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Monday, March 26, 2018

Can You Get RMR From Smart Thermostats? New Data Shows Potential

Could smart thermostats be the next subsidized security business model? Yes, according to new data from Parks Associates, which reports more than 50% of U.S. broadband households would be willing to pay $5 per month for a smart thermostat service that includes setup, installation, and repair/upgrades.

From the article "Can You Get RMR From Smart Thermostats? New Data Shows Potential" by Jason Knott.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Why Security Dealers Should Leverage Innovation of DIY Products

SSI has partnered with Parks Associates for the creation of DIY FYI, a column designed to help dealers keep track of important smart home market developments, what the competition is and whether they want to jump into something they see as a new opportunity.

A number of market developments and trends are impacting the residential security industry and many new solutions were debuted at CES. Traditional security providers are facing increased competition from point solutions ...read more

Thursday, February 01, 2018

Consumer Interest for In-Home Personal Emergency Service on the Rise, Survey Says

According to new research from Parks Associates, 40% of consumers with broadband in the United States would purchase at least one home-living service for themselves, including one-third who are interested in a service that alerts family members during an emergency.

From the article "Consumer Interest for In-Home Personal Emergency Service on the Rise, Survey Says."

Monday, January 29, 2018

2018 Residential Market Report: Keys for Security Dealers to Conquer the Connected Home

Completed at year-end, 2017 marked the fifth year Security Sales & Integration has partnered with Parks Associates on the publication’s annual Residential Security Market Report. The results and trends lend clarity as to what to expect moving into the New Year.

From the article "2018 Residential Market Report: Keys for Security Dealers to Conquer the Connected Home" by Scott Goldfine.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Large Majority of Broadband Households Use WiFi as Primary Connection, Study Says

More than 60% of broadband households in the United States with a networking router received that device from their broadband service provider, according to a new Parks Associates whitepaper.

Sponsored by Calix, a manufacturer of telecommunications access equipment for service providers, the whitepaper addresses operator strategies to enhance customer premise equipment (CPE) and expand their footprint in the connected home.

From the article "Large Majority of Broadband H ...read more

Friday, January 12, 2018

DIY FYI: A Look at the Major Smart Home Security Systems

The total untapped market for security is roughly 75%, and it has held at roughly that same number for many years, despite the addition of interactive and smart home control features to legacy security services.

Many of the new entrants have the product lines, price points and diverse business strategies to change this market fundamentally, and Parks Associates predicts many of these efforts will be successful, due in large part to the presence of multiple optional features. ...read more

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

10 Reasons Smart Home Devices Will Be Everywhere in 2018

In the period of just one year, big-box retailers including Best Buy, Lowe’s, Apple, Target and Sears, dramatically increased shelf space and visibility for smart-home devices. Even Whole Foods, acquired by Amazon, now sells Echo and other smart things, right alongside fresh produce. The visibility increases impulse buys by consumers who hadn’t done their homework. According to Parks Associates, roughly 40% of consumers spent less than one day shopping for smart house products.

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Tuesday, January 02, 2018

10 Reasons Smart Home Devices Will Be Everywhere in 2018

Smart home gift-giving is on the rise, expanding the universe of potential users that don’t necessarily know what they’ve gotten themselves into. Parks Associates estimates some 20% of smart-device owners receive their goods as a gift. For the 2017 holiday season, the researcher indicates 36% of Millennials will buy these products as gifts, potentially for unsuspecting parents not as tech-savvy as the younger generation.

From the article "10 Reasons Smart Home Devices Will B ...read more

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