HID collaborates with Fidesmo on access control wearables

HID, access control, security (image)HID collaborates with Fidesmo on access control wearables | #Verdafero  #AccessControl #Security #Trends2020 | HID Globa has entered into a collaboration with Fidesmo, a provisioning company that makes it possible to connect contactless services to wearables. Fidesmo has integrated HID’s next generation Seos credential technology into secure element chips that are used in a wide variety of wearables.

“As wearables grow in popularity, organisations of all types will be confronted with the need to support new form factors for physical access and other popular applications,” said Steve Currie, VP and Managing Director of Extended Access Technologies with HID Global.

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Hotel Room Automation and Covid-19: Technological solutions for guest safety

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Hotel Room Automation and Covid-19: Technological solutions for guest safety | #TpromoCom #COVID19 #Hotel #Technology | The reopening of the hotel: The gradual increase in the levels of accommodation to be made available to guests, necessitates additional measures of safety to assist in protecting them during the Covid-19 emergency.

Lets see how hotel automation for hotels, thanks to technology, can considerably reduce transmission risks, making innovative solutions for the hotel market.

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Parks Associates announces Advisory Board and Topics for third annual Future of Video

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Parks Associates announces Advisory Board and Topics for third annual Future of Video | #TpromoCom #ParksAssociates #Entertainment #Event | Board members include executives from A+E Networks, Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, MediaKind, Reelgood, TiVo, Tubi, Verizon Digital Media Services, Viacom International, and The Walt Disney Company

International research firm Parks Associates today announced the Advisory Board for the third annual Future of Video: OTT, Pay TV, and Digital Media, including executives from A+E Networks, Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, MediaKind, Reelgood, TiVo, Tubi, Verizon Digital Media Services, Viacom International, and The Walt Disney Company.

The firm’s COVID-19: Impact on Consumer Behavior and Spending reveals that the percentage of US broadband households subscribing to an OTT service increased to 76% in Q1 2020, while adoption of pay-TV services has flattened to 73%.

Parks Associates will host the third annual Future of Video: OTT, Pay TV, and Digital Media, December 14-16, 2020, in Marina del Rey, California, featuring perspectives from analysts and industry leaders on viewer behaviors and preferences, the impact of economic downturns, and challenges for the video industry in meeting the expectations of today’s connected consumers.

“At this year’s event, we will be in a unique position to talk about the consumer shifts in video consumption as a result of the current public health crisis, as well as strategies moving forward as shelter-in-place and work-from-home mandates are lifted,” said Elizabeth Parks, President, Parks Associates. “Ramped-up promotional offers, free trials, historic levels of consumption, and cancellation of sporting and other live events have greatly impacted the video streaming and pay-TV markets.”

2020 advisory board:

  • Lisa Aussieker, VP, Marketing and Communications, MediaKind
  • Paul Cabana, EVP, Multiplatform Programming, A+E Networks
  • Mary Kay Evans, CMO / VP, Marketing, Verizon Digital Media Services
  • Andrea Clarke Hall, VP, Business Development, Tubi
  • Kase Niles, Sr. Manager, Strategic Research and Market Intelligence, TiVo
  • Dan Reich, SVP, Global Multiplatform Product Development, Viacom International
  • David Sanderson, Founder & CEO, Reelgood
  • Elana Sofko, COO, Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment
  • Nicolas Beraudo, Chief Revenue Officer, Reelgood
  • Kimberly Wilson, VP, Multiplatform Marketing, The Walt Disney Company

“We are looking forward to sharing our consumer and industry research tracking and quantifying the market changes as a result of the pandemic,” said Steve Nason, Research Director, Parks Associates. “Our consumer research this year focuses on pricing trends, new ways consumers are using video devices, and shifts in content consumption and preferences as well as pricing expectations following the bevy of free trial offerings. Our industry research and discussions examine the impact of changes in ad spending, changes in content windowing, and challenges in original content production.”

2020 Topics for Future of Video:

  • The Next Phase in the Streaming Wars
  • OTT Engagement Strategies
  • Shift to Hybrid Business Models
  • Short-form Video: Mobile First
  • Video Livestreaming: An Exploding Market
  • vMVPDs: Finding Success Between Traditional Pay TV and OTT
  • Piracy’s Impact on Service Providers
  • Rising Cost of Licensing and Distributing Content
  • The Age of Video Aggregation
  • Impact of 5G on Video and Gaming Services
  • Data and Decision Making in Video Services
  • Impact of Connected Devices on the Video Experience
  • Rise of Ad-based OTT Services
  • Traditional Pay TV’s Online Video Services: Shifting Revenues
  • OTT Bundling Partnerships
  • Video Distribution and Marketing to the Consumer
  • Retention and Churn in OTT

At Future of Video, Parks Associates highlights in-depth consumer and industry research on OTT services, the value of content, technology innovations, and best strategies for building successful video services.

About Future of Video: OTT, Pay TV, and Digital Media

Future of Video: OTT, Pay TV, and Digital Media brings together senior leaders to share insights on new trends in the video and connected entertainment industries, with insights on consumer adoption, churn, and spending. The event provides insight into successful OTT strategy deployments, challenges for pay-TV providers, the role of connected CE in the growth of video viewing, new content formats, and the overall impact to the video market.

Future of Video addresses new strategies for cableco, OTT, and mobile service providers to provide high-quality customer service, retain subscribers and attract new customers, and design bundled options through new distribution strategies.

Future of Video takes place December 9-11, 2019, at the Marina del Rey Marriott in Marina del Rey, California. For more information, visit www.futureofvideo.us.

