Security Systems News

MAR 2017

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Page 12 of 44 Ma RC h 2017 SECURITY SYSTEMS NEWS news 8 Convenience you carry. Helix™: Connected to life. Not the wall. 1402 Heggen Street Hudson, WI 54016 (877) 260-5578 connected health device, and 63 percent have an OTT video service subscription. "Each IoT device brings its own use case, but it is in com- bination that their value prop- ositions expand for consum- ers," Stuart Sikes, president of Parks Associates, said in the announcement. "In this context, the mass- market appeal of a connected home system starts to emerge as it can offer personalized value propositions for entertainment, security, controls, health, and energy. At CONNECTIONS, we will examine each aspect of the connected home, with the goal to identify the strategies that will create mass-market value," Sikes continued. Parks Associates' conference attracts more than 700 execu- tives from the connected enter- tainment, IoT, and smart home industries. The event provides a day of pre-show research workshops highlighting Parks Associates' consumer data and analysis and two days of confer- ence sessions focused on tech- nology adoption and trends, forecasts for new products and ser vices, evaluation of new business strategies, and recom- mendations about technology innovations, strategic partner- ships, monetization opportuni- ties, and value-added services. " T h e c o n v e n i e n c e o f I o T solutions is attracting consid- erable consumer interest, and at CONNECTIONS, we will examine the balance between consumer demand and security/ privacy concerns and determine the best strategies for these markets to expand," Jennifer Kent, Parks Associates' direc- tor, research quality & product development, said in a prepared statement. "Nearly two-thirds of U.S. broadband households with a smartphone want embed- ded connectivity in their next car." The event provides execu- tive networking opportunities and insights from industr y p ro f e s s i o n a l s o n e n t e rt a i n - ment, mobile, and smart home market segments. Throughout the event, sponsors offer table- top demos during networking events, spotlighting new tech- nology innovations and ser- vices. Current sponsors include Greenwave Systems, Alarm. com,, ULE Alli- ance, Whisker Labs, MivaTek, and Nortek. For more information, visit www.connectionsconference. com. SSN rently accepting speaker sub- missions, will address topics on connected entertainment and smart home innovations, con- sumer adoption, marketing, and data/privacy protection. Parks Associates recently released research that finds 26 percent of U.S. broadband households own a smart home device, including 11 percent with a smart thermostat, 9 per- cent with a networked camera, and 8 percent with a smart door lock. Over 35 percent of U.S. broadband households own a By SSN Staff DALLAS—IoT research firm Parks Associates announced the two keynotes—Matt Eyring, chief strategy and innovation officer for Vivint Smart Home, and Kristine Faulkner, senior vice president/general manager for COX Homelife, Cox Com- munications—for its upcoming 21st-annual CONNECTIONS: The Premier Connected Home Conference, May 23-25, 2017, at the Hyatt Regency San Fran- cisco Airport. The conference, which is cur- Parks' summit to focus on connected home Vivint Smart Home and Cox Communications to keynote CONNECTIONS 2017 in San Francisco

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