24. June 2017 · Comments Off on Survey Reveals Consumer Perspectives on Smart Grid and Related Products and Services · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative (SGCC) today published the latest wave of its flagship “Consumer Pulse and Market Segmentation Study”, the industry’s longest-running analysis of consumers’ knowledge of and attitudes toward the smart grid, smart meters and related products and services. The “Consumer Pulse” study is a tracking survey of nationally-representative U.S. consumers, first published in 2011. The sixth wave of the survey, implemented in March 2017, reached 1,652 consumer through online consumer panels, sampled from each of the nine U.S. census divisions. For the first time, the “Consumer Pulse” survey showed that a majority of U.S. consumers have heard of smart meters and the smart grid, at 72 and 70 percent of consumers, respectively. This marks a significant increase from the previous wave, released in 2015.

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22. June 2017 · Comments Off on Home Automation Trend Clicks with More and More Consumers · Categories: News · Tags: , , ,

According to a 2016 survey, home automation — such as home entry notifications and video monitoring — is gaining in popularity among parents. Today, nearly one in four parents either uses a home automation system or plans to within one year. The use of technology has become so prevalent that parents prefer using it to check on what’s happening at home, rather than friends or neighbors. According to survey results, 73 percent of parents rely on texting to check in with teens and tweens who are home alone at

Source: Home Automation Trend Clicks with More and More Consumers | Connected Life – Noozhawk.com

31. August 2016 · Comments Off on Smart Home Features That Families Want In Their Next Home · Categories: News · Tags: , , ,

In the same way today’s standard smart phones use GPS navigation and take videos, so, too, will our homes be commonly outfitted with smart features that simplify and optimize our lives.According to a survey by Coldwell Banker, 45 percent of Americans will own smart home features — or at least intend to invest in them by the end of 2016. What’s more, 54 percent of homeowners in the U.S. say they would install smart home systems if it meant they could sell their property faster.While the idea of a smart home remains a somewhat elusive concept, homeowners are nonetheless increasingly curious and enthusiastic about it.

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23. August 2016 · Comments Off on 44% of Americans Looking for Move-in-Ready Homes Say Smart Home Technology Should Be Installed  · Categories: News · Tags: , ,

Those Americans looking to move into a move-in ready home have made their voices heard: smart home technology is a big plus.A new survey conducted by Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC and Parks Associates found 44% of respondents who prefer a move-in ready home said that smart home technology should already be installed. Another 57% would consider an older home updated if it had smart home technology.

Source: 44% of Americans Looking for Move-in-Ready Homes Say Smart Home Technology Should Be Installed – Security Sales and Integration

19. August 2016 · Comments Off on Homebuyers Want Smart Home Details · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Smart Home Ready Americans are excited by smart home options—but 44 percent want the technology already installed before moving in to a new home. Further, 57 percent would consider buying an old home if smart home tech had been installed. So says a new survey from Coldwell Banker Real Estate which found that the majority of those who are eager for smart home tech are Millennials, then followed by those from Generation X, and finally Baby Boomers. Although smart home devices are growing easier to install, consumers still want some of the work done for them. Having a home pre-wired and set up for smart home devices, whether a smart thermostat or security system, is clearly now a attractive feature for home buyers.

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18. July 2016 · Comments Off on 8 out of 10 IoT projects fail even before they are launched · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

8 out of 10 IoT projects fail even before they are launched. The startling piece of statistic will make any IT leader shudder with trepidation. And it takes on an even more alarming dimension when viewed against another significant piece of statistic. A recent survey by research agency Gartner reveals that 43% of organizations are using or plan to implement the Internet of Things in 2016. IoT projects are sprouting like mushrooms after the fresh spring rain. But will these projects go down the rabbit hole? “Yes,” says Ganesh Ramamoorthy, Principal Research Analyst, Gartner. “8 out of 10 IoT projects fail even before they are launched,” he proclaims.

Source: 8 out of 10 IoT projects fail even before they are launched | ET CIO

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.

09. June 2016 · Comments Off on It’s good to be a cybersecurity startup right about now · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Cybersecurity fears are increasing, and, as a result, so are investments in cyberphysical security startups.A recent survey shows cybersecurity fears about breaches, identity theft, and privacy violations are taking a severe toll on the public trust. The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) analysis reveals that nearly half of all internet users have begun limiting online activity because of security and privacy concerns, and 19 percent of internet-using households — representing 19 million households — have been affected by a breach and/or experienced identity theft or other malicious cybersecurity activity in the last year.

Source: It’s good to be a cybersecurity startup right about now – SmartGridNews

13. April 2016 · Comments Off on Intel Security International Internet of Things Smart Home Survey Shows Many Respondents Sharing Personal Data for Money  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

A majority of respondents worldwide (54 percent) indicated they might be willing to share their personal data collected from their smart home with companies in exchange for money, and 70 percent agree companies should give coupons and discounts to customers in return for data about device usage, according to a survey of global consumers sponsored by Intel Security. The survey also found that 77 percent of respondents believe smart homes will be as common in 2025 as smartphones are today, but 66 percent are also very concerned about smart home data being hacked by cybercriminals.

Source: Intel Security International Internet of Things Smart Home Survey Shows Many Respondents Sharing Personal Data for Money | Business Wire

21. March 2016 · Comments Off on Adopting smart-home technology can be easy and practical  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Simplicity and ease of use override technological innovation in the minds of people who are looking to purchase smart-home technology, according to a recent survey from Icontrol Networks.The drive is to have devices that solve real and everyday problems.Gartner, a leading information-technology research company, predicts that a typical family home in 2022 could contain more than 500 smart devices, but right now a majority of consumers still are looking for a clear value proposition to invest in the technology.Combining practical and easy with an eye toward energy efficiency and affordability seems to be the current state of affairs.

Source: Adopting smart-home technology can be easy and practical – BizWest