Wireless Home Security Systems on the Rise, Parks Associates Says

Parks Associates published a research report showing increasing adoption of smart home devices.

Parks Associates released a study on Wednesday that found almost half of home security owners in the United States have a security system that connects wirelessly to sensors.

In addition, nearly 50% of smart home devices in the U.S. are self-installed, according to Brad Russell, a research analyst at Parks Associates.

“The emergence of ‘monitor-it-yourself’ and hybrid professional monitoring options for self-installed devices is a key trend for the smart home in 2016,” Russell said. “These advanced monitoring solutions present an avenue for security companies, service providers and users to generate more value from these self-installed devices.”

The study also found:

  • 80% of U.S. security dealers currently install smart home devices as part of their services.
  • About 25% of security replacements or upgrades include at least one smart home device, such as smart thermostats, networked video cameras or smart lighting devices.
  • Nearly three-quarters of security dealers offer interactivity with devices through smartphones, tablets and computers.
  • Dealer revenues for smart home services are around $14 per month.
  • 44% of networked security camera owners access or control their device remotely on a daily or almost daily basis.
  • Among U.S. broadband households with professional security monitoring, 32% also own a networked security camera.

Check out the entire research report here.

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