Security Alarm Industry Trends - Barnes

By John Honovich, Published on Feb 14, 2017

This is a review of key security alarm industry trends, taken from Michael Barnes [link no longer available]' presentation at the 2017 Barnes Buchanan conference.

Key trends covered:

  • Nationals vs Regionals vs Locals
  • Market Not Consolidating
  • Increasing Operation Complexity
  • Towards SECaaS
  • MSO Challenges
  • DIY Growth and Limits

Each one is examined inside.

Conference ********

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Nationals ** ********* ** ******

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Market *** *************

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Increasing ********* **********

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******* ******

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*** **********

*** ****** ** *** MSO / ***** ********* has **** * *** topic **** *** **** few ***** ** *** alarm ********** *****, **** their **** ******* ******* from ****.

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**** ***** *** **** ~6 ***** ** *** above ******** ******* ******, the **** *** ********* to **** **** ~*% overall ****** *****. *******, Barnes ********** **** ** was ***** ********* ** watch **** *** **** do ***** *******.

DIY ****** *** ******

****** *** ***** ************ market ***** *** **** rocked ** *** **** to *** ******, *** disruptor *** ***** **********, DIY, *** *** * far **** ********* ******.

****** ********* *** ***** for *** ** ** ~2% *** *** ****** an ****** ** ******* down ******* *******, ** is ********* ** *****.

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More ** ********** *****

**** *** **** *** weeks, ** **** ** cover **** ** ***** aspects ** ****** ******** with ********** *****. **** for ****.

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