Showing posts with label Smart Home. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Smart Home. Show all posts

Monday, February 1, 2021

Alarm.com to Announce 2020 Fourth Quarter Financial Results on February 25, 2021


Alarm.com to Announce 2020 Fourth Quarter Financial Results on February 25, 2021 | #TpromoCom | Alarm.com Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: ALRM), the leading platform for the intelligently connected property, today announced that it will report 2020 fourth quarter financial results after the market close on Thursday, February 25, 2021. http://bit.ly/3arMwYh
 
Management will host a conference call and webcast to discuss the Company's financial results at 4:30 p.m. ET that same day.

What: Alarm.com 2020 Fourth Quarter Financial Results Conference Call
When: Thursday, February 25, 2021
Time: 4:30 p.m. ET
Conf ID: 5419089
Live Call: US/Canada Toll-Free: (866) 588-3290
International: (262) 558-6169
Replay: US/Canada Toll-Free: (855) 859-2056
International: (404) 537-3406
(Available approximately two hours after the completion of the live call until 7:30 p.m. ET on March 4, 2021)
Webcast: http://investors.alarm.com/

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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

34% of smart home device owners report having technical problems within the last 12 months


34% of smart #home device owners report having technical problems within the last 12 months | #TpromoCom #SmartHome #HomeAutomation
Annual consumer study tracks changes in use of technology and consumer support preferences in era of COVID-19.  https://bit.ly/2LCP3Xd

Recent research from Parks Associates’ Shifting Support Needs: Opportunities for Remote Solutions reveals one-third of smart home device owners report having technical problems within the last 12 months. A loss of wireless connectivity is the most common problem experience, followed by having an unresponsive device. Shifting Support Needs: Opportunities for Remote Solutions tracks consumer experience with connected devices and highlights specific pain points with leading product categories throughout the consumer journey, from purchase to ongoing use.

“Just under 20% of smart home device owners report having a smart home device professionally installed by the company that sold them the product, and 16% report hiring a contractor to set up a device,” said Patrice Samuels, Senior Analyst, Parks Associates. “As smart home device manufacturers attempt to drive market growth, keeping product prices low is essential. Therefore, many have embraced DIY setup strategies that minimize overall consumer product costs.”

The consumer study reveals 65% of consumers who self-installed their smart home devices would prefer to self-install devices in the future. This finding is consistent with the percentage of consumers reporting preference to set up their devices themselves in the future in 2018 and 2019. Consumer preference to set up devices on their own validates the increasing use of DIY setup strategies among device manufacturers and helps these manufacturers save on support costs.

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Tuesday, January 12, 2021

More than 20 million US broadband households do not plan to buy a smart home device due to perceived high prices


More than 20 million US broadband households do not plan to buy a smart home device due to perceived high prices | #TpromoCom #ParksAssociates #SmartHome #HomeAutomation | CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES features Silicon Labs, Nice, Plume, AmTrust, Alarm.com, Essence, Airties, and more (#Verdafero) https://bit.ly/35BgZBl

Research from Parks Associates finds the top three inhibitors to smart home adoption are perceived high prices, lack of a clear value proposition, and data/privacy concerns. Among the 44% of US broadband households that do not intend to buy a smart home device, representing 46.7 million households, 44% (20.5 million households) perceive these devices are too expensive; 38% (17.7 million households) don’t see the benefit of these devices; and 35% (16.3 million) have data and privacy concerns. 

Parks Associates will share ownership and usage trends of smart home, security, connected health, and home automation solutions at the 15th annual CONNECTIONS™ Summit: Smart Home Growth Strategies, taking place virtually January 14, in partnership with CES® 2021.




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Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Alexa, disarm the victim’s home security system

Alexa, disarm the victim’s home security system | #TpromoCom #Alexa #Security #Hackers | Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading, explores how hacking attempts on ‘smart’ home assistants via laser pointers have raised further security concerns about the devices. (ifsecglobal.com) https://bit.ly/2JNIeRy

Researchers who last year hacked popular voice assistants with laser pointers take their work to the next level.

It’s still a mystery to researchers at the University of Michigan and The University of Electro-Communications (Tokyo) – just what physically enabled them to inject commands into the embedded microphones of Amazon Alexa, Google Home, and other digital voice assistant devices via laser pointers.

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Wednesday, December 2, 2020

49% of US broadband households own a smart speaker or smart display


Webinar, sponsored by ULE Alliance, examines growing use of
voice control for home security and automation

Parks Associates research finds 49% of US broadband households own a smart speaker or smart display, driving voice to the forefront of the connected home consumer experience. Parks Associates is hosting the complimentary webinar “Voice Controls and Smart Home: Optimizing Product Design,” sponsored by ULE Alliance, on December 3 at 11 am CT (9 am PT), to evaluate methods for product manufacturers and service providers to evaluate voice control technologies and integrate solutions into their offerings that will deliver high-quality design while ensuring quality of service (QoS).

“Voice control quickly captured consumer interest, driving smart speaker adoption with early use cases focused on quick information requests and music streaming,” said Jennifer Kent, Senior Director, Parks Associates. “However, the user experience across smart speakers varies greatly, so as voice control moves into more critical use cases, such as emergency detection and response, companies will need to ensure QoS with a well-designed solution to maintain consumer confidence.”

In this webinar, speakers will share leading approaches to integrating voice and data communication into smart products and services and the tradeoffs that product manufacturers and service providers make when deciding among these approaches.  The webinar features the following speakers:

  • Avi Barel, Director, Business Development, ULE Alliance
  • Doug Bellenger, Head of Product, DIY, ADT
  • Jean Claude Bennoun, Business Development Manager, Crow Electronic Engineering Ltd
  • Jennifer Kent, Senior Director, Parks Associates
  • Bill Scheffler, VP Business Development, DSP Group


Webinar Topics:

  • Consumer data on smart speaker/display adoption
  • Adoption and usage of multiple speakers per household
  • Voice as an interface for security systems and products
  • Benefits of combining voice and data for product design
  • Key metrics as OEMs and service providers evaluate standards for voice integration
  • Use cases that need reliable QoS
  • Two-way voice use cases


Parks Associates Consumer Data:

  • 74% of smart home device owners also own a smart speaker.
  • 18% of US broadband households report that COVID-19 has increased their interest in products and services that enable “touchless” control of smart home devices using voice control.


To request data or an interview, please contact Rosey Ulpino at rosey@parksassociates.com, 972.996.0233.

About Parks Associates: Parks Associates, a woman-founded and certified business, is an internationally recognized market research and consulting company specializing in emerging consumer technology products and services. Founded in 1986, Parks Associates creates research capital for companies ranging from Fortune 500 to small start-ups through market reports, primary studies, consumer research, custom research, workshops, executive conferences, and annual service subscriptions.

The company's expertise includes the Internet of Things (IoT), digital media and platforms, entertainment and gaming, home networks, Internet and television services, digital health, mobile applications and services, support services, consumer apps, advanced advertising, consumer electronics, energy management, and home control systems and security.

Each year, Parks Associates hosts industry webinars, the CONNECTIONS™ Conference Series, Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer, Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers, and Future of Video: OTT, Pay TV, and Digital Media.

http://www.parksassociates.com