Connected Home Systems and Services

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Over 40% of new security monitoring subscribers have a cable or telecom operator as their provider

Residential security market expands with new opportunities in the IoT

New research from Parks Associates finds over 40% of new security monitoring subscribers are signing with nontraditional providers, including cable and telco companies. Traditional security companies still claim over 75% of the monitored security market, but this growth in subscribers through these new channels shows a renewed interest in security offerings.

“Roughly one-fourth of U.S. broadband households own a ...read more

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Parks Associates’ President to deliver keynote address at Global Smart Home Summit in China

 Stuart Sikes of Parks Associates provides insight into the integration of IoT and the smart home

Stuart Sikes, President at Parks Associates, will give the keynote address “IoT and Smart Home Paths to Adoption” at the Global Smart Home Summit 2015 on Thursday, May 28, in Shanghai, China. The presentation will feature research from Parks Associates and discuss the Internet of Things, the smart home, and factors driving adoption and integration of smart home device ecosystems, ...read more

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

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