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European Smart Homes and Assisted Living - Advanced Technologies and Global Market (2009-2014)

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Publishing Date: November 2009
Report Code: SE 1206

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Smart homes employ cutting-edge technologies to offer a holistic solution for domestic safety, security, and comfort. Smart homes provide high energy-efficiency, and make daily domestic routines more convenient while reducing the time-consumption involved therein. Smart homes also promise to improve the living standards of those heavily dependent on home care, such as the elderly and the disabled. The benefits of smart homes range from gate access to garden irrigation. Smart homes have already started attracting stakeholders including architects, developers, and device manufacturers. The reduction in prices of smart homes is the key to its future market growth.

Existing studies and third party market reports do not provide a comprehensive understanding of the smart home market and there is a lack of focus on its various market segments. This report provides the current size and estimates of the smart home market and its various sub-segments, accompanied with a geographic split of each submarket. This has so far not been done by any other third-party report.

Scope of the report

The European smart homes and assisted living market can be categorized as per home-control products dealing with various automation requirements such as lighting, security, entertainment, and HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning). The report presents an in-depth analysis accompanied with market tables for each submarket in various geographic regions, including Germany, Sweden, and Italy. It also explains in detail the important standards of smart homes like KNX, Zigbee, Z wave, Insteon, and X10. Each section will provide market drivers, trends and opportunities; and the report’s competitive landscape chapter profiles the top-selling products and 30 key players in the market.

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Table Of Contents

Executive Summary       
 European Smart Homes And Assisted Living Market   
 Special Consumer Needs
 Enabling Technologies   
 Smart Home Networking Technologies 
 Competitive Landscape
 Geographical Analysis
1. Introduction   
    1.1. Key Take Aways  
    1.2. Report Description         
    1.3. Markets Covered 
    1.4. Stakeholders      
    1.5. Methodology       

2. Summary       

3. Market Overview       
    3.1. Newly-Built Vs Retrofit Smart Homes    
    3.2. Ict – Issues For Elderly And Disabled    
           3.2.1. Inclusion Of The Elderly In Ict     
           3.2.2. Assisted Living For The Disabled  
    3.3. Home Telecare: Next Step In Assisted Living   
    3.4. Retrofit Smart Home – An Untapped Market Opportunity       
    3.5. Factors Influencing Purchase Decisions 
    3.6. Small And Medium Enterprises To Contribute Significantly To Growth
    3.7. Awareness As A Common Issue In Eu   
    3.8. Analysis Of Market Forces        
           3.8.1. Ict-Enabled Independent Living   
           3.8.2. Slow Adoption Of Smart Homes Concept 
           3.8.3. Telecare To Improve Assisted Living      
           3.8.4. Interface Innovations Are Key To Market Success       
           3.8.5. Market Definition   
           3.8.6. Drivers       
            Elderly Population In Europe     
            Inclusion And Economic Benefits     
            And Reliability      
           3.8.7. Restraints   
            Lack Of User Awareness     
            Low Push by Installers        
           3.8.8. Opportunity
            Integration of Healthcare Services In Smart Homes        
            Identification of Specific Customer Needs And Customized Solution
4. Special Consumer Needs and the Products  
    4.1. Security and Entertainment Controls Lead the Smart Homes Market 
    4.2. Smart Homes For Visually Impaired       
    4.3. Smart Homes for Hearing Impaired
5. Enabling Technologies
    5.1. Controllers
    5.2. User Interface Devices
    5.3. Sensors and Actuators   

6. Smart Home Networking Technologies        
    6.1. Zigbee     
    6.2. Z-Wave   
    6.3. Knx
    6.4. Insteon    
    6.5. X10         

7. Competitive Landscape
8. Geographic Analysis   
    8.1. The Benelux Smart Homes And Assisted Living Market 
    8.2. The Scandinavian Smart Homes And Assisted Living Market   
    8.3. The South European Smart Homes And Assisted Living Market
9. Company Profiles       
    9.1. Amx        
    9.2. Armour Home Electronics
    9.3. Cisco Systems Inc.        
    9.4. Computime
    9.5. Control4   
    9.6. Crestron Europe  
    9.7. Cytech Europe Ltd.       
    9.8. Domia Ltd 
    9.9. Futronix   
    9.10. Gewa Ab 
    9.11. Home Automation Europe        
    9.12. Honeywell         
    9.13. Intamac 
    9.14. Intermatic Inc   
    9.15. Landis+Gyr       
    9.16. Legrand  
    9.17. Leviton   
    9.18. Lutron Electronics Inc. 
    9.19. Netgear Inc.     
    9.20. Pacific Controls Llc      
    9.21. Philips    
    9.22. Schneider Electric        
    9.23. Seluxit Aps       
    9.24. Siemens Schweiz AG
    9.25. Smarthome Controls Ltd
    9.26. Smartlabs, Inc.
    9.27. Teletask 
    9.28. Visonic   
    9.29. Vity Technology
    9.30. Wayne Dalton   
    9.31. Zensys   

