We keep an eye on the alarm industry on behalf of our clients — and to better understand its current landscape and the risks involved. One question that alarm installation businesses always have is the possibility of growth. Is now
You may have already heard the infamous story about how, a few summers ago, a janitor at a private research university in Troy, New York heard what was described as “annoying alarms.” While cleaning up, he found the equipment that
Even highly advanced alarm and security systems can suffer from issues — often related to human behavior. Human reactions and habits are one thing that’s very hard to plan for. An excellent example is the problem called “alarm fatigue” that
Around 2.5 million burglaries occur every year in the United States – and those are just the thefts that get reported to legal systems and are collected by the Department of Justice. In many cases, larcenies and thefts are additional
Homeowners often have plenty of questions about home monitoring services when they pick a security system. They want to know about the monthly costs, if it’s worth it, privacy issues, how fast response times are, and plenty of similar questions.
We keep tabs on biometric security (using biological features like fingerprints and faces) because of its growth potential for the alarm and security industry. From limited commercial uses to common security features on laptops to everyday locks on our phones,
Door-to-door sales offer a way for alarm installers to make cold calls in many different neighborhoods, introducing their services and finding owners who may be interested in a new system. While finding new leads is important for any business, this
While smart home technology has been at work creating upgrades for all kinds of home systems, some things remain largely unchanged. A fire alarm is still a fire alarm and uses the same kinds of sensors it has for years.
Alarm installers sometimes find that clients are interested in more than just installing physical alarms – they want to make sure that their entire property is safe, and that includes protection against hacking. Demand for digital security has increased as
Security technology has increasingly grown smarter over time. These days, it’s common for the latest systems to send alerts and alarms to phone apps as well as sounding physical alarms. With this, security & alarm installers also have to grapple