Nest, Ring, and Samsung Announce Major Security Innovations in DIY Segment
New research by Parks Associates notes that new and more economical DIY systems from key players, including Nest, Ring, Samsung, and ADT, are part of a key step in expanding the security market. The international research firm also notes that new smart DIY solutions will reinvigorate adoption of home security, particularly among younger consumers.
"Consumers value security and safety use cases, but the security market has struggled to move beyond the traditional 20% penetration level in the U.S.," said Brad Russell, Research Director, Connected Home, Parks Associates. "Aggressive moves by companies such as Ring, which launched its inexpensive Ring Protect DIY home security system in October, will help attract new and younger consumers into the security market. Ring's pricing strategy also puts downward pressure on other players to lower prices."
Parks Associates reveals that 37% of smart home device owners report safety is the main reason they purchased a smart home device and nearly 30% bought a smart home device primarily to monitor their home while away. The firm notes that DIY innovations with on-demand, no-contract monitoring options could help expand the market for device makers and for monitoring providers who seek inroads to young consumers.
"Samsung and ADT have joined forces for the ADT Home Security Starter Kit, which expands the self-installable DIY segment," Russell said. "Meanwhile, hub-based security systems are an intentional strategy to stake out a controller position in the home for a variety of future device and service offerings."