The Smart Home Revolution

Rian Steffens

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On March 19th In Audio/Video, Smart Home & Control
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The Smart Home Revolution has not been televised.  Instead, it has been live-streamed and consumed, on demand, through the millions of connected devices that are now integral to our culture.  And while Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant are getting all the attention in the press, the Smart Security System is working wonders on converting dumb homes into Smart Homes.  One only has to look at the data to see just how hungry Smart Security System users are for new technology to enrich their home lives.  According to a report published by Security Sales & Integration, homes with both broadband and security systems are more than twice as likely to own every major category of Smart Home products than homes with just broadband.  Additionally, homes with broadband and security are also 1.8-2.0 times more likely to indicate their intent to purchase smart home devices in the next 12 months (table below).  This trend even carries over into mainstream products such as Smart Speakers with Personal Assistants, a category that is quickly becoming a must-have for any Smart Security System installer.

Intentions to Acquire a Smart Home Device in 2017

While customers are enamored by the ability to ask Alexa for a weather forecast or to tell them a joke, it’s the Smart Speaker with Personal Assistant’s ability to control the Smart Home that should get Security Installers excited.  The ability to create a comprehensive Smart Security System that utilizes voice to give customers an intuitive and fun means of control is truly remarkable.  Couple that with broad appeal these devices already enjoy and you have an easy win.

It’s clear to some that the main source of growth for a Security Installer is quickly becoming the Smart Home products that can be incorporated into an installation, as the security portion of the solution becomes table stakes.  In fact, it is forecasted that within the next five years some of the technologies list above, especially those connected to safety and security, will be present in over 50% of Security systems installed.  So, what does this mean for you, the ADI customer?  It means, now is the time to begin developing your Smart Home strategy and begin to build your offering to incorporate the categories listed above.  It also means, that if you put this work off any longer, you will most definitely be leaving money on the table and possibly putting the long-term health of your business at risk.

Change like this can be scary, and we totally understand that doing nothing is much easier than making major changes to your business model, but one can only avoid reality for so long.  We challenge you to think boldly, to model your business off the present and future opportunity and reap the benefits while doing so.  A wise man once said, “Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, and difficulty.”  So, let’s dare to embrace the Smart Home Revolution and help to improve our customers lives through technology.  Above all, let’s not allow fear and doubt to keep us from giving the people what they want.  For help deciding what smart home products work best for you and your business, ADI’s Systems, Sales and Support Team is here to help. You can contact the ADI System, Sales and Support Team at 1.800.ADI.SYS1.

 

Unlocking New Markets with Smart Deadbolts

Kate Rose

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On March 16th In Smart Home & Control
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There are many potential advantages that might attract customers to smart door locks for their homes or businesses.  With most integrated solutions, the smart lock can be remotely checked using a smartphone app, doors can be remotely locked or unlocked, and functions can be integrated with other devices or system functions such as security or […]

ADI Global Distribution Awarded 2017 Distribution Partner of the Year USA by Milestone Systems

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On March 8th In ADI Corporate Messages, Video Surveillance
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ADI Global Distribution was named 2017 Distribution Partner of the Year USA by Milestone Systems at its annual partner event for 2018, the Milestone Integration Platform Symposium (MIPS), held in Las Vegas, NV from February 19th – 21st, 2018. ADI was recognized as Milestone’s Distribution Partner of the Year USA for the company’s contributions as […]

New Hampshire Liquor Stores – Security is a Top Priority: A Case Study

Mary Wilbur

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On February 27th In Video Surveillance
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Liquor stores are the perfect business for video surveillance.  Like any retail environment, they will be the target of crimes that range from product theft, vandalism and parking lot altercations, to more serious situations which may include violence.  There are key benefits to installing video surveillance at liquor stores, and the New Hampshire Liquor Commission […]

What You Need To Know About Harsh Climates and Surge Protection Devices

Michael Molinari

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On February 20th In Power, Video Surveillance
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Surge protection starts with protecting your outdoor devices from damaging surges. When most people think about which devices need surge protection, they imagine a lightning strike hitting their security camera or light fixture and destroying it, perhaps even sending a massive surge along the network and damaging or destroying other essential devices. Though lightning strikes […]

You Don’t Have to go it Alone: Find Smart Partners for Home Control Installations

Kate Rose

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On February 12th In Home Control, Smart Home & Control
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At CES in Las Vegas this year, the ever-expanding ecosystems of connected and smart products were very apparent.  Today even kitchen and bathroom hardware is getting smarter as manufacturers launch IoT enabled devices. This new suite of products provides voice activation and control of various functions in the kitchen and the bathroom. Most even feature […]

Order Online for a Chance to WIN a 55″ 4K UHD TV

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On February 2nd In ADI Corporate Messages
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Order Online for a CHANCE to WIN a 55” 4K UHD TV!* The final drawing period ends 12/18/18. *NO PURCHASE OR OBLIGATION NECESSARY TO ENTER TO WIN. Open to ADI Customers who are US residents 18 years or older. Odds of winning depend upon the number of Eligible Entries Received. Void where prohibited. Subject to […]

Tax Reform – Reflections on the Impact to Electronic Security and Life Safety Businesses

Chris Heaton

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On January 26th In Access, ADI Corporate Messages, Fire, Intrusion, Life Safety, System Sales Tips & Marketing Concepts, Video Surveillance
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Chris Heaton is the Vice President of Advocacy & Public Affairs for the Electronic Security Association (ESA) On December 22, 2017, President Trump signed the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” into law. While media pundits speculated from liberal and conservative perspectives the impact the most significant tax reform in over 30 years would have on […]

Indoor/Outdoor Rated Fiber Reduces Installation Costs

Michael Accetta

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On January 18th In Wire and Cable
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  As IP Security applications and other technology continues to demand increased bandwidth to manage large amounts of data, we have seen a rise in the use of fiber optic cables in between buildings as well as within structures. While many fiber cables on the market are ruggedized for outdoor installations, whether overhead, direct burial […]

Happy New Year from ADI Global Distribution!

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On January 1st In ADI Corporate Messages
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Wishing you a happy and a prosperous New Year from ADI Global Distribution.