Future trends

Smart home security was the focus for Yale at this year’s FIT Show, and the stand scooped the award for ‘Best Stand Under 80m2’ at the FIT Show Awards.

The company showcased its range of connected security products on stand, as well as presenting a seminar slot that saw Neil Vann, market regional manager at Assa Abloy UK, discuss future trends in home automation.

Paul Atkinson, sales and commercial director for Yale, said: “We are already seeing significant interest in the smart security market as homeowners, housebuilders and retailers are beginning to recognise the benefits of being able to remotely access home security systems from anywhere in the world, via a smartphone or tablet. We see this as a revolutionary shift that is coming our way driven outside of our industry by the tech companies.

“We always support our customers at the FIT Show. However, the main reason we decided to take a stand ourselves this year was to showcase our exciting range of connected security products, with the aim of inspiring our customers to consider how they can create business models taking advantage of this trend.”

Paul continued: “This year’s FIT Show has been bigger and better than ever. The move to the NEC is a clear reflection of the growth that both the show itself, and industry as a whole, has experienced in recent years.”