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19 SEPT 2013

Smartphone purchases driving new security and energy solutions for service providers

Parks Associates finds one-third of French and German, 45% of U.K. broadband households recently purchased smartphones

Parks Associates European research finds roughly one-third of German and French broadband households and 45% of U.K. broadband households purchased a smartphone in the last six months. These devices are leading the increase in connected and mobile CE adoption among Western European households, which is opening new options for service providers in security and energy offerings.

The research firm will host CONNECTIONS™ Europe: Monetization Strategies for the Connected Home November 12-13, Mövenpick Hotel, Amsterdam. The event features the session "Integration of Security and Energy into Service Provider Offerings,"where executives from AlertMe, Amdocs, npower, Linear, and Securitas Direct – Verisure will discuss business opportunities for service providers entering the home controls market.

"Already 10-12% of broadband households in the U.K. and France own a home control solution where they can control a device such as a thermostat or security camera via a smartphone or PC," said Stuart Sikes, president, Parks Associates.  “Safety and security applications resonate strongly with European consumers, but aversion to monthly fees means providers need to offer different flavors of service, from self-monitoring options to professional services, in order to attract new consumers and build solid recurring revenues. We will discuss these strategies with leading platform and service providers at CONNECTIONS™ Europe."

Parks Associates chart - Home Control Systems in Europe

"Integration of Security and Energy into Service Provider Offerings," November 12 at 11:15, features the following speakers:

Michel Arrede, Head of Marketing, Amdocs Connected Home, Amdocs

Simon Harrison, Product, Innovation, Technology & Trialling Manager, npower

Duane Paulson, Senior Vice President of Product and Market Development, Linear LLC

Dick Seger, CEO and President, Securitas Direct – Verisure

Mary Turner, CEO, AlertMe

CONNECTIONS™ Europe keynotes:

Paul Dawes, Executive Vice President, General Manager, iControl Networks

Dick Seger, CEO and President, Securitas Direct - Verisure

Patrice Slupowski, VP, Digital Innovation & Communities, Orange

CONNECTIONS™ Europe sponsorsare iControl Networks, Amdocs, AT&T, PlanetEcosystems, SAFEVIEW, Securitas Direct - Verisure, Sigma Designs, Sutherland Global Services, AlertMe, Intamac, Linear, and INSTEON.

For more information, visit http://www.connectionseurope.com or contact sales@parksassociates.com, 972-490-1113.


CONNECTIONS™ Europe: Strategies for Security and Smart Home will be a virtual conference taking place 10-12 November 2020, as part of the CONNECTIONS™ Community. This virtual conference and networking experience will host multiple webinars leading up to the November event, with analyst insights, interactive panels, roundtable discussions, and special networking, taking place July 15, July 29, Aug 19, Sept 16, Oct 7, and Oct 28.

Produced by Parks Associates, the 14th annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe is an executive conference focused on innovative business models, industry partnerships, and technology advancements for smart home solutions, cloud services, and value-added services, including energy management and connected health services.

CONNECTIONS™ Europe combines networking opportunities with visionary keynotes and conference sessions focused on technology adoption and trends, product and service forecasts, evaluation of new business strategies, and recommendations for strategic partnerships and monetization opportunities. http://www.connectionseurope.com

About Parks Associates: Parks Associates, a woman-owned and woman-led internationally recognized market research and consulting company, specializes in emerging technology solutions serving the consumer and small to medium business (SMB) markets. Celebrating its 35th year in 2021, Parks Associates is a partner to companies navigating the changing consumer technology landscapes through data-driven market insights, extensive consumer and industry intelligence, custom marketing services, and executive networking experiences and conferences.

The company's expertise includes home automation, control systems and security, digital media and platforms, entertainment and gaming, home networks, internet and video services, connected health and independent living solutions, mobile applications and services, support services, consumer electronics, and energy management solutions.

Each year, Parks Associates hosts industry webcasts, the CONNECTIONS™ Conference Series, Connected Health Summit, Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer, and Future of Video: OTT, Pay TV, and Digital Media. http://www.parksassociates.com