Press Releases

Tuesday, October 01, 2019

Over 40% of US broadband households are interested in 5G

Technology Market Assessment addresses 5G mobile technology and its impact in the IoT and smart home industries

New research from Parks Associates, Technology Market Assessment: 5G Network Services, finds that more than 33% of US broadband households cite some level of familiarity with 5G and over 40% of US broadband households are interested in 5G.

Technology Market Assessment: 5G Network Services examines several aspects of 5G, including the condition of the mobile mar ...read more

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Smart Home Device Ownership is 28% in the US, 16% in the UK, and 14% in Canada

Research firm to preview trends in connectivity, security, smart home, video entertainment for 2020 in upcoming industry webcasts

International research firm Parks Associates will host three industry webcastsin the coming months, with the first, “Looking Ahead to 2020: Smart Home and Security Trends in Europe and the US,” taking place Thursday, September 26, at 1:00 p.m. CT. This webcast tomorrow will feature consumer data and analysis on key trends in smart home solutions, ...read more

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

27% of seniors consider home security devices and services as must-have features for their ideal independent living system

New consumer and industry research addresses independent living solutions in the smart home

Parks Associates recently released new research focused on virtual care and remote monitoring, wellness/fitness devices, and independent living systems, which continue to expand their capabilities by integrating with smart home solutions. The firm’s connected health research reveals 27% of heads of US broadband households 65 and older consider home security devices and services as mus ...read more

Monday, September 23, 2019

Self-installation of smart door locks increased from 39% in 2016 to 59% at end of 2018

DIY Home Security Tracker analyzes DIY trends in residential security market

New research from Parks Associates’ DIY Home Security Tracker finds smart door lock installation occurs most often by the homeowner, with self-installation increasing from 39% at the end of 2016 to 59% at the end of 2018. As manufacturers launch new and second-generation products, they are trying to balance security with convenience, customization, and expanding use cases, such as voice control and ...read more

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Broadband households with residential security will exceed 15% in the UK, 9% in France, and 10% in Spain by 2023

CONNECTIONS™ Europe features insights on smart home and security from F-Secure, Universal Electronics, Robert Bosch Smart Home GmbH, Deutsche Telekom AG, and more

Parks Associates research finds more than 15% of UK broadband households will have professionally installed or nontraditional residential security systems by 2023, with nontraditional solutions in the majority. The firm’s Digital Living Forecasts: Professional Residential Security in Europe also notes that more tha ...read more

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Subscriptions now account for nearly 86% of US internet TV and movie spending

Parks Associates’ OTT Video Tracker analyzes competition from new vMVPD services in OTT video space

New research from Parks Associates finds that subscriptions, formerly representing just over half of total online video spending in 2012, now account for nearly 86% of all internet spending on TV and movies. The research comes from the firm’s OTT Video Market Tracker, which includes an exhaustive analysis of market trends and profiles of OTT video service providers in the US a ...read more

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Weight loss and calorie tracking apps are most commonly used features on smart watches

Research firm analyzes adoption, use cases, and future business opportunities for wearables and other connected fitness and wellness devices 

New connected health research fromParks Associates finds health applications dominate smart watch use cases. Among the 11% of heads of US broadbandhouseholds that personally own and use smart watches, 76% use their device to track steps, 60% monitor their heart rate, and 53% track calories burned. 360 View: Connected Health At Home: We ...read more

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

12% of US broadband households say voice control is the top feature when buying a new smart TV

Dina Abdelrazik of Parks Associates to address rise of voice control among connected devices at CEDIA Expo

Parks Associates will present new research about the rise of voice controls and the increased interest in voice commands to control in-home entertainment devices at CEDIA Expo on September 14 in Denver, Colorado. The research firm reports that over half of US broadband households find voice control of connected entertainment devices to be appealing. Voice functionality ...read more

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