Tuesday, October 08, 2019

Choosing a router/gateway with strong security software is most popular action to prevent unauthorized access to devices

CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES® sessions feature executives from Alarm.com, Comcast NBCUniversal, Sprosty Network, Uber, and more IoT leaders

Research from Parks Associates shows that as households adopt more smart home devices, owners rely more and more on a router/gateway with strong security software to prevent unauthorized access and protect their privacy. One-third of households with 1-4 smart home devices have adopted this method, increasing to 50% of households once they adopt 10 or more devices.

The international research firm will discuss current security and privacy protection solutions and other innovations in the smart home ecosystem at the fifteenth annual CONNECTIONS™ Summit: Smart Home Business Models and Strategies on January 7 at CES® 2020 in Las Vegas. CONNECTIONS™ Summit features multiple sessions examining mass-market business strategies, partnership opportunities, next-gen home services, energy management solutions, and smart home platforms, concluding with a networking reception. CONNECTIONS™ Summit sponsors include Alarm.com, Inspire, Sprosty Network, Trusource Networks, and MMB Networks.

“Securing the smart home and protecting consumer privacy are important steps in building consumer confidence and driving broader adoption,” said Elizabeth Parks, President, Parks Associates. “Given the diversity of security problems faced by home networks, the value proposition for this approach to security technology is strong. In response, several key players, including Comcast, F-Secure, and CUJO AI, have migrated into the home networking hardware space to offer security solutions, which will help increase consumer confidence in smart home devices.”

Parks Associates consumer research - router security options for consumers



  • Channels: Broadband and Security Providers; Retail; Insurance
  • Managing the Home Network: Wi-Fi; 5G and Mesh Networking
  • Privacy and Security: Protecting Consumers
  • Installation and Support: Next Gen Home Services
  • Disruption in Home Security: Smart Home Convergence
  • Independent Living and Wellness: Smart Home Tech
  • Energy Management Solutions: Smart Home Crossover
  • Smart Home Platforms: Creating New Experiences

Confirmed Speakers:

2020 Panelists

Marcio Avillez, SVP of Business Development, CUJO AI
Rand Bailin, Partner, Sprosty Network
Christopher Brereton, VP of Product, Inspire
Peter Butler, General Manager, Everise
Naveen Chhangani, VP, Product and Services, Arlo Technologies
Rob Conant, CEO, Cirrent
Patrizia Cozzoli, Deputy CEO, Fing Ltd
Maggie Curran, Vice President Sales, E-Commerce and Business Divisions, Americas, Belkin International
Anna Demeo, President, Racepoint Energy
Derrick Dicoi, GM, Xfinity Home, Comcast Cable
Anne Ferguson, Vice President, Marketing, Alarm.com
Anurag Gupta, Director Business Development, PSA Certified, ARM
Yuval Harry, Head of Partnerships, Hippo
Nicole Hayward, Founder & CMO, Minim
Mark Hung, VP Technology and Engineering, Wi-Fi Alliance
Sarah Jones, VP of Commercial Product, GreatCall
Amber Kappa, Vice President of Platform Partnerships & Business Development, Samsung SmartThings
Edith Laird, Director of Product Management, CommScope
Aleem Lakhani, Executive Vice President, AmTrust
Jennifer Mallett, CEO, Level Up Your Home
Dave Mayne, Vice President of Product Management, Alula
James McPhail, CEO, Zen Ecosystems
Daniel Moneta, CMO & EVP Corporate Development, MMB Networks
Felicite Moorman, CEO, STRATIS IoT
Lainie Muller, Director Wellness, Alarm.com
Sumit K. Nagpal, CEO and Co-Founder, Cherish Health, Inc.
Jean-Michel Orsat, Systems & Conectivity Solutions Director, Somfy
Paul Palmer, Director, Business Development, Consumer Business Unit, F-Secure Inc.
Roel Peeters, Co-Founder and CEO, Roost Labs
Raya Sevilla, SVP Product, ADT
Moti Shkolnik, Co-Founder and CEO, Firedome
Lisa Spencer, Global Head of Marketing, Irdeto
Craig Stermer, CEO, Compass Testing Services
Razvan Todor, Director, Connected Home Security, Bitdefender
Dan Trigub, Head of Uber Health, Uber
Vera Tzoneva, Head of Assistant Distribution Partnerships, Google
Andrew Vloyantes, GM of Installed Solutions, Ring
Mike Wajsgras, Executive Director, Constellation
Matt Wolf, Head of Partnerships, SimpliSafe
Charlotte Yeh, Chief Medical Officer, AARP Services Inc.
Oz Yildirim, EVP and GM, AirTies, Americas Business Unit, AirTies

Parks Associates Analysts / Moderators

Dina Abdelrazik, Senior Analyst, Parks Associates
Lindsay Gafford, Research Analyst, Parks Associates
Chris O'Dell, Research Analyst, Parks Associates
Brad Russell, Research Director, Connected Home, Parks Associates
Patrice Samuels, Senior Analyst, Parks Associates

CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES is a one-day executive summit that focuses on the best business models and value propositions in the Internet of Things (IoT), the smart home, and connected and mobile CE and services. The event includes six executive sessions, two special presentations, and a networking reception on January 7, the opening day of CES.

For more information on Parks Associates research or events, visit www.parksassociates.com, or contact sales@parksassociates.com, 972-490-1113. To schedule an interview with an analyst or to request specific research data, please contact Sherrelle Lewis.

About CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES

CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES is an annual research and industry event hosted by international research firm Parks Associates at CES in Las Vegas.

The 2020 CONNECTIONS™ Summit features panels examining successful consumer-focused and channel strategies for IoT, smart home, and connected CE and health solutions. Leading analysts from host Parks Associates present consumer research and moderate expert discussions on crossover opportunities among these ecosystems, with insights on emerging trends, including AI, voice controls, and growing privacy concerns. CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES is THE place to be to learn about the smart home, get the latest consumer research, and network with strategic decision makers in this growing market.

The 2020 CONNECTIONS™ Summit will take place January 7 during CES, which runs January 7-10 in Las Vegas. The Summit concludes with a networking reception, sponsored by Alarm.com, on January 7. Follow the event on Twitter at @CONN_Summit and at #CONNSummit20.

For information about CONNECTIONS™ Summit, contact sales@parksassociates.com or call 972-490-1113 or visit www.connectionssummit.com.

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