|[November 08, 2012]
Alarm.com Beats iControl and Control4 to the Top Spot in ABI Research's Home Automation SaaS Competitive Assessment
NEW YORK --(Business Wire)--
Alarm.com (News - Alert), iControl, and Control4 are the three highest ranked vendors
within ABI Research's latest Competitive Assessment. In the report, home
automation system (HAS) software platform vendors are judged by market
share as well as three specific vendor matrices focused on performance
Both Alarm.com and iControl have consistently shown skill and innovation
with their software as a service (SaaS (News - Alert)) HAS offerings and have provided
the functionality that major rollouts have leveraged. For its part,
Control4 has a more traditional background, selling individual systems
to end-users, but has done well to leverage and expand to embrace SaaS
functionality and services.
Alarm.com topped both the "implementation" and "innovation" categories
having developed and marketed a platform flexible enough to support many
large deployments and a range of clients. iControl was a close second,
also benefiting from early and successful partnerships and system
deployments. 4Home (News - Alert) shared second place with iControl after scoring well
for its application scope and breadth.
Within the implementation category Alarm.com and iControl both
beneftted from their strong market penetration and the partnerships
they have established, while in third place Control4's position reflects
the company's positive move to support SaaS offering alongside its
traditional services and alongside its existing channel.
According to author of the Competitive Assessment, Jonathan Collins,
"The SaaS market for Home Automation Services is proving key
infrastructure for an explosion of investment, interest, and adoption of
home automation systems. They are providing support for a range of large
existing connected home services companies, such as telcos, cable
companies, home security firms, utilities and others to extend their
offerings into HAS services- promoting and popularizing HAS technology."
These findings are part of ABI Research's (News - Alert) Home
Research Service, which includes Research Reports, Market Data, Surveys,
Competitive Assessments, and Insights.
ABI Research provides in-depth analysis and quantitative forecasting of
trends in global connectivity and other emerging technologies. From
offices in North America, Europe and Asia, ABI Research's worldwide team
of experts advises thousands of decision makers through 70+ research and
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