Smart thermostats, along with connected motion sensors and smart cameras are two domains that are often described as the 'lowest hanging fruits’ of this fast evolving market. Consumers appreciate the benefit of improved comfort, reduced energy costs, enhanced peace of mind, and the ability to stay connected with the people and place that is most important to them.
Analysts forecast that such connected devices will be followed by new, enhanced smart controls and sensors across a broad range of use cases, from heating and cooling to energy use, security, safety, comfort and convenience. Further, all of these devices will connect with each other, enabling homeowners to automate various mundane tasks, and can in turn connect to service providers, such as utilities or insurers, to offer new connected services.
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