According to a new market research report of “Home Automation and Control Market by Lighting Control (Occupancy Sensors, Relays, Transmitters), Security & Access Control (Video Surveillance, Biometric), HVAC Control (Heating & Cooling Coils, Pumps & Fans, Sensors), and Geography – Global Forecast to 2020”, the market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 11.36% between 2014 and 2020, and reach $12.81 billion by 2020.
Home automation plays a vital role in automating the home, housework or household activities. It mainly includes automation for centralized control of lighting, HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning), appliances, and other systems, to provide improved convenience, comfort, energy efficiency, and security. The global home automation and control market was worth $5.77 billion in 2013 and is expected to reach $ 12.81 billion by 2020; the market is projected to grow at an estimated compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.36% between 2014 and 2020. Even though the concept of home automation has been in existence for a long time, the market has witnessed a profound growth, mainly, during the last five years. The growing awareness about wireless technologies and the various developments related to the integration of wired and wireless technologies is expected to propel the home automation & control market in future.
North America is expected to retain its position as the largest market. The revival of construction activities, especially with regards to new residential buildings and renovations, is expected to support the growth of the said market, in this region. The increasing preference of consumers for convenience, connectivity, safety & security, and demand for energy efficient and green product solutions are expected to drive the growth of this market. Energy management and HVAC automation systems too are expected to see a similar growth phase, during the forecast period. High investments in building infrastructure and the need to lower power consumption to save energy are further expected to drive the demand for home automation & security systems, especially in Asia-Pacific, Europe, and North America.
The detailed segmentation by product and geography included in the report covers all the major controls and technologies used in home automation. The major control products that have been extensively covered in the report include lighting control, security and access control, HVAC control, entertainment control. Besides, all the major communication protocols such as KNX, DALI, and NEMA, and wired and wireless technologies such as BACnet, LonWorks, ZigBee, EnOcean, Bluetooth, Z-Wave, and Wi-Fi, among others have also been discussed in the report. The geographical segmentation involves the segregation of the market into various geographical regions, namely: Americas, Europe, APAC, and Rest of the World (RoW). Apart from the segmentation, the report also covers other market aspects such as drivers, restraints, opportunities, burning issues, and winning imperatives, in detail. The report details the competitive landscape of the home automation and control market, providing an in-depth comparative analysis of the technological and marketing strategies that the key players are adopting, in order to gain an edge over their competitors. This report profiles the major companies involved in the field of home automation & controls such as Siemens AG (Germany), Schneider Electric SA (France), Honeywell International, Inc. (U.S.), United Technologies Corporation (U.S.), Johnson Controls, Inc. (U.S.), ABB ltd. (Switzerland), and Crestron Electronics Inc., (U.S.), among others.