Press Releases

Monday, February 04, 2019

23% of U.S. broadband households intend to buy a smart thermostat in 2019

Smart Energy Summit to feature session, sponsored by Bidgely, on maximizing energy data

New data from Parks Associates finds 23% of U.S. broadband households plan to buy a smart thermostat in 2019, while 24% are likely to buy a smart lightbulb. The growth in connected devices will further expand the amount of consumer data available, and the IoT research firm’s 10th-annual Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer will feature a special session, “The Energy Data Goldmine,” ...read more

Thursday, January 31, 2019

35% of smart home owners operate their devices as part of ecosystem

New report addresses integration of voice into smart home devices

New research from Parks Associates reveals 35% of smart home owners (8% of U.S. broadband households) use a smart home hub or app to control their smart home devices as part of an ecosystem, with smart speakers as the most prevalent controller. 360 Deep Dive: Smart Home Ecosystems: Driving the Smart Home Forward reports 5% of U.S. broadband households use their smart speaker with voice assistant as a hub, comp ...read more

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

23rd-annual CONNECTIONS™ Conference features keynotes Alarm.com, Comcast, Control4, KB Home, and Lennar

45% of U.S. broadband households would buy or rent a house with smart technology over one without

Parks Associates today announced Alarm.com, Comcast, Control4, KB Home, and Lennar will be the keynote speakers at the 23rd-annual CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference. The research firm also announced the agenda for the conference, which will take place May 21-23, 2019, at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco.

Early CONNECTIONS™ sponsors include F-Secure, Alarm.co ...read more

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

71% of U.S. broadband households own a connected entertainment device

Whitepaper addresses strategies for service providers to deliver a superior smart home experience

Parks Associates today released a new whitepaper, Changing Dynamics of the Smart Home: Opportunities for Service Providers, which reveals that 71% of U.S. broadband households own a connected entertainment device. The whitepaper, sponsored by Calix, examines strategies for service providers to deliver a successful smart home experience that incorporates support, security, privac ...read more

Thursday, January 24, 2019

28% of U.S. broadband households consider battery storage for excess power to be very valuable

Smart Energy Summit addresses consumer impact of solar, energy storage, and smart home devices and solutions on the grid

Parks Associates research finds that 28% of U.S. broadband households consider battery storage to store for excess power from solar to be very valuable, although only approximately 4% own this solution and 7% plan to purchase in the next 12 months. Parks Associates analysts will host its 10th-annual Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer on February 18 ...read more

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

310 million households worldwide will have more than 586 million OTT video service subscriptions by 2024

New report explores global trends in OTT video services 

A new OTT report from Parks Associates predicts OTT services will accelerate their global expansion over the next five years, with more than 310 million connected households having at least one OTT service by 2024. OTT Video Services: Disruptive Globalization estimates approximately 200 million households had at least one OTT service at home at the end of 2018.

“The U.S. leads in adoption of subscription OTT servic ...read more

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

43% of households planning to purchase a smart TV or streaming media player cite voice control as key feature

Research report addresses impact of AI on entertainment industry

Research from Parks Associates finds that 43% of U.S. broadband households that own or plan to purchase a smart TV or streaming media player consider voice control to be an important feature for their next purchase. Parks Associates industry report The Impact of AI on Consumer Entertainment examines the impact of AI on the entertainment industry and the future role of AI in user experience, service delivery, co ...read more

Thursday, January 17, 2019

49% of U.S. broadband households are willing to adjust their lighting during peak energy periods

Industry leaders to address consumer behavior and tariff programs at 10th-annual Smart Energy Summit

Research from Parks Associates reveals 49% of U.S. broadband are willing to adjust their lights during peak energy consumption periods, but only 29% of all households are willing to allow a utility or manufacturer to make adjustments automatically. Parks Associates’ 10th-annual Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer will address new strategies to drive consumer adoption o ...read more

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