NorthStar Home, a security and automation provider ranked No. 24 on the SDM 100, launched its Authorized Affiliate Funding Program. Through this new channel, NorthStar will fund qualified security and automation systems originated and installed by independent companies.
Intercoms have been around for decades with little variation in technology. Recently, however, technological advances, coupled with a drive to secure perimeters in light of terrorism and workplace violence, have made intercoms a key part of a complete security system.
Having all the most sophisticated security technology inside a building is important; but a more ideal situation is controlling who enters, and thereby eliminating threats before they even get on premises.
Parks Associates announced research at ESX (the Electronic Security Expo) showing wireless home security sales are increasing, as almost one-half of home security owners in the U.S. have a home security system that connects wirelessly to sensors. The market research firm’s leading security analysts discussed the findings during two sessions at ESX in Fort Worth.
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.