Home security with home automation: possibilities and scenarios

Market sector in clear expansion, home automation is proposed as one of the most flourishing productive sectors of the two-year period 2020-2021, both nationally and globally. The Italian market managed to close the 2020 with a balance in 505 million euros - thanks primarily to home automation solutions for security – despite the peculiarity of the vintage in economic and social terms. This is in line with those of Spain and France; respectively stable a 420 million the first and growing by 3% with a value of 1,1 billions the second. Germany and the UK maintained strong growth, with an increase of 16% he was born in 10% over the previous year.

The prosperity of the market translates into one huge range of IoT products and devices that allow the monitoring and management of the house even remotely, as underlined by a research conducted by the Internet of Things Observatory of the School of Management of the Polytechnic of Milan. More and more sophisticated devices, able to meet the most diverse needs of the inhabitants of the smart home, ensuring them ease, savings and safety.


In general, the convenience produced by the automation of more or less complex domestic functions is the most appreciated value feature by consumers. In support of this practicality there is the great ease of use of the devices that, being designed for a generalist target, present intuitive interfaces and procedures. The need to control the various aspects of home management - and to control them remotely - is fully satisfied, thanks to the possibility of intervening on all connected devices via smartphone.

This "intelligent" control of the various energy sources causes management costs are reduced – even up to 30% – reducing waste and optimizing plant performance. At the real estate level, the home automation system enriches the home with such a value as to redefine its positioning on the market. Last but not least, it is - in fact - the universe of opportunities related to security of the property.



The home automation safety devices allow to expand the safety concept itself to a multiplicity of areas ranging from the control of the operation of the systems and of the rapid reporting of faults - as in the case of a gas leak - arriving at the vast theme of home protection from unwanted raids.

To be the masters in this area are certainly the alarm systems and security cameras. Smart anti-theft devices – equipped with wireless functionality - they are able to promptly alert in the event of unauthorized access to the property. These systems are, Furthermore, compatible with the most used voice assistants, ensuring effectiveness and promptness.

They are accompanied by the security cameras ranging from the cheapest ones - used to control pets or children - to the most advanced ones, able to send reports to the competent authorities in a contextual manner. All devices of this type allow the live streaming and many of them offer the possibility to record the footage by storing them in the cloud or on a memory card. The most advanced cameras, Furthermore, allow a 360 ° shooting extension, assisted by motion detectors.

The scope of the sensors is, it too, very varied. It ranges - in fact – from gas detectors, of CO2, of water, movement, passing through i glass break detectors and the specific sensors for doors and windows. These are wireless-capable devices that can be passive infrared, ultrasound, microwave and vibration, differing in terms of detection technology.

In clear growth on the market, finally, you will find the Smart WiFi locks that, generally installed on armored doors, allow access via smartphone or digital recognition. Management can take place, clearly, remotely so that the safety of the property is a guaranteed principle in any condition.


As mentioned, the home automation sector is particularly vast from a product point of view. According to the research of the Politecnico di Milano, the level of knowledge of home automation objects by Italians has increased and the percentage of users who own at least one object of this type has grown to 43%.

On devices related to entertainment or plant management, But, those connected to safety stand out which remain the most purchased solutions in 2020 despite a setback compared to the previous year, totaling a 21% on the entire category, for a value of 105 million euros.

At the level of future prospects, according to the report "Video Surveillance Market to 2025"Of the portal ResearchAndMarkets, home automation devices for security will be involved in a global growth of 11.8% per year until 2025. Moreover, the global market for video surveillance systems will grow from 7,6 billions of dollars of the 2019 a 17,5 billions of dollars by 2024. The compound annual growth rate (CAGR) will therefore grow by 18,1% during the forecast period 2019-2024.

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