"CONNECTIONS" articles

Parks Associates recently hosted its 15th annual CONNECTIONS TM Summit: Smart Home Growth Strategies . The conference took place virtually January 14, in cooperation with CES® 2021. This one-day event featured sessions on smart home technology and services, connected health, data privacy, value-added services, and home security. Jake Alamat , Vice President and General Manager, IoT Home and Consumer Products, Silicon Labs joined Parks Associates' President, Elizabeth Parks ,...
Recent Parks Associates data finds more than 50% of US broadband households own at least one smart TV and the company’s earlier research found 77% of smart TVs among US broadband households are now connected to the internet. New product announcements from top smart TV brands at last week’s CES 2021 reveal that while 4K TV is still popular, these brands are also focused on new technologies and improved smart TV features that will push the smart TV to the front of the in-home video...
Parks Associates data finds one-third of smart device owners in US broadband households have increased usage of their devices during the COVID-19 pandemic, including 46% of smart door lock owners. Brand announcements at CES 2021 last week revealed companies are continuing to develop products in efforts to drive demand in the smart home ecosystem during COVID-19 and beyond. Among the latest announcements, Parks Associates found these noteworthy: Alarm.com, who...
CES 2021 has wrapped, and this year’s show was unlike any CES events in the past due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the lack of a traditional in-person trade show in Las Vegas, the virtual event showcased thousands of announcements from hundreds of companies. This year, with so many people spending so much time at home, the smart home category came into particular focus. Some of the biggest trends in the smart home space at CES this year were touchless devices, cleanliness and...
 
The increasing number of connected devices, massive shift to remote work and education, and high demand for perfectly reliable streaming video services places unprecedented strain on home networks. At the same time, home service providers’ traditional bundles are in decline as more subscribers move to a stand-alone broadband bundle plus OTT video services. Don't miss Parks Associates' final CONNECTIONS Summit session,  Building the New Home Services Bundle ,  on...
Data privacy and security concerns are consistently among the top purchase barriers for those not owning smart home devices. Parks Associates will host the CONNECTIONS Summit  Privacy & Security: Protecting Consumers session on Thursday, January 14 from 3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. CT. This session will be moderated by the firm's senior analyst, Patrice Samuels . In this session, industry experts Paula Al-Soufi, Director, Solution Offering, F-Secure , Aleem...
 
by Parks Associates | Jan. 11, 2021
Tags: CES, CONNECTIONS, security, smart home
Crossover between connected health and smart home tech is rapidly expanding, with many large players entering this space. A majority of consumers now find virtual care solutions that incorporate data from their connected health devices appealing. Entrance of tech giants will expand the market for wellness solutions at home and the data sources health players can use for telehealth and independent living services. Don't forget to register for Parks Associat es' CONNECTIONS Summit...
Today, advances in home security and safety devices offer consumers an increasing array of solutions to help them trade in worry for peace of mind. As smart home security devices grow in familiarity, value, and affordability, these alternatives will close the divide from traditional security systems.  On Thursday, January 14, from 1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. CT, Parks Associates will host its CONNECTIONS Summit session  Home Security Growth: DIY and Pro Channels ,  which...
 
by Parks Associates | Jan. 7, 2021
Tags: CES, CONNECTIONS, home safety, security

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