DALLAS, TX--(Marketwired - Oct 10, 2013) - Parks Associates European research shows growing consumer interest in smarthome devices, although they are strongly inclined to purchase self-monitored devices, one at a time, with no subscription fees. The research firm will address the interoperability challenges in home controls and energy management at CONNECTIONS™ Europe during the session "Interoperability in the Home Controls Market," featuring executives from Technicolor, ADB, iControl Networks, and Sigma Designs.

CONNECTIONS™ Europe: Monetization Strategies for the Connected Home takes place November 12-13 at the Mövenpick Hotel in Amsterdam. The event focuses on emerging entertainment and smarthome technologies and services and features keynotes from iControl Networks, Orange, and Securitas Direct - Verisure.

Parks Associates research finds 27-30% of broadband households in the U.K., France, Germany, and Belgium show strong interest in purchasing at least one home monitoring device that they could manage remotely via the Internet. Roughly 10-20% of consumers are willing to purchase self-monitored security devices such as IP-based detectors or call buttons.

"For smarthome solutions such as home monitoring detectors, consumers in Western Europe are interested in independently purchased, self-monitored home control equipment," said Tom Kerber, Director, Home Controls and Energy Management Research, Parks Associates. "At CONNECTIONS™ Europe, we will explore challenges to companies in this space and strategies among service providers, OEMs, security firms, and utilities, including the opportunities for partnership."

Session Speakers:

  • Benoit Joly, SVP Marketing, Technicolor
  • Greg Roberts, VP, Marketing, iControl Networks
  • Corrado Rocca, VP, IP Networking Business Unit Head, ADB (Advanced Digital Broadcast); Marketing Committee Chair, HGI
  • Ricco Winther, Director, European Sales, Z-Wave, Sigma Designs

Event sponsors are iControl Networks, Amdocs, AT&T, iYogi, PlanetEcosystems, SAFEVIEW, Securitas Direct - Verisure, Sigma Designs, SmartOTT, Sutherland Global Services, AlertMe, Intamac, Linear, and INSTEON.

For information, visit http://www.connectionseurope.com or contact sales@parksassociates.com, 972-490-1113.

, produced by Parks Associates, offers high-level analysis and consumer research, networking opportunities, and information on emerging connected home services and technologies. The executive summit focuses on the next generation of services in home controls and access & entertainment, including new partnership opportunities between operators and utilities, strategies to engage consumers through innovative service bundling, the role of the cloud, and how to effectively connect consumers to digital content on various platforms. http://www.connectionseurope.com

Contact Information:

Holly Sprague
Parks Associates