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

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. In 2023, the executive event features one day of panel discussions on the state of the smart home, connected health, home security, and new home services, with trends and implications for connected consumers and opportunities for companies to build new revenues and develop innovative business models.

The 17th annual CONNECTIONS™ Summit will take place January 5 during CES, which runs January 5-8 in Las Vegas. Parks Associates hosts a day of sessions at the Venetian Hotel, Lando 4304, followed by a networking reception. Follow the event on Twitter at @CONN_Summit.

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

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