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Chris White

Research Director

Chris is a research director with Parks Associates, covering the smart home and smart energy markets. He was previously a Director of Insights at PeopleMetrics in Philadelphia and the Data Manager of a youth-serving collaborative in New Orleans. He leverages this background in marketing research and data gathering to contribute to the design of Parks Associates consumer surveys.

Chris earned his BBA in Marketing from the College of William & Mary and his MBA in Marketing and Finance from American University.

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16% of US internet households have a smart thermostat
48% of US internet households prefer to get energy monitoring services from an electricity provider
Seven percent of US internet households own solar panels, and five percent own an electric vehicle (EV)
17% of US Internet households are very familiar with solar panels
Smart Home App Preferences Evenly Divided in New Parks Survey
Consumers evenly divided between preference for total control and customization versus “set-it-and-forget-it” model in smart home app experience
Nearly half of security owners say their system triggers too many false alarms
Consumers report saving $49 a month on electricity on average because of smart thermostat usage
NVIDIA GTC 2021 implications on Smart Home Products
SmartThings Hits Milestone in Transition Away from Hardware
Artificial Intelligence and The Future of the Smart Home
Looking at Ray-Ban Stories through Smart Home Glasses
Top 10 Tech Trends in 2022: EV Competition Will Accelerate
The Wait Is Over And Matter 1.0 Is Here