CES 2017: Home Automation
Makes a Major Mark
he recent CES 2017 show in Las ﬁrm. “Consumers are only now start- to address these concerns to continue
Vegas featured a strong focus ing to conceive of the additional value growth in these sectors,” said Stuart
on home automation, including derived when devices collaborate to Sikes, president, Parks Associates. “2017
fenestration products and systems.
There’s growing demand for these
products from homeowners. According be hampering greater market growth.
to a recent report from Transparency For example, Parks Associates
deliver more intelligent services.”
will offer companies multiple oppor-
However, security concerns might tunities to take the lead in protecting
consumer privacy and data.”
Parks Associates also released the top
Market Research, the global home recently announced new research 10 consumer Internet of Things (IoT)
automation market will grow 26.3 per- showing that 60 percent of U.S. trends for 2017. As far as applications
cent per year between now and 2020 to households with broadband Internet that could be used with fenestration,
$21.6 billion. connections are worried about the the report says voice control might
The smart home is in an early security of smart home devices.
become the primary user interface for
stage, where the primary perceived
“Privacy and support concerns are smart homes. Additionally, the report
value is in the convenience of home outpacing smart home adoption, which ﬁnds that the smart home industry will
automation,” said Jennifer Kent of is currently at 26 percent of U.S. broad- continue to develop new products for
Parks Associates, a consumer research band households, and companies need security and energy management.
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