Nearly 23% of UK homes with broadband have security system

Posted: 2nd July 2013

Nearly 23 percent of broadband households in the UK have an electronic home security system, according to a study by Parks Associates. Fewer than 20 percent have home security systems in France and Belgium, and only 6 percent of German households have a system. By 2020, the UK and Spain will have over 20 million smart meters, while France and Germany will exceed 30 million.

About 30-40 percent of broadband households in the UK, France, Germany, and Belgium rank smoke/fire detectors as the most important connected home control capacity. One third of German broadband households prefer a home security company to provide connected home monitoring equipment and services. Utilities are the second preference as provider but do not score more than 20 percent of households in any European country.

Source: Telecompaper. Read the full article here.

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