"home automation" articles

The biggest threat in home fires isn’t visible on the surface – it’s actually hidden in the walls. Arc faults are responsible for 82% of electrical fires and there are multiple factors that can cause them. With new smart home technologies like smart plugs and smart smoke detectors the risk from arc fault fires are severely lowered as these products can detect and even prevent these fires from happening. According to Tom Kerber , Senior Director IoT Strategy, Parks Associates,...
According to Parks Associates research, the percentage of broadband households not intending to purchase a smart home device due to security and privacy concerns has increased from 21% in Q1 2017 to 32% in Q1 2018. Further, more than one-fourth of U.S. broadband households strongly agree that it’s impossible to keep their personal data away from unauthorized users. Security and privacy concerns are clearly becoming top of mind for many connected consumers. As the number of...
As the Parks Associates team gears up for our annual Connected Health Summit next week, we’re reviewing some of our latest research on trends in consumer health concerns.  One of the most striking trends is the rising level of consumers who report concern that stress and anxiety will cause their health to worsen. A stunning quarter of U.S. broadband households are “very concerned” (rating 6-7 on a 7-point scale) about stress and anxiety worsening their health. Said another way,...
Prior to Parks Associates’ 22nd-annual CONNECTIONS: The Premier Connected Home Conference , Russell Vail , Executive Vice President - Market Development, Alula spoke with the Parks Associates' analyst team to discuss the future of connected products and the impact on the smart home landscape. Russell participated on the Home Security: The Expanding Market panel on Wednesday, May 23, at 2:00 PM. Panelists who joined him on this session included: Lewis Brown, CEO,...
Prior to Parks Associates’ 22nd-annual CONNECTIONS: The Premier Connected Home Conference , Scott Hancock, VP of Marketing, Plex sat down with Parks Associates' analyst team to discuss new cutting-edge innovations in the smart home. Scott participated on the Connected Ecosystems: Entertainment and Smart Home panel on Wednesday, May 23, at 4:00 PM. Panelists who joined him on this session include: Manar Alazma, Vice President of Product Management, Nuance Communications...
John Driver, CEO of Lynx Technology will be speaking at Parks Associates 22nd-annual CONNECTIONS: The Premier Connected Home Conference in San Francisco. He kindly provided the analyst team with insights the future of the smart home.  John will be participating on the  Connected Ecosystems: Entertainment and Smart Home panel on Wednesday, May 23, at 4 PM. When will clever homes become smart homes? Let’s face it: smart homes aren’t really all that “smart”....
Bill Loesch, CEO, LeakSentinel spoke with the Parks Associates’ analyst team prior to the 22nd-annual CONNECTIONS: The Premier Connected Home Conference to discuss how companies can capitalize on consumer interest in a home insurance-smart home connection. Bill will be speaking on the Insurance and Home Services: Being a Trusted Advisor panel at 1:30 PM, Thursday, May 24, in San Frncisco. He will be joined by the following speakers: Yuval Harry, Head of...
Colin Barceloux, CEO, Axius will be speaking at Parks Associates 22nd-annual CONNECTIONS: The Premier Connected Home Conference  in San Francisco.  He kindly provided the analyst team with insights on consumer security concerns in the smart home.  Colin will be participating on the Tech Support & Privacy: Creating Consumer Confidence session at CONNECTIONS.  This session will be held Wednesday, May 23, at 1:15 PM, and will also feature the following...

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