• The Smart Homes market is fast evolving in the Indian context. Initially Smart Homes were marketed primarily as homes with advanced security features. The market is now evolving into newer areas like lighting systems, gas leakage detectors, fire detection systems, en­tertainment systems and energy efficiency systems. There­fore, Smart Homes, apart from providing better security, conveniences and comfort to the resident, also provide significant energy savings. The lighting market particularly is largely driven by the residential segment. In India, the industry is still dominated by remote control solutions as mobile apps and other advanced solutions fall hard on the budget. Security systems are also becoming very popular in In­dia and are used by both the residential and commercial segments. HVAC and Audio/Video systems account for about 15-20 percent of the market and is typically provided in hotels and commercial complexes; residen­tial applications are still low. HVAC is largely done in complexes with centralized air-conditioning. The hospi­tality industry also uses home automation and accounts for 10 percent of the market. Security and lighting sys­tems are popular in this sector due to the growing need for differentiation. It is estimated that the Smart Homes solutions market in India is growing in India at a rate of 30 percent YOY. At this rate, the market will double in revenue every 3 years. The market is therefore, likely to explode over the next few years. With so much buzz around Home Auto­mation, it will be unfair to leave out the Indian players in this market who are on a constant run to bring the best of home automation solutions to better the Indian lifestyle. Therefore, we bring to you a list of “20 Most Promis­ing Home Automation Solution Providers”. Being closely scrutinized by a distinct panel of judges including CEOs, CIOs, CXO, analysts and CIOReview editorial board, we believe these solution vendors can fundamentally and per­manently reshape the Indian household landscape with the right mix of solutions and platforms.