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IHS research: Systems integration market to grow

Growth driven mainly by increases in the service and maintenance sector

LONDON—New findings from global research firm IHS Markit reveal that the global market for security systems integration will grow to $75.7 billion by 2020, up from $60.3 billion in 2015.

News Poll: DIY represents an opportunity for traditional companies

Seventy-one percent said their company either offers DIY or is considering it

YARMOUTH, Maine—Traditional security companies like LOUD Security and Select Security have been looking at expanding their offerings with DIY. Most respondents to Security Systems News’ latest poll said DIY gives companies access to more streams of revenue and new markets.

Security industry alarmed about overtime pay rule

New law more than doubles income threshold for eligibility

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Department of Labor (DoL) recently submitted revisions to the Fair Labor Standards Act that would more than double the salary threshold for earning overtime pay, starting Dec. 31, 2016.

Specifically Speaking with Shawn M. Whalen

Electrical department manager/communications & security specialist for Burns & McDonnell, based in Minneapolis

How did you get into security consulting? What’s your role with Burns & McDonnell’s global security group?

Security in the retail sector on the rise

Retail to join government and hospitality as top vertical markets

LONDON—Across the globe, retail spaces will purchase more physical security measures, such as cameras and EAS (electric article surveillance) systems, and the Americas will be a strong region in the forecast period from 2016 to 2020, according to a July 28 report from research firm Technavio.

How I Use My System: Jeremy Bates


Jeremy Bates has grown up in the industry, and now serves as the president of family-owned Bates Security/Sonitrol of Lexington. “I have done everything; started out [as] the weekend janitor, all the way up through customer service and sales, central station operator, admin-type work, and been running the company the last 10 or so years,” he said. Security Systems News got to talk with him in mid-June about his new system.

Specifically Speaking with Jeremy Zweeres

Senior associate of Ducibella Venter & Santore in Hamden, Conn.

DVS, a well-known consulting firm, was acquired by Ross & Baruzzini in 2015. How has that deal changed the way you do business?

ASIS to give back to host communities with Security Week

Week of free seminars to become annual event at ASIS

ORLANDO, Fla.—ASIS is adding to this year’s show its inaugural Security Week, a series of seminars held during the show for local business and organizations to better prepare for current physical security threats.

Who wins as access control moves to the cloud?


The security industry is notorious for proprietary systems that make it difficult to integrate different components/devices with one another. The cloud will change this for all manufacturers, and will quickly have an impact on the installer channel.

Five Questions: Tim Kudela


Protection 1, a full-service business and home security company, recently hired Tim Kudela as branch sales manager for its Seattle office. In his new role, Kudela is responsible for managing the sales activities of the residential and commercial sales consultants in his area, including hiring and training new consultants. Kudela, who has been in the industry for 31 years, began his career as an entry-level technician and has worked his way through all levels of the business up to branch management. Security Systems News asked Kudela Five Questions.



SSN News Poll December 2016

Some companies take a focused approach to breaking into­—or growing within particular—vertical markets; "We are really heavy on the casino side, so we decided—let’s be the No. 1 gaming integrator in North America,” said Surveillance Systems Inc. president Todd Flowers. Where do you see the next big opportunity?