According to Parks Associates research, 15% of U.S. broadband households plan to purchase a smart appliance in the next 12 months, and European consumer interest in smart home appliances is growing.
Connectivity is changing everything and creating market conditions where the speed of innovation is a key success factor in the smart home. In the era of the Internet of Things, traditional development times for appliances are too slow.
Connected car services and technology have advanced significantly in the past two years. Parks Associates research shows that in 2014, 52% of new cars sold in the U.S. had some type of connectivity capability.
Auto OEMs like GM and Audi, mobile network operators (MNOs) like AT&T and Sprint, and big tech players like Apple and Google have all made major announcements about their in-vehicle connectivity solutions. This trend continued with a major auto industry presence at ...read more
Parks Associates research shows that as of 2014, 16% of U.S. broadband households have purchased at least one smart home device. Nearly two-thirds of these owners have their devices attached to a centralized controller provided by the company providing professional security.
However, 60% of U.S. broadband consumers are not familiar with smart products and services, and even more did not know where to buy them. Service providers are in a unique position to help decrease ...read more
According to Parks Associates research, over 80% of U.S. broadband households own a home network router, approximately two-thirds have an Internet-connected CE device (such as a smart TV, Blu-ray player, streaming media device, game console, or DVR), and 16% own at least one smart home device (such as a smart thermostat, door locks, or lighting).
Home gateways are essential to connecting all these devices to the cloud and to one another.
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Tom Kerber leads Parks Associates research in the areas of home controls, energy management, and home networks.Tom authors numerous reports on energy management and home controls covering the evolution of technology, partnership opportunities, and new business models.Tom’s work at Parks Associates includes managing consumer surveys that track trends and market opportunities and enable insightful evidence-based forecasting for energy, security, and home controls.Tom speaks frequently at key ...read more