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.
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.