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Join Parks Associates’ Jennifer Kent , VP of Research and Chris White , Senior Analyst, for an interactive in-person session, on Thursday, September 29 at 11:30 AM and 3:00 PM CT at the 2022 CEDIA Expo at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, TX for insights on smart home technology. Panels and speakers include: Thursday, September 29 "The Role of Energy Management in the Future Home" Chris White , Senior...
 
by Parks Associates | Sep. 27, 2022
Tags: energy, industry event, smart home


Join leading industry executives and analysts at Parks Associates’ interactive Connected Health Summit virtual session, “ Seniors and Caretakers: Living Independently ” on Thursday, October 6 at 11:00 AM CT for insights on Seniors, Caretakers, Living Independently, and so much more....

Telework, or remote work from an off-premise location, is not new -- workers have leveraged technology to work remotely since the advent of the telegram. Modern telework before the pandemic despite being technically feasible for over 20 years remained uncommon: official estimates peg...

The vast majority of businesses in the US are SMBs. Many of the United States' 30+ million small and medium businesses (SMBs) are just as much, if not more, a target of cybercriminals as larger firms. The pandemic continues to drive a shared learning experiment testing the viability of...
 
by Elizabeth Parks | Sep. 23, 2022
Tags: Internet of Things, security, Wi-Fi

Smart speakers and smart displays entered 2020 as one of the strongest-performing new consumer electronics categories since tablets and smartphones. Their upward trajectory has continued, now reaching over half of US internet households according to Parks Associates research. Smart speakers...
 
by Elizabeth Parks | Sep. 21, 2022
Tags: connected CE, smart home, smart TV

Parks Associates’ Future of Video: OTT, PayTV, and Digital Media continues on Thursday, September 22 with the virtual session Digital Piracy and Distribution from 11 AM to 1:30 PM CT. This session will address addresses how content providers are using technology to combat piracy, while...
 
by Parks Associates | Sep. 20, 2022
Tags: online video, OTT, pay TV, smart TV, streaming

2021 and 2022 have been healthy years for the home security industry, and new competition is changing the landscape. Self-installed systems now represent about half of all security systems owned or 16% of all US broadband households. Taken together, these metrics underline the growth of the...
 
by Elizabeth Parks | Sep. 18, 2022
Tags: broadband, home automation, security

The cost of living has increased in 2022 as inflation recently broke a 40-year high. There are few indications that consumers can expect a significant decrease in the cost of goods and services in near future. Security companies must find ways to increase revenue to compensate for the higher...
 


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