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.