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

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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.

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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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