Serene Homes new Hills of Windridge development in Fort Worth, Texas, could be introducing a fascinating new aspect of connectedness — not only among home and mobile technology devices, but also among homeowners in an entire “smart” community.
The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) recently published its 15th State of the Builder Technology Market Study that explores the market for home technologies, including smart home technologies, being installed into new constructions.
CEDIA and The Electronic Security Association (ESA) announced a strategic reciprocal training relationship that will expand the educational opportunities for members of both professional trade associations.
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.
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.
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.