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

Botched software update disables unlocking function on hundreds of ‘smart’ locks

Hundreds of people recently discovered that they were unable to open their doors by their usual means when their smart locks were disabled – digitally, at least – by a botched software update. Read More

Radiation-blocking underwear and 18 other bizarre smart ‘things’ that could let hackers into your smart home (and one device to protect you)

Here are 19 of the most bizarre or – according to IoT sceptics – pointless devices that are creating new vectors of attack for cybercriminals. Also find in our interactive infographic one device designed to protect the smart home from attack. Read More

Home automation: A beginner’s guide

Home automation has come a long way since the 1960s when British racing driver Stirling Moss fitted his newly built 'House of the Future’ in London’s Mayfair with the latest gadgets. Read More

Security 2030: What the future holds for home protection

Some insights into what the future of home security might look like, courtesy of Courtni Wisenbaker-Scheel, a regular writer for Modernize.com. Read More

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