By 2018, there will be 50 million smart homes and buildings enabled by wireless sensor network WSN) technology, according to global technology research firm
"Wireless sensing and control technologies such as ZigBee, Z-Wave and
Annual shipments of WSN devices for smart homes and buildings will increase by more than 600% the next five years. The top three markets are the following:
Cloud services and Internet connected smart energy devices have given consumers as well as small and medium sized building managers unprecedented control over their energy consumption. Smart thermostats are one of the fastest growing smart energy markets, currently used by 15% of the broadband and smartphone/tablet users surveyed by
ON World predicts that ZigBee and WiFi will make up two-thirds of the global WSN chipset shipments for home and building energy management in 2018.
Annual revenues for wireless smart lighting in residential and commercial buildings will reach
Wireless light bulbs are the fastest growing smart lighting segment with retail sales increasing by over 250% over the past year. Lighting controls are especially popular for younger consumers. In a recent survey with 1,000+ U.S. consumers, 38% of the respondents aged 18-34 that are interested in home energy management indicated they would likely use lighting controls at home.
ZigBee will be the dominant wireless smart lighting technology over the next five years and make up over half of the WSN shipments for residential and commercial applications at this time.
Safety & Security
Respondents in ON World’s most recent survey with early technology adopters found that safety is the most valued home service they are interested in, followed by energy management and then security. Fifty-three percent (53%) of the respondents with a professional security monitoring service indicate they would pay
ON World projects that Bluetooth Smart will be the fastest growing smart home WSN technology, increasing by an 85% compound annual growth rate between 2013 and 2018.
Based on surveys and phone interviews with nearly 1,600 individuals across the whole smart building value chain, ON World’s recently published, "Smart
The report synopsis and free executive summaries are available from: http://www.onworld.com/smartbuildingset.
ON World provides global business intelligence on smart technology markets. Our market research and information services are sold to Fortune 1000 companies, startups and investors worldwide. http://www.onworld.com.
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