|Home Control Solutions to Reach 20 Percent of Homes by 2014|
|Home Theater News Remotes-System Control News|
|Written by Dick Ward|
|Wednesday, 30 June 2010|
According to the research firm Parks Associates, home control solutions are only in six percent of homes. The number is expected to increase thanks in no small part to home entertainment controls, which are seeing a nice upturn already thanks to simplified installations and less costly prices of entry.
"Consumers see the value in these areas," says Parks Associates director Bill Ablondi, speaking of energy management, entertainment systems and remote home self-monitoring. "Once established," says Ablondi, "[they] can serve as the base for expanded control systems in the home."
Another big help for the home control market is the entry of well established companies like Best Buy and Radio Shack. They'll be selling and pushing more and more home control and home automation services in the years to come.