"home automation" articles

Imagine a hot summer night in Phoenix, one of the hottest major cities in the United States. I’m visiting my grandmother’s home while on a break from college and sleeping on the pullout couch in her guest room. It’s 2 a.m., and I have awoken feeling quite warm and am unable to return to a peaceful slumber. That’s because my grandma has turned up the thermostat to 82 degrees. Her formative years were during the height of the Great Depression, and throughout the course of her life,...
Jorge Perdomo , SVP Corporate Strategy & Development, and Joe Liu , CEO, MivaTek, provided insight on several key industry trends ahead of Parks Associates’ 21st-annual CONNECTIONS™ Conference , which will be held May 23-25 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport: How is your company engaging consumers through new technology solutions? Our basic mission is to provide consumers with a collaborative, managed video-verified solution for prioritized response and...
Richard Wolpert , Co-Founder & CEO, HelloTech, provided insight on several key industry trends ahead of Parks Associates’ 21st-annual CONNECTIONS™ Conference , which will be held May 23-25 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport: What does the industry need to do to speed up the slow growth of overall smart home adoption? The industry is trying their best to make their products Do It Yourself (DIY). And they are doing an admirable job however they must accept...
Dan DiClerico , Smart Home Advisor, HomeAdvisor, provided insight on several key industry trends ahead of Parks Associates’ 21st-annual CONNECTIONS™ Conference , which will be held May 23-25 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport: What are the best use cases for consumers and the Internet of Things? The smart home is not a one-size fits all solution. It means different things to different people. For parents, let’s talk about how awesome it is to be able to...
Yossi Atias , General Manager, IoT Security, BullGuard , provided insight on several key industry trends ahead of Parks Associates’ 21st-annual CONNECTIONS™ Conference , which will be held May 23-25 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport: How is your company engaging consumers through new technology solutions? Dojo by Bullguard is a new modern product that uses the most advanced technologies available for consumer engagement. From a business point of view, we’re...
Parks Associates' 21st-annual CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference will take place May 23-25 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport in San Francisco. The event provides a day of pre-show research workshops highlighting Parks Associates’ consumer data and analysis and two days of conference sessions focused on technology adoption and trends, forecasts for new products and services, evaluation of new business strategies, and recommendations about technology...
Research from Parks Associates shows that while familiarity with smart home products is still low, there is more and more interest from consumers to integrate connected products in the home. 5% of U.S. broadband households own a smart plug/adapter module. U.S. broadband households with smart light bulbs own 2.4 of these products on average. 92% of U.S. car owners perform an activity that requires a mobile or Internet connection while driving. 19% of U.S....
Last Thursday, Google provided an unsolicited ad to Google Home users, testing, for the first time, its ability to run ads on its smart speaker. Google Home users reported asking their device about their schedule and along with the weather, news updates, and traffic, the speaker played a 17-second promotion of the new movie Beauty and the Beast. Users immediately took notice of the sly ad insertion taking to social media to relay their frustrations,...

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