"smart home" articles

Investments have flowed into the digital health sector in the past 18 months as companies have rolled out new telehealth solutions and developed new solutions for a healthcare market grappling with restrictions related to COVID-19.  During Parks Associates 8 th annual Connected Health Summit session, Driving Innovation: New Investments and the Future of Healthcare , Parks Associates was joined by healthcare innovators and investors representing Bluetooth Special Interest...
Parks Associates recently hosted the Connected Health Business Models session as part of the Connected Health Summit virtual series. The session featured the firm’s latest data and insights from industry executives on the shifts in healthcare as the market moves towards a value-based care system. During the presentation, Digital Health Transformation: Shifting Business Models , Kristen Hanich , Senior Analyst, Parks Associates highlighted the firm’s latest research on...
This week was marked by a flurry of acquisition activity in the smart home segment that could have significant long-term repercussions. First, Spectrum Brands has agreed to sell their home and hardware improvement business for $4.3BN to ASSA ABLOY, a Swiss access solutions company. By selling, Spectrum Brands will focus on their remaining businesses: Home and Personal Care -- which includes Black & Decker, George Foreman, Global Pet Care, and Home & Garden. ASSA ABLOY, a...
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

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