Monday, May 07, 2018

12% of Canadian broadband households have smart home device

Approximately 12 percent of broadband households in Canada have a smart home device such as a smart thermostat, smart door look, or video doorbell, compared to 26 percent in the US, according to data from International IoT research firm Parks Associates. The security market in Canada is starting to leverage these products to drive new growth in their market. In Canada, 25 percent of broadband households have an active home security system, 70 percent of which have professional m more

Thursday, November 09, 2017

Smart home market still small in Europe, but with many players pushing it forward adoption will rise

Other barriers for increasing adoption are concerns about security and privacy. With more reports in mainstream media about smart home devices being hacked, the public awareness of this issue has increased. According to Parks Associates, about half of US broadband households are worried about their connected devices being hacked, and they expect that share to be higher in Europe. F-Secure even said that if security doesn’t become better and more integrated, it could create the r more

Friday, March 17, 2017

20% of US pay-TV subscribers were dissatisfied - study

A fifth (20%) of US pay-TV subscribers were dissatisfied with their pay-TV service at the end of last year, up 100 percent from early 2013, a study from Parks Associates showed. The researcher said high satisfaction with pay-TV fell across all providers though telecom services witnessed the highest drop in highly satisfied customers, compared to cable and satellite providers. Only one-third of pay-TV subscribers said they were very satisfied with their service, narrowing from th more

Monday, January 09, 2017

Majority Of Smartwatch Owners Have Paid Music Streaming Sub

Owners of wearable devices such as smartwatches and fitness trackers are far more likely to subscribe to paid streaming audio or music services such as Apple Music, Spotify or Pandora One, according to a report from Parks Associates. In fact, some 60 percent of smartwatch owners and 48 percent of fitness tracker owners in the US currently subscribe to streaming music services, while 69 percent of non-owners have no subscription at all. Among all US broadband households, 33 perce more

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Third Of US Broadband Households Have Multiple OTT Packs

Approximately 31 percent of U.S. broadband households have multiple OTT service subscriptions, which is nearly one-half of the 63 percent of U.S. broadband households subscribing to at least one OTT service, according to a research by New Parks Associates. The most popular service stack is Netflix and Amazon Video, with 12 percent of all U.S. broadband households having this combination. Netflix has yet to announce its plans for CES 2017, but the streaming giant could roll out a more

Friday, December 16, 2016

Why Open Wins Over Proprietary In The Smart Home

There are many glowing predictions regarding the smart home, and the wider IoT industry, but a Gartner report predicted only last year that 21 billion IoT endpoints will be in use by 2020, which will save consumers and businesses $1 trillion a year in maintenance, services and consumables by 2022, according to the analyst firm. On the other side of the pond, Parks Associates research shows 19 per cent of US broadband households currently own a smart home device of some kind, and more

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Western European Smart Thermostat Sales To Hit 1 Mln By 2020

Sales of smart thermostats in Western Europe are set to rise from less than 700,000 units in 2016 to more than one million units by 2020, according to a report on smart energy and water products by Parks Associates. Although the market for smart thermostats in the region has a long way to go to reach the US figure of 9 percent of broadband households, the report indicates that brands such as Nest, Tado, Bosch, Hive, Netamo and Quby have all launched smart thermostat products in more

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

24% In US Will Have Home Security System In 2020

Nearly a quarter (24%) of US broadband households will have an IP camera by 2020, while over half will have a smart home controller and 26 percent will have a home security system, according to a study by Parks Associates.

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