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Study: Wireless Home Security Systems on the Rise

The Parks Associates research report also shows that almost 50% of smart home devices in the U.S. are self-installed.

Study: Wireless Home Security Systems on the Rise
The study found that 80 percent of dealers install smart home devices as part of their services.

CE Pro Editors · June 13, 2016

Parks Associates released a study on Wednesday that found almost half of home security owners in the United States have a security system that connects wirelessly to sensors.

In addition, nearly 50 percent of smart home devices in the U.S. are self-installed, according to Brad Russell, a research analyst at Parks Associates.

“The emergence of ‘monitor-it-yourself’ and hybrid professional monitoring options for self-installed devices is a key trend for the smart home in 2016,” says Russell. “These advanced monitoring solutions present an avenue for security companies, service providers and users to generate more value from these self-installed devices.”

Other findings of the study:

  • 80 percent of U.S. security dealers currently install smart home devices as part of their services.
  • About 25 percent of security replacements or upgrades include at least one smart home device, such as smart thermostats, networked video cameras or smart lighting devices.
  • Nearly three-quarters of security dealers offer interactivity with devices through smartphones, tablets and computers.
  • Dealer revenues for smart home services are around $14 per month.
  • 44 percent of networked security camera owners access or control their device remotely on a daily or almost daily basis.
  • Among U.S. broadband households with professional security monitoring, 32 percent also own a networked security camera.

View the full research report.




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Comments

Posted by BT7800 on June 15, 2016

One more thought, I’ve also seen a trend the last few years or so on many of the various “home improvement” forums and “ask the expert” type sites, where you’ll see basically the same question 1000x over, someone saying they’ve got a Brand X control module and a bunch of Brand Y sensors, light controllers, thermostat or whatever it is, but they can’t get them to work together and usually always get the same answer, they won’t work together no matter what you try! There’s been so many platforms that have already gone obsolete or are on the way out, startup companies that either take off and then go bust or get swallowed up by another company that then announces they’re not going to support the old platforms anymore, all wireless gear and you’ll find people asking variations of this same question all over the place.

Posted by BT7800 on June 15, 2016

Of course wireless is on the rise, even though I hear and see daily how more and more people building new homes, or I should say having a new home built by a builder, but whether it is totally to the builder’s plans with a few of their personal preferences thrown in or a totally custom built home as well as for people doing major renovations to an existing home-I hear more and more about buyers wanting structured wiring installed, computer networking, audio, video, etc running actual WIRES for this, BUT while you can go on the net and find LOTS of wired whole house audio and video equipment, computer networking devices, switches, etc and while some will “DIY it” having that info readily available also leads to a LOT of people realizing they’d be much better off having a pro install this, choose the right pieces so it all works correctly, service it, etc try to find ANY wired security gear online, you really have to look for it! There aren’t many sellers, websites or even just info sites out there pushing wired security gear, but there’s wireless stuff everywhere!

I see this as a newer model of how pro installers end up having customers coming to them, the customers are reading up and learning about various products online, whether its something they seek out, or if its hitting them over the head every time they go on the net and that’s what makes them think “you know we probably should look into a home security system” and 99% of what they see is all wireless, so they’re thinking wireless all the way, I’m not surprised at all but not sure why wireless security gear has blown up like it has, while with whole home audio for one example, where the benefits/downsides are much the same, you pay more for each piece of wireless gear due to needing the transmitters in everything, the effectiveness of the product is arguably better with the wired gear, even if some of the well designed wireless audio systems do sound quite good, I’ll take quality wired audio gear any day over wireless, same with security gear, but in the audio segment, there hasn’t been the massive lopsided tilt towards wireless like there is with alarm gear.

Posted by qpeterson on June 14, 2016

If you mention a security system that connects wirelessly to sensors, you should never skip this new DIY security company called Home8.

Just like Russel stated in the article that The emergence of ‘monitor-it-yourself’ and hybrid professional monitoring options for self-installed devices is a key trend for the smart home in 2016.

Home8 is an ultra-secure protection platform that uses a single app for security, safety, video, smart care, and home automation services.
Moreover, they can manage up to 30+ devices all under one mobile app and you can add multiple users to this account and monitor multiple locations too!

It’s no monthly fees or contracts for their self-monitoring service.

Go check them out: www.home8protect.com

Posted by qpeterson on June 14, 2016

If you mention a security system that connects wirelessly to sensors, you should never skip this new DIY security company called Home8.

Just like Russel stated in the article that The emergence of ‘monitor-it-yourself’ and hybrid professional monitoring options for self-installed devices is a key trend for the smart home in 2016.

Home8 is an ultra-secure protection platform that uses a single app for security, safety, video, smart care, and home automation services.
Moreover, they can manage up to 30+ devices all under one mobile app and you can add multiple users to this account and monitor multiple locations too!

It’s no monthly fees or contracts for their self-monitoring service.

Go check them out: www.home8protect.com

Posted by BT7800 on June 15, 2016

Of course wireless is on the rise, even though I hear and see daily how more and more people building new homes, or I should say having a new home built by a builder, but whether it is totally to the builder’s plans with a few of their personal preferences thrown in or a totally custom built home as well as for people doing major renovations to an existing home-I hear more and more about buyers wanting structured wiring installed, computer networking, audio, video, etc running actual WIRES for this, BUT while you can go on the net and find LOTS of wired whole house audio and video equipment, computer networking devices, switches, etc and while some will “DIY it” having that info readily available also leads to a LOT of people realizing they’d be much better off having a pro install this, choose the right pieces so it all works correctly, service it, etc try to find ANY wired security gear online, you really have to look for it! There aren’t many sellers, websites or even just info sites out there pushing wired security gear, but there’s wireless stuff everywhere!

I see this as a newer model of how pro installers end up having customers coming to them, the customers are reading up and learning about various products online, whether its something they seek out, or if its hitting them over the head every time they go on the net and that’s what makes them think “you know we probably should look into a home security system” and 99% of what they see is all wireless, so they’re thinking wireless all the way, I’m not surprised at all but not sure why wireless security gear has blown up like it has, while with whole home audio for one example, where the benefits/downsides are much the same, you pay more for each piece of wireless gear due to needing the transmitters in everything, the effectiveness of the product is arguably better with the wired gear, even if some of the well designed wireless audio systems do sound quite good, I’ll take quality wired audio gear any day over wireless, same with security gear, but in the audio segment, there hasn’t been the massive lopsided tilt towards wireless like there is with alarm gear.

Posted by BT7800 on June 15, 2016

One more thought, I’ve also seen a trend the last few years or so on many of the various “home improvement” forums and “ask the expert” type sites, where you’ll see basically the same question 1000x over, someone saying they’ve got a Brand X control module and a bunch of Brand Y sensors, light controllers, thermostat or whatever it is, but they can’t get them to work together and usually always get the same answer, they won’t work together no matter what you try! There’s been so many platforms that have already gone obsolete or are on the way out, startup companies that either take off and then go bust or get swallowed up by another company that then announces they’re not going to support the old platforms anymore, all wireless gear and you’ll find people asking variations of this same question all over the place.