Connected Home Systems and Controls

Google’s annual I/O event, which took place from May 11-12, revealed a handful of new releases and updates to its range of hardware and software. Google also shared that a few previously discontinued and canceled products would be revived, including Android tablets and watches, the latter of which will feature a partnership with Samsung. Android 13 was also debuted and is slated for release in August alongside the new Pixel 7 and 7 Pro. Key points of emphasis for Android 13 include...
Apple’s annual World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) took place on June 6, with the tech giant unveiling a score of new product releases and software updates. Apple’s latest announcements were focused on enhancements and upgrades to its existing products and services.  Notable was the emphasis on the Home App upgrades, along with security and efficiency. Parks Associates research shows that while consumers use multiple platforms in the home, 66% are interested in a single...

Parks Associates research shows that 13% of consumers report they are not likely to purchase a new product from the same brand if they return a product from that brand. Those experiencing technical problems seek help through a variety of channels, including the manufacturer, product manuals, and support forums. Brands need to offer a variety of support resources. On Thursday, June 9, 2022 at 12 PM CT/ 9 AM PT, Parks Associates will co-host a complimentary webinar with RouteThis,...
  During the  Protecting Consumers at Home: Security and Privacy Matters  panel discussion at the recent CONNECTIONS: Connected Home Conference hosted by Parks Associates, it was revealed that 54% of consumers are concerned about identity theft but are unsure about how to protect their data and privacy. Consumers are concerned about cybersecurity and data privacy threats but are also confused about the nature of these threats and how to protect themselves...
 
by Sarah Lee | May. 23, 2022
Tags: privacy, security, smart home

Parks Associates’  CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference  series is excited to announce  Midea  as an Event Sponsor. With more than 150,000 employees and presence in over 195 countries, including in the United States, Midea’s products touch the lives of millions of people and families through air treatment, refrigeration, laundry, small and large kitchen appliances, water appliances, floor care and lighting. The Midea brand’s promise to...
IoT adoption is growing across the world. This includes not just consumer smart home device adoption, but IoT deployments in industrial and business settings. IoT sensors and devices capture data and perform tasks, communicating over IP and other protocols with cloud or local systems to create intelligent systems and enable automation. These solutions support a wide variety of use cases, enabling more functionality while saving companies money and increasing revenue opportunities....

Nearly all home device owners are interested in a unified app, according to Parks Associates latest research of 10,000 US internet households in the US regardless if the devices are attached to security systems or are single point solutions. Smart home security devices have similar value propositions as traditional security systems and may service as an alternative due to the low cost and easy DIY installation options. While security systems with professional monitoring provide...
 
As the smart home industry looks to extend beyond early adopters and general tech enthusiasts, integrations and partnerships are critical for smart home products to move to mass-market adoption. As of Q4 2021, 37% of US broadband households own a smart home device and smart home device-owning households now own an average of eight devices in their home. The smart home ultimately starts at the front door, with devices like smart door locks, smart garage door openers, networked...
 
by Elizabeth Parks | May. 3, 2022
Tags: broadband, home safety, smart home


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