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Tuesday, January 02, 2018

10 Reasons Smart Home Devices Will Be Everywhere in 2018

In the period of just one year, big-box retailers including Best Buy, Lowe’s, Apple, Target and Sears, dramatically increased shelf space and visibility for smart-home devices. Even Whole Foods, acquired by Amazon, now sells Echo and other smart things, right alongside fresh produce. The visibility increases impulse buys by consumers who hadn’t done their homework. According to Parks Associates, roughly 40% of consumers spent less than one day shopping for smart house products.

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Tuesday, January 02, 2018

10 Reasons Smart Home Devices Will Be Everywhere in 2018

Smart home gift-giving is on the rise, expanding the universe of potential users that don’t necessarily know what they’ve gotten themselves into. Parks Associates estimates some 20% of smart-device owners receive their goods as a gift. For the 2017 holiday season, the researcher indicates 36% of Millennials will buy these products as gifts, potentially for unsuspecting parents not as tech-savvy as the younger generation.

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

2017 SSI Residential Market Report Reveals Smart Home Opportunities for Security Dealers

However, familiarity has at least tripled since the introduction of smart home devices through the residential security industry — real progress. New market entrants and improved iterations of existing smart home device types continue to emerge at a quick clip.

SSI’s annual Residential Market Report, researched in conjunction with Parks Associates and now in its fifth installment, analyzes the current state of smart home device awareness, interest, penetration and associated ...read more

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Annual Revenue for Residential Monitored Security to Exceed $14B by 2020

New research by Parks Associates reveals that more than 26 million U.S. broadband households will have professionally monitored security by 2021, and that total annual revenue for professionally monitored security in U.S. households will exceed $14 billion by 2020.

From the article "Annual Revenue for Residential Monitored Security to Exceed $14B by 2020."

Thursday, September 14, 2017

IoT Research: Consumers Will Switch Insurance Providers to Obtain Smart Home Products

Nearly 40% of broadband households in the United States with an insurance policy would switch providers in order to obtain smart home products as part of a new insurance service, new research by Parks Associates shows.

Titled “Insurance Opportunities in the Connected Home,” the report also notes that more than 80% of those likely to switch insurance providers are also likely to purchase smart home products with prevention features.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

2016 Residential Market Report: Smart Money’s on More Interactive Controls

The Annual Residential Market Report fielded online responses between Aug. 18 and Sept. 25. This has proven to be another solid business year for security dealers, albeit not forecast by Parks Associates to be as robust as 2015 or 2014.

The latter experienced much higher than standard growth as the economy began its recovery and pent-up demand was clearly demonstrated in the market. With a net of nearly 2.8 million new security system sales (after attrition and replacement c ...read more

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Report: Usage-Based Insurance Can Be Applied to the Smart Home

Thirty-eight percent of broadband households in the United States have “very strong intentions” to buy a smart home device in 2016, according to a new report by research firm Parks Associates, based here.

The report, titled “IoT: Smart Home Business Models,” finds that 51% of broadband households in the U.S. consider an IoT device that alerts them to smoke and fire as highly appealing, and 41% said a device that alerts them to a water leak is also highly appealing.

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Thursday, June 09, 2016

Wireless Home Security Systems On The Rise, Parks Associates Says

Parks Associates released a study on Wednesday that found almost half of home security owners in the United States have a security system that connects wirelessly to sensors.

In addition, nearly 50% of smart home devices in the U.S. are self-installed, according to Brad Russell, a research analyst at Parks Associates.

From the article "Wireless Home Security Systems on the Rise, Parks Associates Says" by www.securitysales.com

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