Home, Smart Home: Trends and Market Opportunities of Sensing Control Technologies

Home, Smart Home: Trends and Market Opportunities of Sensing Control Technologies

MIC Taiwan, Date of Publication: Oct 13, 2014, 28 Pages
US$2,200.00
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Early this year, Google announced the US$3.2-billion acquisition of Nest Labs, a maker of smart home sensing control devices like thermostats and smoke alarms. This move has revealed Google's plan to enter the smart home business, offering software-hardware-service integrations. This report provides an overview of the smart home sensing control technologies, as well as major vendors' patent deployment and technology trends. Also included is an outlook for the worldwide smart home sensing device market from 2012 to 2020.

LIST OF TOPICS

  • Overview of the smart home sensing control technology and component systems, touching on five major application areas: home security, home energy and utility management, thermostats and alarm systems, lighting, and entertainment.
  • Patent data mining procedure and findings, including major technology fields and sectors identified through the data mining technique and assignees' R&D intensity
  • A brief outlook for the sales volume of the worldwide ZigBee wireless transmission modules from 2012 to 2020

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. Technology Overview 
1.1 Categories of Smart Home Sensors & Technologies 
1.1.1 Home Security 
1.1.2 Home Energy and Utility Management 
1.1.3 Thermostats and Alarm Systems 
1.1.4 Lighting 
1.1.5 Entertainment 
1.2 Component Systems 
2. Patent Data Mining of Smart Home Sensing Control Technologies 
2.1 Patent Search Procedure 
2.1.1 Selecting a Patent Database 
2.1.2 Identifying Search Keywords 
2.1.3 Data Selection 
2.1.4 Data Analysis 
2.2 Analysis of Technology Trends 
2.2.1 Text Mining 
2.2.2 Data Mining 
2.2.3 Relative R&D Intensity 
2.2.4 Results of Patent Index Analysis 
3. Outlook for the Smart Home Sensing Control Device Market 
4. Tracking and Observing Highlights 
4.1 Technology Aspect 
4.2 Patent Aspect 
4.3 Market Aspect 
Appendix 
Glossary of Terms 
List of Companies

LIST OF FIGURES

Figure 1  Various Sensors Used in a Home Automation System 
Figure 2  ZigBee Wireless Sensor Modules 
Figure 3  Different Sensors Distributed in a Smart Home
Figure 4  Major Components of a Smart Home Sensing Control Device 
Figure 5  Examples of Smart Home Sensing Control Devices 
Figure 6  Patent Search Flow for Smart Home Sensing Control Technologies 
Figure 7  Smart Home Sensing Control Patents by Sector Share 
Figure 8  Smart Home Sensing Control Patents by Field Share 
Figure 9  Worldwide Shipments of ZigBee Modules, 2012 - 2020 
Figure 10  Shipment Share of ZigBee Modules by Regional Market, 2012 - 2020 
Figure 11  Examples of Smart Home Sensing Control Devices: Honeywell 
Figure 12  Examples of  Smart Home Sensing Control Devices: Nest Labs 
Figure 13  Examples of Smart Home Sensing Control Devices: Leviton 
Figure 14  Examples of Smart Home Sensing Control Devices: Variable Technologies 
Figure 15  Micro and Nanotechnology Gas Sensor Roadmap 

LIST OF TABLES

Table 1  Types of Sensors and Their Technologies 
Table 2  Search Criteria for the Data Mining Procedure of Smart Home Sensing Control Patents 
Table 3  Key Technology Fields Identified By Text Mining 
Table 4  R&D Intensity of the Top 30 Assignees in the Field of Smart Home Sensing Control Technologies 
Table 5  Top 10 Patents Related to Smart Home Sensing Control Technologies 
Table 6  Matrix Analysis of 10 Most Important Patents Related to Smart Home Sensing Control Technologies 
Table 7  Major Vendors' Deployment of Smart Home Sensing Control Devices 

COMPANIES COVERED

ABL IP Holding, Alima, American Power Conversion, Apple, Comcast Cable Communications, Comerica Bank, Conversant IP Management, Current Technologies, EcoFactor, Elbex Video Ltd., General Electric, Google, Honeywell, IBM, ID8 GROUP R2 Studios, ILUMISYS, Immersion Corporation, Legrand Home Systems, Inc., Lennox Industries, Leviton, LG, Logitech Europe S.A., Lutron Electronics, Matsushita, Microsoft, Motorola, Nest Labs, Samsung, Sony, Variable Inc., Wilmington Trust.

 

Date of Publication:
Oct 13, 2014
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Number of Pages:
28 Pages
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