75% of 2017 home security installations included smart control features

Parks Associates’ Home Security: Channel Insights reports 75% of home security installations in 2017 included smart control features. In addition, 90% of U.S. security dealers now offer at least basic interactive services with their systems, 36% report security systems sales with a networked camera, and 16% report sales with a smart thermostat.

Parks Associates will host CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference on May 22-24 in San Francisco, to discuss the safety and security value propositions that promote smart home adoption and their impact on security sales channels.

“Security dealers continue to explore innovations to increase the consumer adoption of their offerings,” said Dina Abdelrazik, Research Analyst, Parks Associates.

“Currently only 5% of dealers report including smart speakers with their security system sales, but the popularity of these devices means we will start to see more voice control options in security installations.

Large security providers such as ADT and MONI/Brinks have enabled Alexa skills and certain security functionalities to be accessible via voice commands through popular voice assistants.”



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