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Research shows continued growth in smart home market

Parks Associates looks at where the industry is going at CES
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01/20/2017

DALLAS—Approximately 26 percent of U.S. broadband households today now own a smart home device, up from 19 percent at the end of 2015, according to new Parks Associates’ research that was announced at its CONNECTIONS Summit at CES in January.

Study: Parks examines approaches to the smart home

Tom Kerber predicts open approaches to rise in user ratings
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12/14/2016

DALLAS—Parks Associates took a look at the smart home’s competitive landscape—and how providers should prepare for the market’s future—in its new report, “Smart Home: A Roadmap for Strategic Planning.”

Smart home adoption to benefit security

Parks Associates: Home security systems will finally surpass the 20 percent penetration rate
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07/20/2016

DALLAS—Market research firm Parks Associates, based here, is predicting that an increase in smart home controllers will drive the adoption of home security systems—moving the penetration rate of home security systems past the 20 percent mark up to 26 percent by 2020.

Comcast and Alarm.com reportedly in talks to acquire Icontrol

Alarm.com could win ADT business if deal goes through
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06/15/2016

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.—Interactive services platform provider Alarm.com and cable giant Comcast are in talks to acquire platform provider Icontrol Networks, according to several sources who spoke to Security Systems News, and published reports.

Resi security industry preps for ISC West

New technology, meeting vendors tops ‘to-do’ lists
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03/16/2016

YARMOUTH, Maine—With ISC West right around the corner, Security Systems News asked some leading players on the residential security side to share their game plans for this year’s show at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas, April 5-8.

Initial research: Telecoms, cablecos responsible for half of new subscribers

Parks Associates' Kerber talks about interactive services, DIY, and new entrants in security
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03/09/2016

DALLAS—Interactive services, self-installed options, the presence of cable and telecom operators, new smart-home technologies—it truly is a pivotal time for the residential security industry. To help sort it all out, Security Systems News caught up with Tom Kerber, who leads Parks Associates research in the areas of home controls, energy management and home networks.

Study: Smart home offerings drive resi security

21M households are monitored
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12/02/2015

DALLAS—Smart home offerings have boosted residential security by more than 15 percent in the past two years, according to Parks Associates in its report, “The New Face of Home Security—2015 Edition.”

Study: Cablecos, telecoms stake claim in resi market

Traditional players need to get with the program, expert says
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08/12/2015

DALLAS—Forty percent of new security monitoring subscribers are signing with nontraditional providers, according to Tom Kerber, Parks Associates director of research, home controls and energy.

Prime time for Alarm.com IPO

Interactive services provider files for $75m IPO
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05/27/2015

VIENNA, Va.—It has been a year since reports surfaced that Alarm.com owner ABS wanted to exit its investment. The wait may have been worthwhile, according to experts who spoke to Security Systems News. Now is a good time for Alarm.com, a fast-growing, market-leading provider of interactive services, to go public, they say.

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