From a SmartThings standpoint, The most interesting thing in the story are the statistics about the size of the current market. (Not some projected future use.) There are over 4 million existing customers for the systems, which ties in with the comment at CES 2017 from a Z wave alliance representative that “2/3 of zwave devices are professionally installed.”
Based on various published comments in the past, it seems likely that the total number of SmartThings customers is less than 250,000. So as far as market trends, the Smart-Home – as – a – service (SHaaS) companies are big influencers.