"security" articles

Parks Associates' research finds most consumers (72%) are concerned with the security of their smart home products and their network.   Download our complimentary white paper “Protect the Connected Home: Home Security Meets Personal Privacy,” in collaboration with Assurant ! This white paper highlights consumers’ privacy concerns around smart home devices and the opportunities that pro monitoring security providers have to offer warranty and...
Parks Associates team was at CES 2023 and Jennifer Kent, VP of research, reports back on exclusive industry insights and takeaways.  Jennifer manages the research department and Parks Associates' process for producing high-quality, relevant, and meaningful research. Jennifer also leads and advises on syndicated and custom research projects across all connected consumer verticals and guides questionnaire development for Parks Associates’ extensive consumer analytics survey...
 
by Jennifer Kent | Jan. 16, 2023
Tags: CES, energy, Internet of Things, OTT, security
While security has remained a key driver for smart home adoption, energy is rapidly becoming more popular. The big news of the day is the announcement of NRG Energy acquiring Vivint Smart Home for $2.8 Billion - with a focus on bundling and cross selling security and energy management services. Parks Associates recent consumer research suggests that consumers are growing more concerned about their energy costs and more aware of the environmental impact of their energy choices....
 
by Elizabeth Parks | Dec. 6, 2022
Tags: connected CE, security, smart home
This is a contribution from Parks associates' CONNECTIONS, Smart Energy Summit and Connected Health Summit supporter IoT Global Network. Businesses in the industry 4.0 sector face unceasing demands to become faster, smarter, leaner, and more profitable. We’ve all heard of Smart Cities and Smart homes , but the fully automated and IoT-enabled Smart factory is also on the horizon. Indeed, it’s already possible today, says Darren Wall, freelance technology writer. The...
Cameras, whether doorbell or freestanding, are one of the fastest areas of innovation in home security. Companies are improving pixel quality, night vision, thermal vision, camera view, camera durability, battery life, and A.I. detecting capabilities. They are also adding new features to deter intruders or porch pirates. As this occurs, consumer demand increases. Parks Associate’s research finds cameras and video doorbells are the top two devices’ consumers add to their home...
 
by Elizabeth Parks | Dec. 2, 2022
Tags: security, smart home, Wi-Fi
One unique market for smart spaces solutions is that of smart apartments and MDUs. Smart apartments feature smart amenities for residents, community management solutions, and building automation solutions. These solutions are growing in popularity among MDU property managers and owners in the US and Europe. In Europe, this is noted by investments in property management software, such as Plentific, which raised $100M in funding from Brookfield Asset Management, Highland Europe, and Target...
 
Wi-Fi is ubiquitous in US internet households, and consumers rely now more than ever on reliable, high-performing connectivity at home. However, consumers continue to experience problems with range issues and loss of connectivity. At the same time, security dealers are increasingly integrating Wi-Fi devices into security systems, responding to growing consumer demand for video doorbells, network cameras, and many other Wi-Fi smart home devices. Yet, dealers are not in full, end-to-end...
 
by Parks Associates | Nov. 13, 2022
Tags: security, smart home, Whitepaper, Wi-Fi
The future for the security industry, whether serving the consumer, small-to-medium business (SMB), or commercial market lies in add-on services and the ability to bring new systems to market with easy installation, various monitoring options, and extended value. For the consumer market, Parks Associates research of 10,000 internet households shows every add-on service tested received more than 60% of security owners having interest. Fire is a no brainer, but the strength of PERS...
 
by Parks Associates | Nov. 12, 2022
Tags: home safety, privacy, security

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