Navigant Research Leaderboard: The Smart Home

Assessment of Strategy and Execution for 15 Smart Home Solutions Providers

The concept of a smart home has the potential to revolutionize the way people interact with their homes. Homes that act intuitively and intelligently through an ecosystem of communicating devices, software, and services can enrich consumers’ lives by fostering increased comfort, convenience, control, awareness, and cost and energy savings. This concept also extends to the role the home can play in transitioning the grid from traditional, centralized generation to the Energy Cloud. The automation and data stemming from smart technologies can develop the home as a dynamic grid asset that helps shift and shed load, generate clean energy, and contribute to grid reliability.

Though there are many challenges to overcome before this vision can be achieved, several vendors have introduced solutions that bring the smart home a step closer to its full potential. The release of the Amazon Echo in 2014 has had a significant influence on the residential sector by demonstrating to consumers the potential benefits of the smart home and how connected smart technologies can enhance their lives. Amazon is a clear Leader in the smart home market due to how it seized the opportunity with its voice-activated devices and is pushing the boundaries of integrated smart home devices and services. The market is still consolidating, however, and the competitive landscape is fierce.

This Navigant Research Leaderboard examines 15 smart home solutions providers. Much like the smart home market itself, this Leaderboard includes a range of players, from large incumbent tech companies to service providers with a footprint in the residential space to startups disrupting the market. These players are rated on 10 criteria: vision; go-to market strategy; interoperability; technology; geographic reach; sales & marketing; solution performance & reliability; comprehensiveness; pricing; and staying power. Using Navigant Research’s proprietary Leaderboard methodology, vendors are profiled, rated, and ranked with the goal of providing an objective assessment of their relative strengths and weaknesses in the global smart home market.

Top 10 Vendors:

1. Amazon

2. Google

3. Vivint Smart Home

4. Comcast

5. Apple

6. ADT

7. Samsung

8. Honeywell

9. Centrica Connected Home

10. Control4

Key Questions Addressed:
  • What is a smart home solution?
  • How will the smart home solutions market grow over the next decade?
  • What are the key drivers and barriers for this market?
  • Which companies are the key players in the smart home market?
  • How do these players compare and rank against each other?
  • Which companies are the Leaders, Contenders, Challengers, and Followers in the smart home market?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of each company?
Who needs this report?
  • Utilities and energy retailers
  • Connected device manufacturers
  • Broadband service providers
  • Home security providers
  • Connected home and home automation providers
  • Standards alliances
  • Regulators
  • Investor community

Table of Contents

1. Executive Summary

1.1   Market Introduction

1.2   Criteria Overview

1.3   The Navigant Research Leaderboard Grid

2. Market Overview

2.1   Market Definition

2.2   Market Drivers

2.3   Market Barriers

2.4   Market Trends

3. The Navigant Research Leaderboard

3.1   The Navigant Research Leaderboard Categories

3.1.1   Leaders

3.1.2   Contenders

3.1.3   Challengers

3.1.4   Followers

3.2   The Navigant Research Leaderboard Grid

4. Company Rankings

4.1   Leaders

4.1.1   Amazon

4.1.2   Google

4.2   Contenders

4.2.1   Vivint Smart Home

4.2.2   Comcast

4.2.3   Apple

4.2.4   ADT

4.2.5   Samsung

4.2.6   Honeywell

4.2.7   Centrica Connected Home

4.3   Challengers

4.3.1   Control4

4.3.2   Deutsche Telekom

4.3.3   geo

4.3.4   Wink

4.3.5   Telefonica

4.4   Followers

4.4.1   Loxone

5. Acronym and Abbreviation List
6. Table of Contents
7. Table of Charts and Figures
8. Scope of Study, Sources and Methodology, Notes

8.1   Scope of Study

8.2   Sources and Methodology

8.2.1   Vendor Selection

8.2.2   Ratings Scale

8.2.2.1   Score Calculations

8.2.3   Criteria Definitions

8.2.3.1   Strategy

8.2.3.2   Execution

List of Charts and Figures

  • Annual Smart Home Platform Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2017-2026
  • The Navigant Research Leaderboard Grid
  • Amazon Strategy and Execution Scores
  • Google Strategy and Execution Scores
  • Vivint Smart Home Strategy and Execution Scores
  • Comcast Strategy and Execution Scores
  • Apple Strategy and Execution Scores
  • ADT Strategy and Execution Scores
  • Samsung Strategy and Execution Scores
  • Honeywell Strategy and Execution Scores
  • Centrica Strategy and Execution Scores
  • Control4 Strategy and Execution Scores
  • Deutsche Telekom Strategy and Execution Scores
  • geo Strategy and Execution Scores
  • Wink Strategy and Execution Scores
  • Telefonica Strategy and Execution Scores
  • Loxone Strategy and Execution Scores

List of Tables

  • Annual Smart Home Platform Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2017-2026
  • The Navigant Research Leaderboard Overall Scores
  • Vendor Scores
  • Vendor Scores on Strategy Criteria
  • Vendor Scores on Execution Criteria

Report Details

  • Pages: 50
  • Tables, Charts,
    Figures:
    22
  • Release Date: 4Q 2017
  • Release File(s): PDF* and Excel *Indicates primary report file.

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