Welcome to our professional security dealers’ edge, a bi-weekly collection of the five articles this week that caught our eyes on the web.
As professional dealers, you’re busy focusing on your business, dealing with daily activities to keep your existing customers happy and to find more opportunities with new ones. Oftentimes, you just don’t have the time to keep up and be in-the-know of everything that’s happening in our industry. Yet, you know how important this is to stay competitive.
This is why we’ll be dedicating a post every other week to include links to articles that are interesting for our industry. We’ve done the homework so you won’t have to search for what’s important and what’s not.
Here are the five interesting articles we found this week:
Making Life Easier With A Smart Home | Thread Group
“A smart and connected home includes everything from computers, smart phones, TVs and set-top boxes to lighting, appliances and heating/air conditioning systems and makes them accessible and easy to control with a single interface. But, why do we as consumers need to connect these devices?”
By Tim A. Scally
“Connected locks may get overlooked by some dealers, but as they have begun to grow in popularity, it’s time for dealers to give them prime consideration. Not only are they convenient and easy to install, they can also help dealers generate revenue. And while many might still view them as a cool gadget or an unnecessary accessory, the truth is these locks are safer and more convenient than traditional keyed locks, and they are probably one of the best ways for dealers to get their customers to interact and feel comfortable with home automation and home security.”
By Coldwell Banker
“According to the survey of 1,250 U.S. adults who have broadband Internet access at home, 71 percent of Americans want a move-in ready home. But the poll uncovered an interesting twist. Of the respondents who opted for a move-in ready home, 44 percent said that smart home technology should already be installed. Another 57 percent would consider an older home updated if it had smart home technology.”
Overcome The Smart Home Gender Gap | Builder Online
By Suzanne Shelton
“It only takes a quick Google search to see the promise of the smart home. The way in which we can now control functions in our homes and how devices control aspects of our lives for us is nothing short of incredible… To identify what consumers want it’s essential to create a clear portrait of their buying motives. In a report that Shelton Group produced last year, we were able to break this down and reach a surprisingly logical conclusion: men and women have different priorities when purchasing new technology and therefore different buying drivers in the smart home arena.”
By Flint Stephens
“In the recent past, most home security systems fulfilled a single function: They triggered an alarm if there was an unauthorized entry into a residence.
While protecting a house against intruders remains an important component of home security, today’s systems offer far more versatility. It is similar to comparing old rotary telephones to modern smartphones. They both allowed users to make and receive calls, but beyond that the current version is nothing like its predecessor.
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