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Parks Associates predicts about 27 percent of U.S. households to have security by 2021

Home security market to see 3.7 percent CAGR in number of broadband households with security
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01/18/2018

DALLAS—Parks Associates recently published a report, “Home Security: Market Sizing and Forecasts,” that outlines the firm’s expectations in the market between 2017 and 2021.

Self-monitoring systems: Friend or foe to the professionals?

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01/17/2018

Without a doubt, there has been an increasing trend toward DIY security systems, which are not only installed by the homeowner but also monitored by them (also referred to as MIY, or “monitor-it-yourself” systems). Many homeowners are discovering the advantages of these systems, such as eliminating the monthly fees associated with the central monitoring station that are such an integral part of the professional offerings.

Five Questions: Eric Lipson

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01/17/2018

Eric Lipson started as a regional account executive at Electric Guard Dog in early November. Based in the Charlotte, N.C., area, he covers sales for the company throughout the state. Security Systems News caught up with Lipson in late November and asked him five questions.

Specifically Speaking with Greg Cliff

Principal engineer VI/ project manager II, CHA Consulting Inc., based in Albany, N.Y.
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01/03/2018

How did you get started in security and designing/specifying?

How I Use My System: Peter Goldring

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12/20/2017

Peter Goldring has been the chief operating officer for ADR Security since October 2015, and added on the executive vice president role at the beginning of 2017. “I literally grew up in this space. My family was in the business from 1923,” he said. Security Systems News caught up with Goldring in early November to talk about his home security system and how he has it configured.

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.

Allegion surveys baby boomers on smart home interests

Thirty-two percent of responding baby boomers already use smart devices
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12/13/2017

CARMEL, Ind.—Schlage, a lock brand within Allegion, recently looked into the baby boomer generation and its feelings on smart home devices by surveying about 500 U.S. adults aged 53-71.

TechSec 2018 educational program announced

IHS Markit’s Jim Dearing to kick off the conference as the first keynote speaker
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12/13/2017

DELRAY BEACH, Fla.—For years, Security Systems News’ TechSec Solutions conference has been the industry’s premier event to delve into the most current trends in the security industry and look toward future tech. SSN is proud to announce the lineup of speaker and educational sessions for the 2018 conference, held here Feb. 26 and 27.

Five Questions: Stephen Grein

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12/13/2017

Stephen Grein was recently hired as director, Enterprise Solutions, for Guidepost Solutions LLC, a Dallas-based company specializing in compliance, investigations, and security and technology consulting. Grein brings his extensive experience in technology, business expansion strategies, development of engineering solutions, and high-level contract negotiation to the firm. His systems experience includes video systems, cybersecurity, networking equipment and vital network services. Security Systems News asked him five questions.

Five Questions: Jennifer A. Theobald

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12/06/2017

Jennifer A. Theobald recently joined the senior leadership team of Rapid Security Solutions, LLC as vice president of operations. Theobald most recently was a business development manager for Axis Communications; her other credentials include sales, project management and operations positions at Bold Technologies, Milestone Systems and Rapid Response Monitoring. Security Systems News asked her five questions.

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SSN News Poll March 2018

A variety of companies in the security and life safety space exhibited at CES, some launching products there. ADT launched its new ADT Go app and Medical Guardian announced the Freedom Guardian, to name a couple. Were you at the show?