Connected Home Systems and Services

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Parks Associates welcomes Trusource Labs as sponsor of IoT Summit at HardwareCon

One-day event focuses on hardware as a service, hardware connectivity, and ecosystem disruptions

Parks Associates is hosting the IoT Summit: Transformation of Consumer Products: Connectivity & IoTat HardwareCon today at the San Jose Convention Center, sponsored by Trusource Labs. The full day of sessions explore growth strategies for hardware players as connectivity opens opportunities for crossover use cases and new consumer experiences as well as interoperability challeng ...read more

Thursday, April 12, 2018

50% of personal assistant device and app users are highly satisfied with the solution they use

IoT Summit at HardwareCon, sponsored by Trusource Labs, explores innovations the connected home and consumer engagement strategies

Parks Associates today announced new research showing 50% of personal assistant device and app users in U.S. broadband households are very satisfied with the solution they are using. The firm’s 360 Deep Dive: Voice-enabled Use Cases reports that 48% of U.S. broadband households used a personal digital assistant in 2017, with Apple Siri and Amazon ...read more

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Households without a home security system want interactive services, no long-term contracts, and home management capabilities

Among U.S. broadband households without a security system, 19% are very likely to buy one if it can be monitored or controlled via a smartphone

Parks Associates shared new research today ahead of ISC West from its consumer study 360 View: Residential Security showing remote monitoring with no long-term commitment are key factors to attract new security customers. The research study of 10,000 U.S. broadband households reveals that among the 73% of broadband households without ...read more

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Parks Associates hosts IoT Summit at HardwareCon featuring consumer hardware trends and insights on the Internet of Things

Summit highlights market shifts, product management lifecycle, and growth in consumer product markets

Parks Associates today announced the speakers for the IoT Summit: Transformation of Consumer Products: Connectivity & IoT at HardwareCon, April 19, 2018, at the San Jose Convention Center. The research firm will host five sessions throughout the event to address the changing dynamics for the hardware industry, specifically examining hardware as a service.

According to Pa ...read more

Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Nearly 40% of security dealers offering interactive services report that 50% or more of their sales include at least one smart home device

Parks Associates’ fourth annual Security Dealer Survey, fielded at the end of 2017, finds that smart products and interactive capabilities provide dealers additional value propositions for their offerings in an increasingly competitive space. More than 90% of U.S. dealers offer some form of interactive service, and 75% of security sales overall include at least one smart home device.  

The 2017 Security Dealer Survey explores the emergence of DIY/self-installed security syst ...read more

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

76% of North American broadband households use Wi-Fi as their primary connection technology

Whitepaper addresses connected home revenue opportunities for service providers as well as technical issues that continue to drive support calls

Parks Associates today released a new whitepaper, Staking a Claim in the Connected Home: Service Provider Solutions, which reveals more than 60% of U.S. broadband households with a networking router received that device from their broadband service provider. The whitepaper, sponsored by Calix, addresses operator strategies to enhanc ...read more

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Nearly one-half of consumers with insurance are interested in receiving additional services from their insurance provider

New smart home research evaluates potential for insurance providers to become channel for smart products

New research by Parks Associates shows that 40-50% of consumers with either homeowners or renters insurance are interested in receiving additional services, such as restoration and maintenance services, from their insurance provider. Insurance Opportunities in the Connected Home explores the convergence of smart home technologies and insurance services as a way to generat ...read more

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

U.S. households will buy more than 10 million smart home controllers in 2021

Smart Home Tracker notes a shift in smart home sales strategies from Amazon and Google

Parks Associates announced new smart home research today showing 26% of smart home owners purchased their devices from brick-and-mortar retail stores such as Best Buy, Home Depot, or Walmart, making this channel the most commonly used among U.S. consumers. By 2021, more than 10 million smart home controllers will be sold in the U.S., and more than eight million will be sold through retail ...read more

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