This ‘scorecard’ evaluates the top smart home vendors on criteria using concrete data and metrics, including vendor market share, solution breadth, regional presence, regional growth, reputation for innovation, and other benchmarks. This approach eliminates subjectivity and ensures vendors are assessed accurately and fairly.
There are hundreds of vendors around the globe that make and sell smart home equipment. The 18 vendors profiled in this scorecard—Alibaba, Amazon, Apple, Arlo, Assa Abloy, Belkin, Centrica (Hive), Ecobee, eQ-3, Eve Home, Fibaro, Google, Netatmo, Resideo, Sengled, Signify, Wyze and Xiaomi —were selected because they are a few of the top names in the smart home today. The purpose of this scorecard is to analyze the relative strengths of these vendors.