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Research study on the barriers on market adoption of home automation

A recent research study on the barriers on market adoption of home automation (only available in Dutch) gives 5 recommendations to improve the implementation of home automation.

  • Home automation can connect technological and organizational developments by facilitating social innovations (ex. neighborhood services) on an ICT platform.
  • The needs of the end-user have to be taken into consideration when developing and implementing a home automation platform because the end-user will finally determine the value of the offered services.
  • Home automation platforms will only be achievable when standards are used and systems are integrated in a reliable way.
  • The price has a strong influence on the behavior of users so the costs must be acceptable.
  • The government can influence strongly the implementation of home automation by
    • market regulation,
    • the use of standards,
    • by securing privacy,
    • by subsidizing pilot projects or initial investing costs.

 

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