Connected Home Systems and Services

Friday, December 02, 2016

Parks Associates and Earth Networks to present strategies to extend the IoT to 100 million “non-connected” households

Complimentary webcast addresses strategies to complete the smart home experience

An upcoming webcast from Parks Associates and Earth Networks will examine strategies to overcome the challenge of “unconnected” legacy devices in the smart home. The IoT research firm notes that nearly 50% of U.S. broadband households plan to buy a smart home device in the next 12 months, but there will still be over 100 million U.S. households that do not have a smart home device by the end of ...read more

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Safety and Home/Away Use Cases Dominate Smart Home Interoperability Matrix

IoT research firm surveys consumers on preferred smart home device functions

New research from Parks Associates finds smart home solutions that coordinate safety and home/away event scenarios could help a device manufacturer create cross-platform brand loyalty similar to Apple’s dominance in CE device ecosystems. The IoT research firm finds U.S. consumers are more likely to own multiple CE products from Apple than from any other CE brand, with loyalty based largely around its ...read more

Monday, October 10, 2016

19% of high-income Canadian households own at least one smart device, with thermostats the most popular

Parks Associates Director to present Canadian IoT research insights at CONNECTED + this week

Leading IoT research firm Parks Associates revealed today that high-income broadband households are driving the recent jump in smart home adoption in Canada. Smart Home and IoT in Canada shows that 19% of Canadian households with an income of $100,000 or more own at least one smart home device, compared to just 5% of those with an income of less than $50,000. Smart programmable thermostats are ...read more

Monday, September 19, 2016

Adoption of smart home devices in Western Europe trails the U.S.

Parks Associates President to present global IoT research insights at Smart Home Summit London

IoT research from Parks Associates shows the adoption of smart home products is significantly lower in Western Europe compared to the U.S., where 19% of broadband households reported ownership of these products in Q4 2015. The U.K. has the highest adoption among all Western European countries, with 13-16% owning smart home devices, compared to 10-13% in France and Spain. Overall adoption in ...read more

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Parks Associates to present home systems and audio research at CEDIA, September 14-15

Parks Associates, a leading international IoT research firm, will discuss new data on high-end audio and home systems at CEDIA EXPO 2016, September 14-15 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas.

“Both high-end audio and smart home systems are pushing into the mass market in 2016, and these CEDIA sessions will examine the impact of new sales channels and the role of traditional custom installers,” said Barbara Kraus, Director of Research, Parks Associates. “We ...read more

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Parks Associates releases new industry report on security and smart home in Europe

U.S. has more than twice as many home security systems as Western Europe

Parks Associates today announced the release of a new industry report that addresses the state of home security and smart home offerings in Europe. State of Residential Security and Smart Home in Europe analyzes the many issues that challenge companies seeking a piece of the European marketplace for security systems and adjacent smart home products and services. The research report also profiles the European ...read more

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

38% of U.S. broadband households very likely to buy smart home device in 2016

Research firm examines new players, role of insurance industry, market trends, and new partnership and business models in IoT

A new industry report from Parks Associates reveals 51% of U.S. broadband households find an IoT device that alerts them to smoke and fire highly appealing and 41% find a device that alerts them to a water leak to be highly appealing. IoT: Smart Home Business Models notes these smart home use cases would benefit insurance companies in both saving costs and adding ...read more

Monday, July 18, 2016

More than 50% of U.S. broadband households will have a smart home controller by 2020

Research firm’s NUMBERS™ service provides forecasts for sales and adoption of smart home controllers, IP cameras, and home security for the U.S., Europe, and Asia

Parks Associates today announced three new NUMBERS™ products focused on key IoT categories, including U.S. and global forecasts for IP cameras, home security, and smart home controllers through 2020. The firm estimates nearly 24% of U.S. broadband households will have an IP camera by 2020, while more than 50% will ...read more

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