Parks Associates Addresses Growth In US And EU Residential Security and Smart Home Markets at 14th Annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe

22% of US homes have professional monitored security, but Europe lags behind with the average across the region less than 4%

DALLAS, Nov. 05, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Parks Associates research shows 22% of US broadband households have professional monitored security, compared to an average of less than 4% across Europe. The international research will host the 14th annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe: Strategies for Security and Smart Home, 19-20 November at the Amsterdam Marriott Hotel, and explore the differences between the US and European home security and smart home markets.

CONNECTIONS™ Europe features keynotes from CUJO AI, SnapAV, Deutsche Telekom AG, and Orange and multiple sessions with research and executive insights on the business opportunities, revenue strategies, and partnership opportunities for the smart home, security, energy management, and wellness industries.

Sponsors include, Bitdefender, Plume, ULE Alliance, Universal Electronics Inc., Verimatrix, Yale, MMB Networks, Ayla Networks, and Wi-Charge.

 “The smart home in Europe and the US is still an early market, and at CONNECTIONS™ Europe, we will explore the different strategies for success as companies deploy new use cases across regions,” said Elizabeth Parks, President, Parks Associates.

Featured CONNECTIONS™ Europe speakers will address differences between regions and the drivers and barriers for residential security and smart home products:

  • Samir Ahmad, Investment Manager, KPN Ventures
  • Anne Ferguson, Vice President, Marketing,
  • Bernd Grohmann, Executive Vice President, eQ-3
  • David Ross Lindholm, Product Manager Residential Electronics, Yale EMEA, ASSA ABLOY Group
  • Mario Moura, Managing Director EMEA, Resideo
  • Hans Overgaard, Managing Partner, Danalock
  • David Rimmer, Director Business Development - Europe,
  • Gabriel Wetzel, CEO, Robert Bosch Smart Home GmbH
  • Rafi Zauer, Head of Marketing, Essence

Registration is open, and media are invited to attend. To request data or an interview, contact Sherrelle Lewis,, 972-996-0214.


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.

Sherrelle Lewis
Parks Associates

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