Many homebuilders are leveraging home automation, such as security systems, as a value add in new homes, which is in line with the rise of connected devices.

In fact, ABI Research,, reveals 15 million more U.S homes will invest in new home-security devices in the next five years.
It is a fact home security is on the rise; yet, people will be given more options than solely professionally monitored home-security providers. Now, users are allowed to pick from a range of non-traditional suppliers and services that create a sense of balance between value and cost, according to Jonathan Collins, principal analyst, ABI Research.

This new balance offers smart-home devices such as: video cameras from Dropcam,, and smart locks from Kwikset,, that individuals have the option of installing and monitoring on their own. They do not have to rely or pay for a provider to do so for them. Soon, demand for smart home procedures will outnumber professional services because they do not require installation fees, service contracts, or monthly payments.

Professionally monitored services are trying to combat this, pulling away effort by offering self-install devices. ABI Research claims this matching technique may not always suffice. It concludes companies must better incorporate traditional services with partner smart-home services, in order to stay in the game.

Home security is a growing need; however, most people may not pay a lot for professionally monitored services. With this new tech trend in mind, how should builder proceed with security systems in the home? Integration of established services and smart-home services is a solution for the future, but of course only time will tell what is to come.

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