"smart home" articles

Over the years, groups of smart home companies have come together to develop standards and protocols to help their devices work together. Consumers have wanted a simple, easy way to shop for devices to add to their smart homes. There have been success stories, but none can boast the promise and the lineup of brands supporting the Matter initiative. Because of the history of multiple standards being developed, many are skeptical about the full promise of Matter.  With the release of...
 
by Chris White | Oct. 6, 2022
Tags: interoperability, smart home
On September 14 th -16 th 2022,Nice North America held its Media Day event at the company headquarters in Carlsbad, California, just outside of San Diego. Nice Group is an Italian-based company, but the recent finalization of its Nortek Control acquisition has expanded the market presence of the Nice North America branch of the company, by providing a more extensive portfolio. In a press release on September 28 th , coinciding with the annual CEDIA Expo, the Deputy CEO...
The streaming video device market continues to evolve – amid growing consolidation around a handful of devices and platforms. Smart TV adoption is rising - now 60% of internet households report owning one - while streaming media players have plateaued; both remain important . Game console adoption continues to trend downward, in contrast. Given that most TV models are now smart TVs, the natural replacement cycle continues to drive incremental adoption. Smart TVs are...
 
by Elizabeth Parks | Oct. 4, 2022
Tags: smart home, smart TV, streaming
This is an excerpt from Parks Associates research report, Context is King: Video & Audio Analytics , by Chris White, Research Director, Parks Associates . Context is king in realizing the vision of the smart home. To provide security, convenience, comfort, and cost savings, smart home devices must work together to collect data from tools as varied as cameras, microphones, and sensors and determine appropriate actions to take at just the right time. These data...
 
by Elizabeth Parks | Oct. 1, 2022
Tags: big data, connected CE, smart home
Join Parks Associates’ Jennifer Kent , VP of Research and Chris White , Senior Analyst, for an interactive in-person session, on Thursday, September 29 at 11:30 AM and 3:00 PM CT at the 2022 CEDIA Expo at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, TX for insights on smart home technology. Panels and speakers include: Thursday, September 29 "The Role of Energy Management in the Future Home" Chris White , Senior...
 
by Parks Associates | Sep. 27, 2022
Tags: energy, industry event, smart home
Smart speakers and smart displays entered 2020 as one of the strongest-performing new consumer electronics categories since tablets and smartphones. Their upward trajectory has continued, now reaching over half of US internet households according to Parks Associates research. Smart speakers and smart displays are on their way to reaching levels of adoption and ubiquity not seen since perhaps the DVD player. To that end, the products are now in their third and fourth generations, and they...
 
by Elizabeth Parks | Sep. 21, 2022
Tags: connected CE, smart home, smart TV
As the technology used in smart homes and security systems grows in complexity, consumers opting for professionally installed and monitored systems rely on their providers' expertise for configuration and support. This requirement is a growing concern for smaller integrators who fear that support costs will increase dramatically by including home controls with their installations. But while dealers report smart home devices have a high impact on support costs, the interactive services of...
 
The challenges to securing the smart home create ample business opportunities across the value chain for security solutions. Security solutions at the level of hardware, network, or cloud platforms are vitally important to the success of IoT providers throughout the ecosystem. Data security or privacy issues concern 79% of consumers and this concern is one of the top three purchase inhibitors of smart home devices. Key trends include: Interest in device...

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