"home automation" articles

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...
Richard Wolpert , Co-Founder & CEO, HelloTech, 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: What does the industry need to do to speed up the slow growth of overall smart home adoption? The industry is trying their best to make their products Do It Yourself (DIY). And they are doing an admirable job however they must accept...
Dan DiClerico , Smart Home Advisor, HomeAdvisor, 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: What are the best use cases for consumers and the Internet of Things? The smart home is not a one-size fits all solution. It means different things to different people. For parents, let’s talk about how awesome it is to be able to...
Yossi Atias , General Manager, IoT Security, BullGuard , 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? Dojo by Bullguard is a new modern product that uses the most advanced technologies available for consumer engagement. From a business point of view, we’re...
Parks Associates' 21st-annual CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference will take place May 23-25 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport in San Francisco. The event provides a day of pre-show research workshops highlighting Parks Associates’ consumer data and analysis and two days of conference sessions focused on technology adoption and trends, forecasts for new products and services, evaluation of new business strategies, and recommendations about technology...
Research from Parks Associates shows that while familiarity with smart home products is still low, there is more and more interest from consumers to integrate connected products in the home. 5% of U.S. broadband households own a smart plug/adapter module. U.S. broadband households with smart light bulbs own 2.4 of these products on average. 92% of U.S. car owners perform an activity that requires a mobile or Internet connection while driving. 19% of U.S....
Last Thursday, Google provided an unsolicited ad to Google Home users, testing, for the first time, its ability to run ads on its smart speaker. Google Home users reported asking their device about their schedule and along with the weather, news updates, and traffic, the speaker played a 17-second promotion of the new movie Beauty and the Beast. Users immediately took notice of the sly ad insertion taking to social media to relay their frustrations,...
Smart kitchens represent the next wave of the smart home evolution. For the past two years, large appliance manufacturers, including GE Appliances, Samsung, LG, and Whirlpool have used the consumer electronics show to showcase elaborate plans for residential kitchens. If these innovations live up to the hype, our future kitchens will study our patterns of behavior as well as our preferences and perform many kitchen-based activities on our behalf. Rollout of first-generation smart...

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