Partners
HOME    BLOGS    BLOGGERS    MESSAGES    VIDEO    AUDIO    REPORTS    RESEARCH    WEBINARS

US Smart Home Adoption Outpaces Others

Newest First    Oldest First    Threaded View
Page 1 / 2   >   >>
CitySolver
CitySolver  
7/31/2014 10:18:31 AM
User Rank Blogger
New home with all mod cons
Mod cons now encompasses smart security. I think its an ambition thing too, people want to be at the cutting edge of tech, even if thats a smart metre or BIM system. Its good for the environment and peoples pride! Whatever the motive I am not arguing with it, unless unneeded tech is piled ontop to satisfy marketting considerations only.

Amy Rogers Nazarov
Amy Rogers Nazarov  
7/30/2014 10:36:51 AM
User Rank Urban Legend
Re: Smart Home
Then there's this cheery little near-miss and the havoc it might have wreaked on our interconnected planet. Sigh.

Solar flare or no solar flare, the "totally connected life" as Susan calls it has amazing upside (banking from the car! Starting the washing machine at home when still on the subway!) and  hella scary potential downside. It's the IoT Domino Effect... which in a way makes the thought of a "dumb" home more appealing. It's like a non-networked thin client that you live in. 

Davedgreat2000
Davedgreat2000  
7/29/2014 9:12:41 AM
User Rank Urban Legend
Re: Smart Home
@Susan, its all going to come down to security. Thats one thing that a Smart Home is going to always need. Not just physical security but with the software. I think this is the part thats going to keep a lot of IT Security Specialists and Computer Programmers working for decades to come. Nothing is 100% secure

Susan Leach
Susan Leach  
7/29/2014 3:43:29 AM
User Rank Blogger
Re: Smart Home
Your house gets a virus and your electric bill goes up 1000%...

That's such an interesting point, DavedGreat. The downside of the totally connected life. If one thing starts malfunctioning, then everything connected to it goes a little haywire. There's probably a tech solution to it, but it makes me think of cars these days where everything is electric -- including the windows. I still prefer the ones with handles where you roll them down yourself. Harder to break!

kq4ym
kq4ym  
7/22/2014 5:39:52 PM
User Rank Urban Legend
Re: Security
I haven't noticed much advertising from the home security industry promoting IoT surprsingly. It still seems to be the standard "free installation" and a few dollars a day to monitor the doors and windows. Maybe those folks have not yet seen a lot of consumer interest in monitoring or controlling other stuff yet? If anyone was ready with entering the consumer market it would seem those folks should be at the top of the list.

Kim Davis
Kim Davis  
7/22/2014 5:36:36 PM
User Rank Staff
Re: Security
I admit that since publishing this blog I've been very aware of TV advertising for smart home appliances which lead off with the security angle.  Hadn't noticed before.

Scott Ferguson
Scott Ferguson  
7/22/2014 11:07:00 AM
User Rank Village Voice
Re: Security
@Resurgent: I think that's a perfect example of some of the point we made before about home security. People are used to it, and have been experimenting with different versions of it for a long time. I also think that the price jobs in cameras, video equipment, and broadband have paved the way for this and it's a logical next step in the IoT process.

 

Scott Ferguson
Scott Ferguson  
7/22/2014 11:00:52 AM
User Rank Village Voice
Re: Let your fridge do the shopping..
@Resurgent: That's why it's still on the air along with QVC, someone has got to be buying that stuff.

Resurgent phoenix
Resurgent phoenix  
7/21/2014 6:13:51 PM
User Rank City Slicker
Re: Security
A person who works with me had a small screen on his desktop with pictures from cameras showing different angles of his house real time. He set that up three years ago at least. The iot will make it cheaper and faster.

Resurgent phoenix
Resurgent phoenix  
7/21/2014 6:11:34 PM
User Rank City Slicker
Re: Let your fridge do the shopping..
Yes, I could see it being addictive like the home shopping network!

Page 1 / 2   >   >>
research
Smart City Money Makers
companies and solutions that are most prominent, and destined to be most profitable, in the smart city revolution.
How to Make Your City Smarter
Cities all over the world need to become smarter and more sustainable. But where to start? Download this guide to learn the first, proven steps toward making your city smarter.
all research
quick poll
Join the discussion
All polls
twitter feed
Future Cities Twitter Feed
follow us on facebook
Site Moderators
Future Cities is looking for engaged readers to moderate the message boards on this site. Engage in high-IQ conversations; earn kudos and perks. Interested? E-mail:
moderators@ubmfuturecities.com
directory
Designed to provide the people with access to green building products all year round
connect to us
Terms of Service
Privacy Policy
Copyright © 2014 UBM,
All rights reserved.