Parks: Smartphone Control Increases Consumer Likelihood of Purchasing Home Security

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Consumer likelihood of purchasing home security increases if customers have physical and contractual control, according to Parks Associates. Almost one in five people who have resisted buying home security systems say they are very likely to take the plunge if the system can be smartphone...Learn More

Fast Growing Adoption of Video Doorbells will Help Smart Home Video Cameras Reach $9.7B in Sales by 2023

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The global market for smart home surveillance cameras will surpass the $9.7 billion mark by 2023, according to a smart home surveillance camera forecast from Strategy Analytics. Growth in the category will be driven by cameras with full software and service feature sets that are...Learn More

Customers Often Need Help in the Home IoT Maze, So Verizon Launches TechSure

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Verizon TechSure is a new personal technology helpdesk that the carrier announced today. The service provides different levels of tech support in the face of the exploding home IoT segment, where customers are connecting a multitude of devices in the home. “Laptops, tablets, TVs, thermostats,...Learn More

Comcast Makes a Move on Home Automation, Dramatically Expands IoT Operating System with xFi

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Comcast is providing its entire Xfinity services portfolio with expanded home automation capabilities through its xFi home operating system. More than 15 million subscribers now will have access to the suite of Comcast home automation services. The initiative will provide subscribers with smart home controls...Learn More

Report: Digital Voice Assistants Giving Smartphones a Run for Their Money in Managing the Digital Home

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It’s digital voice assistants vs. smartphones on the home control front, and digital voice assistants (DVAs) are gaining ground, according to a new survey from Accenture. DVAs are replacing smartphones as the device of choice for entertainment and online purchasing for people who own both,...Learn More

T-Mobile Curls Up With Nest for Home Security Bundle

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A T-Mobile home security package featuring Nest home security equipment will soon go on sale, giving T-Mobile a path into the rapidly evolving home security market. T-Mobile joins a host of other communications service providers who now offer some form of home security, including AT&T...Learn More

Report: Sense of Security is Key Driver for DIY Smart Home

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The security market is expanding due to do-it-yourself (DIY) products and innovative service offerings, according to a new DIY smart home survey from Parks Associates. The firm said that the DIY approach–which features on-demand, no-contract monitoring options—will expand the market, especially among younger consumers. Nest,...Learn More

Survey: Rise of IoT Leads to Strong Interest for In-Person Connected Device Installation Support

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Self-configuration doesn’t mean the end of consumers’ need for professional help in installing devices and linking them. Indeed, it signals the beginning of a deeper relationship between people who want to automate their homes and companies that know how to do it. That’s the take...Learn More

Report Measures Home Automation Adoption at 15% of U.S. Internet Households

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The percentage of connected homes in the U.S. that own a home automation device is growing fast, according to the NPD Group. Researchers measured home automation adoption at 15% of U.S. internet households as of April 2017 — up from 10% a year earlier. “The...Learn More

Comcast Strategy: We Intend to Own the Home

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Comcast has set its sights on “owning the home,” said Matt Strauss, executive vice president of Xfinity Services for Comcast Cable, at a financial conference today. Strauss cited an example of how that Comcast strategy might be implemented: People using Comcast’s home control offering, dubbed...Learn More

Smart Home Owner Survey: Half the On-Line Population Has at Least One Device

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Smart home and digital consumer electronics developers are hard at work developing a new generation of smart devices, appliances, and equipment that rely on artificial intelligence (AI) to take the concept of personalization and digitally automated work and lifestyles to new heights, ReportLinker highlights in...Learn More

Parks Finds Strong Interest in Smart Home Voice Control

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Voice control technology continues to gain traction among users of consumer electronics devices worldwide. New research from Parks Associates found strong interest in smart home voice control. According to the new market data, 55 percent of U.S. broadband households want to use their voice to...Learn More

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