Wednesday, February 06, 2013

New consumer energy data shows 40-55% of U.S. broadband households interested in IP-connected home controls and security solutions

Smart Energy Summit features Parks Associates energy research and home controls session with AlertMe, ecobee, Hitachi, and iControl Networks

Parks Associates, host of Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer, today announced new research showing consumer interest in connected home controls and security devices is strong, with 56% of U.S. broadband households willing to buy door/window sensors, 53% for door locks, 49% for outdoor cameras, and 44% for lighting controls.

The international research firm will preview its upcoming Smart Energy Summit in the webcast “Business Models for Energy Services” on Thursday, February 7. The fourth-annual Smart Energy Summit, February 25-27 in San Antonio, features interactive sessions including "Integrating Energy Management Solutions into Home Controls Platforms," with speakers from AlertMe, ecobee, Hitachi, and iControl Networks. The companies will explore the role of energy solutions in the connected home ecosystem and strategies to integrate energy monitoring and management with controls.

"There is a generational difference in adoption of home services, with Parks Associates research showing younger adults are more likely to have home controls, while older adults are more likely to have home security," said Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates. "The appeal of home control features, especially among young consumers, stems from connectivity in the equipment and highlights the potential of using IP-enabled features to re-cast and sell energy systems to the next generation. We will explore these strategies at our Smart Energy Summit later this month."

The sluggish economy has contributed to declining adoption of home-system services, with only 15% of U.S. households willing to adopt a subscription package with a monthly fee. Speakers at Smart Energy Summit will analyze new strategies that leverage IP-enabled equipment in the home.

Speakers in the "Integrating Energy Management Solutions into Home Controls Platforms" session:

  • David Bercovich, VP, North America, AlertMe
  • Stuart Lombard, President & CEO, ecobee
  • Letha McLaren, VP, Product Management, iControl Networks
  • Paul Pishal, VP, Business Development, M2M, Hitachi Communication Technologies Americas


Smart Energy Summit
addresses the growing market for new energy management services and technologies and opportunities for new partnerships between utilities, service providers, retailers, and OEMs.

Sponsors for Smart Energy Summit include Alarm.com, ecobee, EcoFactor, GreenWave Reality, Hitachi, Lowe's, PlanetEcosystems, Qualcomm, Sigma Designs, AlertMe, IPSO Alliance, and Itron. 

Parks Associates will host the pre-conference workshop "Understanding Utilities and Consumers: Energy Management Markets" on Monday, February 25, highlighting research on demand for security and energy management solutions, including consumer willingness to pay fees for equipment and services and the integration of connected CE into home services.

Visit http://www.smartenergysummit2013.com or contact 972-490-1113, sales@parksassociates.com for information. Media can register online at http://www.parksassociates.com/ses-presspass.

About Smart Energy Summit

Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer addresses the evolution of the consumer utility market, the impact of COVID-19 on energy management programs, and new opportunities to drive engagement in utility-sponsored programs. Virtual panels and networking sessions, featuring executive-level experts from multiple industries, address discuss strategies for utilities, service providers, retailers, software providers, and manufacturers to expand and monetize energy management and other energy-focused offerings through consumer engagement, new business models, unique partnerships, and innovative technologies.

Smart Energy Summit hosts virtual sessions on February 23-24, April 28, August 4, and October 27 in 2021. The summit agenda features leaders from utilities, state and national regulators, telecom and security companies, retailers, and OEMs. Follow the event on Twitter at @SmartEnergySmt and #SmartEnergy21. For information on speaking, sponsoring, or attending Smart Energy Summit, visit www.ses2021.com.
 

About Parks Associates: Parks Associates, a woman-owned and woman-led internationally recognized market research and consulting company, specializes in emerging technology solutions serving the consumer and small to medium business (SMB) markets. Celebrating its 35th year in 2021, Parks Associates is a partner to companies navigating the changing consumer technology landscapes through data-driven market insights, extensive consumer and industry intelligence, custom marketing services, and executive networking experiences and conferences.

The company's expertise includes home automation, control systems and security, digital media and platforms, entertainment and gaming, home networks, internet and video services, connected health and independent living solutions, mobile applications and services, support services, consumer electronics, and energy management solutions.

Each year, Parks Associates hosts industry webcasts, the CONNECTIONS™ Conference Series, Connected Health Summit, Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer, and Future of Video: OTT, Pay TV, and Digital Media. http://www.parksassociates.com

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