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Parks Associates: 60% of New Security Systems Are Self-Installed

Data from Parks Associates’ recent DIY security research suggests a sharp rise in self-installed security systems in the last few years.

CE Pro Editors · March 16, 2020

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Selling Smart Locks

Sticking with a single wireless protocol and avoiding integrated security will stifle your smart door lock sales and and hurt your profits.

CE Pro Editors · February 21, 2020

Massive Home Automation Survey Reveals Anticipated Growth of 10% in 2019

Thanks in part to new market stability, integrators are seeing a surge of interest in home automation technology.

CE Pro Editors · December 13, 2019

Report: 16% of US Households Plan to Buy Standalone Smart Security Products

According to Parks Associates, twice as many consumers intend to purchase a standalone security product instead of a professionally monitored system in the next 12 months.

CE Pro Editors · March 14, 2019

Research: 46% of U.S. Households Have No Plans to Purchase Smart Home Devices

Smart-home tech might be hot, but almost half of broadband households don’t want it … unless it helps them save money, according to research from Parks Associates.

CE Pro Editors · January 04, 2019

Study: Unresolved Technical Problems with Smart Home Devices Rise 240% in 3 Years

Parks Associates study reveals 79% of consumers have self-installed a smart home device, and most do not turn to integrators for assistance when there is a technical problem.

Jason Knott · October 18, 2018

Sleep Trackers Offer Money Making Opportunity

More than 50 million households interested in buying a sleep trackers; are you capitalizing on the trend?

Lisa Montgomery · August 13, 2018

‘Integrated Life’ Program Debuts at Infocomm 2018, Hosted by Parks Associates and Avixa

“As our daily routines become more seamless between work, home, school, at play and on the go, there’s a growing need for integrated technology solutions to offer continuity from space to space,” says Jason McGraw of AVIXA.

CE Pro Editors · June 01, 2018

10 Best IoT Insights and Smart-Home Quotes from Connections 2018

On Shrek, Costco, sous vide, insurance, DIY, older people, and other engaging subjects shared among the who’s who of IoT at Parks Associates’ Connections Conference 2018.

Julie Jacobson · June 01, 2018

An Integrator’s 5 Home-Tech Takeaways from Connections Conference 2018

Parks Associates’ Connections 2018 was a high-level IoT event for smart-home muckety mucks serving the mass market, but at least one home-tech integrator found plenty to take away from the three-day forum.

CE Pro Editors · May 29, 2018