Residential Building Automation Products: Technologies and Global Markets
The global residential building automation systems market reached $32.2 billion in 2011 and should reach $33.6 billion in 2012. Total market value is expected to reach $40.8 billion in 2017, after increasing at a five-year compound annual growth rate of 4.0%.
- An overview of the major segments of the global market for home automation technologies, including lighting controls; heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) controls; energy management controls; entertainment controls; security controls; and integrated (i.e., multifunction) controls
- Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2011, estimates for 2012, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2017
- A breakdown of the major enabling technologies for the various types of home automation products, such as controllers, user-interface devices, sensors, actuators and output devices (e.g., dimmers, automated window coverings, dampers), and wiring and networking devices
- Definitions, home automation functions, and enabling technologies
- Discussion of the market environment (e.g., economic conditions, consumer attitudes)
- Lists of developers and suppliers of home automation products
- Analyses of key patents
- Comprehensive company profiles of major players.
Residential building automation systems feature a suite of components that include (in alphabetical order):
- Energy management.
- Lighting management.
- Security and access control.
This report examines technologies, markets and factors influencing the markets for integrated control systems and systems that integrate the controls of various subsystems. Markets are forecast on the basis of historic activity and current opportunities, government initiatives and policies, and the status of the construction and renovation industries in specific nations.
The forecasts presented are for the total available markets. Some discussion is provided that compares actual revenues with market potential on various continents. Markets are broken down on a geographic basis and discussed within the context of the trends in construction activity, regulatory initiatives and the revenue potential associated with building automation systems.
The bulk of the revenue comes from North American and European markets while revenue in Asia, South America and Africa is also included. A detailed analysis of the residential building automation market potential in these geopolitical economic regions is used as a basis for estimating world markets for these products. Thorough analyses are carried out on construction industry practices in the target regions. Trends toward the uptake of building automation products and costs are examined, along with associated laws, regulations and common practices.
Identification has also been made of the prime party in the project chain that makes the decision on which and to what extent a building automation configuration is selected for a building project. Geographic and environmental factors influencing requirements for the systems are examined, as are national and international responses to global environmental challenges.
Paul Korzeniowski is a market research analyst and building automation consultant with more than two decades of experience. His work has centered on determining major market trends in the development of new networking standards, integration of building systems and the emergence of new technologies such as wireless communications. He has authored reports on markets for building automation systems for a wide variety of publications, including Investor's Business Daily, Business 2.0 and EnergyBiz.