"M2M" articles

The 800-pound gorilla issue in the security device space is the prospect of colliding market segments. Market segments in the residential security industry continue to experience a blurring of lines between professional and DIY solutions. Professional installation and monitoring providers, such as ADT, Brinks, and Comcast, have added self-installation and monitoring options. At the same time, companies that started in the DIY space now offer professional installation and...
False alarms are a source of frustration for home security owners regardless of the type of alarm, and most have paid a fine as a result. With 62% of home security owners able to recall a false alarm in the past 12 months, and nearly one-in-ten reporting they experienced more than five, it’s clear why false alarms are such a common topic of discussion among security system owners, dealers, and monitoring providers. Consumers report that their systems misidentify too many moving...
We were so excited to be back in person for our 26th annual CONNECTIONS CONFERENCE last week at the Omni Frisco! Thank you to our event sponsors: Alarm.com, Calix, Cox Communities, F-Secure, Homebase, Plume, Airties, Bitdefender, Johnson Controls, Nice, Notion, Rapid Response Monitoring, Resideo, Schneider Electric, STRATIS®, AmTrust Specialty Risk, Gadgeon, Ivani, Midea, Cooktop Safety, Iris® Powered by Generali, and Assurant. Last week, our discussions were all...
While the use of smart home devices and appliances is mostly among early adopters, many markets will inch closer to the early majority in the next few years. The integration of new technologies in consumers’ lives is forcing service providers and manufacturers to rethink technology solutions to meet the changing needs of the post-pandemic world. Convenience, comfort, and peace of mind remain the leading drivers of smart home device adoption. But, other factors influencing growth...
Professional monitoring operators leverage their strengths by being always-on and available to communicate with their user to demonstrate the value they add beyond traditional monitoring solutions. Connected devices in the home add new capabilities, particularly around monitoring services. Consumers continue to embrace connected devices and services in their homes, opening up new opportunities across different verticals: Energy Management Smart thermostats, along with...
Despite slow and steady growth of the smart home, issues related to perceived weak value proposition still top the list of purchase inhibitors for smart home devices. Now, 37% of US internet households have a smart home device with smart doorbells topping the list at 15% adoption. Smart light bulbs, networked cameras, and smart thermostats are the next highest adopted smart home devices according to ongoing Parks Associates quarterly research of 10,000 internet households. Parks...
2017 has arrived. Among all the counting-downs and summing-ups is the exciting acceleration of the connected car industry: Parks Associates forecasts that by 2021, over 60% of all vehicles on the road will have an Internet connectivity solution . This industry is growing to have hundreds of billions of dollars in revenue; but where does the money go? Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) in particular are positioned well to benefit from this growing market and are putting more marketing...
 
by Tu Skuse | Jan. 23, 2017
Tags: connected cars, M2M
Not too surprisingly, securing one’s home is a higher priority for those who own compared to those who rent. Recent Parks Associates research found that nearly 25% of U.S. broadband households have a working and active security system, and that homeowners are far more likely to have security systems than renters. Today, 64% of U.S. broadband households own their own homes—among the 25% of broadband households who have a working security system, over 80% own their own home. Only 15%...
 
by Tricia Parks | Jul. 12, 2016
Tags: Internet of Things, M2M, security, smart home

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