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Smart cards, NFC to boost market for access control credentials

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01/28/2013

Smart cards and near field communication (NFC) are set to drive new growth in the $400 million global access-control credential market, according to a new study by IMS Research.

School security after Newtown: Readers debate guards and guns

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01/22/2013

YARMOUTH, Maine—SSN’s News Poll for February clearly struck a chord, with more than 230 readers responding to our questions about school security in the wake of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn. But like the debate in the public at large, consensus about solutions—especially the use of armed guards—was hard to find.

SIA, N.J. college to launch security degree program

Goal is to develop work-ready college grads, expand program nationwide
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01/21/2013

ALEXANDRIA, Va.—In an effort to increase the number of well-qualified job candidates for security integrators and manufacturers, the Security Industry Association is working with Mercer County Community College to launch a new security systems and technology degree progr

Newtown shootings raise profile of debate on school security

Update on SIA’s efforts to get port funds released
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01/16/2013

WASHINGTON—The fiscal cliff has been averted. But the vertigo it induced is still being felt on Capitol Hill, with school security thrown into the budget mix as the 113th Congress got down to business in January.

IMS: Analog video surveillance still dominant in consumer market

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01/14/2013

YARMOUTH, Maine—Analog security cameras continue to dominate the consumer and do-it-yourself video surveillance market, accounting for 87 percent of shipments, according to a new report from IMS Research. And analog is expected to stay strong in that segment, with a significant revenue shift to network products unlikely in the next five years.

IMS: Integration market in Americas to top $30 billion in 2016

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01/07/2013

The security integration market in the Americas will grow at an average annual rate of 7 percent through 2016, when it will exceed $30 billion, according to a new report from IMS Research.

Fiscal cliff keeps security industry guessing about funding for 2013

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12/19/2012

WASHINGTON—As 2012 draws to a close, security industry interests on Capitol Hill are focused squarely on a source of increasing financial anxiety: the fiscal cliff, and what a plunge off it on Jan. 1 might mean for companies and customers nationwide.

Lauren Stover, Ray Davalos to keynote TechSec 2013

Technology and vision merge at Miami International Airport
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12/19/2012

YARMOUTH, Maine—TechSec organizers have announced that Lauren Stover, security director at Miami International Airport, and Ray Davalos, MIA’s building systems director, will deliver a joint keynote address at TechSec 2013.

Doubling residential penetration: Pie in the sky or an eventuality?

Readers deliver wide range of opinions in SSN News Poll
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12/12/2012

YARMOUTH, Maine—Forty percent residential penetration.

ADT CEO Naren Gursahaney said recently that it’s not a “moonshot,” and Honeywell Security Products President Scott Harkins said his company shared the expectation that it could happen. But given that the rate has hovered at 20 percent for years, is it realistic to believe it can be doubled? Or is that just optimism from the corner office?

Following the money: Schmidt, Barnes and Christhilf talk deals, valuations and taxes

Experts reflect on 2012, share predictions for 2013
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12/12/2012

YARMOUTH, Maine—A number of big deals happened in 2012: the split-up of Tyco, the acquisition of Vivint and the creation of Securadyne, to name a few.

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SSN News Poll June 2014

ADT is going after the small business market, launching targeted offerings for specific verticals: retail, food and beverage, clinical, professional offices and mechanical. The company says there's lot of untapped opportunity because only 50 percent of small businesses have monitored security. What are your thoughts on that market?

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