AtlasIED Manufactures and Donates 26,000 PPE Face Shields Across the U.S.

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AtlasIED Manufactures and Donates 26,000 PPE Face Shields Across the U.S. | #TpromoCom #COVID19 #FirstResponder #Audio | AtlasIED is doing its part to protect the well-being of medical personnel by manufacturing and distributing thousands of units of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) Face Shields free of charge to hospitals, triage centers, nursing homes, and other medical facilities nationwide, as well as local emergency responders, fire departments and police departments.

Nearly 1,200 orders have been filled since assembly and distribution of the personal protection equipment began on April 10 at AtlasIED’s Ennis, Texas, manufacturing facility. Support will be ongoing, as AtlasIED has enough material to produce as many as 26,000 shields.

The manufacture and distribution of the face shields was a huge undertaking that involved the modification of AtlasIED’s existing assembly line, sourcing of materials, programming of a laser cutting machine, reallocation of bandwidth and employees, implementing a dust-free environment to keep the shields clean, and developing an online request form.

“In these uncertain times, AtlasIED felt it necessary to do what it could to ensure the safety of the nation’s healthcare workers,” says AtlasIED President John Ivey. “Through the commitment of our employees, we were able to execute timely development and distribution of face shields to medical facilities throughout the country. At the same time, we are able to keep everyone at the manufacturing facility fully employed.”

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What’s New: Security & Fire Buy or Sell Forum on Facebook (4/9/20)

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What’s New: Security & Fire Buy or Sell Forum on Facebook | #TpromoCom #Product #Sales #Business | The Security & Fire Buy or Sell Forum is a sales-oriented group where professionals only sell, buy and trade  products, in addition to learning new things about the industry they’re in.

At present we have the following items in house and ready for purchase:

    • (8) BRAND NEW (factory sealed) IB9387-HT bullet cameras in overstock. This is Vivotek’s flagship bullet camera and shouldn’t be confused with the 9387 EHT, EH, or H. MSRP is $750, cheapest on the net is $562.50. I’m looking to offload them all at once. Boston
    • SDI CellChecker $300 Canadian bucks, Gatineau, QC
    • Duty belts and more stuff, $125 · Memphis, TN
    • Police cage for crown Victoria hard seat and feet guard for security are bounty hunter, $200 · Memphis, TN
    • $50 · Springboro, OH, Advantech, mobile DVR, this unit is designed to mout in a vehicle and record video in harsh environments without the need for external heating and cooling. Self contained unit.
    • NAPCO Wireless PIR pn# NAPPIR01 for sale. Bought by accident, listing from Nortek on these was a little unclear. They are 319.5Mhz but DO NOT work with ITI panels. I have 10 and will sell for $20 each, shipping included. Can provide invoice. Ships from San Diego.
    • $50 · Gatineau, QC, two Tycon poe switches $50 each Cnd funds
    • $50 · Gatineau, QC, mikrotik 493G in case Cnd funds, has Ubnt card in it

There are many other items as well.

If  you’re a professional in the security & fire  markets, if you have surplus equipment after finishing a job, bring it over to Security & Fire Buy or Sell and make it available to others. Be sure to answer all questions when  you apply for access.

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Security and Fire Buy or Sell Forum on Facebook (header graphic)What’s New: Security & Fire Buy or Sell Forum on Facebook | #TpromoCom #Product #Sales #Business | The Security & Fire Buy or Sell Forum is a sales-oriented group where professionals only sell, buy and trade  products, in addition to learning new things about the industry they’re in.

At present we have the following items in house and ready for purchase:

    • $50 · Springboro, OH, Advantech, mobile DVR
    • NAPCO Wireless PIR pn# NAPPIR01 for sale, They are 319.5Mhz but DO NOT work with ITI panels. Quantity is 10 at $20 each
    • $50 · Gatineau, QC, two Tycon poe switches $50 each Cnd funds
    • Mikrotik 493G in case Cnd funds, $50 · Gatineau, QC, has Ubnt card in it

There are many others as well.

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Headphones and earphones likely to experience initial sales spike with work at home, home schooling, and entertainment-in-place

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Headphones and earphones likely to experience initial sales spike with work at home, home schooling, and entertainment-in-place | #TpromoCom #Audio #ParksAssociates | Research highlights need for enhanced user experience to aid with device integration as audio market shifts from whole-room home theater system to standalone connected devices

Parks Associates research from Smart Product Market Assessment – Audio Devicesfinds that 44% of US broadband households own speakers, 37% own headphones bought separately from a phone or music player, and 33% own a separate set of earbuds. Purchase intentions were flat prior to the COVID-19 outbreak, due in large part to the emergence of smart speakers, but demand for headphones and earbuds will likely experience an initial spike with work-at-home and entertainment-in-place now the standard for many households. This new demand will not diminish consumer expectations for advanced functionality, so device manufacturers still need to prioritize app development and software enhancements to enhance the user experience.

