Blake Kozak

Blake Kozak

Blake Kozak is a Principal Analyst for the Security Technology Group at IHS. Blake is responsible for all research across the smart home which includes business models, platforms, devices, consumer video and competitive analysis. Since joining IHS 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, 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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Disruption coming to professional smart home market and Comcast’s acquisition of Icontrol, finalized March 8th, will make for stiff competition in the coming years for other providers of professional home automation systems. Although Comcast is a telecom, and telecoms often get poor customer service reviews, this has not slowed its growth as a home automation and security provider.

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Mobile, Consumer & Connected Devices Security Technology
Wondering How to Reduce the Complexity of Smart Home Platforms?

One significant challenge with the smart home: it has many moving parts. From protocols and interoperability to professional and DIY, the smart home is far from straightforward. Platforms that are the backbone of smart home, are meant to bring order but often only add to the chaos. The reason – fragmentation.

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Mobile, Consumer & Connected Devices
Access Control Intelligence Database - EMEA - Select Countries - 2017

This unprecedented deep-dive study of the Middle East and Nordic market includes qualitative and quantitative analysis specific to Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE, and Israel.

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Security Technology
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