"COVID-19" articles

Connected health sensors and devices are critical to expanding the applications of care in the home. While remote patient monitoring platforms have not yet scaled to the same extent as virtual visit solutions, they are highly in demand by care professionals, and consumer experience with connected health devices and sensors in the home is growing rapidly.     Parks Associates research reveals that as of Q2 2021, 40% of adult heads-of-broadband households report...
With global cybercrime, damages already estimated near $1 trillion in 2019,[1] the threat to businesses and their remote employees surged as lockdowns and social distancing first hit in early 2020. Organizations ranging from enterprise to SMB face enhanced strategic, financial, and regulatory risk from data breaches, while employees are increasingly concerned about home network cybersecurity. Evolving Cyber Threat Landscape Throughout 2020, worldwide ransomware attacks...
 
by Elizabeth Parks | Jul. 5, 2022
Tags: COVID-19, privacy, security
Consumer familiarity with telehealth services and remote care is increasing across all demographics according to Parks Associates extensive consumer research. While the average telehealth user is 44 years old and likely to have children in the home, telehealth use has increased substantially across all demographic groups. Parks Associates Q2 2021 consumer data reveals the following changes in US broadband households: 54% of households with an annual income of less than...
Telemedicine and on-demand virtual care services provide a remote solution for physician visits, transitional care after a hospital discharge, and ongoing chronic care management, which can lower costs for both patients and providers. These services are also incredibly convenient for consumers and can expand access for those who have difficulty getting to the doctor, whether due to distance, scheduling, or condition. Telemedicine provides the convenience and efficiency of not...
Parks Associates continued its twenty-sixth annual CONNECTIONS™  conference with our in-person conference in Frisco, Texas on May 17-19. Amanda Forsyth, Director of Product Management at Cognitive Systems. Ahead of the conference, Amanda provided insights on how smart home products are evolving and consumer insights that will have an impact over the next few years. Amanda spoke on the panel, Health and Wellness Solutions: Expanding the Market, on May 19 at 1:00 PM CT which...
Parks Associates continues its twenty-sixth annual CONNECTIONS™ with our in-person conference in Frisco, Texas on May 17-19. Mitch Klein, Executive Director at Z-Wave Alliance will be featured on the panel, Bringing New Value: Growing Role of Smart Home Platforms, on May 18 at 8:30 AM CT which addresses how companies in this space can leverage platforms and industry standards to provide a reliable, interoperable ecosystem with a simplified user experience, delivering expanded value...
COVID-19 has redefined the market for security and related smart home devices, with both positive and negative factors emerging in this new environment. From the very beginning of the pandemic, many people, unwilling to risk exposure to COVID-19, have avoided circumstances where an installation or repair technician would enter their home. This cramped growth for traditional security systems also heightens the willingness to acquire self-install security systems. Countering this...
  COVID-19 did inhibit security dealer sales greatly in 2020, but they have adapted quickly, developing remote tools and providing customer reassurances. Sales began to rebound in 2021 and smart home device sales increased significantly. While DIY installation options have helped expand the adoption of home security systems, security dealers still dominate the purchase channel. Parks Associates latest research shows the majority of broadband households continue to...
 
by Parks Associates | Mar. 12, 2022
Tags: broadband, COVID-19, security

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