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Did you know that 55% of US broadband households own at least one connected health device, such as a smart watch or pulse oximeter? Parks Associates recently hosted the session Independent Living: Opportunity for Smart Home Platforms , part of its Connected Health Summit  virtual series. The session addressed the latest innovations, challenges, and opportunities with the integration of connected health products in the home. Attendees also gained insights on smart home...
Facebook and Ray-Ban are rolling out their new Ray-Ban Stories ($299), and everyone is talking about it. These sunglasses look like typical Ray-Bans while featuring hidden cameras and microphones that allow users to make hands-free POV videos. My colleagues in connected health or connected entertainment will have thoughts on these devices as wearables, but reading first impressions and early reviews of the Ray-Ban Stories brought to my mind the following smart home industry trends and...
 
by Chris White | Sep. 10, 2021
Tags: Facebook, smart home, wearable
Parks Associates continues its 25th annual CONNECTIONS: The Premier Connected Home Conference virtual series with the upcoming session State of Home Security Market on August 18 from 12:30 PM to 2:45 PM CT. During this session, leading industry executives will address the state of the residential security market, critical trends impacting industry stakeholders, and the top opportunities for revenues growth. Throughout the event, Parks Associates will highlight exclusive research...
 
by Parks Associates | Aug. 11, 2021
Tags: COVID-19, security, smart home
Parks Associates ’ 25th annual CONNECTIONS: The Premier Connected Home Conference series is excited to announce Xfinity Home  as a Research Partner Sponsor. Xfinity Home is a global media and technology company that is principally focused on broadband, aggregation, and streaming with over 56 million customer relationships across the United States and Europe. They deliver broadband, wireless, and video through our Xfinity, Comcast Business, and Sky brands; create,...
 
by Parks Associates | Aug. 5, 2021
Tags: CONNECTIONS, COVID-19, smart home
With the exception of the high-end, luxury home market, consumers are still working to “build” their smart homes — by buying single devices and connecting them to create an experience that provides value around the core propositions of safety and security. Even within the security market, we see consumers building on top of their existing services to add in new smart home devices that provide new value through the experience that products like a smart door lock or doorbell can...
 
by Elizabeth Parks | Jul. 28, 2021
Tags: COVID-19, smart home, Wi-Fi
            ISC West concluded this week featuring exciting, new product announcements in the security space. Leading brands such as Allegion, Clare Controls, Snap One, Alarm.com, and NAPCO unveiled upcoming additions to their various IoT-based solutions offerings. In a positive sign that trade show activity in the tech space is starting to show signs of life, ISC West reported that 10,000 people attended the show...
Earlier in the year, the original iPhone celebrated its 14 th anniversary.  Steve Jobs, Apple’s then CEO, took the stage at Macworld and amazed the globe with a product that literally changed how we communicate, work, and enjoy video and music content.  One could also argue that the iPhone (and the smartphone category in general) ultimately enabled social media apps to ascend to the level of popularity they currently enjoy.  In short, it’s evolved into a device that...
 
Amidst this disruptive year, the smart home market continued its steady growth, with 34% of consumers owning a core smart home device and 41% owning a remotely monitored connected home device. Not only are new households getting in on the smart home trend, but current device owners are adding to their collection. Parks Associates research shows that 17% of US broadband households are now what we call smart home Power Users, meaning they own at least five smart home devices — and this...
 

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