10. Patent Analysis
  Eu Patents         
List of Tables
Table 1 European Smart Homes And Assisted Living Market, By Product 2007-2014 (€Thousands)
Table 2 Zigbee Home Automation Features And Benefits       
Table 3 New Technology Developments, Product Launches, Agreements And Collaborations In The European Smart Home And Assisted Livings Market (2007 – 2009)       
Table 4 European Smart Homes and Assisted Living Market, By Geography 2007-2014 (€Thousands) 
Table 5 Benelux Smart Homes and Assisted Living Market, By Product 2007-2014 (€Thousands)  
Table 6 Scandinavian Smart Homes and Assisted Living Market, By Product 2007-2014 (€ Thousands)        
Table 7 Southern European Smart Homes and Assisted Living Market, By Product 2007-2014 (€Thousands)  
List of Figures
Figure 1 Parental Structure Of The Smart Homes And Assisted Living Market
Figure 2 Evolution Of The Smart Homes And Assisted Living Market  
Figure 3 Implementation Status Of Newly Built And Retrofit Homes   
Figure 4 Region-Wise Distribution Of The Aged In 2035        
Figure 5 Increasing Proportion Of Disabled To Overall Population      
Figure 6 Integration Of Telecare And Smart Homes    
Figure 7 Smart Homes Market Prospects In The Eu    
Figure 8 Factors Affecting Smart Home Adoption       
Figure 9 Consumer Awareness To Detemine The Success Of Retrofit Smart Homes Market 
Figure 10 Analysis Of Factors Influencing The European Smart Homes And Assisted Living Market
Figure 11 Product Line For Smart Home – Application Perspective    
Figure 12 Consumer Needs For Visually Impaired        
Figure 13 General Lighting Controls For Hearing Impaired      
Figure 14 Appliance Features Necessary For Hearing Impaired
Figure 15 Application Areas Of Smart Home Networking Devices      
Figure 16 Smart Home Applications Of Zigbee  
Figure 17 Market Dynamics For Z-Wave Technology  
Figure 18 Driving Factors For Knx Technology 
Figure 19 Competitive Scenario Of European Smart Home And Assisted Living Market(2007-2009)
Figure 20 Segmentation Of Patents On The Basis Of Enabling Technologies (2004-2009)   

Smart homes incorporate automated controls in retrofit homes to facilitate minimal manual effort in domestic chores; thus improving convenience and overall lifestyle, especially for the elderly and disabled. Different integrating products and common technology is used for communication between the devices. The European (retrofit) smart homes and assisted living market is a niche market with a significant growth potential, driven primarily by the increase in the ageing population (65 years-80 years) in the European Union. UK, Germany, and the Scandinavian countries are expected to dominate the market due to the tendency of the aged to live separately from their children and ready acceptance of the smart homes concept in these countries.

Almost a quarter of the E.U. population is expected to be of age 65 years and above by 2035. The European Commission has thus begun underlining the need to use new information and communication technologies (ICT) to enhance the quality of life for the elderly by providing them ICT-enabled ambient assisted living options through the new-age concept of automated or smart homes. The integration of this population segment in today’s information society would also bring socio-economic benefits, as the elderly in the EU have substantial accumulated wealth and spending power.

The European smart homes and assisted living market is expected to reach a size €152.2 million ($195.9 million) in 2014, at a CAGR of 11.1% from 2009 to 2014. Security controls form one of the most important products used in (retrofit) smart homes; and are expected to command a significant market size of €65.9 million ($84.8 million) in 2014, growing at a CAGR of 13.0% from 2009 to 2014. The European smart homes and assisted living market is fragmented with large number of market participants of diverse sizes and core-competencies. The major market players are Siemens, Crestron, and Schneider Electric.

However, the European smart homes market is currently experiencing restrained growth due to lack of consumer awareness. Electrical installers too currently have little knowledge of smart home systems; and thus do not recommend such solutions to the potential customers. Marketing efforts and direct communication with end-users through advertisements highlighting the benefits of retrofit smart homes is expected to soon increase consumer awareness.

The integration of smart homes and telecare are expected to provide significant market opportunities. Telecare provides a reactive support system for the patient in his or her own home, and thus facilitates a greater degree of independent living; while smart homes equipped with networked intelligent devices, controllers, sensors, and actuators ensure safer living conditions. The integration of these two ICT offshoots will enhance overall lifestyles for the elderly and disabled by offering the combined benefits of the two technologies. This would significantly enhance the market prospects for the retrofit smart homes for elderly and the disabled.

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