Parks Associates President Stuart Sikes to Moderate "Home Automation: The New Revenue Generator?" at Cable Congress

International Research Firm Shares New Research Data and Insights on Home Controls and Automation

LONDON--(Mar 6, 2013) - Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates, will moderate the session "Home Automation: The New Revenue Generator?" at Cable Congress on Thursday, March 7, 9:30 a.m. in London.

New research from Parks Associates:

23% of U.K. broadband households have an electronic home security system. Less than 20% have one in France and Belgium, while only 6% of German households have a system.

By 2020, the U.K. and Spain will have over 20 million smart meters. France and Germany will exceed 30 million.

One-third of German broadband households prefer a home security company to provide connected home monitoring equipment and services. Utilities are the second-most preferred provider but do not score more than 20% of households among any European country.

"Home Automation: The New Revenue Generator?"

Home automation is a growing trend worldwide, but it raises many questions: is it a new way to generate revenue? Will it further engage customers? Is it the next step in product development? Get answers as this panel takes a close look at the latest deployments in the U.S., where home security leads the charge, and in Europe, where the focus is on controls and energy.

Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates (Moderator)
Paul Dawes, EVP and GM, Security and Telecommunications Division, iControl
David Perez, CEO, Intamac
Sylvain Riviere, Director, Global Sales, Sigma Designs
Mary Turner, CEO, AlertMe

Thursday, March 7, 9:30 a.m.

The Lancaster Hotel
London, Lancaster Terrace
London, W2 2TY

Cable Congress is recognized as the leading event dedicated to the cable and media industries in Europe. In 2012, the congress attracted over 850 senior-ranking delegates from over 35 countries representing the cable, content, technology, and new media industries.

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