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Home of the Future

Home of the Future

The smart and connected homes market is in a high growth phase at the moment, but it is also riddled with uncertainty about what will happen next in terms of technology, applications, business models, suppliers, and customer demographics. This study takes a detailed look at the expectation and requirements of end customers in Europe by examining attitudes and opinions towards all of the key elements of connected living. The analysis is based on interviews with 2,000 residential customers across Europe's 5 largest markets: Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Italy, and Spain.


  • Executive Summary
    • Top Findings
    • Top Conclusions
    • Top Recommendations
    • Opportunity Evolution
    • Associated Research and Multimedia
  • Market Context
    • Defining the Ecosystem of a Connected Home
    • The Home of the Future is at the Heart of Connected Living
    • Connected Living Market Potential
    • Vision of a Connected Home
    • Connected Home-Current State of Play
    • Connected Home-Development Roadmap
  • Research Objectives and Methods
    • Objective
    • Methodology
    • Sample Characteristics-Demographics
    • Sample Characteristics-Living Situation
  • Respondent Profiles
    • Demographics-Living Situation
    • Demographics-Employment Status
    • Internet Usage Patterns
    • Attitudes towards New Technologies
  • Technical Infrastructure of Home
    • Technical Infrastructure-France
    • Technical Infrastructure-Germany
    • Technical Infrastructure-Italy
    • Technical Infrastructure-Spain
    • Technical Infrastructure-UK
    • Issues Faced with Current Home Connectivity
    • Types of Data Network at Home
    • Cloud Services
    • Installed Control or Automation Applications at Home
    • Installed Control or Automation Applications at Home by Country
    • Installed Control or Automation Applications at Home by Age
  • General Perceptions of Smart Home Solutions
    • Consumers are Aware of the Concept of Smart Homes
    • Perception of Smart Homes
    • Most Beneficial Areas for Smart Home Solutions
    • Most Beneficial Areas for Smart Home Solutions by Country
    • Most Beneficial Areas for Smart Home Solutions by Age
    • Overall Perceived Benefits of Smart Home Solutions
    • Overall Perceived Benefits of Smart Home Solutions by Country
    • Overall Perceived Benefits of Smart Home Solutions by Age Group
    • Main Obstacles against Smart Home Solutions
    • Major Concerns against Smart Home Solutions by Country
    • Major Concerns against Smart Home Solutions by Age
    • Preferred Way to Control Smart Devices
    • Perception of Future Usage of Smart Home Solutions
    • Acceptance of Advertisements to Reduce Costs
    • Most Innovative Companies to Provide Smart Solutions
  • Energy, Lighting, and Heating Management
    • Most Benefits of Energy Management Solutions
    • Most Benefits of Energy Management Solutions by Age
    • Most Benefits of Energy Management Solutions by Country
    • Preferred Way of Home Installation
    • Most Trusted Type of Companies
    • Preferred Payment Models
  • Security and Home Surveillance
    • Perceived Benefits of Smart Monitoring Solutions
    • Perceived Benefits of Smart Monitoring Solutions by Country
    • Preferred Way of Home Installation
    • Most Trusted Type of Companies
    • Preferred Payment Models
  • Home Entertainment
    • Perceived Benefits of Home Entertainment
    • Perceived Benefits of Home Entertainment by Age
    • Perceived Benefits of Home Entertainment by Country
    • Most Trusted Type of Companies
    • Preferred Payment Models
    • Obstacles against More Multi-media Usage
  • Home Health and Home Care Solutions
    • General Interest in Connected Health Solutions
    • Perceived Benefits of Connected Health and Care Solutions
    • Benefits of Connected Health and Care Solutions by Age
    • Benefits of Connected Health and Care Solutions by Country
    • Preferred Ways to Control Connected Health and Care Solutions
  • Home Control
    • Perceived Benefits of Home Control
    • Perceived Benefits of Home Control by Age
    • Perceived Benefits of Home Control by Country
  • Customer Profile-Families with Children
    • Internet Usage and Home Appliances-Parents
    • Measures to Control Children`s Internet Usage
    • Perceived Benefits of Smart Home Solutions by Type of Family
  • Customer Profile-From Early Adopter to Standard Seeker
    • Home Devices and Control Applications
    • Cloud Services in Use
    • Home Connectivity
    • Perceived Benefits of Smart Home Solutions

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