Smart Product Market Assessment – Audio Devicesaddresses future growth in the connected audio device market, including market drivers and inhibitors, identification of key players, consumer purchasing decisions, and user experience.

“Everyone in the household now needs their own headphones and earbuds for privacy during this time of shelter-in-place orders and work-at-home mandates,” said Steve Nason, Research Director, Parks Associates. “Following this initial wave of purchases, users will look to integrate these standalone products with their smart speakers and other connected devices in the home. This trend was already underway with the gradual dissolution of the ‘home theater system’ concept, and now households feature a collection of different audio products, brands, and devices that must work together to deliver a seamless user experience.”

Soundbars are now a prominent standalone product category in the audio device landscape, with adoption at nearly one-fourth of US broadband households. It is the most likely audio device to be connected to the TV, so soundbars have not been as impacted by smart speakers and displays as other audio products. However, growth has remained flat. Adoption of more niche audio devices such as internet-connected audio visual receivers and multiroom music systems has remained low.

“Prior to the COVID-19 outbreak, the traditional audio device category was at a crossroads,” Nason said. “Adoption and usage of devices such as wired/wireless speakers without voice assistants, audio/visual receivers, home theater systems, and multiroom music systems had waned. While consumers are making purchases now to accommodate work-at-home and home schooling needs, manufacturers need to maintain their emphasis on innovation, particularly the integration with voice assistants, so that their devices can have value beyond the initial stop-gap usage.”

Parks Associates notes device manufacturers and voice assistant providers alike have to better market and communicate the value that integrated voice control brings to audio devices. Increased integration of audio devices and use of high-resolution and 3D audio with the most-used CE video device, smart TVs, will also raise the profile of the audio category.

For more information on Smart Product Market Assessments or to request an analyst interview, contact Rosey Ulpino, 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 webcasts, 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.

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Update: Security and Fire Buy or Sell Forum on Facebook

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We have the following items on the Security and Fire Buy or Sell Forum on Facebook. They are for sale now: http://bit.ly/2AkwgWt

  • Silent Knight 5860/RA-1000. Works. Make offer, Bacliff, TX
  • Silent Knight RPS-1000. Works. Make offer. Bacliff, TX
  • Silent Knight IFP-300/ECS panel works, make an offer. Bacliff, TX
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  • Apc smt1500rm2u uninterruptible power supply, Prospect, CT
  • Apc smt1500rm2u uninterruptible power supply, Prospecet, CT
  • System Sensor equip: smoke detectors, fire pulls and more, Coatesville, PA
  • Electric Door Release Mechanisms, 6 total, #491’s, Coatesville, PA
  • USB/vga extender, 3 available, Coatesville, PA
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More than 50% of new security system owners self-installed their system

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More than 50% of new security system owners self-installed their system

CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES® examines impact of DIY and smart home on the security industry with executives from Arlo Technologies, Google, Ring, and SimpliSafe

November 7, 2019

New research from Parks Associates reports that 51% of security system owners who acquired their security system in the past 12 months self-installed their system. This is up from only 10% of security system owners who acquired their system six or more years ago, and 88% of self-installers report the setup was easy or very easy for their system.

The international research firm will explore the impact of DIY and smart home solutions on the security market, including strategies to leverage innovations to expand adoption, at the fifteenth annual CONNECTIONS™ Summit: Smart Home Business Models and Strategies on January 7 at CES® 2020 in Las Vegas.

CONNECTIONS™ Summit features multiple sessions examining mass-market business strategies, partnership opportunities, next-gen home services, energy management solutions, and smart home platforms, concluding with a networking reception. CONNECTIONS™ Summit sponsors include Alarm.com, ARM, Cirrent, Inspire, Sprosty Network, Trusource Networks, and MMB Networks.

“New DIY security solutions entering the market are designed from the ground up to be self-installed by the consumer, so they are designed to deliver a smooth, painless experience on installation and setup,” said Dina Abdelrazik, Senior Analyst, Parks Associates. “These solutions seek to appeal to households unmoved by traditional self-installed security systems. Value propositions such as security and peace-of-mind have always appealed to a broad base of consumers, so as DIY products evolve to deliver an easy off-the-shelf experience, security adoption will start to crack the 70% of households that do not have and do not plan to acquire a security system.”

The session “Disruption in Home Security: Smart Home Convergence” features the following speakers:

  • Naveen Chhangani, VP, Product and Services, Arlo Technologies
  • Vera Tzoneva, Head of Assistant Distribution Partnerships, Google
  • Andrew Vloyantes, GM of Installed Solutions, Ring
  • Matt Wolf, Head of Partnerships, SimpliSafe

“Over the past decade of keeping people’s homes and businesses safe, we’ve seen that more and more customers want solutions that fit their lives without compromising on security and privacy protections,” said Matt Wolf, Head of Partnerships, SimpliSafe.

CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES is a one-day executive summit that focuses on the best business models and value propositions in the Internet of Things (IoT), the smart home, and connected and mobile CE and services. The event includes eight executive sessions and a networking reception on January 7, the opening day of CES.

For more information on Parks Associates research or events, visit www.parksassociates.com, or contact sales@parksassociates.com, 972-490-1113. To schedule an interview with an analyst or to request specific research data, please contact Sherrelle Lewis at Sherrelle.lewis@parksassociates.com.

About CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES

CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES is an annual research and industry event hosted by international research firm Parks Associates at CES in Las Vegas. The executive event features one day of panel discussions on the smart home, Internet of Things (IoT), energy services, connected health, and connected entertainment, with trends and implications for connected consumers and opportunities for companies to build new revenues and develop innovative business models. The 14th annual CONNECTIONS™ Summit will take place January 7 during CES, which runs January 7-10 in Las Vegas. Follow the event on Twitter at @CONN_Summit. http//www.connectionssummit.com

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Average standalone pay-TV service ARPU declined 10% from 2016 to 2018

New study identifies key trends in pay-TV and non-pay-tv video entertainment spending

Average standalone pay-TV service ARPU declined 10% from 2016 to 2018 | #TpromoCom #Entertainment #Report #Television | Research from Parks Associates finds the average standalone pay-TV service ARPU declined 10% from 2016 to 2018, when consumer-reported monthly spending on pay TV declined from $84 to $76.

According to 360 View: Entertainment Services in the US, pricing pressure for consumer services is forcing increasing conflict in carriage negotiations, which in turn fuels the interest among providers in continued vertical and horizontal consolidation.

Self-reported expenditures on non-pay-TV home video entertainment also declined 30% per month over the past seven years, peaking at nearly $40 in 2014 to slightly over $20 at the end of 2018, according to the study. Spending on DVD and Blu-ray packaged media has steadily declined since 2012, while spending on movie theaters declined by 50% from 2014 to 2018. Spending on internet video is the only category to hold steady throughout the time frame, staying at $8-9 per month since 2014, showing the power of streaming and downloaded content from the internet.

“Traditional pay-TV providers (MVPDs) have faced continued subscriber losses due to increasing consumer choice from OTT services, so they are deploying skinny bundles and vMVPD services to create more choice among viewers,” said Elizabeth Parks, President, Parks Associates. “For pay-TV service providers, traditional and online, they are exploring new areas in content ownership and development, and to be successful in these efforts, understanding consumer activity and motivation related to adoption and use of their services is critical.”

“Subscription online video is the only growth category for consumer-paid video entertainment beyond pay TV. Operators, struggling with declining ARPU for standalone pay-TV services, are anxious to leverage this trend,” said Brett Sappington, Senior Research Director and Principal Analyst, Parks Associates. “Operators are taking differing approaches. Some, including Comcast and DISH, are offering subscriptions to third-party OTT video services and are integrating them into their discovery interfaces. Partnering gives operators a chance to serve as content aggregator, a familiar position. Others, including AT&T and DISH, are expanding their competitive reach online and have introduced vMVPD services.”

360 View: Entertainment Services in the US provides a comprehensive view of the US marketplace for pay-TV services, including changes in adoption, services taken, churn, and spending among key consumer segments, including upgraders, downgraders, new subscribing households, cord cutters, cord shavers, and OTT subscribers. It also assesses demand for entertainment service features and compares perception, demand, and use among leading US operators. Other highlights:

20% of US broadband households do not have a pay-TV services.

NPS for traditional pay-TV services is weaker than for other content service types.

In 2018, the average number of connected devices per broadband household, excluding smart home devices, reached 8.4.

12% of US broadband households eliminated pay-TV service (cut the cord) in 2018.

For information on 360 View: Entertainment Services in the US, contact sales@parksassociates.com. To schedule an interview with an analyst or to request specific research data, please contact Sherrelle Lewis at sherrelle.lewis@parksassociates.com, 972-996-0214.

About Parks Associates

Parks Associates 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 webcasts, 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
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Emerging markets offer lucrative growth for fire safety market

Emerging markets offer lucrative growth for fire safety market | #TpromoCom #Fire #LifeSafety #FireCode | The global fire safety equipment market size is expected to reach USD 105.92 billion by 2025 at a CAGR of 8.8% over the forecast period, according to a study conducted by Grand View Research, Inc.

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Strict government regulations and mandates concerning workplace safety are expected to be the key factors driving the market. Increasing awareness about the benefits of installing fire safety and security equipment and demand for state-of-the-art fire protection equipment are also expected to fuel the market growth.

Transition towards the installation of technologically advanced fire detection systems, and eco-friendly fire suppression agents is also expected to support the market development over the forecast period.

The advent of smart fire suppression and detection systems, and the proliferation of Internet of Things (IoT) for the wireless integration of such systems, along with the enforcement of various safety and building codes, and increasing fire safety expenditure by enterprises are several other factors responsible for market growth cited by Grand View.

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