The Top 10 Smart Home Stories From 2018
The most viewed smart home stories of 2018 include the rise of Amazon, Alarm.com’s patent dispute with Vivint, Honeywell’s DIY endeavors and more.
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The smart home and Internet of Things (IoT) is increasingly playing a part in the daily lives of consumers. It is imperative for security pros to offer these types of services before the likes of DIY companies and Amazon put a serious dent in their businesses.
In fact, research shows that smart home integration with home security systems results in a rise in customer satisfaction, while security providers that offer only basic services suffer reduced customer loyalty.
Speaking of Amazon, the online retail giant makes several appearances on this list, thanks to its “smart security” packages and Alexa security integrations.
Also making several appearances is Vivint Smart Home. Vivint has been able to innovate by offering a mix of smart home security services, however it found itself in a patent dispute earlier this year with with Alarm.com (another smart security platform).
Honeywell, typically viewed as a provider of “traditional” security products, revealed a DIY smart security offering.
Overall, this list features a good mix of resources for security professionals and general smart home news for end users. Check out the most viewed smart home stories from 2018 and start planning for 2019. Good luck!
View the Top 10 Smart Home Stories From 2018
Note: There were several even more popular smart home stories that you can find in SSI‘s Top 10 Security Stories From 2018.
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