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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

New research addresses strategies of the major smart home platforms

Industry report reviews strategies of major smart home platforms in consumer electronics and security industries 

A new Parks Associates research report notes adoption of connected point solutions and the advent of smart speakers will drive demand for platforms to coordinate and centralize control of smart home products and capabilities in US households. Race to Control the Smart Home Ecosystem: Attracting Partners reviews the strategies of major smart home platforms in the ...read more

Monday, June 17, 2019

25% of UK consumers rate access to real-time energy use information as most valuable energy management tool

Consumer research provides insights on connected lifestyles and energy management in the UK 

Research from Parks Associates finds 25% of UK broadband households rate access to real-time energy use information as the most valuable energy management tool. According to IoT in the UK: Energy and the Smart Home, UK consumers show strong interest in real-time alerts and notifications for high energy consumption. Providers and manufacturers can tap into this opportunity with energy ...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

Friday, May 24, 2019

Significant change in rates for installation methods indicates DIY is on the rise

New research shows impact of DIY and smart home on competition, channels, and value-added services for home security market

New research from Parks Associates reveals at the end of 4Q 2018, 28% of US broadband households reported the presence of an active security system, up from 26% in 4Q 2017, with 24% having professional monitoring. Connected Trends & Disruption in Home Security reports that 52% of households that are highly likely to purchase a security system in the nex ...read more

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Sales of connected consumer devices to exceed 520 million units by 2022

Parks Associates today released the new whitepaper Open for Business: Future Flexibility for Smart Home Services, which forecasts sales of connected consumer devices will exceed 520 million units by 2022, including networked cameras, security systems, and connected health devices. The whitepaper, sponsored by Calix, presents the opportunities emerging from this wealth of residential devices and details strategies for service providers to operate in the smart home market in ways ...read more

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

More than 20% of US broadband households use an antenna to access local over-the-air broadcasts

Parks Associates addresses the future of video distribution at The Pay TV Show in Analyst Roundtable and session featuring executives from Starry, T-Mobile, Verizon, and Viacom

New research from Parks Associates shows that approximately 22% of US broadband households use an antenna to watch over-the-air broadcasts. Households with both antennas and pay TV subscribe to multiple OTT video services and are more likely to own connected entertainment devices than are average broa ...read more

Thursday, May 09, 2019

37% of smart home owners use smart speaker to control their device

Parks Associates workshop at BUILDER’s Housing Leadership Summit addresses impact of smart home technology on new home construction  

New research from Parks Associates shows the percentage of smart home device owners who use a smart speaker to control their connected products has catapulted from 17% in 2017 to 37% at the end of 2018. The leading smart home technology research firm will host a workshop at the BUILDER’s Housing Leadership Summit featuring new consumer data an ...read more

Wednesday, May 01, 2019

Share of UK broadband households planning to cancel pay-TV has doubled

Consumer research provides insights on connected entertainment consumption in the UK

New research from Parks Associates finds that the percentage of UK broadband households stating that they are likely to cancel their pay-TV service has increased to 24% in late 2018 from 12% in late 2015. IoT in the UK - Entertainment Products and Services reports that the intent to cancel is higher among households that watch online video services.

“Subscription streaming services, also ...read more

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