Research

Parks Associates: Consumers Have Major Concerns About Smart Home Privacy and Safety

By Robert Archer · July 9, 2019 • A study from Parks Associates says that consumers are overwhelmingly concerned about smart home security and privacy issues, and more than one-third of those polled had experienced a data security problem.

ABI Study States 4K Poised to Serve as the Public’s Preferred Video Format

By Robert Archer · June 27, 2019 • Until 8K display products become more affordable, research from ABI finds that 4K televisions sales will continue to grow over the next several years.

Biophilia: Nature Sounds vs. White Noise for Productivity and Wellness

By Julie Jacobson · June 18, 2019 • Smart-home technologists and commercial integrators should wake up to the sounds of spring water -- not white noise -- for quelling distractions and improving productivity and well-being.

What Recession? CE Pro Mid-Year Report Predicts Growth for Second Half of 2019

By Jason Knott · June 12, 2019 • So much for the predicted recession in 2019... integrators report 5% to 10% growth in first half of year, with stronger growth predicted. Hot product categories predicted.

Control4, Crestron, Savant Top Home-Automation Charts - CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis 2019

By Julie Jacobson · June 3, 2019 • Julie Jacobson analyzes data from CE Pro 100 Brand Surveys in the home-automation category, from 2014 to 2019.

What Do Integrators Want in Outdoor Technology?

By Jason Knott · April 1, 2019 • CE Pro's Outdoor Technology Study reveals integrators' product feature wishes. Dealers averaged 12 outdoor projects for $5,575 each in 2018.

Best and Worst States for Amazon Package Theft

By Jason Knott · March 22, 2019 • Study reveals Wyoming, Vermont and California are the worst states per capita for amazon package theft. Mississippi is the safest. December and November months have highest theft rates.

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

By CE Pro Editors · March 14, 2019 • 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.

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.

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