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Thermal cameras move into commercial use, in some instances

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11/26/2013

Andy Teich, CEO of FLIR Communications, likes to compare the evolution of thermal camera technology to GPS systems.

How I Use my System

David Smith, director of marketing and communications, COPS Monitoring
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11/25/2013

What kind of security system do you have?

SIA: DHS acquisitions process needs more ‘predictability’

CEO optimistic legislation will ‘pass the House in some form’
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11/20/2013

WASHINGTON—The Security Industry Association has drafted a bill that would provide security integrators who contract with the Department of Homeland Security a more comprehensive and long-term picture of what DHS agencies need, Don Erickson, CEO of SIA, told Security Systems News.

SSN readers united on PERS, but divided on how to implement it

Funding is an issue for launching PERS; 46 percent say they’d get into PERS if they had the capital
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11/13/2013

YARMOUTH, Maine—Readers view PERS as a good way to augment business, but are somewhat split on how best to incorporate PERS into their business, according to respondents to a recent SSN News Poll.

Physical security to fuel growth in RFID market

Public sector could drive demand for RFID tags for access control, public transit, shipping security applications
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11/12/2013

CAMBRIDGE, England—The global RFID market will be worth $23.4 billion in 2020, up from $6.98 billion in 2012, with physical security applications like access control playing a major role in the surge, according to a report from IDTechEx, a technology market research company based here.

Report: SAS market to hit $168.25B by 2020

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11/08/2013

DALLAS—The market for situation awareness systems is expected to grow more than 10 percent, generating revenue of $168.25 billion by 2020, according to a new Marketsandmakets report released Nov. 7.

Physical security to fuel growth in RFID market

Public sector could drive demand for RFID tags for access control, public transit, shipping security applications
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11/06/2013

CAMBRIDGE, England—The global RFID market will be worth $23.4 billion in 2020, up from $6.98 billion in 2012, with physical security applications like access control playing a major role in the surge, according to a report from IDTechEx, a technology market research company based here.

Managed services: In-house or out?

Most readers say Vector’s move to bring managed services into the fold is the way to go
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10/28/2013

YARMOUTH, Maine—In the eyes of many in the industry, bringing managed services expertise in-house offers a way to gain a competitive edge and keep pace with the convergence of IT and security.

Another reorg at UTC

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10/22/2013

HARTFORD, Conn.—UTC has reorganized again, creating UTC Building & Industrial Systems by combining Otis Elevator Company and UTC Climate, Controls & Security, the company announced recently.

Security and the shutdown

Erickson: Continuing resolution is best outcome for security industry; SIA working to mitigate effect of shutdown on integrators
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10/21/2013

WASHINGTON—There’s no doubt that the government shutdown has affected the security industry, and the best outcome at this juncture would be a long-term continuing resolution, Don Erickson, CEO of the Security Industry Association told Security Director News.

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SSN News Poll January 2015

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