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Research Analyzes the Latest Trends in Smart Home Security

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Research Analyzes the Latest Trends in Smart Home Security


August 27, 2014

By Matt Paulson, TMCnet Contributing Writer

The idea of a digital home is now several decades old, but a lack of interoperability between multiple devices all communicating on different channels stopped this dream dead in its tracks. Now however, smart handheld devices like tablets and smartphones are able to provide a platform for control over a smart home and all of its appliances. The rise of the Internet among both 4G and Wi-Fi connections has also created a somewhat uniform communication network to make the automated home possible, which is now dubbed the 'smart home.'

Home security is generally at the top of the list when it comes to creating features designed for a smart home environment, ranging from doors that automatically lock when all users have left the premises (determined by sensing the absence of owners' phones) to cloud-based video surveillance and motion sensors to thwart home invaders. Thanks to advanced M2M communications, these systems can all communicate with one another and work in conjunction.

To help assess the state of the market, has just released a new 28 page market research report. Titled “Smart Home Security: Latest Developments, Future Trends and Operators' Strategic Planning,” this report is designed to help vendors understand the current climate of the smart home industry, and what the next best course of action should be.

The report covers several companies that offer services for home security, including ADT, Aon, Apple (News - Alert), AT&T, Belkin, Cisco, Comcast, EcoFactor, Honeywell, Lowe's, Nest Labs, Panasonic, Qualcomm Samsung and several others. It also features an overview of Intel (News - Alert) and Google's past and present contributions to the smart home security features. Seven tables and nine figures help provide a comparison of existing smart home packages from AT&T, Comcast and Cox (News - Alert), which helps identify the future trends in the smart home market and how these trends will be viewed by telecom and broadband operators.

Edited by Maurice Nagle

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