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Study: Cablecos, telecoms stake claim in resi market

August 12, 2015Amy Canfield

DALLAS—Forty percent of new security monitoring subscribers are signing with nontraditional providers, according to Tom Kerber, Parks Associates director of research, home controls and energy.Cablecos and telecoms have made big inroads into the residential security market, and they're in it for the long run, according to new research about competition in the industry from Parks Associates. Although traditional security companies still are responsible for more than 75 percent of the monitored...

cablecos, Parks Associates, telecoms, Tom Kerber

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'We are providing something completely different'

April 21, 2014Tess Nacelewicz

LAS VEGAS—Bob Harris, owner and president of Attrition Busters, warned an audience of Digital Monitoring Products' security dealers that he was going to “speak about that dirty little word: cable.”Harris, a security consultant who conducts training sessions for large and small alarm dealers, was one of the featured speakers at a DMP Owners Forum, held here in early April. It was the third year the Springfield, Mo.-based manufacturer of network solutions has held the annual forum...

Attrition Busters, Bob Harris, cablecos, DMP, physical security, Rick Britton, SSN, telecoms

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General News

Global home automation market poised to expand dramatically

March 26, 2014Leif Kothe

WELLINGBOROUGH, England—The global home automation market is trending toward significant growth in the coming years, with the $9 billion market projected to reach $14 billion by 2018, according to a report from ABI Research, a technology market intelligence firm with locations around the world.The North American market, fertile already, will remain robust during the forecast period, rising from $5 billion to $7 billion. North America currently holds 64 percent of the market, but its share is...

ABI Research, Adarsh Krishnan, cablecos, home automation, physical security, SSN, telecoms

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This Blog's on Fire (And Other Stuff)

In your face, telecoms!

December 7, 2011Tess Nacelewicz

I've been writing a lot recently about telecoms—Comcast, Verizon, Time Warner Cable, Frontier Communications and AT&T—entering the security space. The industry experts I've talked to about their new competitors have all been polite, saying that basically, the telecoms don't have the security expertise or the reputation for good service that security companies have earned with their customers. So I had to smile at the more in-your-face way that a consumer expressed that same idea in a...

AT&T, Comcast, Frontier, telecoms, Time Warner Cable, Verizon

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