Security dealers are wrapped in trying to figure out which business venture to tackle next. Stepping back and thinking from an end user's perspective can help lead businesses on the right track.
Ron Davis · March 25, 2016
An online survey found that 93% of Americans say their home security system should contact authorities in the event of a burglary, fire or other incident at their home. It also found that 63% of Americans say MIY security systems are not as safe as professionally-monitored systems.
Stephen Sellner · March 09, 2016
Rather than run from the DIY market, Comtronics is embracing the future and adding DIY and MIY home security systems to its traditional business model. Its management says the decision is driving business it never had before.
Jason Knott · March 01, 2016
SimpliSafe's DIY home security system has been found to be insecure after a test was able to disarm the system by capturing PIN entries. The IOActive report found it was vulnerable "to even a low-level attacker."
SSI Staff · February 19, 2016
Despite their current dominance in North America, installing security contractors are forecast to relinquish market share to hard-charging MSOs, smart home specialists, DIY system providers and utilities.
SSI Staff · January 19, 2016
SSI sat down with executives from leading security providers for an interactive discussion on various challenges in the industry, including DIY, RMR tactics and Smart Home applications.
By Scott Goldfine and Jason Knott · January 11, 2016
In order to broaden the appeal of security-based solutions, monetizing smart home products and services is proving to be a significant competitive advantage. Find out from the latest research by Parks Associates why offering connected peripherals to the basic security system is providing newfound opportunities.
SSI Staff · January 10, 2016
Customers have probably wondered why the price for their video surveillance solution isn't as low as one they see online. There's a reason for that.
By Stuart Clapp · January 06, 2016
Panasonic announced on Tuesday at CES 2016 a collaboration with Honeywell to integrate select Honeywell thermostats into Panasonic's DIY home monitoring system.
SSI Staff · January 06, 2016
At what point does some security become more ineffective than none? SSI
Editor-In-Chief Scott Goldfine explains how professionally tailored systems still hold the upper hand on DIY and other cookie-cutter security systems.
Scott Goldfine · December 08, 2015