This industry report provides a thorough analysis of the European market for IP based home systems and management services and examines business models for utilities, service providers, and security companies. "Adoption of broadband and connected
devices provides conduits for many new applications into the home and different means to connect with consumers," said Tom Kerber, Director, Research, Home Controls and Energy, Parks Associates. "Overall, European consumers rank traditional security capabilities high among their preferred connected home features, followed by energy management features. The diversity of consumer preferences among European countries opens the market for different business models and channel strategies. "The report notes that
energy management is very popular in Denmark, where electricity costs are high. In the U.