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OUTDOOR TECHNOLOGY
end-user cost (equipment + labor) this year, and two-thirds
forecast growth of 6% or greater in their outdoor business
- 16% are predicting 25% growth.
Wealth of Tech Options & Innovations to Integrate
Beyond audio systems, dealers are implementing more networking,
furnishings/structures, and awnings/shades in their
projects as homeowners seek to spend more quality time
outside and extend their living spaces.
Lighting fixture business has been the darling of the
custom integration industry for the past couple of years,
and exterior fixtures are just as versatile in their usage and
applications as indoor fixtures.
The spread of coverage is represented in the fairly uniform
scope of deployment among the various fixture types.
Pathway (24%), landscape/plant/fountain (20%), wall-wash
(16%), security (12%), awnings/screens/shutters (10%), and
staircase/railing (10%) lighting make for visually impressive
and practical lighting usage.
Meanwhile, home networking wireless accent points being
installed 'fairly or very frequently' increased from 64% in
2022 to 72% last year, integrators report. There's no question
that customers are requesting better and more reliable
Wi-Fi response and coverage outside.
On the security front, video surveillance systems remain
strong in the wake of the pandemic. While security lighting
still represents a small piece of the exterior security pie,
video surveillance installations - presumably connected to
control systems for viewing on multiple displays and easy
Screen Innovations: Outdoor Shades Part of Big Growth Opportunity
At Screen Innovations,
we believe the outdoor
living sector represents
one of the most dynamic
growth opportunities
today and over the next
five years. Traditional
budget constraints are being disregarded, as individuals
strive to outshine their neighbors in creating unique and
appealing outdoor entertaining and living spaces.
Our outdoor shade dealers play a crucial role in advancing
customers' knowledge to improve their quasi-indoor/
outside living areas with innovation and products at a
fraction of the cost.
The use of outdoor shade fabrics is crucial to insulating
against extreme winter and summer conditions, and effectively
extends outdoor living calendars. Furthermore, the
inclusion of outdoor projection screens visible from the
front and back enhances the outdoor living experience to
a point where staying indoors becomes an afterthought.
We are excited about the synergy achieved by integrating
Origin Acoustics Ambisonic Bollard speakers with
projectors and screens to create an unparalleled and
immersive outdoor entertainment experience. Outdoor
premium sound and large screen vision is the ticket to
elevated family fun.
We believe outdoor living will triple within the CEDIA
channel in the next five years, seamlessly integrating into
every dealer's home system offering. Screen Innovations
is committed to pioneering innovation in outdoor living
spaces with the latest and most enjoyable outdoor technology
and products for this expansion.
2024 Outlook for Outdoor Business
Down 6% to 10%
3%
16%
Flat/Same
23%
7%
Up 1% to 5%
21%
Up 6% to 10%
Integrators anticipate their outdoor business will rebound
in a big way this year, as more than two-thirds (68%)
forecast a surge of 6% or greater.
31%
Up 11%
to 25%
Up 25%+
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