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DIY Security Real Deal but Not for Faint of Heart

When approached properly, the do-it-yourself model has the potential to produce better numbers than traditional alarm business.

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The DIY Home Automation market is expected to reach $21.3 billion by 2020 at a CAGR of 37.9% between 2015 and 2020, according to a new market research report. An increasing desire of the consumer for convenience connectivity, safety & security and the low cost of DIY systems are the major drivers for the market. SSI Staff · November 23, 2015

How much the new monitor-it-yourself (MIY) security system paradigm will affect the current model is a big question for the security industry. But a bigger question for the entire population is: How will MIY security systems affect police response to alarm events? Julie Jacobson · November 10, 2015

At its annual conference, Honeywell Connect outlined its business strategy of selling to Millennials and DIYers, as well as open up about the smart home industry. Jason Knott · October 26, 2015

Is your security company concerned about the growth of the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) security market taking away your business? Make sure you use the expanding market to your advantage. Peter Giacalone · October 16, 2015

Consumer interest in the smart home decreased in the first half of 2015, according to IoT research firm Argus Insights. Are we out of home automation early adopters? By Grant Clauser · August 10, 2015

Backed by former ADT president Mike Snyder, Abode is UL-compliant security system with pay-as-you-go monitoring; gateway features ZigBee, Z-Wave, IP for home automation; platform ideal for both DIYs and pros. Julie Jacobson · August 06, 2015

Users can program BuddyGuard’s Flare security system to recognize their face and voice. If the device doesn’t recognize a person in the home, it will start making sounds, such as dishes being washed in the kitchen or people talking, to trick an intruder into thinking that someone is home. SSI Staff · June 11, 2015

Security giant ADT has formed alliances with LG Electronics to develop and all-in-one smart security devices and Google’s Nest to integrate the Nest Learning Thermostat into ADT’s Pulse platform. SSI Staff · May 18, 2015

Are you considering entering the do-it-yourself (DIY) alarm business? Security Sales & Integration's Legal Briefing Legal Briefing columnist Ken Kirchenbaum considers caveats to the lure of the DIY alarm business. and Ken Kirschenbaum · March 11, 2015

More security companies, such as Honeywell and ADT, are pondering DIY channels for their security and home automation systems. Julie Jacobson · March 06, 2015


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