"home networks" articles

Download Parks Associates’ new complimentary White Paper “Vision-Based Technology: Next-Gen Control,” in collaboration with Adeia. Vision-based solutions could improve and simplify the consumer experience in navigating and selecting content on this device. This whitepaper examines these and other potential use cases where vision-based interfaces would augment the consumer experience and enhance their ability to interact and control their devices.   ...
Parks Associates' research finds most consumers (72%) are concerned with the security of their smart home products and their network.   Download our complimentary white paper “Protect the Connected Home: Home Security Meets Personal Privacy,” in collaboration with Assurant ! This white paper highlights consumers’ privacy concerns around smart home devices and the opportunities that pro monitoring security providers have to offer warranty and...
CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES 2023 is an annual research and industry event hosted by international research firm Parks Associates at CES. CONNECTIONS™ Summit features in-person sessions during CES 2023 on January 5, 2023, in Las Vegas and focuses on the rapid deployment of connected products for consumers including the new business models, technologies, partnerships, trends, and key issues impacting the rapidly changing landscape of the connected home. The executive event...
Before the rise of connected devices, the product manual was typically the only resource available for users to solve product problems themselves. With the rise of home internet, self-service evolved to include options such as FAQ pages and support chat bots on product and service websites. Support forums and user-generated or expert-generated video tutorials on YouTube are also commonplace. These resources help users with general issues, but do not diagnose a user’s specific issue. The...
Remote work and hybrid work options are here to stay. The success achieved by remote work’s “experiment” has left a permanent effect on employee priorities, and a significant percentage of the workforce will continue working remotely, driving investment in supporting connectivity hardware and software solutions. As chip shortages and other supply chain issues that constrained the sector improve, we expect a burst of consumer spending on devices, enhancing remote work...
 
Parks Associates’ CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference is excited to announce Johnson Controls as a sponsor of the upcoming event in 2023. Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and multi-industrial leader serving a wide range of customers in more than 150 countries. Our Security Products team focuses on security for homes and businesses and enables smart home connectivity through the use of our secure PowerG technology. We help our customers have...
Telework, or remote work from an off-premise location, is not new -- workers have leveraged technology to work remotely since the advent of the telegram. Modern telework before the pandemic despite being technically feasible for over 20 years remained uncommon: official estimates peg incidence at ~5% in 2018. The ability to work remotely was a rare perk granted semi-officially to senior executives, specific job functions such as IT staff or call center employees, those undergoing...
Increased smart TV affordability, improved performance, and improved streaming consumption experiences have all collectively added to smart TVs’ consumer appeal in recent history. Though both smart TVs and streaming media players have grown in adoption and importance, smart TVs are increasingly the streaming video device that services and developers should consider the most commonly owned within US broadband households. According to Parks Associates research of 10,000 internet...

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