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Less Than 30% of Households Know Where to Buy Smart Home Products and Services, Study Finds

A study by Parks Associate found that fewer than 30% of households know where to purchase smart home products and services.


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Monitronics International, a residential security provider, and Alarm.com, a platform for smart home and connected security technology, announced on Wednesday they have extended their technology partnership. Alarm.com will continue to be the primary supplier of smart home technology and connected security services to Monitronics and its more than 600 authorized dealers. SSI Staff · January 21, 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

A survey of U.S. adults conducted by Coldwell Banker Real Estate found that almost half of all Americans either own smart home technology or plan to invest in it in 2016. SSI Staff · January 18, 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

The DMP Virtual Keypad App for Android now brings even more features to mobile devices with the Version 5.0 software update, which can be used for smart home applications. SSI Staff · January 07, 2016

At CES 2016, ADT unveils two open APIs: One for ADT Pulse security and home automation, another called Canopy for third-party devices that benefit from professional security monitoring. Julie Jacobson · January 07, 2016

SSI Editor-In-Chief Scott Goldfine counts down the key security trends that emerged in 2015 and are likely to carry over into 2016. Scott Goldfine · January 07, 2016

Alarm.com announced plans for smart home voice control for lighting and smart thermostats through Amazon Echo. The company says it's one of the first smart home security platforms to integrate Amazon Echo. SSI Staff · January 07, 2016

The GC3 panel offers connectivity that gives security dealers the capability to start building a smart home system for their customers, including 3G and CDMA Cellular modules, integrated Z-Wave 500 Series and more. SSI Staff · January 06, 2016




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