Connected CE and Platforms

Friday, August 16, 2019

Unit sales for new smart home controllers will reach nearly 14 million in 2024

Smart Home Tracker analyzes key trends, including new security and privacy protection innovations in the US smart home space

New research from Parks Associates’ Smart Home Tracker: Market Sizing and Trends estimates nearly 14 million new smart home controllers will be sold in the US in 2024. The tracker provides industry insights and analysis on the latest trends in the smart home space, including the need for new privacy protection and authentication measures.

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

38% of consumers planning to acquire data security services prefer receiving services bundled with broadband at no additional charge

New study provides consumer data and industry insight on current attitudes around data privacy

New research from Parks Associates finds 75% of heads of US broadband households intend to acquire a security or privacy service in the next 12 months. 360 Deep Dive: Consumer Privacy: My Smart Home, My Castle shows that 38% of these consumers rank receiving these services bundled with their broadband service at no additional charge as most desirable, while the remaining 62% would ...read more

Thursday, August 08, 2019

Parks Associates Whitepaper Examines Role of Smart Home in the Future of Telecare and Independent Living

New whitepaper shows 35% of UK broadband households have a connected health device 

Parks Associates recently released the new whitepaper Telecare in the EU: Smart Home and Independent Living, which examines opportunities to use smart home technology to expand telecare services in Europe. The firm’s research reveals 35% of UK broadband households own at least one connected health device and 30% of heads of UK broadband households are currently or will soon be the caregiver f ...read more

Monday, July 29, 2019

Nearly 50% of consumers find the ability for their smart access control devices to allow Amazon package deliveries to be valuable

New industry report examines the access control ecosystem and strategies toward home services

New research from Parks Associates finds nearly half of consumers who currently own or intend to buy a smart door lock, a smart garage door opener, or video doorbell value the ability to remotely allow Amazon package deliveries. Battle for the Front Door: The Access Control Ecosystem reports that one-third of owners or future buyers rate this capability as very valuable.

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Wednesday, July 24, 2019

39% of US Broadband Households own a Streaming Media Player

Installed base of Amazon and Roku streaming media players is three times greater than competition

Parks Associates announced new research today showing 39% of US broadband households own a streaming media player, a mere 1% increase over 2018, indicating ownership has flattened, although purchase intentions are higher for 2019 compared to previous years. 360 Deep Dive: Adoption and Use of Connected Video Devices notes connected video device manufacturers may need to shift foc ...read more

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

22% of US broadband households have a Wi-Fi network extender and 11% have a Wi-Fi mesh networking product

New study provides comprehensive analysis of connected CE devices within broadband households 

Parks Associates research from the recently released 360 View: CE Adoption & Trends finds 22% of US broadband households have a Wi-Fi network extender and 11% have a Wi-Fi mesh networking product. The firm notes that just over 30% of computing and entertainment device owners report experiencing loss of wireless connectivity, with home network routers identified as the most common s ...read more

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

52% of UK broadband households with children at home have at least one connected health or wellness device

Connected health technologies becoming mainstream for UK consumers 

Research from Parks Associates finds 57% of UK consumers report having a chronic condition and 39% of these patients own at least one connected health or wellness device. The firm also reports 52% of households with children at home having at least one of these devices.

IoT in the UK: Wellness, Telehealth, and Independent Living, a survey of 5,000 UK households fielded in the fall of 2018, provides insig ...read more

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Total installed base of augmented reality head-mounted devices to reach 6.5M units by 2025

Industry report addresses current state of AR technologies and devices

Parks Associates research finds more than 60% of US broadband households are interested in receiving some sort of information enhanced by augmented reality (AR) on a handheld device or headset, with the most popular being navigation information. The report Augmented Reality: Innovations and Lifecycle notes that this interest persists despite low familiarity with AR—only 12% of heads of US broadband househ ...read more

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