"security" articles

While security has remained a key driver for smart home adoption, energy is rapidly becoming more popular. The big news of the day is the announcement of NRG Energy acquiring Vivint Smart Home for $2.8 Billion - with a focus on bundling and cross selling security and energy management services. Parks Associates recent consumer research suggests that consumers are growing more concerned about their energy costs and more aware of the environmental impact of their energy choices....
 
by Elizabeth Parks | Dec. 6, 2022
Tags: connected CE, security, smart home
This is a contribution from Parks associates' CONNECTIONS, Smart Energy Summit and Connected Health Summit supporter IoT Global Network. Businesses in the industry 4.0 sector face unceasing demands to become faster, smarter, leaner, and more profitable. We’ve all heard of Smart Cities and Smart homes , but the fully automated and IoT-enabled Smart factory is also on the horizon. Indeed, it’s already possible today, says Darren Wall, freelance technology writer. The...
Cameras, whether doorbell or freestanding, are one of the fastest areas of innovation in home security. Companies are improving pixel quality, night vision, thermal vision, camera view, camera durability, battery life, and A.I. detecting capabilities. They are also adding new features to deter intruders or porch pirates. As this occurs, consumer demand increases. Parks Associate’s research finds cameras and video doorbells are the top two devices’ consumers add to their home...
 
by Elizabeth Parks | Dec. 2, 2022
Tags: security, smart home, Wi-Fi
One unique market for smart spaces solutions is that of smart apartments and MDUs. Smart apartments feature smart amenities for residents, community management solutions, and building automation solutions. These solutions are growing in popularity among MDU property managers and owners in the US and Europe. In Europe, this is noted by investments in property management software, such as Plentific, which raised $100M in funding from Brookfield Asset Management, Highland Europe, and Target...
 
Wi-Fi is ubiquitous in US internet households, and consumers rely now more than ever on reliable, high-performing connectivity at home. However, consumers continue to experience problems with range issues and loss of connectivity. At the same time, security dealers are increasingly integrating Wi-Fi devices into security systems, responding to growing consumer demand for video doorbells, network cameras, and many other Wi-Fi smart home devices. Yet, dealers are not in full, end-to-end...
 
by Parks Associates | Nov. 13, 2022
Tags: security, smart home, Whitepaper, Wi-Fi
The future for the security industry, whether serving the consumer, small-to-medium business (SMB), or commercial market lies in add-on services and the ability to bring new systems to market with easy installation, various monitoring options, and extended value. For the consumer market, Parks Associates research of 10,000 internet households shows every add-on service tested received more than 60% of security owners having interest. Fire is a no brainer, but the strength of PERS...
 
by Parks Associates | Nov. 12, 2022
Tags: home safety, privacy, security
Join Parks Associates’ virtual session " Smart Spaces: Apartments, Hospitality, and Community Living ," on Thursday, November 17 at 2:00 PM CT for insights addressing the role of Wi-Fi and broadband in buildings, access and control systems, safety and security risk mitigation, energy management platforms, systems integration, and smart lighting. Panels and speakers include: State of PropTech: Apartments, Hospitality and Commercial Buildings...
Since the tragedy at Columbine High School in 1999, school safety and security have become a growing concern. Schools began the search for security measures to minimize the possibility of students and faculty facing lethal risk. Data from the NCES shows that from 2000 until 2018, access control practices increased by roughly 20%, the use of a faculty badge system increased by 70%, and the implementation of security cameras increased by over 60% in schools across America. According...
 
by Elizabeth Parks | Nov. 3, 2022
Tags: security, Whitepaper

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