I agree that there is absolutely a segment of the market that values 'life safety services and response over price, form factor, and how quickly the system can be installed."
However, how big of a market values the opposite and can be reached by the DIY startups? And can those startups build from that base and then move up market by adding more features / functions?
I don't know, but I am curious to see how far $57 million gets Simplisafe down that road.
I trust you mean "DIY Intrusion Prevention". a DIY intrusion is when you break into your own house because you locked yourself out.
I assumed the problem was solved when I saw "we install security cameras" on the side of the Fry's Geeksquad-wannabe service van parked at the Fry's in Palo Alto the other day.
IPVMU Certified | 06/19/14 09:45pm
"Until I can see that a remote wireless verification of an event turns into a 10-30 second decision in the monitoring station to verify to police or personal emergency responders to get down to a 5-10 minute response window."
The way I see this, there may NEVER be an alarm system that can routinely do this, no matter if it is a channel brand or DIY product.