8 companies in the ZigBee-enabled smart thermostat market

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We’ve written about ZigBee. We’ve reported on smart thermostats. Today, we’re combining the two to explore the world of ZigBee-enabled smart thermostats.

IoT expansion and demand for low-energy wireless technology has facilitated the emergence of various ZigBee standards. And as the network grows, more companies are joining the ZigBee Alliance, which provides global wireless standards and helps member companies develop products that are compatible with ZigBee-certified products.

Currently, the alliance has more than 400 members, working collaboratively to develop simple and easy-to-use ZigBee standards and products that define the IoT for use in consumer, commercial, and industrial applications. And as Alliance membership rises, awareness of the technology also goes up and creates demand for ZigBee-enabled products. And one big area of demand? Smart thermostats.

The unit shipment of ZigBee-enabled smart thermostats totaled 233,450 units in 2015. Technavio expects that the unit shipments will reach 3.07 million by 2020, growing at a CAGR of 67.45%.

Top 8 Companies in the ZigBee-enabled Smart Thermostat Market

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From the time our founder invented the basics of modern air conditioning in 1902, Carrier has been the world leader in air conditioning, heating and refrigeration systems. A wholly-owned subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation, Carrier is built upon a legacy of innovation and commitment. Carrier offers ComfortChoice®, the industry-leading 2-way verifiable demand response thermostat. The ComfortChoice thermostat provides the utility and the consumer with a solution to effectively manage their energy usage during periods of peak energy demand.

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CentraLite engineers a platform of reliable connected products that work seamlessly together to enable a connected world. Through a robust partner network, CentraLite simplifies how we connect. Established in 1997, the company has been leading the industry in providing end-to-end hardware and software technology development

services for some of the biggest names in the connected home space, such as SmartThings, Comcast, PEQ, Zonoff, Ubisys, Securifi, and more. CentraLite is based in Mobile, Alabama, with a presence in close to 50 countries worldwide.


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Control4 is a leading provider of automation systems for homes and businesses, offering personalized control of lighting, music, video, temperature, security, communications and similar functionalities into a unified home automation solution that enhances the daily lives of its customers. Control4 unlocks the potential of connected devices, making entertainment systems easier to use, homes more comfortable and energy efficient, and families more secure. By delivering insightfully simple control solutions that enhance the lives of individuals and families, Control4 is the automation platform of choice for consumers, major consumer electronics companies, hotels, and businesses around the world. 

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ecobee Inc. introduced the world’s first wi-fi connected smart thermostat in 2009. The company’s award-winning thermostats have enabled hundreds of thousands of consumers to control their home comfort anytime and from anywhere, using their smartphone, tablet or computer. 


Energate Inc. provides interactive energy management solutions that enable next-generation energy management and the connected home. Energate’s vertically integrated Consumer Connected Demand Response™ platform provides management of two-way communication and demand response events through a flexible solution that includes devices, middleware, and applications. Energate’s Internet of Things solution is an interoperable architecture that has been proven in the homes of more than 40 North American utilities’ customers.


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Founded in 2006, Fidure® Corp.’s goal is to bring innovative Automation solutions to homes. Our vision is to enhance user experience and increase energy efficiency by building-on best-fit standards and technologies. We design and produce Home-Automation thermostats along with advanced ZigBee® router technologies (ARM/USB based .Net® and Linux). Fidure’s latest products include the A1730 series ZigBee HA 1.2 Certified HVAC powered thermostats. Fidure leverages High-Precision manufacturing and assembly plants in North America. Our strategic relationships with our suppliers provide us the ability to meet market demand with quick production ramp-ups to millions of units per year.

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Honeywell invents and manufactures technologies to address some of the world’s toughest challenges initiated by revolutionary macrotrends in science, technology and society. A Fortune 100 company, we create solutions to improve the quality of life of people around the globe: generating clean, healthy energy – and using it more efficiently. Increasing our safety and security. Enabling people around the world to connect, communicate, and collaborate. And equipping our customers to be even more productive. With more than 127,000 employees worldwide, including more than 22,000 engineers and scientists, we have an unrelenting commitment to quality and delivering results in everything we make and do.

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Leviton is the smart choice, providing the most comprehensive range of solutions to meet the needs of today’s residential, commercial and industrial buildings. Leveraging more than a century of experience, Leviton helps customers create sustainable, intelligent environments through its electrical wiring devices, network and data center connectivity solutions, and lighting energy management systems. From switches and receptacles, to daylight harvesting controls, networking systems, and equipment for charging electric vehicles, Leviton solutions help customers achieve savings in energy, time and cost, all while enhancing safety.

View the 2016-2020 Zigbee-enabled Smart Thermostat Market Report