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EXCLUSIVE RESEARCH
OUTDOOR TECHNOLOGY DEEP DIVE STUDY

OUTDOOR TECH
FAST FACTS
10 - Median number of outdoor
projects performed per integration
company in 2020
$7,024 - Median price point for
an outdoor project in 2020, up 4%
from last year
50% - Percentage of outdoor
projects that were standalone,
or not part of an interior project
7% - Percentage of integration
companies in which every one
of their outdoor projects was
independent of the technology
inside the home

Meanwhile, the median price point
for an outdoor installation rose a modest
4% in 2020 to $7,024, up slightly from
$6,734 in 2019. Breaking that down a bit
further, just under 10% of outdoor projects were small in scope, garnering integrators less than $1,000 for both equipment and labor. But as dealers know,
outdoor projects can sometimes grow to
rival large-scale indoor jobs. About 5% of
all outdoor projects last year cost more
than $100,000 and of those 2% of them
were more than a half-million dollars.
For 2021, CE pros expect they will be
able to continue to command a premium
for their outdoor work and will do larger projects. More than one-third (35%)
believe their average price for an outdoor
job will increase this year, while nearly twothirds expect job size and prices to remain
flat. Only 2% anticipate price pressures or
doing smaller outdoor jobs in 2021.
And the momentum for outdoor technology installations, from audio to video to
networking to lighting, continues. A strong
majority of dealers predict their outdoor
business will grow this year, with 62% saying they expect to do more outdoor installations or revenues in 2021. Integrators
always tend to be optimistic no matter what
the circumstances are. Heading into 2020,
there was an even higher percentage of inte58	

OUTDOOR TECHNOLOGIES INSTALLED IN 2020
Percent of Outdoor Projects that Include:

65%

Audio

50%

Networking/Control

46%

Security/Surveillance

41%

Video

32%

Landscape Lighting
Furnishings/Structures

15%

Awnings/Shades/Shutters

14%

Audio is the most common
subsystem in an outdoor job,
but the percentage of projects
with networking gear rose
greatly in 2020, likely as homeowners sought improved and
expanded Internet connectivity
outside due to the pandemic.

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