- Language: English
- Published: October 2012
- Region: Global
Home Automation Market Report - UK 2012-2016 Analysis
- Published: July 2012
- Region: United Kingdom
- 77 Pages
- AMA Research
AMA Research are pleased to announce the publication of a brand new report entitled ""Home Automation Market Report - UK 2012-2016 Analysis"". This report comprises a detailed study of the fast-growing ‘smart homes’ market and analyses the current trends by application sector. It includes comment on future prospects and implications for all companies involved in home automation technologies, including manufacturers and suppliers of related systems. With over 75 pages and 25 charts/tables the report covers the following application areas:-
ACCESS AND SECURITY CONTROL – including intruder alarms, CCTV, access control.
CLIMATE CONTROL – including heating controls, ventilation.
LIGHTING CONTROL – including lighting systems, blinds control.
HOME ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEMS – including home cinema, multi-room audio / video.
COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS – including internet, telephony, intercoms.
OTHER SYSTEMS – including home health monitoring, other home control systems.
Home automation technology has been available for many years but demand for systems in the UK have until recently, been largely limited to luxury homes and specialist projects undertaken by DIY enthusiasts. However, with declining costs and complexity, plus greater awareness of system benefits, home automation is set to become one of the fastest growing markets in the UK.
In 2011, the UK home automation market grew by 12% on the previous year and forecasts indicate that the pace of growth will increase over the next five years as home automation becomes more widely used in the UK.
Areas of particular interest include:-
- Greater media coverage and the growing use of the internet have raised awareness of HA systems.
- Recent technological developments and standardisation of wireless protocols have resulted in widespread availability of more affordable home automation systems.
- Cloud-based controllers and growing use of tablets and smart phones are impacting on the market.
- Home automation systems are increasingly been used in the new house build sector.
- With the growth of wireless technology, retrofit home automation systems are becoming more popular.
- Concerns about energy efficiency and the environment is becoming a major market driver.
- Demographic factors is also influencing demand, in particular the ageing UK population and growing number of people with special needs.
Key areas covered in the report include:-
- Overall market size by value and volume, rates of change, key trends and future prospects.
- Economic overview, social and demographic trends, population growth, level of activity within the private RMI sector, consumer confidence and expenditure etc.
MARKET SIZE, TRENDS AND INFLUENCES
- Home automation market – including background, definition, components used, key advantages and disadvantages, market penetration, pricing trends, move towards mainstream systems, mix by type of installation etc.
- Environmental concerns – including building regulations and legislation, energy savings, impact of smart meters, development of smart grid, use with renewables etc.
- Technological influences - including internet access trends, super-fast broadband coverage, mobile internet usage, tablet computers, home automation apps, cloud-based systems, touch panel controls, home automation packages, third party products, future developments etc.
- Housing market – including housing completions – overall and by dwelling type, use in new homes, second residences, RMI activity, self build sector etc.
- Lifestyle changes – including design trends – open plan living, minimalist styles, contemporary designs, awareness of system benefits, busy lifestyles, home perceived as a ‘sanctuary’.
- Demographic factors – ageing population, growing number of people with special needs, independent living etc.
PRODUCTS AND APPLICATION AREAS
- Technologies used – home networks, hardwired and wireless, system protocols – advantages and disadvantages, proprietary systems vs. standardised.
- Key trends by application sector –access and security control, climate control (heating and ventilation), lighting control, home entertainment systems, communication systems, home health monitoring, other home systems.
- Market positioning of leading UK home automation suppliers.
- Review and analysis of leading home automation suppliers, including company profile, turnover, key products etc.
- Summary of 35+ significant other suppliers.
- Distribution – including overall structure and market mix by channel.
- Specialist suppliers – home automation distributors and specialist dealers.
- Other suppliers – direct from manufacturer, internet sales, non-specialist retailers, electrical wholesalers, utilities.
INSTALLATION AND SPECIFICATION
- Installation trends – specialist installers, training and qualifications, electrical contractors.
