K have an electronic home security system. Less than 20% have one in France
and Belgium, while only 6% of German households have a system. By 2020, the U. K. and Spain will have over 20 million
smart meters. France and Germany will exceed 30 million. 30 40% of broadband households in the U. K. , France, Germany, and Belgium rank smoke/fire detectors as the most important connected home control capability. One third of German broadband households prefer a home security company to provide connected home monitoring equipment and services. Utilities are the second most preferred provider but do not score more than 20% of households among any European country.