Blake Kozak

Principal Analyst at IHS Markit

Blake Kozak is a principal analyst for the security technology group at IHS. Blake is responsible for all research across the smart home which includes business models, platforms, devices and competitive analysis. Since joining IHS in 2008, he has authored numerous syndicated reports and intelligence services on intruder alarms, electronic physical access control, access control as a service (ACaaS), perimeter security and residential security. Blake is also a regular speaker at industry events.

Before joining IHS, Blake helped oversee Ohio University’s access control system and interned with a U.S. Congressional leader in order to conduct research on healthcare and other initiatives. Blake earned his B.A. – Phi Beta Kappa – in public policy from Ohio University.

The Rise of Factory-built Housing: Episode 2

Modular builders have taken the art of prefabrication to an entirely new level, where entire rooms with insulation, plumbing, and electric wiring are made in a factory. These rooms (called “modules”) are transported to a building site and then stacked next to and on top of one another to form a home in days. In the Hamptons, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and other major cities, it’s now possible to build a beautiful modern home modularly for as much as 50% the cost of building with local contractors.

Image courtesy of Blake Kozak

Predicting Our Future