Press Releases

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Parks Associates announces 2021 events focused on the connected consumer, home automation and security, energy management, connected health and independent living, and digital content and video services

Research firm celebrates its 25th year hosting CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference 

Following its 15th annual CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES, international research firm Parks Associates today announced its 2021 schedule of executive conferences focused on the connected consumer, with topics including home automation and security, energy management, connected health and independent living, and digital media and video services. The research firm will feature more ...read more

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

29% of US broadband households are very likely to purchase a connected health product in the next 12 months, including wearables and medical devices

New whitepaper explores evolutions in computing and connectivity driving new developments in health IoT space

Parks Associates today announced the new whitepaper “Next Evolution of Health IoT: Moving Towards the Edge,” developed in cooperation with Softeq Development Corporation, which tracks the need for data collection, decision analysis, and integration in health services as telehealth, virtual care, and adoption of connected health solutions are all increasing.

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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

34% of smart home device owners report having technical problems within the last 12 months

Annual consumer study tracks changes in use of technology and consumer support preferences in era of COVID-19

Recent research from Parks Associates’ Shifting Support Needs: Opportunities for Remote Solutions reveals one-third of smart home device owners report having technical problems within the last 12 months. A loss of wireless connectivity is the most common problem experience, followed by having an unresponsive device. Shifting Support Needs: Opportunities for Remote So ...read more

Thursday, January 14, 2021

43% of US broadband households with children at home are very worried about them falling behind in school

AmTrust North America, Cox, F-Secure, Firedome, ioXt Alliance, Minim, Plume, and PointCentral to share insights on opportunities to improve connected home services at CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES 

New research from Parks Associates finds 43% of US broadband households with children at home are very concerned about their children falling behind in school due to COVID-19 restrictions and the move to virtual lessons. Thirty-six percent of those surveyed in September 2020 report u ...read more

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Tech usage among seniors 65+ skyrockets during COVID-19 pandemic

ADT, Airties, Arlo, Best Buy Health, Cognitive Systems, Essence, OMRON Healthcare, Medical Guardian, and Super to share insights on connected healthcare and home services at CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES 

New Parks Associates research finds that during the COVID-19 pandemic, 29% of US seniors ages 65 and older have used video conferencing services, 27% have used telehealth/remote consultation services, 22% have used a grocery store delivery or pick-up service, and 55% have an o ...read more

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

More than 20 million US broadband households do not plan to buy a smart home device due to perceived high prices

CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES features Silicon Labs, Nice, Plume, AmTrust, Alarm.com, Essence, Airties, and more

Research from Parks Associates finds the top three inhibitors to smart home adoption are perceived high prices, lack of a clear value proposition, and data/privacy concerns. Among the 44% of US broadband households that do not intend to buy a smart home device, representing 46.7 million households, 44% (20.5 million households) perceive these devices are too expensiv ...read more

Monday, January 11, 2021

26% of US broadband households report purchasing a consumer electronics device between February and May 2020

New whitepaper addresses evolution of home technology support services during COVID-19 pandemic and beyond

A new whitepaper from Parks Associates finds 26% of US broadband households reported purchasing a consumer electronics (CE) device between February and May 2020, at the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic in the US. The whitepaper “Supporting Today’s Connected Consumer,” developed in cooperation with Sutherland, a global Digital Transformation company, addresses the expandi ...read more

Thursday, January 07, 2021

Parks Associates Celebrates 35th Year and Announces Promotion of Key Personnel

International research firm promotes Dr. Jennifer Kent, Jason Paris, and Mindi Sue Sternblitz-Rubenstein to executive positions

Parks Associates today announced the promotion of three key personnel to further solidify its position as the leading provider of knowledge and data for the technology industry in smart home, IoT, connected entertainment, and home services sectors. Dr. Jennifer Kent has been promoted to Vice President, Research; Jason Paris has been promoted to Vice ...read more

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