GAFA, telecom operators, home automation and industrial stakeholders, energy operators, insurers... the list goes on. All of them are seeking to fill our homes with connected objects to make them safer, more comfortable and more energy efficient environments. But who is winning this battle and what are the services on offer?
- A large number of
stakeholders are positioning themselves on the connected home market.
The most notable companies are digital giants like Apple (Home Kit),
Amazon (echo) and Samsung (SmartThings). Google is both judge and
defendant in this sector, offering a web platform (Home) and its own
connected objects since it took over Nest in 2014.
Telecom operators (Orange, SFR etc.), home automation specialists
(Delta Dore) and other automation experts (Somfy), electrical
installation companies (Legrand), energy providers (Engie and EDF)
and insurance companies (Axa, Allianz, Cardif and BNP Paribas) are
also all on the scene, each working to build bridges with new
- Each stakeholder
has their own pitch. For example, insurance companies point to the
role they can play in prevention, as connected objects lower incident
rates (theft, fire, water damage, household accidents etc.).
Multi-risk home insurance premiums and health insurance could be
lowered for homeowners who are ready to equip their homes with such