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EU Smart Homes: Part One – Design, Bundling, Hacking Penetration

The smart home market is behind schedule, and early-adopter enthusiasm has only taken it so far. The next step needed to drive it forward requires a reconsidered approach to design and marketing, and the support of operators and utilities that can offer it as part of an existing service. At the European Smart Home summit, which Riot chaired, the differing approaches and ethos of many companies were presented, with utilities particularly interested in taking a foothold in the home. What follows is a recount of the first day. The second day will be published in next week’s edition. For those who don’t think they have an interest in the smart home, it should be stressed that the sector is likely…

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