Security Info Watch

Friday, March 17, 2017

Residential Security: Beyond the Walled Garden

For the independent security dealer, all of these changing customer and technology profiles is already happening. The appeal of the walled garden’s closed system is convenience and usability; however, that point of distinction is being eroded by those same factors.

Parks Associates recently mapped the smart home’s competitive landscape by looking for cues and harbingers in user reviews. What Parks’ Tom Kerber found was that walled garden automation was already showing signs ...read more

Thursday, July 07, 2016

Comcast Rolls Out Its Own Connected-Home Products

Even among U.S. households with broadband service, newly released market research from Parks Associates found that less than 30 percent of respondents were familiar with where to buy smart-home products or services.

From the article "Comcast Rolls Out Its Own Connected-Home Products" by Jonathan Takiff.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Home Surveillance Comes Of Age

Dealers have a tremendous opportunity to benefit from smart home technology as consumers have started to take an interest in it — with more than half of the population excited about the technology, according to Icontrol’s report.

Some dealers have already started leveraging this technology, with 70 percent of dealers recently surveyed by Parks Associates indicating that they are currently installing or are planning to install interactive smart home devices or systems.

Fr ...read more

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Where IoT and 2G Intersect

In early 2015, IoT research from Parks Associates predicted rapid growth in the smart home in 2015, as 37 percent of U.S. broadband households intended to buy one or more smart devices this year. The current positioning for consumer IoT products creates an expectation with consumers that IoT products like the Nest Learning Thermostat or Philips Hue should easily interoperate with other IoT devices in the home.

Given the fact that 20 percent of homes have professionally monit ...read more

Monday, June 01, 2015

Smart Homes: From Niche to Mainstream

The path toward today’s modern smart home has spanned nearly a century, comprising every household innovation, from the introduction of vacuums to the invention of personal computers and mobile phones. In 2010, a new era began when ADT was first to debut a mass-market interactive security solution — ADT Pulse — that has evolved to offer users a platform to view real-time video, receive alerts, arm their security system and remotely control devices such as lights, door locks, gar ...read more

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Home Surveillance

Market research firm Parks Associates forecasts continued expansion in video surveillance in the residential space over the coming years. This is being driven by increased consumer interest and demand for the connected home, as well as by new technologies like mobile devices and cloud services.

From the article "Home Surveillance" by Jay Kenny.

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