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Thursday, March 28, 2019

31% of US broadband households own a smart speaker with voice assistant

CONNECTIONS™ to address strategies to deliver superior user experiences with Alarm.com keynote and session featuring Google, IFTTT, Inspire, Resideo and Samsung

Parks Associates research shows 31% of US broadband households own a smart speaker with voice assistant and more than one-fourth of these owners use the devices to control a smart home device through voice commands. The international research firm will explore innovations to improve the smart home user experience at ...read more

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Consumers own more than 10 connected devices

Industry report addresses convergence of technology and the smart home   

A new Parks Associates report finds that smart home solutions will increasingly rely on voice control, video and data analytics, sound recognition, and AI to simplify the user experience. Technology Convergence and the Smart Home reports US broadband households now own more than 10 connected devices, including a mix of connected CE, smart home, and connected health devices, and as they buy more, they b ...read more

Thursday, March 21, 2019

75% of smart home device owners find their devices very valuable

Research addresses opportunities to drive smart home device adoption forward

Parks Associates finds consumers’ value assessment of smart home solutions jumps considerably once they own these products, highlighting the difficulty in communicating value propositions for these solutions. 360 View: Crossing the Chasm: Smart Home Products and Services finds 75% of smart home device owners find their devices very valuable, compared to only 38% of people who don’t own these devices ...read more

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Average household spending on subscription OTT streaming services has held steady for the past three years

Webcast from Parks Associates and Swrve analyzes key strategies to design successful OTT services

Parks Associates’ OTT video research finds household spending on subscription OTT video services has held steady for three years, averaging just under $8 per month since 2016. Given the growing adoption of OTT video services over the past three years, these figures suggest that adoption of multiple services or expensive services by some consumers is offset by a larger base of co ...read more

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference features speakers from Arlo, Alarm.com, iRobot, Johnson Controls, Ford, Google, and more

Parks Associates reports smart home device ownership has tripled since 2014

Leading international research firm Parks Associates today announced confirmed speakers for the 23rd-annual CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference, May 21-23 in San Francisco. The firm reports that 25% of US broadband households have at least one smart home device, nearly tripling from 9% in 2014. CONNECTIONS™ features keynotes from Comcast, KB Home, Alarm.com, iRobot, Lennar, Control4, ...read more

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Twice as many consumers intend to purchase a stand-alone security product than a professionally monitored system

Research addresses opportunities to drive smart home device adoption forward

Security research fromParks Associates reveals the growing threat of connected products without professional monitoring, as twice as many consumers intend to purchase a standalone security product than a professionally monitored system. 360 Deep Dive: Pricing Strategies for Residential Security reports 16% of U.S. broadband households plan to buy a security-related smart home product, such as video ...read more

Thursday, March 07, 2019

52% of broadband households report watching internet video on a connected TV

Consumer study addresses content consumption among today’s connected consumers  

Parks Associates research finds OTT video services have transitioned back into the home’s living room, with a majority (52%) of U.S. broadband households now watching online video on a TV that is connected to the internet. 360 View: Digital Media and Connected Consumers also finds that watching TV or movies at home is the most popular leisure activity among U.S. broadband households, with 55% se ...read more

Monday, March 04, 2019

42% of Security Dealers Report Offering Video Verification Services in 2018

Annual Security Dealer Study addresses wide variety of trends relevant to security dealers

New security dealer research from Parks Associates shows over 70% of U.S. security dealers offer services beyond traditional monitoring as these firms are increasingly seeking out ways to strengthen service bundles and differentiate in an increasingly competitive market. Parks Associates’ annual Security Dealer Survey found 42% of security dealers report offering video verification ser ...read more

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