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News Poll: Finding the right employees is a challenge

Majority says that fitting into company culture is what’s most important in candidates
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04/03/2017

YARMOUTH, Maine—A large majority of respondents to Security Systems News’ latest news poll say that hiring is a challenge, and 82 percent are looking to fill at least a couple of positions.

IHS weighs in on smart home deals

Focus is shifting from hardware to software and platforms
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04/03/2017

LONDON—IHS Markit sees disruption in the professional smart home market; Blake Kozak, IHS’ principal analyst, smart home and security technology, talked with Security Systems News about recent smart home deals and what they mean for the industry.

Specifically Speaking with Lim Chan

Senior consultant with Jensen Hughes, based in Chicago
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04/03/2017

What's your title and role at the company?

Technavio notes trends in the mass transit security market

Americas share to drop as a result of market saturation
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04/03/2017

LONDON—Technavio, a market research firm based here, recently published a report that covers the mass transit security market from 2017 to 2021. Among the firm's predictions is that the Americas market share continues growing but ceases to be the largest market portion.

Five Questions: Caine Mathy

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04/03/2017

Caine Mathy, who is now the security technology leader for Enterprise Fire and Security based in Milwaukee, has been with the company for nearly six years working with access control, video surveillance, security system and the integration of those systems. Security Systems News asked Mathy five questions.

The future of IoT: Taming security's wild west

TechSec 2017 panel discusses regulation and standardization in the Internet of Things
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03/29/2017

DELRAY BEACH, Fla.—A lot is being done when it comes to ensuring that IoT devices are cybersecure, integrated and valuable to end users. Five panelists at a TechSec Solutions session explored exactly what the industry is doing to rein in the technology.

How I Use My System: Joseph Mitton

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03/22/2017

When Joseph Mitton, Select Security’s director of marketing and communications, joined the company about six years ago, the company had around 80 people. Now, it has close to 200. Security Systems News talked with Mitton about the alarm system he uses.

What else can you do besides provide security solutions?

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03/22/2017

YARMOUTH, Maine—Integrators know they don’t have a choice. The days of impressing end users with bells and whistles are gone. Now more than ever, installation and application of security technologies confront the big question that turns another page in the industry—and is still as old as business itself: “Can this help us make money?”

Customers cyberaware, but not fully cyber-prepared

Protection 1 execs discuss today’s cybersecurity concerns and the company approach
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03/20/2017

ROMEOVILLE, Ill.—Protection 1, which operates its own Network Operations Center, is seeing a rise in customers separating their security network in order to stay more cybersecure. Security Systems News talked with several professionals at Protection 1 about how cyberaware end users are today and the similarities and differences in cyber- and physical security solutions

Drones and robots are headed to ISC West 2017

Unmanned security to be a topic in years to come as well
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03/15/2017

LAS VEGAS—Drones and robots will have a notable presence at ISC West 2017 with the show’s inaugural Unmanned Security Expo @ ISC West.

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SSN News Poll August 2018

IHS Markit expects voice-operated alarm systems to grow at a 7 percent CAGR between 2017 and 2022. What’s your opinion of voice activated technologies for home control and security?