With approximately 20 percent penetration into homes, professionally monitored security systems that are now interactive and connected have a lot of room to grow — but many others also seek this opportunity. Market players from all sides agree there is room for everyone in the rapidly expanding connected home space, but will that change?
August 1, 2017
Many describe 2016 as a “pivot point” in the connected home space. While not yet out of the tall weeds, there are signs of organization and cooperation all around.
Six private alarm companies have filed suit against the Village of Schaumburg, Tyco Integrated Security, and the Northwest Central Dispatch for what the Illinois Electronic Security Association (IESA) said amounted to the city confiscating customers from private alarm companies.
The Partnership for Priority Verified Alarm Response (PPVAR) announced the following industry leaders will be volunteering for committees crucial to the growth of the organization and the future of priority response.
This March, CSAA plans to officially change its name to The Monitoring Association. SDM recently spoke with CSAA’s Vice President of Marketing and Communications, Elizabeth Lasko, about what the change means and how the association arrived at this juncture.
Johnston County, N.C., is the latest municipality to go live with Automated Secure Alarm Protocol (ASAP), a technology that automates communication between alarm monitoring central stations and 911 centers, resulting in improved accuracy and speed of emergency response.
In a newly released whitepaper, “What is 2G and How Does It Affect Me?” ipDatatel examines the alarm industry’s past, present and future, touching on topics from the current 2G situation to the Internet of Things.
With approximately 20 percent penetration into homes, professionally monitored security systems that are now interactive and connected have a lot of room to grow — but many others also seek this opportunity. Read more stories in August Issue 2017.