Blog articles from 10/2021

New announcements recently within the energy management industries continue to underscore the opportunities for new products and services to help reduce energy consumption.  Currently, only a modest percentage of broadband households report using renewable power, but Parks Associates research shows there is a widespread desire to use clean energy and a reasonably broad willingness to pay more for it. Over 40% of broadband households would prefer to live in a community-powered...
 
by Elizabeth Parks | Oct. 15, 2021
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36% of broadband households have a home security system as of Q2 2021, and approximately two-thirds of security system owners have an interactive system according to Parks Associates latest research. There are at least two levels of interactivity. Basic interactivity enables a user to access and control the household security system and receive notifications as scheduled or requested.  These capabilities occur via smartphone, tablet, PC, and sometimes smart speaker. These...

The smart home is a strong driver of residential energy efficiency. Smart thermostats and smart lighting are among the top adopted categories of smart home products, creating opportunities for utility energy efficiency and demand-response programs. New business models and technology provide opportunities to change the customer relationship and drive engagement and participation in energy management solutions leveraging connected devices in the home. Once overlap is accounted for,...
 
Parks Associates ’ Future of Video: OTT, Pay TV, and Digital Media conference series is excited to announce Comcast Technology Solutions as a sponsor of the December 14 session The Age of Video Aggregation. Comcast Technology Solutions offers a portfolio of technology solutions, the CTSuite that provides the industry with the technology, scale and expertise to expand and navigate the rapidly-changing media and entertainment technology landscape. Comcast invents technology...
 
by Parks Associates | Oct. 6, 2021
Tags: digital media, OTT, pay TV

The impact of COVID-19 on consumers’ lifestyles, work, schooling, and transportation patterns have been immense. Beyond the actual infections and deaths resulting from the virus, perhaps no impact has been greater than the resultant effects on the economy, employment, and ability for people to make ends meet. 29% of US consumers in households with broadband internet tell us they are “Very concerned” with their ability to pay the bills as of September 2020 – a percentage...
 
by Elizabeth Parks | Oct. 6, 2021
Tags: COVID-19, energy, smart home
The multifamily housing market has become increasingly important to device manufactures as they seek to drive overall market adoption of the smart home products. Multifamily rental properties represent a particularly lucrative opportunity for smart device manufacturers since they deploy smart home device packages to multiple units at a time. Smart home solutions provide several benefits to MDU property managers: Product differentiation Increase sales price / rental fees...
 
by Patrice Samuels | Oct. 4, 2021
Tags: privacy, security, smart home


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