16. June 2016 · Comments Off on The Internet of Whatever? Consumers don’t care about connected smart homes, PwC research reveals · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Forget the Internet of Things (IoT), it’s more like the Internet of Whatever among consumers right now.Despite the hype growing around smart homes – from fridges that can tell you what items you’ve run out of, to controlling your lights from a smartphone – the majority of people don’t have much interest in the new technology, new research reveals.Almost three quarters of consumers are not bothered about having smart technology in their homes in the coming years, according to a survey of more than 2,000 people by PwC.

Source: The Internet of Whatever? Consumers don’t care about connected smart homes, PwC research reveals | City A.M.

08. June 2016 · Comments Off on Consumers blow cold on smart home technology – Pars Herald · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Consumers find smart home technology a big turn-off and companies are struggling to put across the benefits of the internet of things, according to a new report.Just over seven out of 10 consumers are unwilling to pay for smart devices in the next five years, says a survey by accountancy firm PwC.Although many who have made the investment are pleased with their purchase, few are bothering to outlay the cash to upgrade to smart technology such as intelligent heating, plugs, appliances, lighting or automated devices.The survey also revealed consumers are keener to find out more about smart technology when they can see a cost benefit, such as energy savings or free supply and installation.PwC also looked at the smart devices selling best.

Source: Consumers blow cold on smart home technology – Pars Herald

06. June 2016 · Comments Off on Consumers unfazed (and uninterested) by IoT and smart homes  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The tech industry is in full swing to embrace the Internet of Things (IoT) and the ways in which it could revolutionise business and our daily lives, but new research has revealed that consumers do not share the same level of excitement for smart technology.PwC surveyed over 2,000 people and found that almost three quarters of consumers have no interest in putting smart technology into their homes in the coming years. This greatly contradicts the vision of the smart home that consumer electronics companies have been peddling over the past few years in which every house will have a fridge, a coffee maker, a thermostat and a host of other devices that communicate with one another and the cloud to offer a better experience to consumers.

Source: Consumers unfazed (and uninterested) by IoT and smart homes | ITProPortal.com

18. February 2016 · Comments Off on An Airstream Trailer Brimming with Smart Home Technology  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

When Pendl wanted a second home for road trips, Airstream was the clear choice: it matched his own love for modern and industrial aesthetics. He picked the International Sterling model for its especially contemporary interior, what he calls “a sleek…interpretation of that classic Americana style.” But there was a hitch: this retro-futuristic dwelling couldn’t support present-day security systems.Due to due to liability concerns, security companies won’t typically install their products homes on wheels. Luckily Pendl already had some experience with smart technology systems

Source: An Airstream Trailer Brimming with Smart Home Technology | Dwell

11. January 2016 · Comments Off on Charlotte acts as Smart City model  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

This week, Charlotte will host a three-day workshop for Envision America, an effort that will bring municipal leaders, smart technology experts and private sector allies from 10 major U.S. cities together. The goal? To kick start smart city initiatives across the country. And they’re coming here to Charlotte to learn from us.For a city that has long hung its hat on being a major financial center – a distinction that has served us well – it’s a new feeling to be recognized nationally as a clean-energy leader and model Smart City. We’ve started to outgrow our Bank Town moniker.

Source: Charlotte acts as Smart City model | The Charlotte Observer