With the growth of the security industry comes greater visibility of our companies and our actions. Proper installation of alarm systems, superior service to rectify nuisance alarms, and best-in-class monitoring, such as ECV (Enhanced Call Verification) all reflect well on us. Doing good means we look good.
The industry research firm IHS recently reported that growth in the residential intrusion alarm markets is expected to be 7.1% and 9.4% in 2014 and 2015 respectively. Commercial was projected to grow 4.4% and 5.9% during the same time period.
That’s a lot of new systems. Whether you are new to the industry or just expanding to meet the stronger market demands, SIAC is ready to help with education, training and resources. Check our web site for more information: www.siacinc.org.
IHS also said in its report that penetration of home security systems will also increase. So not only will the number of alarm systems go up, but the percentage of homes having alarm systems will rise. That means our education role is more important than ever, teaching alarm users the proper ways to arm and disarm their systems. For first-time buyers this extra education from the alarm installing company is tremendously important. SIAC urges you to take the extra time to ensure your employees are properly trained, and then they pass on the right lessons to your customers.
By stepping up on training, installation and education, we all can help do our part to sustain these growth trends.