"home automation" articles

The smart home is a comprised of a collection of products and services that serve the needs of consumers using either a centralized or a distributed control architecture. In a distributed control architecture individual products perform specific jobs for consumers, but those products also benefit from collaboration with other products. A loose collaboration between autonomous products is sufficient for many jobs; however, some tasks may be better served by if they were coordinated as a...
  One of the most exciting topics at this year's Consumer Electronics Show was voice assistants. Amazon and Google are competing head-to-head in this space, with Samsung beginning to roll out Bixby to more devices. Amazon is well in the lead with well over 40M Echo sales to date according to Parks Associates' estimates, but Google's efforts in conversational AI and deep integration with search is helping to make Google Home a compelling value...
Martin Heckmann , Director of Emerging Business at Chamberlain Group Inc., Chamberlain, spoke with Parks Associates' to discuss what companies can do to increase consumer awareness of smart home products and services, what innovations are having the biggest impact on smart home and IoT markets, and what consumers fear most about adopting smart home products and services. Martin will participate on the session, Smart Home Platforms: Unlocking Consumer Value , at Parks Associates'...
Matthew Swatsky , Vice President-Residential Mid-Market Business, Lutron Electronics, recently provided insights to Parks Associates' analyst team regarding what companies can do to increase consumer awareness of smart home products and services and the top drivers for adoption of connected home products and services. Matthew will participate on the session, Smart Home & Interoperability: Expanding Ease of Use , at Parks Associates' CONNECTIONS Summit: Engaging Consumers: IoT...
Thomas Rockmann , VP of Connected Home, Deutsche Telekom AG, will be speaking at Parks Associates' upcoming CONNECTIONS Summit: Engaging Consumers: IoT and the Smart Home at CES, January 9, in Las Vegas.  He kindly provided insights, to Parks Associates' analyst team, regarding the rise in digital voice assistants in the home, and consumers' fears regarding privacy, security and adoption of smart devices in the home.  Thomas will be participating on the Smart Home...
Daniel Herscovici, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Xfinity Home , Comcast's total home security and home automation solution, recently provided key insights into the smart home and home security markets:  Comcast Xfinity has grown from 500K subscribers in 2015 to more than 1 million in Q2 2017 – what attributes to such significant growth? We attribute the growth of Xfinity Home to many factors including product innovation, bundle value and unique...
Imagine a hot summer night in Phoenix, one of the hottest major cities in the United States. I’m visiting my grandmother’s home while on a break from college and sleeping on the pullout couch in her guest room. It’s 2 a.m., and I have awoken feeling quite warm and am unable to return to a peaceful slumber. That’s because my grandma has turned up the thermostat to 82 degrees. Her formative years were during the height of the Great Depression, and throughout the course of her life,...
 
by David Mitchel | Jul. 21, 2017
Tags: energy, home automation, Internet of Things, interoperability, smart grid, smart home
Jorge Perdomo , SVP Corporate Strategy & Development, and Joe Liu , CEO, MivaTek, provided insight on several key industry trends ahead of Parks Associates’ 21st-annual CONNECTIONS™ Conference , which will be held May 23-25 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport: How is your company engaging consumers through new technology solutions? Our basic mission is to provide consumers with a collaborative, managed video-verified solution for prioritized response and...

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