The home automation market, which once catered to the very affluent and extremely tech savvy consumer has over time spawned numerous wireless network technologies. Competition among wireless technology used in home automation becomes increasingly fierce. Recent initiatives from security providers, telco’s, and cable companies and their choice of wireless technologies in large scale roll-outs of home automation services has had critical implications on the HAS wireless technology market.
The report analyzes wireless network protocols that have been widely used within the home automation market. It includes forecasts for worldwide home automation devices from 2013 to 2018 by shipments, revenues, wireless network protocol, and key market segments.
By 2018, ABI Research expects annual home automation device shipments to exceed 351 million, growing at a CAGR of 78%. ZigBee dominated IEEE 802.15.4 and claimed the top share of node shipments at 4.5 million, narrowly beating out proprietary protocol offerings.
Smart devices that use the Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) protocol part of Bluetooth v4.0 single-mode specification will experience the highest growth in the category, reaching over 133 million units by 2018.