10 IoT Solutions Seen at ISC West 2018

Security pros can reap profit by broadening their offerings to include home automation products. Here’s a variety of solutions seen at ISC West.

For better or for worse, the Internet and smart devices are quickly taking over the world. And that is in spite of widespread privacy concerns.

Internet of Things, or IoT, is a broad term. Essentially, it applies to any device connected to the Internet. As the demand of IoT devices from consumers increases, it only makes sense that so would the amount of offerings from manufacturers.

There was no shortage of IoT devices at ISC West this year. That’s a good thing for security pros as they should be utilizing these devices to rake in as much profit as possible. The fact is, there are plenty of smart home opportunities out there for security pros. Here’s the research to prove it.

Exploring the ISC West show floor, it was clear that there are plenty of IoT devices that can be utilized by a security pro. A clear trend is the rise of home automation touchscreen panels. Devices like these are the perfect way to add on home automation capabilities to security systems.

When major players like Johnson Controls and Napco begin to offer them, you know it’s time to pay attention. You’ll find those and much more in this compilation of IoT devices and solutions that can help you round out your security offerings.

Worldwide IoT spending is forecast to hit $1 trillion by 2020. Doesn’t it make sense to broaden your offerings and get a piece of that pie?

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Steven A. Karantzoulidis is the Web Editor for Security Sales & Integration. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a degree in Communication and has a background in Film, A/V and Social Media.

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