UAE is one of the leading markets for smart home systems in the GCC region. Although, UAE market registered a slow growth during 2013-2015 owing to the decline in the residential sector construction market coupled with the low FDI inflow. However, on account of growing awareness and increasing acceptance of automation technology, the UAE market is expected to exhibit a major deployment of smart home systems in the country.
According to 6Wresearch, UAE Smart Homes Market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 14.8% from 2016 to 2022. During 2010-15, the physical security system segment has witnessed the largest number of installations in the country; however, the energy management system segment captured a major share of the market revenue pie. The key reason for the increased revenue from the energy management system segment is the high prices of the HVAC and automation systems.
According to Prijo Samuel, Senior Research Analyst, Research and Consulting, 6Wresearch, "Smart homes technology is being deployed majorly in new construction only, however physical security systems can be installed in the retrofit segment as well."
He further added, "In UAE energy management systems are more preferred apart from security systems. Lighting control and temperature controllers generate maximum demand in the country"
According to Shefali Goel, Research Analyst, Research and Consulting, 6Wresearch, "Amongst all regions, Dubai Emirate contributes a major share in the market revenue due to increasing acceptance of automation technology and construction of modern villas.
However, during 2010-14, Abu Dhabi Emirate was the leading region in UAE owing to the high construction of villas," Shefali concluded.
Some of the leading players in the UAE smart home market include- ABB, Crestron, Control4, Legrand, Honeywell, and Siemens.
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