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International research firm Parks Associates anticipates 2011 will mark the resurgence of the Smart Home concept

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Well it’s good to know that I just might have been right when it comes to the chances of 2011 being the “Year of the Connected Home”!  How do I know this? It seems that the research firm Parks Associates is ALSO anticipating 2011 will be a big year for the Connected Home, or as they call it, the Smart Home concept.  Here’s an excerpt from our friends at Home Toys:

International research firm Parks Associates anticipates 2011 will mark the resurgence of the Smart Home concept following a series of CES announcements as well as research showing U.S. consumers value energy management as a lifestyle choice.

Needless to say this bodes well with me as I was a bit worried about calling attention to one particular columnists’ claim that “no one in Americaland” was interested in the Connected Home.  I disagreed with his assessment and now can relax a bit having the likes of Parks Associates backing me up.  Not only are they anticipating 2011 as being a big year for the Smart Home, but they also named Gesture recognition technology as a trend to watch also!  This was also one of my picks for 2011.  Not bad eh?  Winking smile

Read more about it from our friends at Home Toys!

[via Home Toys]

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BillyPut simply, Tom (a.k.a Billy) loves technology! He’s been involved in the IT world since leaving the Navy in 1992 and has moved his way up to the top on the systems engineering side. After taking a short deviation into home automation, he’s never been able to shake his love for creating an environment of complete integration at home. If there is a way to make the various systems in his home more seamless (even if they weren’t originally meant to talk to each other) he’s up to the challenge of figuring out how to make it work!View all posts by Billy

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