"Whitepaper" articles

Broadband connectivity, fixed or mobile, is now considered a fourth utility for consumers and is the foundation of enabling connected devices and applications in the home. This includes an average of 9.2 connected computing and entertainment devices—such as computers, smartphones, smart TVs, and smart speakers, an average of 1.2 connected health and wellness devices—such as heart rate and sleep monitors, and an average of 2.6 smart home devices. Parks Associates' new...
 
by Parks Associates | Jun. 16, 2021
Tags: smart home, Whitepaper
COVID-19 has redefined the market for security and related smart home devices, with both positive and negative factors emerging in this new environment. From the very beginning of the pandemic, many people, unwilling to risk exposure to COVID-19, have avoided circumstances where an installation or repair technician would enter their home. This cramps growth for traditional security systems but heightens the willingness to acquire self-install security systems. Countering this...
 
by Parks Associates | May. 19, 2021
Tags: security, smart home, Whitepaper
Parks Associates recently released the Market Snapshot, Voice as a Lifeline and the Transformation of Home Telephony , which explores how home telephony is transforming in ways that provide renewed validation of legacy technologies even while new technologies accelerate adoption. The whitepaper, developed in partnership with DECT Forum , reports that North American and European telecommunications providers have seen a significant increase in home telephony beginning last year with the...
The biggest threat in home fires isn’t visible on the surface – it’s actually hidden in the walls. Arc faults are responsible for 82% of electrical fires and there are multiple factors that can cause them. With new smart home technologies like smart plugs and smart smoke detectors the risk from arc fault fires are severely lowered as these products can detect and even prevent these fires from happening. According to Tom Kerber , Senior Director IoT Strategy, Parks Associates,...
Parks Associates’ new complimentary whitepaper, Video’s Critical Path: Success at Web Speeds , sponsored by MediaKind examines the reshaping of the entertainment industry by OTT video services. “Pay TV is on the forefront of this era of change, with the global market for pay TV is continuing to grow in most regions despite the decline in subscribing households in the U.S. Competition from OTT providers like Netflix and Hulu have pushed a new wave of consolidation in pay TV,...
As connected devices gain more popularity in the home, companies are making moves to include the health of their consumers in their products. Heads of broadband households are beginning to see devices and services aimed towards taking care of themselves as they age, especially for when they reach retirement. With 60% of broadband households with a head 40 years or older, it’s critical for companies to provide services that make their older consumers feel better about living...
 
Approximately one-half of smart home device owners experience problems when setting up their devices, according to Parks Associates research. Consumers continue to rely on operators for the majority of home networking solutions and expect simplified user experiences across multiple interfaces from setup to daily operation. By addressing support issues, service providers can become the drivers of the connected home market. In the infographic below, Parks Associates highlights...
According to Parks Associates research, nearly half of consumers rank data security and privacy issues as their greatest concern about connecting devices to the Internet. Parks Associates and Alticast recently released the 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...

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