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Home Automation: Patent, Business Opportunity, and Brand Strength Analysis

  • ID: 4116725
  • Report
  • 30 pages
  • Market Intelligence & Consulting Institute (MIC)
until Dec 31st 2019
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  • Amazon
  • Cisco
  • Honeywell
  • LG Electronics
  • Panasonic
  • Samsung
  • MORE
Home automation involves automated home management systems and intelligent control systems. Leading international vendors have aggressively rolled out control systems combining sensor modules and service platforms for home automation such as Google's Google Brillo and Apple's HomeKit.

This report will discuss the main applications of home automation, major countries holding home automation patents, distribution of the patents by sector and field, and key patented technologies such as data processing, network communications, control system, cloud computing, and artificial intelligence; examines the strategic planning and challenges of leading home automation companies including Samsung, Sony, Microsoft, Google and Honeywell. Also included are the insights about market opportunities of home automation solutions for newcomers.

List of Topics Covered:
  • Overview of the home automation technology, including smart thermostat, smart lighting system, smart energy management system, household security system, home alarm & sensor system.
  • Analysis of 290 patents by technology field and sector using the data mining technique; also included are the detailed profile of top 20 assignees and their relative R&D intensity ranking.
  • Trend analysis of the global home automation industry by country, by field, by sector.
  • Analysis of home automation development of major players, including Samsung, Sony, Microsoft, Google and Honeywell.
  • Detailed analysis of home automation patent/assignee matrix and includes major assignees' patent portfolio for image analysis
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  • Amazon
  • Cisco
  • Honeywell
  • LG Electronics
  • Panasonic
  • Samsung
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1.Introduction to Technology

2. Patent Mining
2.1 Patent Search
2.1.1 Selecting a Patent Database
2.1.2 Identifying Search Keywords
2.1.3 Data Selection
2.1.4 Data Analysis

3. Trends Analysis
3.1 Data Mining
3.1.1 Analysis of Trends by Country
3.1.2 Analysis of Trends by Sector and Field
3.1.3 Analysis of Trends by Key Technology Field
3.2 Key Patents
3.2.1 Intelligent Controller for Environmental Control System in Smart Home Environment
3.3 R&D Readiness Analysis
3.3.1 Relative R&D Intensity

4. Patent Portfolio Analysis
4.1 International Assignees
4.2 Development of Major Companies
4.2.1 Samsung
4.2.2 Sony
4.2.3 Microsoft
4.2.4 Google
4.2.5 Honeywell

5. Conclusions
Glossary of Terms
List of Companies

List of Tables

Table 1: Home Automation Patent Distribution Share by Technology Field
Table 2: R&D Intensity of Top 20 Home Automation Patent Assignees
Table 3: Home Automation Patent/International Assignee Matrix Analysis
Table 4: Home Automation Patents International Rights holders Layout Analysis - Man-Machine Interface, Cloud Computing, Information Security

List of Figures

Figure 1 Service Platform of Home Automation
Figure 2: Patent Analysis of Home Automation Share by Country
Figure 3: Patent Analysis of Home Automation Share by Sector
Figure 4: Patent Analysis of Home Automation Share by Field
Figure 5: Home Automation Patent Distribution Share by Classes and Subclasses
Figure 6 Intelligent Controller Patent for Home Automation
Figure 7: Illustration of Home Automation Solutions from Leading Brands
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  • Amazon
  • Apple
  • AT&T
  • Cisco
  • General Electric
  • Google
  • Honeywell
  • IBM
  • Intel
  • LG Electronics
  • Microsoft
  • Mitsubishi Electric
  • Panasonic
  • Philips Electronics
  • Qualcomm
  • Samsung
  • Sony
  • Toshiba
  • Verizon
  • Whirlpool Corporation
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Primary research with a holistic, cross-domain approach

The exhaustive primary research methods are central to the value that the analyst delivers. A combination of questionnaires and on-site visits to the major manufacturers provides a first view of the latest data and trends. Information is subsequently validated by interviews with the manufacturers' suppliers and customers, covering a holistic industry value chain. This process is backed up by a cross-domain team-based approach, creating an interlaced network across numerous interrelated components and system-level devices to ensure statistical integrity and provide in-depth insight.

Complementing primary research is a running database and secondary research of industry and market information. Dedicated research into the macro-environmental trends shaping the ICT industry also allows the analyst to forecast future development trends and generate foresight perspectives. With more than 20 years of experience and endeavors in research, the methods and methodologies include:


  • Component supplier interviews
  • System supplier interviews
  • User interviews
  • Channel interviews
  • IPO interviews
  • Focus groups
  • Consumer surveys
  • Production databases
  • Financial data
  • Custom databases


  • Technology forecasting and assessment
  • Product assessment and selection
  • Product life cycles
  • Added value analysis
  • Market trends
  • Scenario analysis
  • Competitor analysis