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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Consumers Want Security Systems With Remote Monitoring

“Smart home adjacencies have helped revitalize the traditional security industry, but also create new competition," stated Dina Abdelrazik, research analyst at Parks Associates. "Consumers can create DIY solutions with category devices such as doorbell video cameras and networked cameras, and alternative approaches to systems and monitoring for the security industry, including a new batch of DIY systems, are emerging.”

From the article "Consumers Want Security Systems With R ...read more

Friday, March 16, 2018

Live TV Viewing Strong Among Millennials

In a study that examines live TV viewing, Parks Associates says consumers who have never had pay TV -- so called “cord nevers” -- spend about one-third of their TV viewing time watching live content, primarily from over-the-air TV channels.

Looking at all TV viewing among young consumers 18-34, over one-quarter comes from live TV-video services This includes pay TV, over-the-air channels, and live streaming.

From the article "Live TV Viewing Strong Among Millennials" by ...read more

Tuesday, March 06, 2018

75% Of Security Sales Include Smart Home Devices, Says Study

More than 90% of security dealers offer some form of interactive service and 75% of security sales overall include at least one smart home device, according to the study by Parks Associates.

“The most popular devices are networked video cameras, but new items such as video doorbells and smart door locks are increasing in popularity,” stated Tricia Parks, CEO and founder of Parks Associates. “The safety and security aspect of the system remains the strongest selling point, bu ...read more

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Partner With SVOD Providers For Younger Generation

According to Brett Sappington, Parks Associates senior director of research, and Hub Entertainment Research president Peter Fondulas at the NCTC Winter Educational Conference, written by Mike Farrell, operators should embrace subscription video-on-demand services, making it easier for younger viewers to access their subscriptions.

From the article "Partner With SVOD Providers For Younger Generation" by Jack Loechner.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

13% of Broadband Households Adopt Smart Thermostats

The adoption of smart thermostats reached 13% of U.S. broadband households in 2017, according to new research.

This is an increase from 11% in 2016, based on new smart energy research from Parks Associates.

"The steady rise of adoption in smart thermostats comes as multiple sales channels offer and promote these devices," stated Tom Kerber, director, IoT Strategy, Parks Associates.

From the article "13% of Broadband Households Adopt Smart Thermostats" by Chuck Martin ...read more

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Smart TVs Join The In-Home Digital Voice Race

The home entertainment market is consolidating around the smart TV, with the TV now being the most commonly used platform for accessing video content, according to Parks Associates.

Consumers are being re-trained to use remote control devices with voice to interact with smart TVs.

For example, to search for a movie on Amazon Prime Video remote, a consumer holds the remote’s microphone button, names a TV show or movie title and rapid speech recognition instantly provides ...read more

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Santa More Likely To Bring Smart Speakers Over Smartwatches

More than one in five (22%) of U.S. broadband households plan to purchase a voice-controlled smart speaker this year, according to Parks Associates.

From the article "Santa More Likely To Bring Smart Speakers Over Smartwatches" by Chuck Martin.

Friday, December 15, 2017

22% Plan To Get A Smart Speaker This Year

New research from Parks Associates found that more than one in five consumers plan to purchase a voice-controlled smart speaker with a personal assistant in 2017.

Interest in the category is growing along the introduction of new devices and the expansion of others, such as the increasing number of models of Amazon Echo and Google Home devices.

"It's still early days for the voice-first market, but rapid early adoption of products like smart speakers with personal assista ...read more

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