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Security top concern for consumers interested in home automation

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02/11/2013

Sixty-two percent of consumers interested in learning more about home automation said security was their primary motivation, with 67 percent preferring professional installation over do-it-yourself systems when making a purchase, according to new research by the Consumer Electronics Association.

Limited awareness remains growth inhibitor for PSIM market

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02/06/2013

The world market for PSIM software is estimated to have more than doubled between 2009 and 2011, but limited awareness tempered revenue projections for 2012 and continues to do so for 2013, according to a new report from IMS Research.

Making the shift to managed services

Why are some integrators dragging their feet, while others are reaping rewards of the managed services model?
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01/29/2013

The security industry can be just like any other when it comes to transitions, adaptations, market trends or the next big thing. Especially when the next big thing looks a lot smaller.

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.

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SSN News Poll October 2014

More and more connected products in homes and businesses increasingly provide central stations with new revenue and service opportunities to monitor those devices. But some say that to do that, centrals need to change and become more like data centers. Do you agree? Tell us what you think the central station of the future will look like.

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