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If you are familiar with the smart home, then you have undoubtedly heard of Matter, a new connectivity standard for smart home devices first introduced in 2019. Matter’s primary aim is to bridge gaps in device integration and take interoperability solutions to new heights. Samsung, the Connectivity Standards Alliance (CSA), smart home device makers such as IKEA, and other major brands such as Kroger have also all joined the Matter initiative. While recent years have seen increased...
 
by Frank Saldana | Nov. 15, 2021
Tags: COVID-19, interoperability, smart home
Parks Associates wrapped up the 25 th year of the CONNECTIONS™ conference this week with two days of virtual sessions: Smart Home: Bridging Platforms and Changing the Experience, Privacy and Security, Europe and Smart Home, Insurance and the Smart Home. Here are some important takeaways from the speakers in each session. Smart Home: Bridging Platforms and Changing the User Experience Consumers do not desire the same smart home experience. They are split into two...
Parks Associates ’ CONNECTIONS: The Premier Connected Home Conference series is excited to announce Notion as a sponsor of the upcoming session  Insurance and Smart Home . Notion empowers home and property owners to be proactive in monitoring their spaces and most valued possessions. The Notion smart monitoring system is committed to helping reduce the risk and complexities of property ownership. Through partner programs, Notion helps insurance carriers, agents, and...
 
by Parks Associates | Nov. 2, 2021
Tags: CONNECTIONS, privacy, smart home
Telehealth and telemedicine solutions have been thrust to the forefront of health care due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The need to avoid exposure to the virus has challenged well-established consumer preferences for in-person visits over remote care. Radical shifts in the regulatory and reimbursement landscape have paved the way for rapid telehealth deployments, including the use of health devices. Parks Associates' latest consumer study of 5,000 broadband households provides trending data...
Throughout 2020, the United States’ broadband coverage gap was recognized as a major issue impacting Americans’ safety, quality of life, and ability to participate in work and schooling. According to Parks Associates estimates: ·       22% of US households, or roughly 27M households, lack a fixed home internet subscription; ·       10% of US households, or almost 13M households, are mobile-only –...
Parks Associates ’ CONNECTIONS Summit: Smart Home Growth Strategies conference series is excited to announce Cox Communities as the Reception Sponsor. Cox Communications is committed to creating meaningful moments of human connection through technology. The largest private broadband company in America, we proudly serve six and a half million homes and businesses across 18 states. We're dedicated to empowering others to build a better future and celebrate diverse products,...
 
by Parks Associates | Oct. 26, 2021
Tags: CES, CONNECTIONS, smart home
Parks Associates’ Connected Consumer Podcast just released a new episode  where hosts Chris White and Rosey Ulpino dive into hot topics about IoT and Climate Change with guest speaker Rob Conant, VP of Software and Ecosystem for Infineon Technologies. Throughout the episode, they covered the latest tech innovations happening in the sensor and energy efficiency space within the smart home, MDUs, transportation, and so much more: Infineon’s stated mission is...
 
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...

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