"smart home" articles

Voice-enabled technologies have experienced massive growth in the consumer market since the introduction of Siri in 2011. The momentum in voice technologies is similar to the Internet boom in the 1990s. Companies who did not get on board and create a web presence, especially in commerce, fell behind to their competitors. The voice-first movement may elicit the same effect. For companies to capitalize on the current market opportunity, they must consider enabling a voice experience with...
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...
According to Parks Associates research, 26% of U.S. broadband households own at least one smart home device, which equates to more than 26 million households and represents a 35% increase from the 2016 adoption rate of 19%. The IoT research firm will discuss new research findings and analysis on Tuesday, March 21 during the one-day research workshop “ Crossing the Chasm – Understanding Growth in the Smart Home .” Sponsored by Ayla Networks, the special event will take place...
Parks Associates held its eighth-annual Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer this week at the Four Seasons Hotel in Austin, Texas. The annual conference included research presentations from the firm’s analysts, with industry leaders examining the expanding market for energy solutions and home controls and its impact on utilities, service providers, retailers, manufacturers, and consumers. During the event, Parks Associates held several contests for attendees and would like...
Parks Associates is supporting the Saudi Smart Cities Conference, which will take place May 16-18 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The event will explore how to create successful collaboration between public and private sectors, the monetization opportunities that will help boost infrastructure, increase investment, make cities sustainable and improve quality of life for all. With the economic diversification plans in place, key government authorities are focused on providing the best...
Alton Martin, Chief Evangelist at Trusource Labs, provided insight on several key industry trends for Parks Associates’  eighth-annual Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer , which was held February 20-22 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Austin, Texas: What do you think is the most challenging issue for your company as it relates to the residential energy management market? As a supplier to the providers of residential power, the biggest impact we see is the...
Mauro Dresti , Senior Manager, Demonstrations & Pilots: Product Development & Division Management, Southern California Edison, provided insight on several key industry trends for Parks Associates’  eighth-annual Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer , which will be held February 20-22 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Austin, Texas: What do you think is the most challenging issue for your company as it relates to the residential energy management market? The...
Matt Owens, Director of Business Development at Stem, Inc., provided insight on several key industry trends for Parks Associates’  eighth-annual Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer , which will be held February 20-22 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Austin, Texas: What do you think is the most challenging issue for your company as it relates to the residential energy management market? Rates do not reflect utility costs and therefore do not encourage the right...

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