Blake Kozak

Blake Kozak

Blake Kozak is a Principal Analyst for the Security Technology Group at IHS Markit. Blake is responsible for all research across the smart home which includes business models, platforms, devices, consumer video and competitive analysis. Since joining IHS Markit in 2008, he has authored numerous syndicated reports and intelligence services on intruder alarms, electronic physical access control, Access Control as a Service (ACaaS), perimeter security and residential security. Blake is also a regular speaker at industry events.

Before joining IHS Markit, Blake helped oversee Ohio University’s access control system and interned with a US Congressional leader in order to conduct research on healthcare and other initiatives. Blake earned his BA – Phi Beta Kappa – in Public Policy from Ohio University.


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Alexa Guard makes waves for DIY security and insurance (but only a ripple for security providers)

Announced last week by Amazon, Alexa Guard turns any Amazon Echo into a security device, using what the company calls “guard mode.” Once in guard mode, Echo devices will send an alert and audio recording to the user’s mobile phone, if it “hears” the sound of breaking glass or if a smoke alarm or carbon-dioxide detector is triggered.

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Security Technology Building, Home & City Technology
Apple Watch 4 Impact on PERS

The announcement from Apple could have an impact on the personal emergency response system (PERS) market for more tech-savvy seniors.

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Mobile, Consumer & Connected Devices Security Technology
White Goods Market Tracker - China - Monthly - July 2018

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Mobile, Consumer & Connected Devices Building, Home & City Technology
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