Yale Examines Future Smart Home Trends at FIT Smart home security was the focus for Yale at this year’s FIT Show, and this was a decision that proved to pay off as the stand scooped the award for ‘Best Stand Under 80m2 at the FIT Show Awards. The security experts showcased their exciting range of connected security products on stand, as well as presenting a seminar slot which saw Neil Vann, Market Regional Manager at ASSA ABLOY UK, discuss future trends in home automation. Paul Atkinson, Sales & Commercial Director for Yale, commented: “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 continues: “The appetite for smart products amongst homeowners provides fabricators, installers, retailers and housebuilders with an opportunity to invest in new door and window products that will open up lucrative new revenue streams and position their offering at the forefront.” Yale, alongside Philips Hue and Samsung SmartThings, has been announced as a supporter of Smart Home Week – a new initiative designed to help Brits get to grips with the connected home, showcasing the very best in smart, connected and integrated home technology. Launching 29th May 2017, Smart Home Week aims to help homeowners understand how they can update their homes for the better and get the most out of smart devices. Paul adds: “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. “It was great to see so many visitors through the doors across the three days. The FIT Show has provided us with the perfect opportunity to bridge the gap between the manufacturers and distributors of products, like us, and the companies and individuals that fabricate and install them. It also provided us with a great opportunity to network with our customers and potential new stockists, as well meeting face-to-face with key press contacts. “We look forward to seeing you all at the next FIT Show in 2019!” For further information about Yale Door and Window Solutions, please visit www.yaledws.co.uk follow @yaledws on Twitter, or alternatively call 01902 366800. To find out more about Smart Home Week, please visit www.smarthomeweek.co.uk or search for ‘Smart Home Week’ on Facebook or Twitter.