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Title: Parks Associates releases 2019 Connected Home and Entertainment Trends Market Review 2018 saw a continued rise in connected devices in the home: U.S. broadband households have an average of 10.4 connected devices according to Parks Associates new research and by 2021, consumers will purchase more than 485 million connected devices. Parks Associates’ Market Review, 2019 Connected Home and Entertainment Trends , examines trends, opportunities, and challenges facing...
Parks Associates research shows that saving money increases interest in smart home devices among 60% of broadband households with no previous purchase intentions . Utility and energy providers in particular can use this interest to their advantage in order to incentivize consumers to purchase energy-efficient devices like smart thermostats and cut back usage during peak hours, saving money and power. According to research from Parks Associates, over 11% of U.S. broadband households...
Prior to Parks Associates’ 10th-annual Smart Energy Summit , in Austin, Advisory Board member, Olaf Lohr, Utility Relations, sonnen shared his insights on how energy providers can move the energy market forward. How can energy providers move the energy management market forward? Moving the market forward is achieved through a combination of innovation and adoption. Innovations need to be significant, beneficial, easy to install and adopt, and need to provide a significant...
Any time you ask someone about the great things they saw at CES, you need to take their response with a grain (or heaping tablespoon) of salt. The issue is scope. The Consumer Electronics Show is far too big for any one person to get an accurate perspective given all of the keynotes, workshops press events, booths, theaters, and corporate suites to be navigated over a handful of days. For me, I try to sneak away from the suites for a few hours to track down major trends, look into...
The flood of IoT products and services at CES crossed all categories of the smart home space. However, the lineup of smart door lock offerings generated plenty of buzz on its own. According to Parks Associates research, 7% of U.S. broadband households own at least one smart door lock and purchase intentions for these devices hit 21% in Q4 2018. Further, 13% of broadband households in the U.S. are “very likely” (rating of 6-7 on a 7-point scale) to purchase one of these devices over...
As the popularity of smart home products continues to grow, so too do technological advancements in artificial intelligence. Hollywood icons like KITT (Knight Rider) and Pat (Smart House) actually do exist, although much less dramatically. AI has become an integral part of the smart home ecosystem and service providers are making moves to increase their products’ capabilities and learning methods. Recently, Amazon announced that their smart speaker, the Echo, and Alexa will be...
Prior to Parks Associates’ 13th-annual CONNECTIONS Europe: Strategies for the Smart Home and Consumer Iot conference, Kristian Järnefelt, EVP Consumer Cyber Security, F-Secure Corporation shared insights with the analyst team to discuss opportunities and challenges facing the European smart home market. Kristian will be participating on the Data Security and Analytics: AI Challenges and Opportunities panel on Tuesday, November 13 at 15:15. Panelists joining him on this session...
Submitted by Open Connectivity Foundation. The security of Internet of Things devices has always been one of the top priorities of the Open Connectivity Foundation. As more devices come online every day, the amount of cybersecurity risks continues to climb – from privacy issues to theft of personal data. That’s why OCF is constantly working to improve the security features of devices. These are included before the device even goes online, giving consumers the peace of...

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