Residential Systems

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Axius: Customer Support Platform for the Smart Home

Consumers are becoming increasingly reliant on their home technology and adding devices at a rapid pace. According to Parks Associates, 26 percent of consumers currently own a smart home device and approximately one-half of smart home device owners who set up devices themselves experienced problems. Axius is a full-service customer support platform for the smart home that provides management, maintenance, and ongoing monitoring, remotely, for any connected device on the network. ...read more

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Report: Smart Devices Must Solve Everyday Problems, Security Weaknesses

In their Tuesday webinar on advancements in smart home technology, Sean Wargo, senior director of marketing intelligence at AVIXA and Brad Russell, research director, connected home, at Parks Associates, said that recent research shows consumers don’t see smart home devices as problem solvers and that security risks often outweigh benefits of ownership of these products.

According to a Parks Associates report, consumer purchase and ownership of smart home devices has risen b ...read more

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Report: Smart Devices Must Solve Everyday Problems, Security Weaknesses

In their Tuesday webinar on advancements in smart home technology, Sean Wargo, senior director of marketing intelligence at AVIXA and Brad Russell, research director, connected home, at Parks Associates, said that recent research shows consumers don’t see smart home devices as problem solvers and that security risks often outweigh benefits of ownership of these products.

According to a Parks Associates report, consumer purchase and ownership of smart home devices has risen b ...read more

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Holiday Stats: Millennials to Buy Smart Home Devices

Parks Associates' holiday shopping research shows that millennials will lead the smart home and CE purchasing the holiday season, with 46 percent reporting high intentions to buy at least one device and 36 percent planning to give one as a gift.

The IoT research firm, which surveyed U.S. broadband households on their purchase intentions for this holiday season, found one-third of U.S. broadband households report a high intention to purchase a CE or smart home device this hol ...read more

Thursday, March 24, 2016

70% Of US Households Save Money With Smart Energy

Parks Associates announced new home energy management data from The Evolution of Home Energy Management showing 70% of U.S. households with smart energy devices report saving money due to reduced energy consumption. However, the report also notes the difficulty of selling smart energy devices based on cost savings, as 83% of U.S. broadband households do not know the price they are paying for electricity.

“Residential customers today see energy as a necessary expense, and whi ...read more

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Study Finds 64% of Devices Linked to Home Automation

Parks Associates has released new research showing nearly 4% of U.S. households will have a smart home controller by the end of 2014, with an estimated increase to nearly 6% by 2015. The firm's Evolution of Smart Home and the Internet of Things, which includes data from a 1Q 2014 survey of 10,000 U.S. broadband households, also reports 64% of all smart devices currently in households operate as part of a security or home controls system. Smart devices include motorized door cont ...read more

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

New Consumer Satisfaction Research Emerges from Smart Energy Summit

U.S. households with time-of-use (TOU) electricity billing are more satisfied with their electricity service, according to new research by Parks Associates, revealed at the 2014 Smart Energy Summit.

Among energy consumers with free nights or weekends, 53 percent are “very” satisfied with their overall electricity services, but only 34 percent without this TOU service are very satisfied.

Smart Energy Summit, February 17-19 in Austin, features keynotes from Austin Energy, ...read more

Sunday, June 01, 2003

Working the Net

Kurt Scherf, VP of research at Parks Associates in Dallas, Texas, noted that from a very broad technical vantage point, networking is a two-way communication between at least two devices.  From an application level, however, "it's primarily PC networking, but there are other devices that can be a part of data networks," he said.  "The other angle is multimedia networking, and that primarily focuses on devices that store data and stream content."

Scherf does not include some ho ...read more

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