Blog articles from 10/2020

Parks Associates is hosting its 24th annual CONNECTIONS conference this year as part of CONNECTIONS Community , with virtual sessions on July 15, July 29, August 19, September 16, October 7, October 28, and November 10-12. The upcoming session on October 28, titled "Privacy and Security: Protecting the Consumer" , will address how manufacturers, broadband service providers, and data security service providers are doubling their efforts to mitigate potential risks to...
 
by Parks Associates | Oct. 27, 2020
Tags: CONNECTIONS, security, smart home
The CONNECTIONS Community is the Premier Connected Home Conference focused on the connected home and will be held July 15, July 29, August 19, September 16, October 7, October 28, and November 10-12. Mark Burson , VP Marketing & Product Management, Nice North America will speak at on the session, DIY: Impact for Smart Home and Security on November 11, 2020 at 1:30 PM CT. Platinum Sponsor, Nice , shared thoughts on the smart home industry: What do you anticipate...
 
by Parks Associates | Oct. 22, 2020
Tags: CONNECTIONS, COVID-19, smart home

Parks Associates will host its 24th annual CONNECTIONS conference with sessions on July 15, July 29, August 19, Setember 16, October 7, October 28 and November 10-12, 2020 as part of the online CONNECTIONS Community . Ahead of the October 28 session , Parks Associates asked the keynote speaker, Marcio Avillez, SVP of Business Development at CUJO AI , to share his thoughts on solutions for effective data security in the smart home: As the number of connected devices in...
 
by Parks Associates | Oct. 21, 2020
Tags: CONNECTIONS, security, smart home
Protecting consumer data and person al information is critical as smart home devices move toward mass-market adoption. With this rise of connected devices, the number of annual security and data breaches continues to increase year-over-year — nearly 80% of US broadband households are concerned about the possibility of a data security or privacy breach in their home.  Join the CONNECTIONS Community and attend our upcoming session  Privacy and...
 
by Parks Associates | Oct. 16, 2020
Tags: CONNECTIONS, privacy, security

Multiple System Operators (MSOs), a cable company or fiber-optics company (typically a telephone company), offer package deals that include the initial home network for most broadband households. Since most US households have fixed broadband and experience significant problems with wireless, there is a large potential market for support services. Traditionally MSOs have mostly depended on revenues from the TV package rental and especially the premium purchase for movies, sports...
 
by Amanda Kung | Oct. 16, 2020
Tags: home networks, smart home
Video doorbells entered the market in 2012 as a new form of networked video product (IP connected camera) from a couple of startups that went on to become major brands while also being emulated by a variety of manufacturers. By 2016, approximately 1.5 million video doorbells had been sold as the product began a dramatic uptick in consumer awareness and purchasing. By the end of 2019, 11-12 million video doorbells had been sold. Video doorbells were first positioned as security...
 
by Brad Russell | Oct. 14, 2020
Tags: home safety, security, smart home

In the connected health space, the adoption of internet connected technologies that can monitor individual health and fitness is rapidly growing. Parks Associates latest research finds 42% of US broadband households own at least one connected health device, including 28% that own a wearable and 15% with a connected medical device, such as a smart thermometer or wireless CPAP machine. From 2019 to 2020, consumer-reported smart watch ownership nearly doubled, with 22% of the heads of...
 
by Alayna Bryant | Oct. 2, 2020
Tags: Apple, digital health, wearable

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