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Monday, September 26, 2016

Security Trumps Ease-Of-Use For Smart-Home Consumers As Market Reaches Critical Mass

Conducted through OnePoll, the survey canvassed 1,200 respondents in the US, UK, France, Germany, Italy and Japan on the IoT devices they had in their home and security measures people take (or fail to take) to secure their smart homes.

In terms of the number of smart devices per household the UK (2.6) and US (2.4) trail France (5.8 devices), Italy (5) and Germany (4.5) by some distance (although this is contradicted by the findings of a report by Parks Associates).

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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Western Europe Lags US For Smart Home Penetration, Research Shows

“We are seeing adjacent markets, including connected cars, connected health, home security, energy, entertainment, and insurance, creating new value cases by adopting and expanding on smart home technologies,” says Parks Associates president Stuart Sikes.

Parks Associates notes that while many European service providers have incorporated the smart home concept into their solutions, consumers in the four largest Western European countries are still have a low level of awarene ...read more

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