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SSN News Poll: Is 2018 the year of the acquisition?

It has been a busy year for M&A, according to 69 percent
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10/17/2018

YARMOUTH, Maine—It seems as though 2018 is a hot year for financial transactions in the security industry. At the time of writing, Security Systems News has covered more than 65 mergers and acquisitions this year.

SSN readers weigh in on recent tariffs

Tariffs will impact security, most likely making cameras more expensive, respondents say
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09/05/2018

YARMOUTH, Maine—Trade tariffs have recently been announced on a variety of products and materials that could impact the physical security industry in the United States. Most respondents to Security Systems News’ latest news poll are in agreement that recently announced tariffs will impact the security industry, though opinion varied on whether trade will get better or worse in the near future.

News Poll: SSN readers positive on voice interaction

Majority of poll respondents see smart home control as voice’s best application
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07/25/2018

YARMOUTH, Maine—IHS Markit recently released data that the market for voice operated alarm systems will be growing to 2022. Security Systems News asked its readers how they feel about the technology and most say it’s a meaningful user interface.

SSN News Poll gauges reader familiarity with GDPR

As of early June, most respondents know a little bit about the GDPR but are learning more
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06/18/2018

YARMOUTH, Maine—The EU General Data Protection Regulation—better known as the GDPR—became enforceable as of May 25. This regulation addresses how personal data of EU citizens is handled, with GDPR fines that could amount to more than 1 million euros per violation.

SSN News Poll readers weigh in on emergency solutions

Readers recommend stronger doors, access control measures to better protect schools and businesses
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04/19/2018

YARMOUTH, Maine—Security Systems News recently asked its readers about emergency management solutions and which systems or measures would most help to keep a school or business safe. Readers say the industry can be more involved and provide stronger doors.

SSN News Poll: Companies get set for ISC West in 2018

Respondents show interest in The Connected Security Expo @ ISC West
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03/21/2018

YARMOUTH, Maine—ISC West 2018, which will be held in Las Vegas from April 11 through 14, is one of the biggest trade shows and gathering points for the security industry. From mid-February to mid-March Security Systems News gathered opinions from its readers on the upcoming show.

SSN News Poll: Security is increasingly interested in CES

More SSN readers appear to be attending the show
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02/21/2018

YARMOUTH, Maine—Several companies in the security industry used CES 2018 as a platform to launch new products and offerings, including ADT, Alarm.com, Vivint and Medical Guardian to name a few.

Readers weigh in on top trends in AI, access control, and IT

Responses divided on the next big things for access control
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01/24/2018

YARMOUTH, Maine—Ahead of Security Systems News’ upcoming 2018 TechSec Solutions conference, it asked readers about several of the topics from this year’s program, including artificial intelligence, the next tech for access control, and how IT is impacting the integrator.

SSN News Poll: physical security’s place in cybersecurity

Half of respondents say contracting or partnering with a cyber firm is the best step
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12/20/2017

YARMOUTH, Maine—ADT recently finalized its acquisition of DATASHIELD, which will operate under the newly formed brand ADT Cybersecurity. In Security Systems News’ most recent poll, traditional security companies see a space in the cybersecurity world.

SSN News Poll: New companies in DIY space to change the market

Most respondents say these entrants will benefit the industry through increased awareness
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12/06/2017

YARMOUTH, Maine—On Sept. 20, Nest announced a DIY-installed security system with monitoring from MONI Smart Security, on Oct. 2, Samsung announced a DIY system backed by ADT’s monitoring capabilities and Ring announced its Ring Protect DIY system. Security Systems News asked its readership for their thoughts on how these announcements could affect the industry.

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