Connected Home Systems and Services

Monday, April 20, 2015

85% of U.S. broadband households took action to reduce energy usage or costs in last 12 months

Market research firm announces “Digital Engagement of Energy Consumers” whitepaper in advance of CONNECTIONS™ Conference

Parks Associates announced a smart home whitepaper today that reports 85% of U.S. broadband households took at least one action, such as adjusting thermostats or switching to energy-efficient light bulbs, to reduce their energy usage or costs in the last 12 months.

Digital Engagement of Energy Consumers, available for download on the Parks Associates ...read more

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Approximately 50% of broadband households have privacy or security concerns about smart home devices

CONNECTIONS™ to host IoT session with Alarm.com, Amdocs, PlanetEcosystems, Wink, and Zipato

Research firm Parks Associates reports 47% of U.S. broadband households have privacy or security concerns about smart home devices. The connected home industries need to formalize strategies, such as consumer privacy rights, in order to push these markets forward, according to Parks Associates, which will discuss these topics next month at INTX: The Internet & Television Expo and ...read more

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Eight percent of U.S. broadband households own a smart thermostat

Smart Home Research Director to Deliver “The Future of Energy Services Market” Presentation at SPEER Summit

Parks Associates research finds smart thermostats were the most commonly purchased smart home device of 2014, with 8% of U.S. broadband households now owning one. Smart lighting is also growing in popularity, with 7% of households having some kind of smart lighting capability. The research firm will discuss the smart home, consumer interest and adoption, and strategies to ...read more

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Over 50% of smart home device owners report interoperability very important

Smart home analyst to discuss new research with Icontrol Networks and Security Systems News in industry webcast

Smart home research from Parks Associates shows over 50% of all smart home device owners consider interoperability as “very important” and the value increases with each device purchased, reaching 60% among households that have three devices.

Parks Associates will discuss its smart home research in the webcast “Increase profits by adding home automation ...read more

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

10% of Canadian broadband households interested in security services from broadband service provider

Emerging Power of IoT in Canada reveals purchase intentions and habits for the Canadian connected consumer

New Parks Associates research on Canadian broadband households reveals nearly 60% have at least one connected CE, including a smart TV, Blu-ray player, gaming console, connected PVR/DVR, or streaming media device connected to the Internet. Emerging Power of IoT in Canada also found growing interest in the smart home as over 40% of Canadian broadband households are interested in a ...read more

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

43% of U.S. broadband households are willing to subscribe to a bundle of energy services

Market Research Firm Announces New Report at Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer

According to a new report from Parks Associates, 43% of U.S. broadband households are willing to subscribe to a bundle of energy services for $9.99 per month, while individual energy services appeal to just over one-third of households. The market research firm announced the report Monetizing Connected Products and Systems at Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer this week in Austin, ...read more

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Internet of Things: 37% of U.S. broadband households will buy one or more smart devices in 2015

Parks Associates and Dassault Systèmes to host complimentary smart home research webcast

Internet of Things researchfrom Parks Associates predicts rapid growth in the smart home in 2015, as 37% of U.S. broadband households intend to buy one or more smart devices this year. This growing adoption of smart devices will raise the importance of interoperability and speed in innovation as consumers will expect all devices to work together and offer the latest benefits. In 2014, nearly ...read more

Friday, January 02, 2015

Parks Associates Research Director to address 2015 smart home market at AT&T Developer Conference

Research Shows 62% of U.S. broadband households are not familiar with smart home products

Tom Kerber, Director of Home Controls & Energy Research at Parks Associates, will present smart home product adoption and value-added services research during the session “Relevant IoT Connected Services for Broad Consumer Adoption" at the AT&T Developers Summit on Monday, January 5, 4:00-4:45 P.M., Las Vegas, Nevada. Mr. Kerber will discuss the barriers to smart home adoption, ...read more

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