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Home Control Solutions to Reach 20 Percent of Homes by 2014 Print E-mail
Wednesday, 30 June 2010
ImageIt wasn't long ago that home control and home automation solutions only catered to the super rich.  Prices are coming down, controls are getting more specific in their purposes and more people are seeing the value of controlling their homes. 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.

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