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DALLAS, Dec. 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — New research from Parks Associates finds 64% of US broadband households are interested in being a single-brand household when considering smart home products. Currently 36% of all broadband households have at least one smart home product, and their primary means of controlling these devices is shifting away from single-product apps and toward more versatile means. Parks Associates will bring together industry leaders at the 16th annual CONNECTIONS™ Summit: Smart Home Growth Strategies on January 5, 2022, in Las Vegas, in cooperation with CES® 2022 to discuss current technology trends and the role of connectivity in the home.

Primary Control Method of Smart Home Devices

CONNECTIONS™ Summit

Sponsored by Cox Communities, Alarm.com, Cooktop Safety, EarlySense, Essence, GE Lighting, Johnson Controls, Masonite, Notion, and Zen Ecosystems, the executive event addresses shifting consumer behaviors and technology adoption as work, school, and entertainment experiences increase demands on connected home functionality and capabilities and expand the need for integration and communication between brand ecosystems.

Session Topics:

  • Connectivity: Role of the Home Network and Wi-Fi
  • State of the Smart Home
  • MDUs and PropTech: Deploying Smart Home Tech
  • Home Security Redefined
  • Home Services: Driving Incremental Revenues
  • Health at Home: Meeting Needs of Consumers
  • Smart Home: Integration and New Partnerships

CONNECTIONS™ Summit concludes with a networking reception sponsored by Cox Communities.

“Smart home device owners and intenders want interoperability, which is driving the interest in a single-brand household ecosystem, but even among the tech giants, it has been difficult for one brand to offer all desired devices or align with the different expectations for app and control experiences,” said Elizabeth Parks, President, Parks Associates. “Currently 73% of smart home device owners and intenders rate a mark of interoperability certification to be an important purchase consideration, so even at this early stage, efforts such as Matter are proving to be popular among consumers.”

CONNECTIONS™ Summit features the leading executives focused on smart home technology and services, connected health, data privacy, value-added services, and home security:  

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