Security Industry Media Resource List

The security industry is full of knowledgeable professionals willing to share, interact and learn from one another. To help better connect us all, we’ve put together a list of leading security industry media sites, magazines, forums and resources.


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How the Smart Home Conversation is Shifting

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Guest Contribution from SuretyDIY’s Ryan Boder

Question: Is home automation a trend that will die down? Or, do you think we’ll continue to see it dominate conversations like it did at International CES?

Read Ryan’s Full Response Below

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Home Automation & Smart Home Security’s Impact on the Real Estate Market

With the home automation and smart home market expected to increase from $4.4B in 2013 to $21B in 2020, consumers are welcoming more technology into their lives. In fact, smart home technologies are now a desired feature sought out by families looking to purchase a home.

Home Automation Increases Home Sales

In “Smart home tech sells listings faster” on, Paul Hagey shares the results of a survey that polled over 500 Coldwell Banker Real Estate agents. The survey asked agents about the impact smart home technology has on the real estate market and how it has changed over the past five years.

Here’s a breakdown from Paul Hagey on the findings:

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Q&A with Ryan Boder: What Platform will the Smart Home Stand On?

Ryan Boder Surety DIYRyan Boder is an experienced security and automation expert, engineer, and the President of suretyDIY security and automation. Ryan founded surety DIY with a single goal — to shake up the security industry and show customers that if can be done differently, that it can be better.

Ryan’s experience in home security includes designing and installing custom security systems for the high-end residences of the rich and famous. Ryan’s areas of expertise are security and automation systems, the cohesive integration of heterogeneous devices, QoS in wireless networks, internet and web based software, and more.

We recently had the opportunity to speak with Ryan about hot topics and trends in home automation and security.

Read Ryan’s thoughts on the smart home and the future of home security and automation below:

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