Wednesday, October 17, 2018

16% of U.K. broadband households familiar with smart video doorbells

CONNECTIONS™ Europe addresses smart home, security, energy management, and independent living solutions

International research firm Parks Associates finds 16% of U.K. broadband households are familiar with smart video doorbells, while 14% are familiar with networked cameras. Increased familiarity and awareness are helping drive adoption of connected products in the U.K. and throughout Europe. The firm will host the 13th-annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe: Strategies for Smart Home and Consumer IoT on 13-14 November at the Amsterdam Marriot Hotel, featuring keynotes from Inwido and IBM, Bosch Smart Home, Orange, Parks Associates, and Philips.

CONNECTIONS™ Europe features multiple sessions with research and executive insights on the business opportunities, revenue strategies, and partnership opportunities for the smart home, security, energy management, and wellness industries.

High Familiarity with Smart Home Devices by Country | Parks Associates

“Consumer familiarity with key smart home products in the U.K. aligns with the scores we are seeing the U.S., notably smart light bulbs and networked cameras,” said Elizabeth Parks, SVP, Parks Associates. “At CONNECTIONS™ Europe, we will examine the growth trajectory for the smart home markets throughout Europe and how IoT companies can break the barriers to adoption for smart home solutions and transform consumer familiarity into adoption.”

The session “Platforms: Creating Value and Competition in the Smart Home” examines strategies for product manufacturers and service providers in the smart home era. Speakers:

  • Matthieu de Broca, Director, International Business Development, OVERKIZ, a subsidiary of the Somfy Group
  • Nabil Chair, VP EMEA Sales, Greenwave Systems
  • Arjen Noorbergen, Founder and CEO, Olisto
  • Larry Poon, COO, IMONT
  • David Rimmer, Director Business Development - Europe,
  • Marcus Scheiber, CEO & Co-Founder, ROC-Connect


The session "Home Security: Proving Value" examines European market for security solutions. Speakers:

  • Edwin Aartman, Benelux Sales Manager, Netatmo
  • Omer Sagi, Director Business Development, Smart Door Locks EMEA, ASSA ABLOY
  • Steve Shapiro, GM Security and Connected Home, Johnson Controls
  • Dave Ward, European Product Director, Ring


Sponsors include Homematic IP,, ASSA ABLOY, Bitdefender, F-Secure, Intamac, ROC-Connect, Trusource Labs, Z-Wave, Zigbee Alliance, and Mersoft.

Registration is open, and media are invited to attend. To request data or an interview, contact Julia Homier,, 972-996-0214.


Produced by Parks Associates, the 13th-annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe is a two-day executive conference focused on the impact of IoT on the consumer. The event explores innovative business strategies, new crossover industry partnerships, and advancements in IoT (Internet of Things) solutions that are creating more consumer engagement and business opportunities for smart home, cloud services, and connected entertainment solutions. Parks Associates industry analysts moderate all sessions, with discussion, insights, and networking with leading executives representing all IoT ecosystems. 

CONNECTIONS™ Europe: Strategies for the Smart Home and Consumer IoT will take place 13-14 November 2018 in Amsterdam at the Amsterdam Marriott Hotel in Amsterdam.

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