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Smart-Home Devices Fuel Rising Residential Tide

Parks Associates lends expertise and the latest research to steer security professionals toward their best chances at success in offering smart-home devices.


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According to SSI’s latest annual Installation Business Report (IBR), despite all the buzz about megapixel cameras and video analytics, a considerable percentage of installing security contractors have yet to jump on the bandwagon. January 04, 2011

Business in this market rose 7 percent (from 168 in 2009) to buck a troubling trend that had seen ground lost five of the previous six years. December 20, 2010

As indicated elsewhere in these survey results, large companies prospered in 2010; others, not so much. December 19, 2010

In a turnabout from recent years, the residential market fared better than the commercial segment in 2010 as operators across the board reported an increase in monthly installations. December 19, 2010

After five consecutive years of decline, the average number of fire alarm systems being installed by dealers/integrators returned to its 2007 total. December 19, 2010

The average number of video surveillance installations per dealer/integrator has continued to back away from its all-time high in 2007, losing another dozen projects. December 16, 2010

The average number of access control projects held firm for the second year in succession at 60 installations. December 16, 2010

Despite economic turmoil, the estimated number of burglaries decreased 1.3 percent when compared with 2008 data. December 16, 2010

Problems with entering and exiting buildings continue to trigger the most false alarms, and only increased their prominence in 2010. December 15, 2010

Despite the tough economy, installing security contractors anticipated about 2-percent revenue growth ($14.8 million to $15.1 million) in 2010. December 15, 2010




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