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ESOP is a good idea, industry says

Some respondents said it doesn’t motivate employees
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04/18/2016

YARMOUTH, Maine—Integration firms Tech Systems and Pro-Tec Design both implemented Employee Stock Ownership Plans in the last 12 months, and most respondents to Security Systems News’ latest poll said that ESOP is a good plan, benefiting the owners and the employees.

News Poll: The future of biometrics

Readers debate on whether cost helps or hurts biometric application
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02/17/2016

YARMOUTH, Maine—Most respondents to Security Systems News’ latest poll said they install biometrics solutions at least occasionally, and some readers raised concerns about the technology’s cost, false acceptance rate, and security of biometric data.

SSN readers look online for news

Readers’ interest in business news, new technologies, and industry analysis almost equal
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01/20/2016

YARMOUTH, Maine—News happens daily in the security industry, and most of Security Systems News’ readers stay current through online sources and what’s sent out through email, according to SSN’s latest News Poll.

Drones have a place in security

SSN poll: 71 percent think drones are good for business
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11/20/2015

YARMOUTH, Maine—Drones have applications in physical security, according to 76 percent of respondents to Security Systems News’ latest poll. In fact, about half of poll respondents said they are working with drones already.

News Poll: Millennials love technology

Industry divided on whether to change training techniques
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08/19/2015

YARMOUTH, Maine—Millennials have entered the workplace, but are they fundamentally different from previous generations? Security Systems News readers said yes in this month’s News Poll: Generation Y is noticeably more tech savvy, they said.

News Poll: Cloud is security’s future

Opinions vary on whether cloud is good for the industry
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04/13/2015

YARMOUTH, Maine—Cloud offerings are proliferating in the security industry. Recently, Dice and IBS launched cloud-hosted monitoring and 3xLOGIC acquired cloud-based access control provider Infinias. In the latest News Poll, Security Systems News asked readers whether cloud is here to stay. Just over half of respondents—52 percent—said yes.

News Poll: Cybersecurity is becoming a physical security matter

Though, some readers say more ‘definition’ is needed
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03/25/2015

YARMOUTH, Maine—As cybersecurity becomes a common topic of conversation among physical security systems installers, Security Systems News asked its readers whether they’re concerned about cybersecurity threats and what their companies are doing to safeguard themselves and their customers.

NewsPoll: Recession abating, growth to come

SSN readers signal good times ahead
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01/20/2015

YARMOUTH, Maine—The recession shows signs of letting up and there are better times to come in 2015, Security Systems News’ readers said in response to this month’s NewsPoll.

News Poll: ADT and TycoIS' to look at small business

Smaller regional providers not too worried about ADT and TycoIS’ focus
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11/14/2014

YARMOUTH, Maine—Now that the non-compete between ADT and TycoIS has expired and both companies have indicated that they will go after the small business market, should regional security companies be nervous about losing market share to the big national? Not too much, according to the latest SSN News Poll.

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