Residential Systems

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Research: Interest in Home Emergency Systems for Consumers Over 50

Parks Associates research shows that 50 percent of consumers ages 50 and older in U.S. broadband households are very interested in an emergency panic button service or home emergency system. The international research firm will address how solutions that improve quality of life for seniors are expanding market opportunities for independent living solutions at the 13th-annual CONNECTIONS Summit: IoT and the Smart Home on January 8 at CES 2019 in Las Vegas, which concludes with a ...read more

Monday, November 05, 2018

Report: How Consumers Stream

A new reports from Parks Associates named “Streaming Device Use and Setup in the Connected Home” takes a look at the amount of streaming entertainment that is streamed in the home, and the ways it is done.

The report finds that 60 percent of internet-connected entertainment device owners own multiple devices, and that their viewing habits often vary by device as well as by room, with some devices and rooms over-indexing in terms of content type watched.

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Monday, October 01, 2018

Smart Speaker Use Grows

Parks Associates has announced new research showing more than one-fourth, or 28 percent, of US broadband households own a smart speaker with voice assistant. The international research firm will discuss the impact of voice technologies and other innovations on the smart home ecosystem at the 13th-annual CONNECTIONS Summit: IoT and the Smart Home on January 8 at CES 2019 in Las Vegas, concluding with a networking reception, sponsored by Homematic IP.

From the article "Smart S ...read more

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

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