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Cove and RapidSOS partnership benefits home security industry

July 9, 2020SSN Staff

NEW YORK, NY—Utah-based, DIY security company, Cove, offering premium home security and now certified as RapidSOS Ready, is capable of sending life-saving, home-security data directly to 911 centers to empower the fastest, most effective emergency response, as opposed to verbally relaying all critical information from the monitoring center to 911 centers. Noted in the announcement, according to 911 dispatchers this could save three to four minutes in the emergency response process and eliminate...

Cove, DIY, DIY security systems, DIY systems, fire and life safety, first responders, RapidSOS, Residential Security


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Parks Associates announces CONNECTIONS Community

June 11, 2020SSN Staff

DALLAS—International research firm, Parks Associates, announced the launch of an online conference and networking experience, November 10-12, focused on the connected home and IoT industries. The research firm will host six webinars on key topics, sharing latest consumer data and insights, culminating in a three-day, virtual conference that will bring industry leaders together to network and discuss the growing smart home market. The firm’s latest research predicts by 2024, total annual revenue...

AI, Alarm Monitoring Services, alarm.com, CONNECTIONS, Coronavirus, COVID, COVID-19, DIY, DIY security systems, Elizabeth Parks


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DIY will continue its rapid rise during crisis

April 1, 2020Paul Ragusa, Editor

With most of us “sheltering at home,” and relying more and more on our devices to stay connected for work and family and friends, bandwidth limits in households across the U.S., and the globe, are being tested, to say the least. I know in my household, we probably have twice as many devices connected now, all day and night long. It can be draining both technologically speaking and emotionally as well, as I know many of us (especially those with spouses working from home and children learning...

COVID-19, DIY, Parks Associates


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ADT unveils DIY brand at CES

January 7, 2020SSN Staff

LAS VEGAS—ADT unveiled its new DIY smart home security brand, Blue by ADT, at CES here this week.Founded on the work of LifeShield, acquired by ADT in 2019, Blue by ADT fulfills the company's mission to provide lifestyle-driven security solutions to more segments of the smart home market.“Blue by ADT builds upon ADT's leading smart home security platform by producing elegantly designed, truly innovative, and reasonably priced DIY smart home technology,” John Owens, president of...

ADT, DIY, Lyft


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DIY causing home security disruption

November 19, 2019Paul Ragusa, Editor

Research from Parks Associates shows that over the past six years, self-installed home security systems are gaining momentum, slowly, but traction no less, over professionally installed systems. Recent research from Parks found 51 percent of security system owners who acquired their security system in the past 12 months self-installed it. This is up from only 10 percent of security system owners who acquired their system six or more years ago. Additionally, 88 percent of self-installers report the...

Dina Abdelrazik, DIY, Parks Associates


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Security industry weighs in on role of DIY

July 17, 2019Paul Ragusa, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—Interest in DIY security systems is on the rise with 52 percent of households that are highly likely to purchase a security system in the next 12 months planning to buy a system that is self-installed, according to new research from Parks Associates. With this month's News Poll, we focus on DIY's impact on security overall.As one respondent so succinctly put it, “Self install is so easy, the services are vast and the pricing is cheap. Of course it will have an impact.”Looking...

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New research shows DIY is on the rise

June 13, 2019Paul Ragusa, Editor

DALLAS—New research from Parks Associates reveals at the end of 4Q 2018, 28 percent of U.S. broadband households reported the presence of an active security system, up from 26 percent in 4Q 2017, with 24 percent having professional monitoring.What is interesting, though, is Parks' Connected Trends & Disruption in Home Security reports that 52 percent of households that are highly likely to purchase a security system in the next 12 months plan to buy a system that is self-installed.“Professional...

Dina Abdelrazik, DIY, Parks Associates


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ADT acquires DIY home security provider LifeShield

February 12, 2019SSN Staff

BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT announced this week that it has acquired LifeShield LLC, a pioneer in advanced wireless home security systems, in a transaction valued at approximately $25 million. John Owens will continue in his current capacity, leading the LifeShield team.“As more consumers look for real protection solutions that only ADT can provide, we look for companies that share our passion for security, customer service and innovation,” ADT President and CEO Jim DeVries said in the...

ADT, DIY, Jim DeVries, Lifeshield


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Parks looks at IP camera sales, DIY's impact

September 19, 2018Paul Ragusa, Editor

An estimated 7.7 million standalone and all-in-one networked/IP cameras will be sold in the U.S. in 2018, with $889 million in revenues, according to research from Parks Associates entitled Smart Product Market Assessment: Networked Cameras. “Networked cameras have experienced a positive growth rate over the last year—2018 is expected to witness a roughly 11 percent increase in unit sales from the year prior,” Dina Abdelrazik, research analyst, Parks Associates, told Security Systems...

Dina Abdelrazik, DIY, IP cameras, Parks Associates


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DIY's impact on security significant

November 1, 2017Paul Ragusa, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—With the recent announcements from Nest, Ring, and Samsung/ADT, as well as Honeywell's announced plans to offer a DIY solution, many in the industry are speculating on the impact DIY security systems could have on the security industry. New research from Parks Associations shows aggressive innovations in smart DIY solutions will reinvigorate the home security market. Parks found that new and more economical DIY systems from key players, including Nest, Ring, Samsung, and ADT,...

DIY, IHS Markit, Parks Associates


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