Connected Home Systems and Controls

Guest blog post by Greg Fisher, Founder at HardwareCon. Having spent that last 13 years helping over 900 hardware startups (they used to be called inventors) taking innovative, physical products to market, I’ve seen the industry go from one that was dominated by large established companies to the burgeoning hardware revolution that has already brought thousands of startup products to market with new tools and technologies and is just getting started. Despite the growth of...
The smart home today is not really all that smart. It is obedient and does what it is told to do, but has limited capability of making decisions on its own. Decision making requires first, an understanding of the situation, and then a method to make a decision based on the situation. The smart home industry must focus on understanding what is happening in and around the home, and the first step in understanding that context is gathering data. The sensors embedded in...

The smart home is a comprised of a collection of products and services that serve the needs of consumers using either a centralized or a distributed control architecture. In a distributed control architecture individual products perform specific jobs for consumers, but those products also benefit from collaboration with other products. A loose collaboration between autonomous products is sufficient for many jobs; however, some tasks may be better served by if they were coordinated as a...
Bernd Grohmann , Executive VP, EQ-3 AG, will be speaking at Parks Associates' upcoming CONNECTIONS Summit: Engaging Consumers: IoT and the Smart Home at CES, January 9, in Las Vegas. He kindly provided insights, to the Parks Associates' analyst team, on Smart TVs, voice control products, increasing consumer awareness of connected products and services (and their fears of adoption), VR/AR trends, drivers for connected home products and services adoption, and what his company is doing to...

Neal Foster , Vice President of Product Management, Xfinity Home, Comcast, provided insights to Parks Associates' analyst team regarding adoption of connected home good and services, increasing consumer awareness of these connected good and services and what consumers fear most with regards to adoption of these goods and services. Neal will participate on the session, Smart Home & Interoperability: Expanding Ease of Use , at Parks Associates' CONNECTIONS Summit: Engaging...
Martin Heckmann , Director of Emerging Business at Chamberlain Group Inc., Chamberlain, spoke with Parks Associates' to discuss what companies can do to increase consumer awareness of smart home products and services, what innovations are having the biggest impact on smart home and IoT markets, and what consumers fear most about adopting smart home products and services. Martin will participate on the session, Smart Home Platforms: Unlocking Consumer Value , at Parks Associates'...

Matthew Swatsky , Vice President-Residential Mid-Market Business, Lutron Electronics, recently provided insights to Parks Associates' analyst team regarding what companies can do to increase consumer awareness of smart home products and services and the top drivers for adoption of connected home products and services. Matthew will participate on the session, Smart Home & Interoperability: Expanding Ease of Use , at Parks Associates' CONNECTIONS Summit: Engaging Consumers: IoT...
Tony Mauro , Chief Technology Officer, Plasmatic Technologies Inc., spoke with Parks Associates' analyst team. giving them insight on what companies can do to increase consumer awareness of smart home products and services, what consumers fear most about adopting smart home products, and what role voice has played in companies such as Amazon, Apple and Google. Tony will participate on the session, Creating Compelling IoT Services with AI and Data Analytics , at Parks Associates'...


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