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New facial recognition and fever detection systems for safe work environment launched

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New facial recognition and fever detection systems for safe work environment launched | #Verdafero #VideoSurveillance #FacialRecognition #COVID19 | Biometric companies around the world are working on releasing advanced solutions to identify people when wearing masks, to introduce contactless tech to ensure environment safety and to develop fever detectors to assist global containment efforts.

Cali Group subsidiary PopID has partnered with Wasserstrom to launch a biometric facial recognition and temperature screening platform for companies to enable a contactless working environment, writes Kiosk Marketplace. https://lnkd.in/ejQVu_S

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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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News on RMR Utility Monitoring Opportunities by Verdafero

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Mistakes do happen where it comes to your commercial client’s various utilities. Common utilities include:

    • Electricity
    • Natural Gas
    • Water
    • Fuel Oil
    • Propane
    • and others

One way to combat mistakes and downright fraud when it happens is to get your calculator out and add up all the numbers, or sell your clients “Utility Monitoring.” Not only will they save money, but you’ll adopt a new RMR income stream, right along with the monthly income you derive from their fire and security systems.

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60% of newly acquired security systems are self-installed

60% of newly acquired security systems are self-installed | #TpromoCom #DIY #Security | DIY Home Security Tracker finds DIY security solutions claim the majority of new security households 

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New research from Parks Associates finds that DIY security systems are taking a larger share of the residential security market due to their growing popularity among security households. The research firm’s DIY Home Security Tracker notes that among consumers who acquired their security system less than two years ago, 60% are self-installed, compared to only 7% of systems purchased more than six years ago.

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“Most DIY households use professional monitoring services, but currently 63% of these DIY systems have had their monitoring subscription for less than two years,” said Dina Abdelrazik, Senior Analyst, Parks Associates. “Most DIY security owners are also self-installing add-on smart home devices, so companies are expanding their product lines to meet consumer demand, including Abode, Array by Hampton, and Blue by ADT. This demand for an easy-to-install, integrated solution is becoming more prevalent in the Apple HomeKit ecosystem, with more DIY security systems and camera-related devices releasing product lines compatible with this ecosystem.”

The traditional residential security channel is dominated by professionally installed, professionally monitored systems, but smart home device manufacturers are increasingly extending into the security space. Currently 33% of US broadband households own a security system, an 18% increase from 28% in 2018.

DIY Home Security Tracker assesses the impact of DIY security solutions to expand the market and the potential cannibalization of existing security channels. It also gives an analysis of industry trends, market strategies of key players, and competitive analysis on leading products in all key product categories. The research outlines returns, satisfaction with DIY systems versus traditional systems and the customer buyer journey.

For information about the DIY Home Security Tracker, contact sales@parksassociates.com. To schedule an interview with an analyst or to request specific research data, please contact Rosey Ulpino at rosey@parksassociates.com, 972.996.0233.

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. www.parksassociates.com

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Alarm.com and KPN Ventures keynote 15th annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe

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Alarm.com and KPN Ventures keynote 15th annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe | #TpromoCom #Parks #Event #SmartHome | Research firm announces topics focused on smart home solutions, security monitoring and DIY solutions, data and consumer privacy, and AI and voice innovations http://bit.ly/2x7KT1H

4 March 2020
Parks Associates today announced the topics and first confirmed keynote speakers for the 15th annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe: Strategies for Security and Smart Home, 10-11 November at the Amsterdam Marriott Hotel. KPN Ventures and Alarm.com will keynote the event, providing insight into the growing opportunities and challenges in the smart home, security, and controls market.

CONNECTIONS™ Europe hosts executives from the top European and international companies in the connected home ecosystems, focusing on new business models, distribution channels, industry partnerships, and technology advancements for smart home solutions, cloud services, and value-added services. Alarm.com is an early sponsor of the event.

“Video and interactive services have boosted ARPU for monitored security services in Europe to nearly 6%, even though the growth rate of subscribers is much slower,” said Elizabeth Parks, President, Parks Associates. “Smart home products, innovations in DIY and cloud services, and developments in AI are creating new service opportunities, and new sources of revenue, for traditional players and new entrants in the connected home space. We are excited to have Alarm.com back on stage and welcome KPN Ventures to keynote this year’s conference.”

Confirmed keynote speakers:

Samir Ahmad, Investment Manager, KPN Ventures
Anne Ferguson, VP, Marketing, Alarm.com

Event Topics

  • Marketing and Business Models
  • Smart Home Solutions: Channel Expansion
  • Business Models: A Service Driven Market
  • Independent Living: Serving Seniors and Chronically Ill
  • Monitoring: Expanding Beyond Security
  • Voice and User Interfaces: Integration and Control
  • Data Sharing: Trust-Based Models and Best Practices

Technology and Market Growth

  • AI and the Connected Home: Proactive and Predictive Intelligence
  • DIY and DIFM: Impact on Smart Home and Security
  • Interoperability: Expanding the Smart Home
  • Home Network and Wi-Fi: Connectivity Driving the Experience
  • Support: Onboarding and Ongoing Services
  • Privacy and Security: Getting it Right for Consumers

For more information, visit www.connectionseurope.com.

About CONNECTIONS™ Europe

Produced by Parks Associates, the 15th annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe is an executive conference focused on innovative business models, industry partnerships, and technology advancements for smart home solutions, cloud services, and value-added services, including energy management and connected health services.

CONNECTIONS™ Europe combines networking opportunities with two days of visionary keynotes and conference sessions focused on technology adoption and trends, product and service forecasts, evaluation of new business strategies, and recommendations for strategic partnerships and monetization opportunities.

CONNECTIONS™ Europe: Strategies for Security and Smart Home will take place 10-11 November 2020 in Amsterdam at the Amsterdam Marriott Hotel in Amsterdam.

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