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How Home Automation Changed the Residential Security Market

Research firm IHS predicts that the smart residential security market will reach $2.4 billion by 2018.


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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

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

In its latest study about license plate recognition (LPR), IMS Research reports that growth opportunities for the technology continues to increase in the United States ... December 14, 2010

Installing companies projected considerably smaller revenue growth in 2010 (2 percent) than they realized in 2009 (19 percent). December 14, 2010

On average, an IP-based video surveillance system represents 13 percent lower cost than a corresponding analog system for midsized installations, according to a recent study by Axis Communications and Swedish research group Lusax ... December 13, 2010




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