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One third of German broadband households prefer a home security company to provide connected home monitoring equipment and service
s. Utilities are the second most preferred provider but do not score more than 20% of households among any European country. From the article, "1/3 of German households prefer a home security company to provide home monitoring equipment. " Service providers can offer home controls solutions directly to the consumer or offer the services to a partner such as a utility or OEM, which then provides the service to consumers. Multiple telecoms are launching home controls solutions, using a variety of business
models. Deutsche Telekom is investing in energy specific service platforms, with partners including Miele, Samsung, and digitalSTROM.