and Ingersoll-Rand Nexia Intelligence LLC announced that they are collaborating on smart home energy monitoring offered by Nexia™ Home Intelligence, a brand of Ingersoll Rand and leader in home intelligence and automation.


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The Amazing Smartphone

By Jen Anesi
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Smart people know how to utilize their smartphones.
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Oct. 15, 2013: Nest Announces Developer Program for its Learning Thermostat

Nest to Work with Select Partners to Build Connected Home Experiences
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Nest Labs Inc. has announced plans to begin working with developers on new ways to connect with the Nest Learning Thermostat through integrations such as home appliances and home automation.


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Oct. 7, 2013: Energy Efficiency Drives the Home Automation Market

Programmable and Smart Thermostats Are Top Technology Installed
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Home automation technologies that offer energy efficiency are the most popular type of installed home technologies among consumers in the United States, according to a study released by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®.


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Oct. 2, 2013: Home Energy Management Market to Exceed $4 Billion in US by 2017

Early Devices such as Smart Thermostats Provide a Gateway to Further Adoption of Home Automation
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Currently valued at $1.5 billion, but with only 1.5 to 2.5 percent penetration in most states, the home energy management systems (HEMS) market is poised for significant growth, according to a report by GTM Research. The firm forecasts that the U.S. HEMS market will be worth over $4 billion by 2017.


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Sept. 2, 2013: ZigBee Protocol Is Home Automation Leader

Bluetooth Is Fastest Growing Protocol
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Home automation devices employing the ZigBee open standard protocol were the market share leaders in 2012, with shipments of 4.5 million, narrowly beating out proprietary protocol offerings, according to a report by ABI Research.


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