alarm home monitoring
K. , France, Germany, and Belgium rank smoke/fire detectors as the most important connected home control
capability. One third of German broadband households prefer a home security
company to provide connected home monitoring equipment and services. Utilities are the second most preferred provider but do not score more than 20% of households among any European country. From the article, "1/3 of German households prefer a home security company to provide home monitoring equipment. " Service providers can offer home controls solutions directly to the consumer or offer the services to a partner such as a utility or OEM, which then provides the service to consumers.