ELMHURST, Ill., May 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Martin Heckmann, director of emerging business at Chamberlain, the leader in garage door opener innovation and home access, is scheduled to speak at the Parks Associates' 21st-annual CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference. The CONNECTIONS™ event, May 23-25 at the Hyatt Regency in San Francisco, includes more than 700 executives, focusing on ways to engage consumers and grow revenues in the converging IoT industries, including smart home, connected health, and mobile and entertainment ecosystems.
Heckmann will participate in a session titled "The Future of the Connected Consumer" on May 23 at 3:30 pm PDT. This interactive panel, moderated by Tom Kerber, director, IoT strategy for Parks Associates, will include industry leaders and visionaries who will discuss the changes impacting broadband households today, and how IoT innovations will shape the identity of the connected consumer.
Research by Parks Associates finds the connected garage door opener to be the most active and frequently used smart home device today - 48% of smart home owners access their smart garage door daily through an app on their phone, followed by smart door locks, network security cameras, and smart thermostats.
"We find the most successful smart home products are those that serve practical use cases on a daily basis. Almost 50% of consumers find access control features, such as those offered by garage door openers, to be appealing, rating 5-7 on a 7-point scale, and 33% find them very appealing, rating 6-7," says Parks Associates analyst Brad Russell.
The conference also features keynotes by executives from Comcast, Cox Communications, Intel, and Vivint Smart Home, as well as new research from Parks Associates. Sessions will provide insight into critical issues including consumer privacy, interoperability, partnerships, platform integration, big data, personalization, and new distribution models.
Chamberlain manufactures and markets some of the most reliable and innovative do-it-yourself products for the garage and home. Chamberlain offers a full line of residential garage door openers and accessories as well as other cutting edge garage solutions. For more information on Chamberlain products, visit www.Chamberlain.com.
About Chamberlain Group
Chamberlain Group (CGI) is a global leader in access solutions and products. As the corporate parent company to LiftMaster, Chamberlain, Merlin and Grifco, we design and engineer residential garage door openers, commercial door operators and gate entry systems. Our products are connected through our innovative MyQ technology which empowers users to control or monitor their entry points through smartphone access. We give the power of access and knowledge. CGI is also the parent company to Controlled Products Systems Group, the largest wholesale distributor of perimeter access control equipment in the U.S. For more information visit www.chamberlaingroup.com.
Parks Associates' 21st-annual CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference will take place May 23-25 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport in San Francisco. CONNECTIONS™ is the premier connected home event hosting over 700 executives from the connected entertainment, IoT, and smart home industries. The event provides a day of pre-show research workshops highlighting Parks Associates' consumer data and analysis and two days of conference sessions focused on technology adoption and trends, forecasts for new products and services, evaluation of new business strategies, and recommendations about technology innovations, strategic partnerships, monetization opportunities, and value-added services.
The event provides executive networking opportunities and insights from industry leaders on entertainment, mobile, and smart home market segments. Throughout the event, sponsors offer tabletop demos during networking events, spotlighting new technology innovations and services.
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