"security" articles

Last weekend, the New York Times reported that Apple removed or restricted 11 of the 17 most downloaded apps that help consumers manage the time they spend on devices (screen-time tracking apps) and apps that provide parental control. The removal of these apps comes on the heels of the launch of Apple’s new Screen Time feature, which the company launched as part of iOS 12. Apple’s Screen Time feature has functions similar to the apps that the company removed or restricted from the...
 
by Patrice Samuels | May. 6, 2019
Tags: Apple, security
Currently, 25% of U.S. broadband households that do not own a smart home device and do not plan to purchase one will not purchase these products due to security and privacy concerns. Addressing consumer privacy and security concerns is a key issue for the industry and Parks Associates At the 23rd-annual CONNECTIONS: The Premier Connected Home Conference, Parks Associates and key industry leaders will explore new opportunities for service providers as well as current attitudes on data...
Self-installed security solutions have the potential to significantly lower the cost of security, create new monitoring use cases, and, in doing so, expand the market beyond the traditional 20-25% of US households that have professionally monitored security. Parks Associates estimates, conservatively, that DIY security systems and no-contract, hybrid monitoring solutions enabled by DIY security will expand professional monitoring services to an additional 5% of US households....
 
by Dina Abdelrazik | Apr. 22, 2019
Tags: security, smart home
Consumers of connected entertainment products and services are enjoying an unmatched period of choice. The number of connected devices per household has almost doubled in the last decade, providing consumers with viewing options from large screen smart TVs to handheld devices such as smartphones. OTT service providers continue to disrupt the pay-TV market with over 200 services offered , a 37% increase since 2016. Each new connected device and service increases consumers’...
 
by Craig Leslie | Apr. 10, 2019
Tags: Facebook, security
Over the past few weeks, Nest customers experienced a series of hacks including a highly publicized news story where a stranger started talking to a five-year-old boy through the Nest security camera that was mounted on the wall in his bedroom. Google insists that these problems are not the result of problems with their own security protocols or a compromise to their system, but the result of consumers using unsecure login credentials to manage their Nest account, including recycled...
 
by Patrice Samuels | Apr. 1, 2019
Tags: security, smart home
The flood of IoT products and services at CES crossed all categories of the smart home space. However, the lineup of smart door lock offerings generated plenty of buzz on its own. According to Parks Associates research, 7% of U.S. broadband households own at least one smart door lock and purchase intentions for these devices hit 21% in Q4 2018. Further, 13% of broadband households in the U.S. are “very likely” (rating of 6-7 on a 7-point scale) to purchase one of these devices over...
Prior to Parks Associates’ 13th-annual CONNECTIONS Europe: Strategies for the Smart Home and Consumer Iot conference, Simon Trudelle, Sr. Director Product Marketing, NAGRA shared insights with the analyst team to address the challenges and revenue opportunities with growing the smart home industry in Europe. Simon will be participating on the Enhanced Experiences: Tech Support in the Smart Home panel on Tuesday, November 13 at 16:30. Panelists joining him on this session...
Popularized by Bitcoin in 2009, blockchain started out as a public ledger for cryptocurrencies. In 2018, however, blockchain has been highlighted for its potential to help IoT providers in creating more efficient and secure network opportunities for consumers. Parks Associates’ newest industry report, Blockchain for Connected Home and Entertainment , examines how this not-so-new technology can alleviate privacy and security concerns in the smart home and digital entertainment...
 
by Parks Associates | Nov. 1, 2018
Tags: blockchain, connected CE, OTT, security

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