As smart home technology expands and evolves, home security trends indicate that residential alarms, monitoring systems and related devices will also keep up with the increasing integration of electronics and daily living.
The 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, NV, showcased how security and smart home technology are currently interconnected and how the relationship will continue to expand as new technologies enter the market.
Easy-to-install security systems continue to be a popular choice for many homeowners. These do-it-yourself systems, readily available in larger electronics retail outlets, allow quick and simple connection to a home computer via router or a wireless connection. These multifunction packages typically provide features such as video monitoring, motion detection, and temperature and humidity monitoring.
At the other end of the spectrum, high-end security system specialists continue to see interest in their offerings, particularly from homeowners who want or need a more sophisticated residential security network. These companies offer a diverse suite of security and monitoring options. Components are closely integrated and management of security processes are usually handled by a dedicated monitoring or service department. Professional installation ensures an effective and balanced approach to monitoring, detection, and other security functions.
High-end system providers are under some competitive pressure from service providers that might already have a connection to a particular home. Service providers in this case include cable companies, phone companies or alarm companies that already provide services to a homeowners.
A company that already provides cable television services, for example, may have an easier time entering a market with security services. Consumers may prefer to allow a company they’re already familiar with to handle their home security. Service providers who bundle security services with their existing offerings could also find a more welcoming reception from homeowners.
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