Home automation hardware, sold as standalone units, is forecast to exceed 300 million units by 2020, according to Juniper Research. This represents growth of over 1,000 percent from an estimated installed base of 28 million units in 2015.
The Schlage LiNK™ system has been relaunched and expands Nexia™ Home Intelligence, a smart home automation system, to make everything in a home speak one simple language. Nexia enables consumers to remotely manage features and functions of their home, including door locks, heating and cooling, and more.
The Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA) announced that it has completed a research study that identifies key emerging areas of opportunity in the North American connected home marketplace. The study analyzes the most desired features for connected home solutions.
The HVAC trade has a wide array of intelligent products at its fingertips, including thermostats that talk, furnaces that call contractors when there is a problem, and mobile phone applications specifically designed for service techs in the field. Now there is one more intelligent product that can be added to the mix.