Home Automation and Smart Home Security

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Smart home technology is a growth market for security installers

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

How home security is transitioning from a traditional ‘passive’ model to an interactive paradigm

The professional security market is a mature and stable industry with a proven business model that has successfully worked for […] Read More

Watch: WebWayOne on IFSEC TV

Watch Chris Carter Brennan, MD of WebWayOne, speak to IFSEC TV during IFSEC 2017, which took place at London ExCeL. Read More

Comelit launches Maxi Android and Quadra/Mini Wi-Fi IP kit

Comelit exhibited its range of video entry, home automation and CCTV solutions, featuring contemporary Italian design, at IFSEC 2017 in London. Read More

Honeywell extends connected home offering with Total Connect Box

Installers of Honeywell home security and other residential products can now offer homeowners a wireless security system with the ability to conduct predictive maintenance services through the cloud. Read More

Watch: Honeywell’s connected solutions tour on IFSEC TV

In this video, IFSEC TV spoke to Honeywell's recently appointed GM EMEA of commercial security, Mick Honeywell, live on the show floor at IFSEC 2017. Read More

Comelit’s IP door entry system used for Battersea Power Station development

One of the UK’s most iconic developments – Circus West apartments at Battersea Power Station in London – is using Comelit’s IP video entry system. Read More

CEDIA to provide installers with smart-home training

Home automation association CEDIA will provide a series of bespoke training sessions at IFSEC International at London ExCeL, 20-22 June 2017. Read More

Door Entry IP: There’s no margin at the lower end of the residential access control market – so installers are flocking to us

With IFSEC International just a few days away, we spoke to Graham Oliver, managing director of Door Entry IP, which is exhibiting at the security trade show. Read More

Why smart-home installers should get on board with smart wiring

Increasingly complex cabling infrastructures are needed to support smart home technology. Simon Buddle, education director at CEDIA EMEA, emphasises the importance of smart wiring for the modern home and how integrators can benefit. Read More

What should a smart lock for the home do?

What exactly do consumers want from a smart lock? A wide-ranging survey commissioned by ASSA ABLOY polled potential adopters across Europe, Africa and the Middle East to find out. Here are some of the findings. Read More