AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwired - June 01, 2016) -  IoT solutions are being used to provide safety and security to U.S. homes, businesses and individuals. The key drivers for the use of IoT in the security sector are safety, security and cost savings. Furthermore, security systems are converging with Smart Home automation systems, thus providing complete IoT solutions for home owners.

iGR, a market research consultancy focused on the wireless and mobile industry, has released a new market study that discusses the use of IoT for the security market and provides a five-year forecast of the number of mobile IoT connections and the number of IoT sensors for the U.S. security industry.

"Consumers increasingly want constant access to information regarding their property, whether it be a residence or a business, and IoT solutions can provide that information," said Iain Gillott, president and founder of iGR. "Over the next five years, iGR expects a growing number of IoT connections on the 3GPP mobile network to be used to support these security solutions."

iGR's new market study, IoT for Security Forecast, 2015 - 2020: Protecting Homes, Businesses and People, provides a five-year forecast of the U.S. total addressable market for the security industry; the number of monitored U.S. buildings according to the type of monitoring connection -- landline or mobile; the number of security IoT mobile connections; the number of security IoT sensors; and finally, the number of overall 'connected devices' mobile connections and how that number compares to the number of security IoT mobile connections.

In addition to the forecasts, the market study defines the Internet of Things, the networks that support IoT, and the benefits and issues surrounding its deployment. Further, the study discusses the use of IoT for the security market and the specific solutions being provided by vendors.

The following key questions are addressed in the new research study:

  • What is the Internet of Things?
  • What types of networks are used to support the Internet of Things?
  • What are some of the perceived benefits and issues related to IoT?
  • How and why is IoT being used to support the Security industry?
  • What specific IoT solutions are being used in the different areas of the Security industry and which vendors are providing them?
  • How many U.S. buildings will be monitored over the next five years?
  • How many U.S. buildings will be monitored with a mobile connection over the next five years? And how does this number of security mobile connections compare to the overall number of 'connected devices' mobile connections?
  • How many IoT sensors will be deployed for the U.S. security industry over the next five years?

The information in this market study will be valuable for:

  • Mobile operators
  • Infrastructure OEMs
  • IoT product and solution vendors
  • Financial analysts and investors.

The new report can be purchased and downloaded directly from iGR's website at

About iGR

iGR is a market strategy consultancy focused on the wireless and mobile communications industry. Founded by Iain Gillott, one of the wireless industry's leading analysts, in late 2000 as iGillottResearch, iGR is now in its sixteenth year of operation. iGR continuously researches emerging and existent technologies, technology industries, and consumer markets. We use our detailed research to offer a range of services to help companies improve their position in the marketplace, clearly define their future direction, and ultimately improve their bottom line.

iGR researches a range of wireless and mobile products and technologies, including: smartphones; tablets; mobile wearable devices; connected cars; mobile applications; bandwidth demand and use; small cell and het-net architectures; mobile EPC and RAN virtualization; DAS; LTE; VoLTE; IMS; NFC; GSM/GPRS/UMTS/HSPA; CDMA 1x/EV-DO; iDEN; SIP; macro-, pico- and femtocells; mobile backhaul; WiFi and WiFi offload; and SIM and UICC.

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