Welcome back, Readers!  

This week we have some super interesting statistics provided to us by Parks Associates Whitepaper.  This week we are going to list some fire prevention statistics that apply to YOUR home.  We want you to feel as informed as we are when it comes to keeping you and your family as safe as possible. Please take a look at the list below. 


  • Parks Associates research finds nearly half of U.S broadband households find 

          a connected device that alerts them to smoke and fire highly appealing. 

  • 82% of electrical fires are caused by arc faults 


  • Homes built since 2002 have protection in a few circuits and only those homes built since 2014 have greater protection, but 85% of electrical fires occur in homes that are at least 20 years old. 


  • 18% of U.S. Broadband households with insurance consider solutions that can detect, prevent, or mitigate electrical wiring fires to be the most valuable use case for smart home. 


  • Roughly 40% of consumers are likely to purchase smart products that can detect electrical fires. • Younger consumers are more likely to be interested in smart fire detection products than older consumers.  
  • Consumers living in larger homes (in terms of square footage) are also more likely to purchase these devices.
  • In every category of fire hazard, households in the South and those who rent their homes index slightly higher than other regions and home owners for interest in smart fire notification products
  • According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)  
  • 38% of home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms and 21% resulted from no working smoke alarms.


Also provided is a link to download the entire study: http://www.parksassociates.com/whitepapers/iot-firesafety-ET 

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