Parks Associates: 12-14% of UK broadband households say they are very familiar with networked cameras or smart door locks

DALLAS, April 09, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Parks Associates today announced the topics for the 14th-annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe: Strategies for the Smart Home and Consumer IoT, with a core focus on the advancements and growth of smart home, security, connected health, and energy management solutions in Europe. Parks Associates research shows 12-14% of UK broadband households say they are very familiar with networked cameras or smart door locks, but a slightly higher percentage of households consider the benefits of these devices to be very valuable. Early event sponsors include Alarm.com, ULE Alliance, and Universal Electronics Inc. “In the US, consumers are experimenting with single-device purchases and creating a smart home experience in addition to home systems and controls through security and service providers,” said Elizabeth Parks, President, Parks Associates. “The approaches to securing smart home devices and applications will continue to grow in Europe as it has in the US. We are excited to announce the topics for CONNECTIONS™ Europe, with sessions tackling the challenges in growing the smart home, security, energy and consumer health markets in Europe.” Event Topics: Smart Home Channels: Moving to Mass Market Evolution of Retailers and Smart Home MerchandisingInsurance and Smart Home ProductsDIY and Expanding Home Security Use CasesRole of Service Providers in the EU Smart Home Smart Home and IoT: Present and Future Innovations Smart Home Platforms: Building Service RevenuesData Security and Privacy: Empowering ConsumersInteroperability: Technology Convergence and Expanding the Smart HomeConverging Technology: Blockchain, AI, and Machine LearningSupport and Installation: Making the Smart Home WorkVoice and UI InnovationsEnsuring a Premium Home Network and Wi-Fi Experience Business Models, Consumer Engagement, Value-Added Services Smart Home: Standalone Devices versus Whole Home SystemsBusiness Model Innovations in the Smart HomeConnected Entertainment and Smart Home: Bridging Parallel EcosystemsSmart Healthcare for Connected ConsumersEnergy Management Solutions: Smart Home Crossover To request research data or an interview, contact Sherrelle Lewis at sherrelle.lewis@parksassociates.com, 972-996-0214. About CONNECTIONS™ Europe 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. http://www.connectionseurope.com Sherrelle LewisParks Associates972-996-0214sherrelle.lewis@parksassociates.com A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/f3dc8aa7-6358-4cbb-af00-6a88cfd48e26