Parks Associates today announced a new industry report, Cloud Platforms for the Internet of Things, revealing 19% of US broadband households currently own at least one Internet-connected smart home device.
These devices, including smart thermostats, sprinkler systems, door locks, and security cameras, offer remote control, monitoring, or notifications via a smartphone, tablet, or computer.
Upwards of 90% of device owners use mobile apps to access cloud-supported services associated with their devices.
“IoT cloud platforms offer device makers and companies the opportunity to greatly expand the value of a product or service, and consumers are responding,” comments Brad Russell, Research Analyst, Parks Associates. “Cloud-based services also create unique new service partnerships, such as the automated guest-entry system in the RemoteLock from smart door lock maker LockState. This solution will be integrated into Airbnb’s new Host Assist program to extend the value of that part of the sharing economy.”