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At Design & Construction Week, Parks Associates—in collaboration with LG Electronics—recently led industry executives in discussions on consumer attitudes and behaviors towards new smart home technologies and connected devices. Here are insights from Madison Saab, Channel Manager, Builder Program, Alarm.com, who participated in the panel, “ State of the Smart Home ” at the LG booth on the KBIS Show Floor. What are some of the new home services that manufacturers are...
 
ADT and Ford recently announced a partnership to form a new company, Canopy. The new joint venture will bring together ADT’s professional security monitoring and Ford’s AI-driven camera technology to provide customers with safety for their vehicles. Canopy will employ multi-sensor security systems with monitoring from ADT, a first for the auto industry. Canopy’s arrival follows several major residential security players expanding into car protection. In 2019, Vivint...
Parks Associates’ Connected Health Summit: Consumer Engagement and Innovation returns for the first session of 2022, Health and Home: State of the Market, on Thursday, January 20, from 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM CT. Matt Johnson , CEO, EarlySense, will be featured as an interactive panel member at 11:15 AM CT, where he and other major executives will address the impact that technology has to support various types of monitoring, wellness, and predictive healthcare outcomes. Prior to the...
Parks Associates recently published the Top 10 Connected Consumer Trends to Watch in 2022 , where my colleagues and I weigh in on the top consumer technology trends we will see in 2022. One trend to look for is a move towards value-added services by ISP’s, due to hardware delays. Throughout 2020 and 2021, the US broadband market experienced a period of major growth with net additions at a historic multi-year high. Parks Associates estimates over 5.2M net residential...
Parks Associates recently announced The Peggy Smedley Show as a supporter of its events in 2022, including CONNECTIONS™ 2022. The Peggy Smedley Show is a weekly podcast with over 700 episodes, all hosted by award-winning journalist and widely recognized technology influencer, Peggy Smedley. On a recent episode of the podcast, Tech Disruption: Forever Changed , Smedley and Parks Associates President, Elizabeth Parks , discussed the new ways in which technology is disrupting...
 
Telehealth and telemedicine solutions have been thrust to the forefront of health care due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The need to avoid exposure to the virus has challenged well-established consumer preferences for in-person visits over remote care. Radical shifts in the regulatory and reimbursement landscape have paved the way for rapid telehealth deployments, including the use of health devices. Parks Associates' latest consumer study of 5,000 broadband households provides trending data...
Throughout 2020, the United States’ broadband coverage gap was recognized as a major issue impacting Americans’ safety, quality of life, and ability to participate in work and schooling. According to Parks Associates estimates: ·       22% of US households, or roughly 27M households, lack a fixed home internet subscription; ·       10% of US households, or almost 13M households, are mobile-only –...
36% of broadband households have a home security system as of Q2 2021, and approximately two-thirds of security system owners have an interactive system according to Parks Associates latest research. There are at least two levels of interactivity. Basic interactivity enables a user to access and control the household security system and receive notifications as scheduled or requested.  These capabilities occur via smartphone, tablet, PC, and sometimes smart speaker. These...

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