Security Sales

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

DIY Cameras Account for Majority of Smart Home IP Camera Sales in the U.S.

Research firm Parks Associates estimates 7.7 million standalone and all-in-one IP security cameras will be sold in the United States this year, with an estimated $889 million in revenues.

“IP cameras are key security-related devices and provide peace of mind to consumers. As such, these devices are consistently among the most popular smart home devices,” says Dina Abdelrazik, research analyst, Parks Associates. “Currently 9% of U.S. broadband households own one, but advances ...read more

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

DIY Cameras Account for Majority of Smart Home IP Camera Sales in the U.S.

Research firm Parks Associates estimates 7.7 million standalone and all-in-one IP security cameras will be sold in the United States this year, with an estimated $889 million in revenues.

“IP cameras are key security-related devices and provide peace of mind to consumers. As such, these devices are consistently among the most popular smart home devices,” says Dina Abdelrazik, research analyst, Parks Associates. “Currently 9% of U.S. broadband households own one, but advances ...read more

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

How Connected Health Services Can Provide Opportunities for Traditional Security Providers

For traditional home security providers, the emergence of connected health products and monitoring services gives a new opportunity to serve consumers at home.

The number of Americans age 65 and older is expected to double, according to research from Parks Associates, resulting in the growing use and need of various connected health solutions, including PERS.

Over the next several decades, there will be an increased need and demand for smart home devices, on-demand servi ...read more

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Security Providers That Only Offer Basic Services Suffer Reduced Customer Loyalty

Professional monitoring service providers offering only basic security systems suffer from a poor net promoter score (NPS), while those offering interactive security and smart home systems score more than 50 points higher, Parks Associates reported at Electronic Security Expo (ESX) 2018.

From the article "Security Providers That Only Offer Basic Services Suffer Reduced Customer Loyalty."

Monday, May 14, 2018

3 in 4 Resi Security Installs Included Smart Home Controls in 2017, Report Says

Indicating the continued adoption of smart home products, Parks Associates’ Home Security: Channel Insights reports 75% of home security installations in 2017 included smart control features.

In addition, 90% of U.S. security dealers now offer at least basic interactive services with their systems, 36% report security systems sales with a networked camera and 16% report sales with a smart thermostat.

From the article "3 in 4 Resi Security Installs Included Smart Home Con ...read more

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Installations and No Monthly Fees – Amazon’s Answer to Home Security

Amazon illustrated its potential entrance into the security space with its recent acquisition of the popular video doorbell manufacturer, Ring. Ring’s reported $1 billion valuation goes beyond its hardware. Parks Associates estimates Ring has a roughly 70% share of the video doorbell market.

Amazon’s purchase includes hardware as well as Ring’s smart home expertise, development abilities, rapid innovation and product development process, and distribution channel development ...read more

Monday, March 26, 2018

Can You Get RMR From Smart Thermostats? New Data Shows Potential

Could smart thermostats be the next subsidized security business model? Yes, according to new data from Parks Associates, which reports more than 50% of U.S. broadband households would be willing to pay $5 per month for a smart thermostat service that includes setup, installation, and repair/upgrades.

From the article "Can You Get RMR From Smart Thermostats? New Data Shows Potential" by Jason Knott.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Why Security Dealers Should Leverage Innovation of DIY Products

SSI has partnered with Parks Associates for the creation of DIY FYI, a column designed to help dealers keep track of important smart home market developments, what the competition is and whether they want to jump into something they see as a new opportunity.

A number of market developments and trends are impacting the residential security industry and many new solutions were debuted at CES. Traditional security providers are facing increased competition from point solutions ...read more

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