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Context is King: Smart Home Video and Audio Analytics

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  • 42 Pages
  • July 2021
  • Region: United States
  • Parks Associates
  • ID: 5561797
Innovation in video and audio analytics is driving new applications and services like facial, emotional, gender, and object recognition, creating dramatic new capabilities to understand context and deliver value. Embedding microphones in devices throughout the home to deliver a voice interface creates opportunities to extend value through sound recognition and notifications. Detection of glass breaking or a baby crying provides clear value to consumers. This report examines how video and audio analytics are evolving and impacting the smart home user experience and profiles companies that are driving the technology forward.

Table of Contents

Bottom Line
Smart Audio and Video Devices: Growing in Capability and Reach
  • Before the Analytics - Advancements in Data Capture
  • Smart Devices being very Smart: Inferencing at the Edge or the Cloud

Peace of Mind after a Troubling 2020
  • Security and Surveillance
  • Keep an (Electronic) Eye on Loved Ones

AI: Assisting Seniors and CaregiversHelp with HouseworkControl without a Touch
Video and Audio Analytics Players across the Value Chain
  • Original Equipment Manufacturers
  • Software Vendors

Innovations on the Horizon - Applying Wider AI Use Cases to the Smart HomeImplications and RecommendationsAppendixConsumer Data MethodologyAttribution
List of Figures
  • Forecast of Connected Devices Sold with Video & Audio Analytics
  • Edge vs. Cloud: Comparing Benefits Head-to-Head
  • Factors Driving Security Device Purchase among Recent Buyers (Pre-COVID)
  • Increased Use of Networked Cameras Due to COVID-19
  • Location of Cameras In and Around the Smart Home
  • Area or Person Monitored by Cameras
  • Cloud Video Storage Services
  • Preferred Pricing Model for AI Capabilities
  • Caregivers Describing Loved One's Independence
  • Appeal of Smart Appliance Features
  • Smart Home Speakers and Hubs
  • Video & Audio Analytics-enabled Product Value Chain
  • Prominent Original Equipment Manufacturer
  • Comparing Digital Assistant Strategies