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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

DIY causing home security disruption

Research from Parks Associates shows that over the past six years, self-installed home security systems are gaining momentum, slowly, but traction no less, over professionally installed systems. Recent research from Parks found 51 percent of security system owners who acquired their security system in the past 12 months self-installed it. This is up from only 10 percent of security system owners who acquired their system six or more years ago. Additionally, 88 percent of self-in ...read more

Friday, August 23, 2019

Is in-home delivery driving security spending?

It is this convergence of technology and convenience that is driving interest in, and spending on, security. In fact, nearly half of consumers who currently own or intend to buy a smart door lock, a smart garage door opener or video doorbell value the ability to remotely allow Amazon package deliveries, according to new research from Parks Associates, an internationally recognized market research and consulting company specializing in emerging consumer technology products and se ...read more

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Security industry weighs in on role of DIY

Interest in DIY security systems is on the rise with 52 percent of households that are highly likely to purchase a security system in the next 12 months planning to buy a system that is self-installed, according to new research from Parks Associates. With this month’s News Poll, we focus on DIY’s impact on security overall.

As one respondent so succinctly put it, “Self install is so easy, the services are vast and the pricing is cheap. Of course it will have an impact.”

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Thursday, June 13, 2019

New research shows DIY is on the rise

New research from Parks Associates reveals at the end of 4Q 2018, 28 percent of U.S. broadband households reported the presence of an active security system, up from 26 percent in 4Q 2017, with 24 percent having professional monitoring.

What is interesting, though, is Parks’ Connected Trends & Disruption in Home Security reports that 52 percent of households that are highly likely to purchase a security system in the next 12 months plan to buy a system that is self-installed ...read more

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Value add-ons give dealers competitive advantage

The annually published “Security Dealer Survey” by Parks Associates, a market research and consulting company that covers the residential security industry from both a consumer and dealer perspective, found over 70 percent of U.S. security dealers offer services other than traditional monitoring.

“The survey was fielded to security dealers in September and October of 2018, with a total of 208 participants,” Dina Abdelrazik, senior analyst, Parks Associates, told SSN. Reponse ...read more

Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Parks studies IoT interoperability and customer expectations

Parks Associates released a report, titled “Interoperability and the Internet of Things,” that said voice control integrations are high on consumers’ wish lists when it comes to new smart devices and most consumers only have one smart device, among other findings.

“This is an area that we cover very closely,” Brad Russell, research director, connected home, at Parks Associates, told Security Systems News. For Parks, interoperability in a smart home means “all the technologie ...read more

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

AI and smart homes: We may not notice the future

Security experts have always known that potential end users are not always ready for what is available to make their homes more secure. That dynamic often emerges from discomfort with what is new and unknown. Brad Russell, a research analyst at Parks Associates, based in Addison, Texas, describes that discomfort as “friction”—and he suggests that it has been around longer than we realize. Parks Associates is a market research company specializing in emerging consumer technology. ...read more

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Parks Associates looks at smart home market, company tactics

Parks Associates, a research firm based here, released a report that outlines how the smart home market and its products are changing and what companies are doing about overcoming barriers, entitled “Evolution of Smart Home Products and Services.”

“The smart home really just hasn’t taken off as many of the industry players—or even some of the analysts—initially thought it would,” Patrice Samuels, senior analyst at Parks Associates and author of the report, told Security Syst ...read more

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