On the commercial side, Harkins said that he’s seen a lot of consumer trends bleed into this space, such as the expectation to be able to be remotely control a security system. Mobile platforms and applications that provide remote access anytime and anywhere are now becoming more prevalent in commercial security applications.
Aside from these trends, Harkins said another thing that is impacting the industry in a big way is the new entrants into the residential security market, such as the big telecommunications and cable providers. Though some may see these new entrants as a threat, Harkins believes that they will ultimately prove to a good thing for the security industry because they are using their sizable marketing budgets to push these aforementioned “lifestyle feature” (security system integration with lights, HVAC, etc.), which will increase demand and educated more consumers.
Attendees at ISC West 2013 can expect to see a host of new products from Honeywell based on these trends. Click here to read more about these new offerings, which will include new versions of the LYNX Touch 5100 panel and the Tuxedo Touch touchscreen controller with Honeywell Total Connect, MAXPRO Cloud 3.0 hosted video service, MAXPRO NVR 2.5, and the Pro-Watch 4.1 security management platform.