"whitepaper" articles

Parks Associates’ research reveals that 20% of US broadband households report the COVID-19 pandemic has increased their interest in smart energy solutions that can help them manage their energy use, cost, and comfort. Energy management programs and smart energy solutions can deliver immediate cost benefits to consumers, but the energy industry has generally been unable to find solutions that trigger widespread engagement among their customer base. Utilities have tried different...
The pandemic has forever changed the trajectory of healthcare and specifically virtual care. Before the pandemic, forward-thinking care providers and health systems were trialing virtual care solutions that could bridge the facility to the home, seeking connected care models that work for their systems and patients. Yet, prior to 2020 — connected health to the home or in the home was at the periphery of healthcare. Parks Associates’ research reveals that as of April 2021, 66% of...
Parks Associates’ consumer surveys consistently find that “peace of mind” consistently ranks in the top three smart home benefits that most influence purchasing. Thirty-one percent of recent buyers report “peace of mind” as the top benefit influencing their purchases. Security service providers can build on consumers’ desire for this value and develop other offerings that address peace of mind. Released ahead of this week's ISC West , Parks Associates' new whitepaper...
Broadband connectivity, fixed or mobile, is now considered a fourth utility for consumers and is the foundation of enabling connected devices and applications in the home. This includes an average of 9.2 connected computing and entertainment devices—such as computers, smartphones, smart TVs, and smart speakers, an average of 1.2 connected health and wellness devices—such as heart rate and sleep monitors, and an average of 2.6 smart home devices. Parks Associates' new...
 
by Parks Associates | Jun. 16, 2021
Tags: smart home, Whitepaper
COVID-19 has redefined the market for security and related smart home devices, with both positive and negative factors emerging in this new environment. From the very beginning of the pandemic, many people, unwilling to risk exposure to COVID-19, have avoided circumstances where an installation or repair technician would enter their home. This cramps growth for traditional security systems but heightens the willingness to acquire self-install security systems. Countering this...
 
by Parks Associates | May. 19, 2021
Tags: security, smart home, Whitepaper
Parks Associates recently released the Market Snapshot, Voice as a Lifeline and the Transformation of Home Telephony , which explores how home telephony is transforming in ways that provide renewed validation of legacy technologies even while new technologies accelerate adoption. The whitepaper, developed in partnership with DECT Forum , reports that North American and European telecommunications providers have seen a significant increase in home telephony beginning last year with the...
The biggest threat in home fires isn’t visible on the surface – it’s actually hidden in the walls. Arc faults are responsible for 82% of electrical fires and there are multiple factors that can cause them. With new smart home technologies like smart plugs and smart smoke detectors the risk from arc fault fires are severely lowered as these products can detect and even prevent these fires from happening. According to Tom Kerber , Senior Director IoT Strategy, Parks Associates,...
Parks Associates’ new complimentary whitepaper, Video’s Critical Path: Success at Web Speeds , sponsored by MediaKind examines the reshaping of the entertainment industry by OTT video services. “Pay TV is on the forefront of this era of change, with the global market for pay TV is continuing to grow in most regions despite the decline in subscribing households in the U.S. Competition from OTT providers like Netflix and Hulu have pushed a new wave of consolidation in pay TV,...

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