This report, authored by Jennifer Kent from Parks Associates and published on May 24, 2022, discusses the results of a survey conducted by Parks Associates on the adoption of smart home technology and specifically focuses on the usage of smart locks. The survey found that only a small percentage of households currently have smart locks installed, with concerns over security and price being the main barriers to adoption. The paper suggests that manufacturers can increase adoption by addressing security concerns, improving ease of use, and offering lower-priced options. Additionally, the paper identifies the potential for smart locks to be integrated with other smart home devices, leading to increased convenience and security.

Keywords: Access Controls, Audio/Video, Biometrics, Connected Home, Control & Monitoring Equipment/Sensors, Consumer Electronics, Cybersecurity/Privacy, Energy Efficiency/Management, Intelligent Building, Property Management, Protocols/Standards, System Integrator, Training

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