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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Adoption of connected health devices increases to 41% in 2017, up 4% from 2016

Parks Associates to host smart home research workshop at Connected Health Conference, October 25 in Boston

International research firm Parks Associates announced today it will host the research workshop, “Connected Health and the Smart Home: Assessing the Crossover Opportunities,” on October 25 in Boston, prior to the start of the Connected Health Conference. The workshop will examine strategies to deliver healthcare innovations through a connected home, featuring consumer r more

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Amazon, Centrica, Deutsche Telekom, and Philips to keynote at 12th-annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe: IoT and the Connected Consumer

Unit sales of standalone IP cameras in Western Europe to reach 10.76 million by 2021

International IoT research firm Parks Associates today announced the keynote lineup for the 12th-annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe: IoT and the Connected Consumer, 1-2 November 2017 at the Amsterdam Marriott Hotel. The event, which includes more than 200 attendees in an intimate networking environment, will feature keynote presentations from high-level executives from Amazon, Centrica, Deutsche Tel more

Monday, September 18, 2017

70% of smart device owners believe energy-related smart devices help reduce energy consumption

Ninth-annual Smart Energy Summit addresses diffusion of smart home products, DR programs, and consumer engagement strategies

Parks Associates today announced the topics and 2018 Advisory Board for the ninth-annual Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer, held February 19-21, 2018, at the Fairmont Hotel in Austin, Texas. The executive conference focuses on energy efficiency, demand response, and home energy management solutions for consumers and the new opportunities for p more

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Nearly 40% of consumers would switch insurance providers to obtain smart home products

New research examines insurance channel for smart home products and services

IoT research firm Parks Associates announced new research today showing that nearly 40% of U.S. broadband households with an insurance policy would switch providers in order to obtain smart home products as part of a new insurance service. Insurance Opportunities in the Connected Home also notes that more than 80% of those likely to switch insurance providers are also likely to purchase smart home p more

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Nearly 50% of U.S. broadband households are very concerned about unauthorized access of their connected devices or personal data

Research firm releases new whitepaper examining current content security systems

Parks Associates today released a new whitepaper, Cybersecurity: Turning Necessity into Business Opportunity, which provides an overview of current content security systems and the pain points in the transition from content security to big data security, with an emphasis on real-time threat detection using machine learning. The whitepaper, sponsored by Alticast, identifies emerging business oppo more

Monday, September 11, 2017

Approximately 42% of new security system installations include a smart home device

New research examines adoption of smart door locks, lights, and thermostats in residential security      

New research by Parks Associates reveals that 42% of new security installations include a smart home device such as a door lock, light, or thermostat. Competition in Residential Security also shows that interactive services, or the ability to remotely monitor and control the security panel and sensors, are now included in more than 70% of new security system installs. A more

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

European smart home market awakens

International research firm releases new report examining IoT strategies for key European companies

Parks Associates today released a new report showing that despite an initially conservative approach to IoT opportunities, many different types of EU companies are now pioneering approaches and introducing beneficial IoT use cases for their customers. According to IoT Connectivity in Europe: Value of Connected Products, companies in this space across the globe are exploring st more

Thursday, August 31, 2017

AARP and IBM discuss independent living needs of seniors and boomers during Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers

Fourth-annual event hosted by international research firm Parks Associates

Parks Associates is hosting the final day of the fourth-annual Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers today, with keynotes from Aetna Digital and UnitedHealthcare to discuss the day’s theme of Innovations and Business Models. The conference featured keynotes from Geisinger Health System and Sharecare on Wednesday, August 30, which focused on Business Strategy and Patient Experience. The special s more

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