Wednesday, January 12, 2022

27% of U.S. Broadband Households More Concerned About Security Than 5 Years Ago

A new whitepaper from Parks Associates, produced in partnership with Xfinity Home, reveals 27% of U.S. broadband households report far more concern now about the physical security of home than five years ago.

“The uncertainty caused by the pandemic has heightened consumer anxiety about the safety and security of their families and homes and expanded the volume and type of consumers searching for safety-related home solutions,” says Elizabeth Parks, president, Parks Associates.

“Smart home and security device adoption is also rising in broadband households, and consumers are embracing standalone devices and DIY home security solutions. Smart home security devices like networked cameras and smart doorbells have grown to over 10% adoption across all broadband households as of 2021.”

New installation and monitoring offerings have expanded options for consumers. Parks Associates says smart home devices and DIY security systems have disrupted the notion that professional monitoring is “needed” to provide adequate safety and security. While home security systems make consumers feel most secure, almost half of all broadband households surveyed find smart home security devices make them feel “safe enough.”

“Security providers across the spectrum have an opportunity to attract customers and drive revenues by offering the consumer choice in installation, monitoring, support, system configuration, smart device attachment, contract length, and the ability to append additional network-related services to meet their personalized household needs,” Parks says.

From the article "27% of U.S. Broadband Households More Concerned About Security Than 5 Years Ago."

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