"smart home" articles

At my panel during the Parks Associates CONNECTIONS 2019 conference  next week, we’ll be discussing the parallel ecosystems of connected entertainment and the smart home, how the convergence of these two ecosystems impacts network connectivity, and how companies are working toward achieving a unified experience between the two. Parks Associates data shows that with each passing year, the average number of connected devices in US broadband households increases – as of Q4...
 
by Lindsay Gafford | May. 15, 2019
Tags: industry event, smart home
During the opening day of the 2019 Google I/O event, Google’s annual developer conference, the tech giant announced that its ”Home” product line is being rebranded under its new Google Nest banner alongside its Nest product line. The Home products include smart speakers, streaming media devices, and Wifi routers. This announcement begs the question: has Google finally found a home for Nest? As the uneven relationship between Google and Nest illustrates, the answer is anything but...
 
by Steve Nason | May. 9, 2019
Tags: Google, smart home
Currently, 25% of U.S. broadband households that do not own a smart home device and do not plan to purchase one will not purchase these products due to security and privacy concerns. Addressing consumer privacy and security concerns is a key issue for the industry and Parks Associates At the 23rd-annual CONNECTIONS: The Premier Connected Home Conference, Parks Associates and key industry leaders will explore new opportunities for service providers as well as current attitudes on data...
On April 23, people across the globe acknowledged World Book Day by sharing photos and sentiments about their favorite books across various social media platforms. Perhaps what they should have done is share screenshots from their favorite audiobook or e-reader apps—the increasingly popular ways people consume what was traditionally print media. The prevalence of audiobooks in particular continues to rise—the Audio Publishers Association (APA) reported double digit growth in...
 
by Lindsay Gafford | Apr. 29, 2019
Tags: digital media, smart home
Self-installed security solutions have the potential to significantly lower the cost of security, create new monitoring use cases, and, in doing so, expand the market beyond the traditional 20-25% of US households that have professionally monitored security. Parks Associates estimates, conservatively, that DIY security systems and no-contract, hybrid monitoring solutions enabled by DIY security will expand professional monitoring services to an additional 5% of US households....
 
by Dina Abdelrazik | Apr. 22, 2019
Tags: security, smart home
Parks Associates research shows the average US broadband household owns 10.5 connected devices (including computing, mobile, smart home, and connected health devices), as well as smart speakers with voice assistants. Sixty percent of smart home device purchase intenders find it very important for their future smart home devices to work with the smart products they already own. Smart home platforms help establish order out of the chaos that comes from the steady influx of connected...
 
by Chris O’Dell | Apr. 8, 2019
Tags: interoperability, smart home
Over the past few weeks, Nest customers experienced a series of hacks including a highly publicized news story where a stranger started talking to a five-year-old boy through the Nest security camera that was mounted on the wall in his bedroom. Google insists that these problems are not the result of problems with their own security protocols or a compromise to their system, but the result of consumers using unsecure login credentials to manage their Nest account, including recycled...
 
by Patrice Samuels | Apr. 1, 2019
Tags: security, smart home
Prior to Parks Associates’ 10th-annual Smart Energy Summit , in Austin, Bob King, Vice President, Policy, Smart Energy Water shared insights on how energy providers can generate revenue in the smart home. Bob will be participating on the Optimizing Control with Energy Data session on Wednesday, February 20, at 3:30 PM. Panelists joining him on this session include: Gary High, SVP Marketing and Product Management, Landis + Gyr Michael Phillips, Co-founder and CEO,...

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