New data from Parks Associates (www.parksassociates.com) reports 30 percent of U.S. broadband households find most energy management use cases very appealing.
“Nearly all U.S. households have taken some energy-saving steps in the past 12 months,” says Stuart Sikes, president, Parks Associates. “Many households have adjusted their thermostats, switched to CFL and LED bulbs, and bought new energy-efficient appliances to save money and energy. The energy management features available today complement these consumer activities and can therefore broaden the appeal of smart home offerings.”
The research group also found that:
° Fifty-one percent of U.S. broadband households would like to receive alerts if a fire or smoke is detected in their home.
° Forty-five percent of U.S. broadband households would like to receive an alert if there is a carbon monoxide or gas leak.
° Thirty-six percent of U.S. broadband households would like the ability to remotely turn off the lights inside or outside of their home.