Connected Home Systems and Controls

Parks Associates' study  "Context is King: Smart Home Video and Audio Analytics" examines how video and audio analytics are evolving and impacting the smart home user experience and profiles companies that are driving the technology forward. Innovation in video and audio analytics drives new applications and services like facial, emotional, gender, and object recognition, creating dramatic new capabilities to understand the context and deliver value. Embedding microphones...
 
by Parks Associates | Aug. 5, 2022
Tags: home safety, security, smart home
More device offerings and connected ecosystems are present in the market now compared to a decade ago. However, the ability of devices to work in tandem with other devices (even in different ecosystems) has also increased. Initiatives like matter (although not yet fully implemented) that are aimed at bridging remaining gaps in interoperability and device compatibility are being committed to by tech giants and smaller developers alike and will help simplify consumers’ experience as...

Parks Associates’ study “ COVID-19: Impact on Seniors, Caregivers, and Independent Living Solutions ”  reveals that nearly 33% of US seniors (ages 65 and older) are considering purchasing an independent living system. This interest follows a trend of increasing technology adoption among the 65+ US population. AI is growing in importance in senior and assisted living environments. With over 70 million baby boomers expected to retire by 2030, combined with increased...
Parks Associates research finds three in four internet households are concerned about their personal data security, with more than half saying they are very concerned. While consumers are very concerned about the security of their data, they are very fatalistic about this topic—almost two-thirds of consumers feel it is impossible to keep data completely secure. The proliferation of apps and connected devices creates many new avenues for data to leak out of a household, often just...

Parks Associates research finds security system adoption has steadily increased in recent years, reaching 36% of internet households. Adoption is driven by recent advances in DIY installation, reduction of service and hardware costs, and a growing need for peace of mind. Residential security customers in single-family and SMB properties have a myriad of installation methods, alert methods, device types, and associated services. Parks Associates new whitepaper Zero Response Time –...
Google’s annual I/O event, which took place from May 11-12, revealed a handful of new releases and updates to its range of hardware and software. Google also shared that a few previously discontinued and canceled products would be revived, including Android tablets and watches, the latter of which will feature a partnership with Samsung. Android 13 was also debuted and is slated for release in August alongside the new Pixel 7 and 7 Pro. Key points of emphasis for Android 13 include...

Apple’s annual World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) took place on June 6, with the tech giant unveiling a score of new product releases and software updates. Apple’s latest announcements were focused on enhancements and upgrades to its existing products and services.  Notable was the emphasis on the Home App upgrades, along with security and efficiency. Parks Associates research shows that while consumers use multiple platforms in the home, 66% are interested in a single...
Parks Associates research shows that 13% of consumers report they are not likely to purchase a new product from the same brand if they return a product from that brand. Those experiencing technical problems seek help through a variety of channels, including the manufacturer, product manuals, and support forums. Brands need to offer a variety of support resources. On Thursday, June 9, 2022 at 12 PM CT/ 9 AM PT, Parks Associates will co-host a complimentary webinar with RouteThis,...


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