Through intelligent automation, smart products can help consumers significantly reduce their energy needs without sacrificing comfort or making large investments. This positive aspect of home automation took on particular significance in 2022 in view of drastically increased energy prices and a partially uncertain supply situation for electricity and gas. Interest in smart heating solutions increased significantly as a result.

The independent Swedish market research institute Berg Insight has comprehensively examined the development of the smart home market for the latest edition of its Smart Homes and Home Automation study. The result: For the ninth year in a row, eQ-3 secures the top spot as the largest provider of whole-home systems in Europe. The Homematic IP smart home system is primarily responsible for this success. Together with its predecessor system Homematic, eQ-3 has brought more than 50 million smart devices to market to date.

eQ-3 can thus look back on another successful year with important milestones: The expansion of the Homematic IP portfolio with smart products such as the Homematic IP Keypad, the further development of the Homematic IP App and the integration of Philips Hue as well as the conclusion of forward-looking partnerships. Homematic IP has also been successful in IT security reviews by the VDE and AV-Test again fully convince as one of the most secure smart home systems.

"With Homematic IP, we have pursued the goal of bringing smart-home convenience to every home through simplicity and flexibility from the very beginning. At the same time, we attach great importance to security and the protection of our customers' privacy. The success, which has now been confirmed once again by Berg Insight, confirms that we are on the right path.

Prof. Heinz-G. Redeker, founder and chairman of the board of eQ-3-AG