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Monday, June 27, 2016

Less Than a Third of U.S. Broadband Households Familiar With Where to Buy Smart Home Products, Study Says

"In addressing the low consumer awareness for smart home solutions, all players have ample opportunities to make inroads in this early market," Eddie Accomando, research analyst at Parks Associates says. "Roughly 40 percent of the U.S. broadband households familiar with smart home products or services learned about them from TV or the Internet. In 2016 we are seeing smart home companies develop more robust TV and Internet consumer marketing strategies to reach the consumers ...read more

Monday, June 27, 2016

Want To Build A Strong Social Media Presence? Follow These 10 Steps

Residential integrators might be shocked to consider the recently reported research from Parks Associates showing that consumers in broadband-enabled households rank service contractors as their sixth choice to recommend and purchase smart home systems, just between utility providers and HVAC contractors.

From the article "Want To Build A Strong Social Media Presence? Follow These 10 Steps" by Coleen Sterns.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Digital Publishers Lost $41.4 Bn Due To Ad Blocking: Study

“Many content creators rely on advertising revenue to monetise video, especially as newly launched digital services seek revenue. As digital video viewership increases on all screens, use of ad-blocking technologies is a concern for content owners and distributors. Ad blockers have their roots in web publishing, often to prevent full-page overlays or popups that would disrupt the experience. As internet video viewership on the television screen increases, advertisers are seeking to ...read more

Friday, June 24, 2016

Smart Home Platform Consolidation: Comcast And Alarm.com Buy Icontrol

“The consolidation of interactive service providers in the security industry is huge news,” said Tom Kerber, director of research with Parks Associates. “Alarm.com has considerably strengthened its position in the security channel, and given that the security industry is the leading channel for smart home services, it is now a clear leader in...a market that includes many new entrants competing for a slice of a rapidly growing pie.”

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Friday, June 24, 2016

Smart Home Devices Slow To Catch On In U.S. Broadband Households

A new IoT research report from Parks Associates revealed that less than 30 percent of U.S. broadband households actually know where to purchase smart home products or services. What's more, about 40 percent of the households the research firm surveyed said they prefer to purchase smart home products at retail outlets, particularly from home improvement stores such as Home Depot or Lowes.

From the article "Smart Home Devices Slow To Catch On In U.S. Broadband Households" ...read more

Thursday, June 23, 2016

New Report Assesses Costs Of Ad-Blocking On Internet Video

Parks Associates is urging media companies to develop advertising campaigns that are “integrated and nondisruptive to the viewing experience” for internet video watchers, releasing new data that shows that ad-blocking cost the digital publishing industries some $41.4 billion worldwide in 2015.

According to Parks Associates’s new research report, Tracking Eyeballs: Video Analytics and Measurement, U.S. broadband homes watch an average of 3.8 hours of internet video on their TV sets ...read more

Thursday, June 23, 2016

US Homes Watch Four Hours Of Web Video Per Week On A TV

Parks Associates new report Tracking Eyeballs: Video Analytics and Measurement warns that consumers might increasingly use ad-blocking solutions while streaming video if the digital advertising methods disrupt their viewing experience.

Parks Associates’ digital media analysts advise service providers and media companies that the best defense against these ad blockers is to develop digital advertising models that are integrated and non-disruptive to the viewing experience.

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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Securing Smart Homes From Hackers

Parks Associates have predicted more than 50 million connected homes by 2020. With that being the scale of device connections, it is high time for developers to prioritise protecting customer data.

From the article "Securing Smart Homes From Hackers" by Bill Curtis, Robert Cragie.

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