"home automation" articles

Parks Associates research finds that more than a third of US internet households are likely to purchase a vehicle in the next year. While EVs are a growing market, the EV ecosystem is still immature and requires substantial investments to scale and meet future demands. Consumers have many concerns around the reliability and security of the vehicle, the charging infrastructure being in place to alleviate charging concerns, and the operational aspects that come with it, including the use...
Use cases that reduce OPEX in apartment environments include access management and control, energy management, and automated risk mitigation. These solutions can improve operations and add new layers of safety, security, and convenience.   Access Control   Access control use cases typically involve smart home solutions installed in common and public areas, including smart locks, smart garage door openers, and smart video doorbells.  ...
The single-family builder channel has really warmed to the installation of smart home technology as standard, in addition to offering options as upgrades. Drivers include: Increasing consumer demand for smart tech on par with other traditional new home features. In a Builder Study by Parks Associates, 80% of large-scale builders rated smart speakers as highly popular and 72% rated integrated smart home control and entertainment systems as highly popular. This compares to 84%...
Parks Associates research finds three in four internet households are concerned about their personal data security, with more than half saying they are very concerned. While consumers are very concerned about the security of their data, they are very fatalistic about this topic—almost two-thirds of consumers feel it is impossible to keep data completely secure. The proliferation of apps and connected devices creates many new avenues for data to leak out of a household, often just...
Parks Associates research finds security system adoption has steadily increased in recent years, reaching 36% of internet households. Adoption is driven by recent advances in DIY installation, reduction of service and hardware costs, and a growing need for peace of mind. Residential security customers in single-family and SMB properties have a myriad of installation methods, alert methods, device types, and associated services. Parks Associates new whitepaper Zero Response Time...
The smart residence starts at the front door. Smart door locks, smart access control systems, networked cameras, video doorbells, smart garage door openers, parking access solutions, and other IoT devices represent a new generation of access control and monitoring solutions. Smart door lock adoption continues to be driven by strong multichannel sales efforts and continual product innovation. The majority of residential door locks installed in the US are mechanical, but an increasing...
The smart home will achieve significant penetration and widespread adoption among consumers, but the rate and speed of adoption are dependent on many factors. As connectivity in the home increases year-over-year, smart home players have a chance to capitalize on and push the smart home forward. No single company holds the future in its grasp. And, despite the promising future and the smart home’s remarkable potential, there is still a disconnect between market hype and...
Multi-dwelling units (MDUs) and multifamily properties are buildings designed to house several different families and contained in a single building or several buildings within one complex. The building is typically divided into separate housing units and is owned by one entity. Additionally, Parks Associates research reveals that 34% of US broadband households are MDU residents. MDU categories consist of apartments, condominiums, duplexes, quadruplexes, townhomes, and dormitories....

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