Home Automation and Smart Home Security

State-of-the-art connected homes in Istanbul rely on smart door locks from ASSA ABLOY

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

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

Insecure web interfaces are achilles heel of IoT security defences: cybersecurity CEO

Many vulnerabilities among IoT devices originate from insecure web or web-based interfaces, according to Ilia Kolochenko, CEO of High-Tech Bridge. Read More

Smart-home service providers still have an edge over the DIY approach – but only if they get their payment model right

DIY products are still challenging to set up, argues Lauren Pezzullo of Modernize. Service providers must offer value for money and resist 'locking customers in' if they are to take advantage. Read More

5 less obvious ways you can benefit from security cameras in the home and office

From providing evidence for insurance claims to identifying visitors to capturing the elegant beauty of nature, Roy Rasmussen outlines five potential applications for the home security camera. Read More

Hacked ‘smart teddy’ database of two million personal voice messages lacked even basic password protection – security experts respond

Three cybersecurity experts reflect on the implications of the teddy bear hack and offer their prescriptions for reducing cyber risks in similar scenarios. Read More

State-of-the-art connected homes in Istanbul rely on smart door locks from ASSA ABLOY

For 1,700 brand new, hi-tech, high-rise homes, construction contractor Hiper Gayrimenkul sought the best available door locking technology to make life easier and more convenient for buyers. Read More