- Specification – including new build homes, retrofit systems, DIY installations. SHOW LESS READ MORE >
1.2 Sources Of Information
2. Summary & Future Prospects
2.2 Key Trends
2.3 Future Prospects
3. Economic Environment
3.2 Inflation & Interest Rates
3.4 Household Consumption
3.5 Housing & Construction
3.7 Population Profile
4. Uk Market For Home Automation
4.3 Market Overview
4.3.1 Market Size
4.3.2 Market Background
4.3.3 Type Of Installation
4.4 Market Drivers And Influences
4.4.1 Environmental Concerns
4.4.2 Technological Influences
4.4.3 Housing Market
4.4.4 Lifestyle Trends
4.4.5 Demographic Factors
5.2 Application Areas
5.2.1 Access And Security Control
5.2.2 Climate Control
5.2.3 Lighting Control
5.2.4 Home Entertainment Systems
5.2.5 Communication Systems
5.2.6 Home Health
5.2.7 Other Systems
6.1 Supply Overview
6.2 Key Company Profiles
6.3 Other Suppliers
7.1 Distribution Structure
7.2 Distribution Channels
7.2.1 Home Automation Specialists
7.2.2 Direct Sales / Internet
7.3 Electrical Contractors
8. Installation And Specification
List Of Tables And Charts:
Chart 1: Uk Home Automation Market By Value (£M Dsp) 2007-2016
Chart 2: Interest Rates And Inflation (Cpi) From 1992-2016
Chart 3: Pdi & Savings Ratio At Current Prices 1992-2016
Table 4: Exchange Rate Fluctuations 2006-2012 - Sterling To The Dollar, And The Euro, Spot Rates
Chart 5: Age Distribution Of The Resident Uk Population Mid-2010 (‘000)
Table 6: Key Advantages Of Home Automation
Table 7: Uk Home Automation Market By Value (£M Dsp) 2007-2016
Chart 8: Home Automation Market – % Value Mix 2011
Chart 9: Home Automation Market – % Mix By Type Of Installation 2011
Chart 10: Roll-Out Of Smart Meter Installations By Volume 2012-20
Chart 11: Uk Households With Internet Access 2007 – 2011
Chart 12: Uk Users With Mobile Internet Access 2009 - 2011
Table 13: Uk Housebuilding Completions 2007-2011 (‘000 Dwellings)
Chart 14: Housebuilding Completions In England - % Mix By Type Of Dwelling 2001-2011
Chart 15: Second Homes Owned / Rented By Households In England 2000 - 2010 (000’S)
Table 16: Uk Residential Property Transactions Valued At £40K Or Above 2007-2011
Table 17: Uk Self Build Market 2008-2013 (000’S)
Chart 18: Uk Population In 65+ Age Category – 1985, 2010 And 2035
Chart 19: Home Security Systems - % Mix Of Installations By Product Type 2011
Table 20: Uk Domestic Heating Controls Market (£M Msp) 2011-2015
Chart 21: Uk Domestic Heating Controls - % Value Share By Type 2011
Table 22: Uk Home Automation Market - % Market Share 2011
Chart 23: Distribution Channel Structure For Home Automation Systems
Chart 24: Uk Home Automation Market - % Channel Share 2011
Home automation technology has been available for many years but demand for systems in the UK have until recently been largely limited to luxury homes and specialist projects undertaken by DIY enthusiasts. However, with declining costs and complexity, plus greater awareness of system benefits, industry experts predict that home automation is set to become one of the fastest growing markets in the UK.
In 2011, the UK home automation market was worth around £65 million at Distributors Selling Prices (DSP). This represents a 12% increase on the previous year. The market for home automation systems has been less impacted by the economic downturn and decline in UK housebuilding. This is because there continues to be a high demand for home automation solutions in high-end luxury homes.
Forecasts indicate that the pace of growth will increase over the next five years as the UK home automation market becomes more established. This can be partly attributed to growing concerns about energy efficiency and the environment and technological developments that will make home automation system products cheaper and easier to use.
Less than 0.1% of UK homes currently have a home automation system installed (this compares to around 5% of residential homes in the USA). Although small, the penetration of home automation in the UK is growing exponentially for both new and existing housing stock. In terms of importance, access and security control continues to be the most popular application area for home automation, followed by multi-room audio, home theatre, climate control and lighting control.
It is estimated that around 75% of home automation systems are sold via specialist dealers and distributors. The majority of these re-sellers offer a supply, installation and programming service. The remaining systems are either sold direct, through electrical wholesalers, via the internet or through non-specialist retailers.
The home automation market is likely to experience modest levels of growth in the short term as many homeowners are reluctant to spend money on high ticket price items due to the prevailing economic conditions. However in the medium - longer term, when consumer confidence and spending increases, more rapid growth is anticipated.
The further development of super-fast broadband services is likely to support demand for home automation, with new and improved products taking greater advantage of digital technology. These will deliver a better and more efficient service to the homeowner.
Future growth in this market sector will depend on the extent home automation technology becomes affordable and accessible to the mainstream consumer. Declining prices and the increasing availability are likely to accelerate market demand for these systems. By 2016, it is estimated that the UK home automation market will be worth some £156 million at DSP. In terms of volume, this equates to around 37,000 systems installed.
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- Aldous Systems (Europe)
- Armour Home Electronics
- Ashway Smart Homes
- Audio 7
- AWE Europe
- Barix AG
- BitWise Controls
- Came UK
- Carlo Gavazzi
- Cloud9 systems
- Convergent Home Technologies (CHT)
- Cooper Controls
- Cytech Technology
- Digital Future Solutions
- Elan Home Systems
- Embedded Automation
- Globe Cache
- Home Automation Inc (HAI)
- Home Security Systems
- HomeSeer Technologies
- Invision UK
- Ivory Egg UK
- JSJS Designs (Europe)
- Laser Business Systems
- Loxone Electronics
- Lutron EA
- Maplin Electronics
- NuVo Technologies
- Opus Technologies
- Philips Dynalite
- Promoveo Technology
- Rako Controls
- RGB Communications
- Riva Entertainment
- Sensible Heat
- Square D
- The Complete Home Control Group
- Think Simple
- Vivint Inc
- Z-wave Products UK.