"Internet of Things" articles

More than ever before connected devices have been essential in helping consumers work, learn, and entertain at home. They also play a great role in home security as well as health and wellness. Given the surge of smart home products and online activity, consumers’ vulnerability to cybercriminals continues to rise and it is important to consider adapting device protections in this new environment. Join us for a complimentary webinar, IoT Security: Establishing Frameworks to...
 
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The outbreak of COVID-19 and subsequent shelter-in-place mandates by government officials in many states have led to a dramatic shift in how consumers live and conduct business, including an increase in adoption and use of technology. Social distancing guidelines dictate that work, education, and entertainment activities are all centered on the home. In addition, brick-and-mortar retail store shopping is severely restricted, and consumers must find other ways to attain services that...
The ideal smart home experience for consumers is one in which a broad range of smart home devices are setup effortlessly and work seamlessly together, providing convenience to the user and enhanced value for all products in the ecosystem. The connectivity, automation, and data sharing derived from integration can create a differentiated user experience, when done well. A number of companies, and organizations continue to work on improving interoperability: CHoIP - Amazon, Apple,...
 
5G is a transformative, disruptive technology that must be leveraged in the next-generation of devices. High-speed, high-reliability, low-latency, secure networks will serve as infrastructure to enable a wide range of new products and services. Designed to be flexible, agile, and scalable, 5G can manage different data traffic types from devices with various network requirements.  5G Capabilities Benefits Technical Parameters...
 
by Dina Abdelrazik | Feb. 26, 2020
Tags: home networks, Internet of Things, security, Wi-Fi
Parks Associates is excited to feature insights from a speaker from our upcoming Smart Energy Summit , Dr. Matthieu Loos . Dr Loos is the Director of Decarbonization for Hoa Cleantech and has nine years of consulting and project management experience across North America and Europe in the electric vehicle infrastructure deployment and operations. Dr. Loos will be speaking in the panel, Building the Fast Charging Infrastructure: Speeding up EV Adoption , on Tuesday, February...
Affordability is now the key to the smart home. New Parks Associates research shows that affordability has become the leading purchase consideration for smart home device purchase intenders. More than half (51%) of purchase intenders rank affordability as a top 3 purchase consideration, beating product reviews (31%) and data privacy/security efforts (29%). Affordability concerns have also become the leading purchase inhibitor among non-owners and non-intenders. Nearly half (44%) of...
 
by Chris O’Dell | Jan. 20, 2020
Tags: CES, industry event, Internet of Things, privacy, smart home
The breadth of connected products in consumers’ lives continues to expand year-over-year. Households with smart home devices now have an average of six smart home devices , and ownership of any connected device (10.5 per household) continues to increase each year. Market players are now looking beyond established smart home devices like smart thermostats and networked cameras to add new and emerging products to their smart home offerings. Products like smart water leak detectors,...
 
by Chris O’Dell | Nov. 27, 2019
Tags: home safety, insurance, Internet of Things, smart home

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