"smart home" articles

Parks Associates continues its thirteenth-annual Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer with the virtual session, Home Energy Management Solutions: Driving Energy Savings , on Thursday, June, 30 from 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM CT. Advait Katarki, Business Development Manager - Connected Solutions & EV Charging Infrastructure, Eaton will be featured on the interactive panel, Smart Apartments and Energy Platforms , at 11:15 AM CT, addressing the business and consumer value of...
Parks Associates research shows that 13% of consumers report they are not likely to purchase a new product from the same brand if they return a product from that brand. Those experiencing technical problems seek help through a variety of channels, including the manufacturer, product manuals, and support forums. Brands need to offer a variety of support resources. On Thursday, June 9, 2022 at 12 PM CT/ 9 AM PT, Parks Associates will co-host a complimentary webinar with RouteThis,...
  During the  Protecting Consumers at Home: Security and Privacy Matters  panel discussion at the recent CONNECTIONS: Connected Home Conference hosted by Parks Associates, it was revealed that 54% of consumers are concerned about identity theft but are unsure about how to protect their data and privacy. Consumers are concerned about cybersecurity and data privacy threats but are also confused about the nature of these threats and how to protect...
 
by Sarah Lee | May. 23, 2022
Tags: privacy, security, smart home
Parks Associates’  CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference  series is excited to announce  Midea  as an Event Sponsor. With more than 150,000 employees and presence in over 195 countries, including in the United States, Midea’s products touch the lives of millions of people and families through air treatment, refrigeration, laundry, small and large kitchen appliances, water appliances, floor care and lighting. The Midea brand’s promise...
IoT adoption is growing across the world. This includes not just consumer smart home device adoption, but IoT deployments in industrial and business settings. IoT sensors and devices capture data and perform tasks, communicating over IP and other protocols with cloud or local systems to create intelligent systems and enable automation. These solutions support a wide variety of use cases, enabling more functionality while saving companies money and increasing revenue opportunities....
As the smart home industry looks to extend beyond early adopters and general tech enthusiasts, integrations and partnerships are critical for smart home products to move to mass-market adoption. As of Q4 2021, 37% of US broadband households own a smart home device and smart home device-owning households now own an average of eight devices in their home. The smart home ultimately starts at the front door, with devices like smart door locks, smart garage door openers, networked...
 
by Elizabeth Parks | May. 3, 2022
Tags: broadband, home safety, smart home
New technologies are becoming available to consumers through innovative connected devices in the home. Multiple brands have released new connected products geared at improving convenience and helping consumers monitor and address daily living challenges. While consumers are interested in leveraging the benefits of new connected products, fears and concerns about choosing the right product can inhibit adoption.  Purchase consultation services can help consumers sort through the...
Despite the proliferation of available smart home devices and services, as well as numerous escalating promotions, the adoption rate for many smart home products has remained consistent (slow and steady) over the past few years. Manufacturers and service providers are eager to understand what they must do to make significant gains in sales and revenue. Parks Associates’ research on market barriers mines consumer fears and presents strategies for addressing or alleviating their...
 
by Elizabeth Parks | Apr. 27, 2022
Tags: privacy, security, smart home

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