You don’t have to look very far to see a lot of change in the residential security landscape.
Plain old Telephone Service (POTS)
Plain Old Telephone Service (POTS) lines are disappearing at an alarming rate. According to a filing from AT&T to the FCC in December 2009 approximately 25% of households have abandoned POTS altogether, and another 700,000 lines are being cut every month. Even if you have a POTS line, you are vulnerable to the lines being cut by an intruder.
Customers Demand More
Customers are now demanding more and more from their security systems. Home automation systems are becoming mainstream. A recent study from ABI Research states that shipments of home automation systems are expected to grow 397,000 in 2010 to 4.14 million in 2014. Home automation systems bring convenience and savings to consumers.
Technology. Technology. Technology
Consumers want and expect the latest information at their fingertips as smartphones and tablet computers are becoming mainstream. Consumers are also demanding products that are intuitive and easy to use.