New data from Parks Associates (www.parksassociates.com) shows that wireless home security sales are increasing and almost one-half of home security owners in the U.S. have a self-installed home security system that connects wirelessly to sensors.
“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,” said Brad Russell, research analyst, Parks Associates. “Almost 50% of smart home devices currently in U.S. broadband households are self-installed, by the owner or by the owner’s friends or family members.”
The research also shows that:
° 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.