"CONNECTIONS" articles

Mark Samuel, CEO of Ezlo Innovation , will be participating on the final CONNECTIONS panel session, Investing in the Future: Smart Home Investment Priorities . Ahead of the panel, he shared his thoughts with us on investing in the future and the long-term impacts of COVID-19: What do you anticipate the impact of COVID-19 to be for the smart home industry in the short term and long term? The short term answer is that for people who can afford it, they’re buying...
 
by Parks Associates | Nov. 12, 2020
Tags: CONNECTIONS, COVID-19, smart home
The CONNECTIONS Conference is the premier Connected Home conference focused on emerging technology markets in digital media, content distribution, and mobile applications and services. This year' sessions offer its attendees a mix of valuable market research, analysis, and industry insight. During the conference's DIY: Impact on Smart Home and Security session, a  panel of industry experts from across the DIY to Pro-spectrum discussed consumer responses to ever-expanding DIY...
Overall adoption of connected home products is increasing each year, but the next five years will see much broader adoption of groundbreaking technologies, such as AI, machine learning, voice control, video analytics, sound recognition, and robotics, that will alter form factors.    As part of the CONNECTIONS Community, Parks Associates analysts will share key forecasts and leads a discussion on factors fueling growth and key investments of connected products and...
 
by Parks Associates | Nov. 6, 2020
Tags: CONNECTIONS, smart home
Despite all the connected home products and services, the home is still more connected than it is intelligent. As connectivity becomes a de facto requirement to stay competitive, value creation will continue to move up the stack into the applications where data analytics drive new features and services.    Don't miss the upcoming CONNECTIONS Conference session  AI and the Smart Home: Proactive and Predictive Intelligence wich will be on November 12 at 10:00...
 
by Parks Associates | Nov. 5, 2020
Tags: CONNECTIONS, smart home
The COVID-19 crisis has put fixed and mobile broadband networks to the test. Shifting work patterns and increased consumer use of connected devices and services at home bring into sharp focus the critical importance of the networks that provide the foundation of our connected lives. At this same moment, major shifts are occurring in the fixed and mobile broadband landscape.   ISPs are re-evaluating their offerings as more and more consumers drop the broadband & pay TV...
DIY and smart home products are adding opportunity and volatility to the market for professionally monitored security and driving changes in the home security business. These solutions offer consumer advantages with lower-cost and contract-free monitoring options that attract new consumers. In the COVID-19 environment, direct-to consumer sales of DIY systems and do-it-with me services offered by dealers have provided a means to keep doing business. However, adopting these new offerings...
 
Independent living solutions, which encompass a variety of assistive technologies, enhance seniors’ ability to stay in their home safely and enhance communication with loved ones. The COVID-19 pandemic exposed the seniors’ vulnerability and the challenges of remote caregiving. Companies across the spectrum from device manufacturers to monitoring providers to home health agencies are responding to the need for new solutions that help our oldest consumers live well and safely at...
Innovative companies are driving new revenue by extending professional monitoring services beyond residential security to new use cases in the connected home.    These include monitoring of loss prevention devices, personal emergency response systems (PERS), energy management, asset tracking services, and indoor air quality, among others. Parks Associates research finds that 28% of seniors with security systems in place are willing to pay for in-home...
 

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