Tuesday, October 08, 2019

Choosing a router/gateway with strong security software is most popular action to prevent unauthorized access to devices

CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES® sessions feature executives from Alarm.com, Comcast NBCUniversal, Sprosty Network, Uber, and more IoT leaders

Research from Parks Associates shows that as households adopt more smart home devices, owners rely more and more on a router/gateway with strong security software to prevent unauthorized access and protect their privacy. One-third of households with 1-4 smart home devices have adopted this method, increasing to 50% of households once they adopt 10 or more devices.

The international research firm will discuss current security and privacy protection solutions and other innovations in the smart home ecosystem at the fifteenth annual CONNECTIONS™ Summit: Smart Home Business Models and Strategies on January 7 at CES® 2020 in Las Vegas. CONNECTIONS™ Summit features multiple sessions examining mass-market business strategies, partnership opportunities, next-gen home services, energy management solutions, and smart home platforms, concluding with a networking reception. CONNECTIONS™ Summit sponsors include Alarm.com, Inspire, Sprosty Network, Trusource Networks, and MMB Networks.

“Securing the smart home and protecting consumer privacy are important steps in building consumer confidence and driving broader adoption,” said Elizabeth Parks, President, Parks Associates. “Given the diversity of security problems faced by home networks, the value proposition for this approach to security technology is strong. In response, several key players, including Comcast, F-Secure, and CUJO AI, have migrated into the home networking hardware space to offer security solutions, which will help increase consumer confidence in smart home devices.”

Parks Associates consumer research - router security options for consumers



  • Channels: Broadband and Security Providers; Retail; Insurance
  • Managing the Home Network: Wi-Fi; 5G and Mesh Networking
  • Privacy and Security: Protecting Consumers
  • Installation and Support: Next Gen Home Services
  • Disruption in Home Security: Smart Home Convergence
  • Independent Living and Wellness: Smart Home Tech
  • Energy Management Solutions: Smart Home Crossover
  • Smart Home Platforms: Creating New Experiences

Confirmed Speakers:

2020 Panelists

Marcio Avillez, SVP of Business Development, CUJO AI

Rand Bailin, Partner, Sprosty Network

Christopher Brereton, VP of Product, Inspire

Peter Butler, General Manager, Trusource Labs

Naveen Chhangani, VP, Product and Services, Arlo Technologies

Rob Conant, CEO, Cirrent

Patrizia Cozzoli, Deputy CEO, Fing Ltd

Maggie Curran, Vice President Sales, E-Commerce and Business Divisions, Americas, Belkin International

Anna Demeo, President, RacePoint

Derrick Dicoi, VP Strategy and Product Management, Comcast Cable

Anne Ferguson, Vice President, Marketing, Alarm.com

Anurag Gupta, Director Business Development, PSA Certified, ARM

Yuval Harry, Head of Partnerships, Hippo

Nicole Hayward, Founder & CMO, Minim

Mark Hung, VP Technology and Engineering, Wi-Fi Alliance

Sarah Jones, VP of Commercial Product, GreatCall

Amber Kappa, Vice President of Platform Partnerships & Business Development, Samsung SmartThings

Jennifer Mallett, CEO, Level Up Your Home

Dave Mayne, Vice President of Product Management, Alula

Felicite Moorman, CEO, STRATIS IoT

Lainie Muller, Director Wellness, Alarm.com

Sumit K. Nagpal, Global GM, Health Innovation, Comcast NBCUniversal

Paul Palmer, Director, Business Development, Consumer Business Unit, F-Secure Inc.

Roel Peeters, Co-Founder and CEO, Roost Labs

Raya Sevilla, SVP Product, ADT

Moti Shkolnik, Co-Founder and CEO, Firedome

Lisa Spencer, Global Head of Marketing, Irdeto

Razvan Todor, Director, Connected Home Security, Bitdefender

Dan Trigub, Head of Uber Health, Uber

Vera Tzoneva, Head of Assistant Distribution Partnerships, Google

Andrew Vloyantes, GM of Installed Solutions, Ring

Mike Wajsgras, Executive Director, Constellation

Matt Wolf, Head of Partnerships, SimpliSafe

Charlotte Yeh, Chief Medical Officer, AARP

Oz Yildirim, CMO, AirTies

Parks Associates Analysts / Moderators

Dina Abdelrazik, Senior Analyst, Parks Associates

Lindsay Gafford, Research Analyst, Parks Associates

Chris O'Dell, Research Analyst, Parks Associates

Brad Russell, Research Director, Connected Home, Parks Associates

Patrice Samuels, Senior Analyst, Parks Associates

CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES is a one-day executive summit that focuses on the best business models and value propositions in the Internet of Things (IoT), the smart home, and connected and mobile CE and services. The event includes six executive sessions, two special presentations, and a networking reception on January 7, the opening day of CES.

For more information on Parks Associates research or events, visit www.parksassociates.com, or contact sales@parksassociates.com, 972-490-1113. To schedule an interview with an analyst or to request specific research data, please contact Sherrelle Lewis.

About CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES

CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES is an annual research and industry event hosted by international research firm Parks Associates at CES in Las Vegas.

The 2020 CONNECTIONS™ Summit features panels examining successful consumer-focused and channel strategies for IoT, smart home, and connected CE and health solutions. Leading analysts from host Parks Associates present consumer research and moderate expert discussions on crossover opportunities among these ecosystems, with insights on emerging trends, including AI, voice controls, and growing privacy concerns. CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES is THE place to be to learn about the smart home, get the latest consumer research, and network with strategic decision makers in this growing market.

The 2020 CONNECTIONS™ Summit will take place January 7 during CES, which runs January 7-10 in Las Vegas. Follow the event on Twitter at @CONN_Summit and at #CONNSummit20.

For information about CONNECTIONS™ Summit, contact sales@parksassociates.com or call 972-490-1113 or visit www.connectionssummit.com.

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