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Monday, September 23, 2019

Self-installation of smart door locks increased from 39% in 2016 to 59% at end of 2018

DIY Home Security Tracker analyzes DIY trends in residential security market

New research from Parks Associates’ DIY Home Security Tracker finds smart door lock installation occurs most often by the homeowner, with self-installation increasing from 39% at the end of 2016 to 59% at the end of 2018. As manufacturers launch new and second-generation products, they are trying to balance security with convenience, customization, and expanding use cases, such as voice control and ...read more

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Weight loss and calorie tracking apps are most commonly used features on smart watches

Research firm analyzes adoption, use cases, and future business opportunities for wearables and other connected fitness and wellness devices 

New connected health research fromParks Associates finds health applications dominate smart watch use cases. Among the 11% of heads of US broadbandhouseholds that personally own and use smart watches, 76% use their device to track steps, 60% monitor their heart rate, and 53% track calories burned. 360 View: Connected Health At Home: We ...read more

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

12% of US broadband households say voice control is the top feature when buying a new smart TV

Dina Abdelrazik of Parks Associates to address rise of voice control among connected devices at CEDIA Expo

Parks Associates will present new research about the rise of voice controls and the increased interest in voice commands to control in-home entertainment devices at CEDIA Expo on September 14 in Denver, Colorado. The research firm reports that over half of US broadband households find voice control of connected entertainment devices to be appealing. Voice functionality ...read more

Friday, August 16, 2019

Unit sales for new smart home controllers will reach nearly 14 million in 2024

Smart Home Tracker analyzes key trends, including new security and privacy protection innovations in the US smart home space

New research from Parks Associates’ Smart Home Tracker: Market Sizing and Trends estimates nearly 14 million new smart home controllers will be sold in the US in 2024. The tracker provides industry insights and analysis on the latest trends in the smart home space, including the need for new privacy protection and authentication measures.

“Device m ...read more

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

38% of consumers planning to acquire data security services prefer receiving services bundled with broadband at no additional charge

New study provides consumer data and industry insight on current attitudes around data privacy

New research from Parks Associates finds 75% of heads of US broadband households intend to acquire a security or privacy service in the next 12 months. 360 Deep Dive: Consumer Privacy: My Smart Home, My Castle shows that 38% of these consumers rank receiving these services bundled with their broadband service at no additional charge as most desirable, while the remaining 62% would ...read more

Thursday, August 08, 2019

Parks Associates Whitepaper Examines Role of Smart Home in the Future of Telecare and Independent Living

New whitepaper shows 35% of UK broadband households have a connected health device 

Parks Associates recently released the new whitepaper Telecare in the EU: Smart Home and Independent Living, which examines opportunities to use smart home technology to expand telecare services in Europe. The firm’s research reveals 35% of UK broadband households own at least one connected health device and 30% of heads of UK broadband households are currently or will soon be the caregiver f ...read more

Monday, July 29, 2019

Nearly 50% of consumers find the ability for their smart access control devices to allow Amazon package deliveries to be valuable

New industry report examines the access control ecosystem and strategies toward home services

New research from Parks Associates finds nearly half of consumers who currently own or intend to buy a smart door lock, a smart garage door opener, or video doorbell value the ability to remotely allow Amazon package deliveries. Battle for the Front Door: The Access Control Ecosystem reports that one-third of owners or future buyers rate this capability as very valuable.

“The gr ...read more

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

39% of US Broadband Households own a Streaming Media Player

Installed base of Amazon and Roku streaming media players is three times greater than competition

Parks Associates announced new research today showing 39% of US broadband households own a streaming media player, a mere 1% increase over 2018, indicating ownership has flattened, although purchase intentions are higher for 2019 compared to previous years. 360 Deep Dive: Adoption and Use of Connected Video Devices notes connected video device manufacturers may need to shift foc ...read more

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