Friday, May 18, 2018

What Happens When Amazon Acquires a ‘Real’ Security Company Like Vivint, Guardian or Brink’s?

Professional security dealers report 36% of their alarm systems include networked cameras, according to smart-home research firm Parks Associates.

The pros even manage to attach smart thermostats to 16% of their security jobs. It would be surprising if Amazon.com had this kind of success with attachment sales.

Amazon's new "security packages" entail two customer visits—one for the initial in-home visit to "identify your needs and learn more about what you want," and the other to install and configure devices.

From the article "What Happens When Amazon Acquires a ‘Real’ Security Company Like Vivint, Guardian or Brink’s?" by Julie Jacobson.

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