"Nearly all U.S. households have taken some energy-saving steps in the past 12 months. Many households have adjusted their thermostats, switched to CFL and LED bulbs, and bought new energy-efficient appliances to save money and energy," wrote Stuart Sikes, Parks' president. "The energy management features available today complement these consumer activities and can therefore broaden the appeal of smart home offerings."
Other findings indicate:
- 51% of U.S. broadband households would like to receive alerts if a fire or smoke is detected in their home.
- 45% of U.S. broadband households would like to receive an alert if there is a carbon monoxide or gas leak.
- 36% of U.S. broadband households would like the ability to remotely turn off the lights inside or outside of their home.