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Home security concerns on the rise, study shows

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Home security concerns on the rise, study shows

December 28, 2021SSN Staff

DALLAS—A new whitepaper from Parks Associates, produced in partnership with Xfinity Home, reveals 27 percent of U.S. broadband households report far more concern now about the physical security of home than five years ago. That number rises to 43 percent among households with children. “The uncertainty caused by the pandemic has heightened consumer anxiety about the safety and security of their families and homes and expanded the volume and type of consumers searching for safety-related...

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Monitoring Matters

Get Smart ...

October 13, 2021Cory Harris, Managing Editor

Yes, I was thinking about Maxwell Smart, Agent 86, from the classic 1960s comedy as I came up with the headline for this blog, and more specifically, all the devices he and his sidekick Agent 99 used to fight the international organization of evil, KAOS. Remember the shoe phone? Or the coin-operated door? How about the lipstick remote control? Or the pencil listening device? Flash forward more than 50 years. Just think if Agent 86’s devices were “smart,” life would have been...

Elizabeth Parks, IDC, Parks Associates, smart home


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Ring partners with Home Depot, unveils solutions for alarm pros

September 29, 2021SSN Staff

HAWTHORNE, Calif.—Ring announced an exclusive partnership to help support alarm professionals as well as several new home security devices, features and services recently, from robotics to connectivity to computer vision. Ring’s exclusive collaboration with The Home Depot uses custom Ring home security products and services to provide builders with an affordable, customizable solution to protect job sites big and small. “We’ve seen how effective Ring devices can be in...

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Alula launches a builder program for smart home dealers

August 25, 2021SSN Staff

ST. PAUL, Minn.—Alula, the leader in smart security and automation systems for professional installers, today launched its Builder Program, a program for professional smart home security integrators who work with residential homebuilders. Alula said the the program provides the flexibility and cost structure alarm dealers and residential integrators need to grow their business, while delivering the technology new homebuyers demand. "Throughout the creation of this program we talked to...

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On The Editor's Desk

Smart home, DIY driving security adoption

July 21, 2021Paul Ragusa, Editor

My first beat when I joined Security Systems News in 2016 was covering the residential scene, which fortunately for me, was undergoing an incredible transformation driven mainly by the rise of the smart home and, of course, the ability to control everything from our almighty phones. I remember the ceiling that security was trying to break through was that 25 percent mark for home security system adoption – a number the industry had been stuck at for quite some time. But back then, there...

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SecureNet Technologies and COPS Monitoring announce partnership

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SecureNet Technologies and COPS Monitoring announce partnership

July 16, 2021SSN Staff

LAKE MARY, Fla. and WILLIAMSTOWN, N.J.—SecureNet Technologies and COPS Monitoring announced an "industry changing" partnership that gives security dealers the ability to meet the explosive demand more effectively for professionally monitored smart home and security services. Under this unique program, dealers will have access to a bundled service offering that includes smart home interactive services, video, and professional monitoring for the first time. Priced at a significantly reduced...

COPS Monitoring, professional monitoring, SecureNet Technologies, smart home


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Alarm.com unveils connected car solution

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Alarm.com unveils connected car solution

March 2, 2021SSN Staff

TYSONS, Va.—Alarm.com is connecting your car and home through its integrated security platform to help people stay informed about their vehicle’s status and unlock more home automation capabilities. “We’re excited to extend the technology and benefits of Alarm.com to include cars,” said Alarm.com Chief Product Officer Dan Kerzner. “Connected Car, like the rest of our offering, helps people monitor and manage the things they care about most on a unified platform...

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Parks Associates unveils whitepaper analyzing key trends in smart home

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Parks Associates publishes whitepaper analyzing key trends in smart home

March 1, 2021SSN Staff

DALLAS—A new whitepaper from Parks Associates reports 40 percent of U.S. broadband households have trialed at least one over-the-top (OTT) video service during the COVID-19 crisis, while one-third of smart home device owners have increased usage of these products. The whitepaper “2021 Consumer Tech Trends to Watch” highlights some of the biggest announcements from CES 2021 and the technology trends Parks Associates analysts believe will shape 2021. Parks Associates’...

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ADT partners with home insurance group Hippo

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ADT partners with home insurance group Hippo

February 19, 2021SSN Staff

BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT announced a partnership with the home insurance group Hippo, which works with homeowners across 32 states, to offer ADT’s professional monitoring and installation services to new Hippo customers and extends Hippo’s smart home insurance discounts to ADT customers  The alignment of the two companies’ services — ADT’s connected protection system with professional smart home monitoring and Hippo’s digitally native home insurance policies...

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Most homes have interactive security system

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Most homes have interactive security system

November 30, 2020SSN Staff

DALLAS—International research firm Parks Associates finds 67 percent of security system owners, which equates to 20 percent of all U.S. broadband households, have an interactive system that allows remote connection and control capabilities. “Interactive features are now standard on both professionally installed and DIY systems as consumers embrace IoT-based features for all devices in the home,” Parks Associates President Elizabeth Parks said in the announcement. “Our research...

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