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Tips on Helping Your Customers Choose the Right Alarm System PIN

The Personal Identification Number or PIN for your customer’s alarm system is a vital factor in ensuring optimized security for their home or office. The fewest number of people possible should have access to this PIN to make sure that security breaches are significantly reduced. Robbers trying to gain access to your customer’s home will attempt to disarm the system, so the PIN should be as challenging to identify as possible. There are several important tips that you can share with your customers to ensure that they choose the ideal alarm system PIN.
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IoT, Big Data, and Home Security

The fusion of the Internet of Things (IoT) and Big Data analytics is revolutionizing the home security market. The IoT defines the integration of sensors, software, and network connectivity in the devices that we use each day. This concept illustrates our connections with our devices, other people, and the way we relate to things. According to the Markets and Markets research firm, the security industry is forecast to expand from $70 billion to $113 billion by 2021. This expansion has been the catalyst for Big Data analytics and the IoT merging through the utilization of machine learning capacity in innovative new products. Security dealers need to stay informed of their customers’ increased reliance on the Internet of Things (IoT) and Big Data in their connected homes.
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Are Your Alarm Motion Sensors Pet-Friendly?

According to the AVMA, approximately 71.5 percent of US households have pets like dogs, cats, and birds. Homeowners that have security systems installed should consider their pets when choosing systems and placing motion sensors. Pets can accidentally trigger motion sensors and create false alarms, which can become a waste of money and time for your customers. As proactive security dealers, you can help your customers ascertain whether or not their alarm motion sensors and the placement of them is pet-friendly.
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The Role of Security in the Connected Home

Approximately 80 million smart home devices were purchased globally in 2016. This number increased by 64 percent from 2015 and is expected to continue to rise as more consumers see the value in smart devices such as smoke detectors, thermostats, and virtual assistants like Amazon Echo. The connected home requires more advanced security systems than basic fire and burglary panels. With new and innovative ways that consumers are interacting with their homes—the role of security has needed to expand and change with these new technological times. In this new market of connectivity, security dealers need to take the time to better understand the needs of tech-savvy consumers using smart technology. Consumers demand professionally monitored security systems effectively integrated into their intelligent homes. Consider the following roles of security in the connected home and how you can meet these consumer demands as dynamic security dealers.
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