"demand response" 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...
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...
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...
The smart TV is now the most important video consumption device in US households for a variety of reasons . Not only is it consumers’ most-adopted video device and their most favored as the primary device for watching video, it is also the device best able to collect data on consumers’ combined entertainment consumption behavior and serve them targeted advertising. The companies controlling the smart TV platforms in use today are thus in control of the most significant point...
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...
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...
Parks Associates research finds that most internet households (54%) think their electric bills are too high, and only 12% of broadband households are not taking any energy-saving actions. However, due to accelerating changes in the energy markets, with multiple sources now serving energy to the home and services such as on-demand pricing becoming more common, creating a much more complex environment for consumers. On Tuesday, June 28 at 1 PM CT US (2 PM ET / 11 AM PT), Parks...
Security systems with 24/7 professional monitoring are the foundation of consumer familiarity with home monitoring services. These traditional services set the standard for safety, theft prevention, and detection for homes and businesses and have a straightforward and robust value proposition that resonates with consumers and companies. Currently, Parks Associates’ research reveals that 36% of broadband households have professional security monitoring. Further, new...

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