Home Automation and Smart Home Security

The Smart-Home Security Report 2016: The Growing Market for Smart Door Locks

Smart home technology is a growth market for security installers

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The global sensor and device market for home security and automation is expected to grow from $1.4bn in 2015 to $4bn in 2019. Source: ABI Research

92% of installers see home automation as a growth area for business. Source: IFSEC Global research

In a recent survey we asked installers which home automation technologies are installers interested in or actively selling and installing:

  • 81% are going to be installing IP CCTV
  • 74$ are actively selling and installing alarms
  • 72% are interested in installing smart locks
  • 54% are actively selling and installing blinds
  • 48% are selling and installing HVAC
  • 47% are selling and installing AV

CES 2017: The top 5 trends in security tech

IoT developers will literally put a computer chip in anything but the camera still reigns supreme for media coverage when it comes to security products. Read More

CES 2017: What homeowners wish security installers knew about home automation

Advice for installers of home automation equipment, courtesy of Bryn Huntpalmer, editor-in-chief of Modernize, which provides guidance one home improvement projects. Read More

CES 2017 blog: security and fire-safety innovations for the smart home

We continue to flag the latest security and fire safety products, as well as the cyber vulnerabilities of myriad other devices, on day three of the world's biggest consumer electronics show. Read More

The 5 most innovative security products launched at CES 2017

Featuring Kuri the robot nanny and a curiously shaped IoT security device from Norton, here are five of the most interesting security innovations unveiled at this year's edition of CES. Read More

CES 2017: Airthings Wave detects deadly radon gas that causes more deaths than house fires and C02 poisoning combined

Airthings Wave, which is being showcased for the first time at CES 2017, alerts householders to the presence of a gas that is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. Read More

Batteries not included: Could reconnaissance drones for the home be on the horizon?

We’ve witnessed the rise of drones as both commercial tools and toys for use down the park. However, their mooted deployment as reconnaissance vehicles within the home could take the concept in a whole new direction. Read More

CES 2017 sneak peak: Blink set to unveil home security system with moisture sensors for leak detection

The US-based home automation company is launching an install-it-yourself home security system that supports existing Blink and Blink XT cameras at CES 2017. Read More

CES 2017 sneak peak: the light bulb with a hidden security camera

Light bulb maker Bell & Wyson is set to unveil a light bulb with a concealed camera embedded at CES 2017. Read More

The 5 most-read articles of 2016 aimed at installers and integrators of security and fire systems

The news stories, features and how-to guides with the highest traffic throughout 2016. Read More

Home automation: a guide to the smart home market

Everything you need to know about the home automation market, including growth rates, barriers to adoption, key players and the latest smart-home systems. Read More

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