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8K, Smart Home Set to Dominate at CES 2019

By Jason Knott · January 8, 2019 • Smart home is taking center stage at CES 2019, along with 8K. New CTA data predicts 23% growth in smart home products.

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

By CE Pro Editors · January 4, 2019 • 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.

Top 50 Cities for Amazon Package Theft

By Jason Knott · December 26, 2018 • Research: San Francisco and Seattle are most frequent cities for Amazon package theft by 'porch pirates' and offer strongest potential to install front doorbell camera systems.

Research: 28% of U.S Households Use Smart Speakers to Control Smart Home Products

By CE Pro Editors · December 19, 2018 • According to Parks Associates, U.S broadband households are starting to prefer using a smart speaker with built-in voice assistant tech to control smart home devices.

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

By Jason Knott · October 18, 2018 • 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.

Residential Tech Market Up $600M Since 2015, CEDIA Reports

By CE Pro Editors · October 8, 2018 • In its latest "Size and Scope of the Residential Technology Systems Industry" survey, CEDIA reports significant gains in the home networking and security channels.

CE Pro Research: Comparing Multiroom Audio System Installation Prices, Profits

By Jason Knott · October 5, 2018 • EXCLUSIVE RESEARCH: Integrators report earning solid profit margin for distributed audio systems, even though low-price expectations by clients is biggest challenge.

Smart Home Survey Shows Conflicting Consumer Sentiment

By CE Pro Editors · October 2, 2018 • Survey by lighting-controls manufacturer Noon Home shows wide disparity of sentiment when consumers rank the importance of smart-home devices.

Smart Lighting System Sales Forecasted to Reach $945M by end of 2018

By CE Pro Editors · August 17, 2018 • Smart lighting control has been steadily growing in market share, and currently accounts for 63 percent of smart lighting sales, according to a new report.

Home Remodeling Spending to Grow 7 Percent into 2019

By Jason Knott · July 19, 2018 • Home remodeling spending expected to reach $346 billion in Q2 2019, up 20 percent from two years ago.

Lighting Control Special Report: Exclusive Research

By Jason Knott · June 14, 2018 • The first-ever in-depth CE Pro research reveals profit, pricing, scale and popular elements in lighting control installations.

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

By Julie Jacobson · June 1, 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.

New RMR Opportunity: Smart Thermostat Service?

By Jason Knott · March 23, 2018 • Parks Associates data shows half of U.S. households would pay $5/month for subsidized smart thermostat installation with ongoing service program.

2018 Market Report: Security and the Smart Home Installation Channel

By Scott Goldfine with Julie Jacobson · March 12, 2018 • Security dealers say DIY is hurting their business, but they still collect about $46.20 per month per customer, plus 10 to 20 percent for integrated IoT devices, according to research from Parks Associates and Security Sales & Integration.

IoT Cybersecurity, ‘Cascading’ Failures, Worry Consumers Most About Connected Home

By CE Pro Editors · March 7, 2018 • Research: Not surprisingly, consumers fear hacks and other cybersecurity threats when it comes to the connected home, but they also worry if one IoT device fails, the whole smart house crumbles.

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