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Chris O'Dell, Research Associate, Parks Associates, will moderate the session  Creating Awesome, Trusted Voice Experiences for Consumers  at  VOICE Summit 2019  on Wednesday, July 24 at 4:00 p.m in Newark, NJ  at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). Voice has made a sizeable impact in the smart home and connected CE spaces with the success of smart speakers and personal assistants. The challenges are now to extend these capabilities to other...
 
by Parks Associates | Jul. 15, 2019
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The smart home starts at the front door, with devices like smart door locks, networked cameras, smart garage door openers, and video doorbells representing not only a foundation for security solutions but also access points for a future world of services, including in-home and in-garage delivery, home rental solutions, pet and cleaning services, and much more. Parks Associates research shows video doorbells lead in adoption among the three primary access control devices. At the...
As adoption of smart home devices continues to grow, the smart home needs an interface to connect all the moving pieces in the home. For devices that are connected to cloud APIs, voice control has been transformational. While the UI experience is compelling, the true value of voice assistants is in their ability to unify control of fragmented and even disparate ecosystems. Consumers with smart home devices that are not part of a larger home control system (which is the majority of smart...
Sixth annual Connected Health Summit to address future innovations in healthcare   New research from Parks Associates  reveals 15% of US broadband households have used a telecare service in the past 12 months. Also, 22% of US broadband households have used a self-diagnosis app, such as iTriage, WebMD, Symptomate, and Ada, in the past 12 months. The research firm will host the sixth annual Connected Health Summit: Independent Living and Wellness  on August 27-29...
 
by Dina Abdelrazik | Jul. 11, 2019
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Research provides insights on energy devices and impact on solar energy investments   Parks Associates released new consumer research today showing consumer are increasingly comfortable self-installing smart energy devices, such as smart light bulbs, smart thermostats, and smart plugs/adapters. Energy Management, Utilities, and Smart Home , featuring a survey of 10,000 US broadband households in Q4 2018, reports that 59% of smart thermostats were self-installed, 79% of...
 
by Denise Ernst | Jul. 10, 2019
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New consumer and industry research addresses data privacy, smart lighting, video doorbells, and the impact of AI on the smart home Parks Associates recently released new research  focused on consumer privacy concerns, AI technologies in the smart home, and the smart lighting and video doorbell markets. The firm’s consumer research finds safety and security are the leading value propositions for the smart home and 79% of US broadband households are concerned about data...
 
by Lindsay Gafford | Jul. 9, 2019
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Research examines use of data-intensive entertainment services among potential broadband cord cutters New research from Parks Associates shows US broadband households highly likely to cut the cord in the next 12 months watch more than six hours of video content on their mobile phone a week, compared to 2.5 hours among all US broadband households. Examining Broadband Cord Cutters notes that fixed broadband providers that do not offer mobile services are particularly susceptible...
 
by Brett Sappington | Jul. 1, 2019
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"Many are satisfied with their current provider overall, but these subscribers are aware of the other options available to them and could become actual cord-cutters if their current service does not continually meet their needs,” Brett Sappington, senior research director and principal analyst for Parks Associates, said in a statement. The group likely to flee the eco system next, according to Parks, are somewhat heavy mobile users — they watched six hours of videos on...
 
by Parks Associates | Jul. 1, 2019
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