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  • kurtep kurtep Mar 29, 2014 3:08 PM Flag

    Mobile connectivity P2

    The same hardware platform used for enabling automatic emergency calls following accidents can also be used for additional services such as stolen vehicle tracking. Another key application area for wireless M2M in the security industry is monitored small alarm systems. Berg Insight forecasts that 5.7 million alarm systems out of a total installed base of 9.5 million systems will be connected to cellular networks in Europe by 2018. “There is considerable growth potential”, says André Malm, Senior Analyst at Berg Insight. He adds that even in markets with high penetration, such as Sweden and Norway, there are no signs of slowdown due to market saturation. The penetration was only about 3.3 percent of all businesses and households in Europe at the end of 2013. In the residential segment, the small alarm system market is partly driven by economic development, the level of homeownership, as well as new home construction activities. Another important driver is also active marketing and sales led by specialist alarm service companies. New entrants to the market in the form of various providers of home automation systems are also creating consumer awareness of security systems. “However, many of the alarm system solutions marketed by home automation providers mainly rely on self-monitoring and do not include professional monitoring services”, concluded Mr Malm.

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