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U.S. households feel 'safe enough' with smart home security devices

October 1, 2020SSN Staff

DALLAS—New research from Parks Associates finds 60 percent of U.S. broadband households feel “safe enough” with only a professionally monitored home security system while 55 percent report feeling safe enough with only a self-monitored home security system. “While most consumers feel ‘safe enough’ only with a home security system, security-focused smart home devices delivers this same baseline feeling of security for a majority of households,” Brad Russell,...

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Hearing the chimes (aka Sam's on vacation)

June 1, 2010Martha Entwistle

You know, I've heard more than one dealer tell me that the only reason people keep their home security systems operational is for the chimes that sound when the doors open. I can now attest that is the only reason the in-laws we're staying with here in Ohio keep their system up and running. They never arm it, they don't even know who monitors it (not sure if they even pay that bill, actually), but they love the chimes. The kids come and go as they please and they keep a mental tally by the chimes....

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Nortek CEO's view of the market

May 19, 2010Martha Entwistle

You may not know Nortek, but they're the manufacturing conglomerate that owns Linear and Aigis and a couple dozen other companies that play in ancillary markets to security, like residential HVAC and home audio and commercial gates, etc. They've been around since 1967, but have had some struggles lately, including a bankruptcy filing in late 2009 (though I'm not feeling too bad for them - they managed to eliminate $1.3 billion in debt through the restructuring. Wish I could get rid of my student...

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