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The Great ISC West Roundup 2013

Talk of mobility, the cloud and optimism
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04/17/2013

LAS VEGAS—ISC West 2013, held here April 10-12, drew 180 new exhibitors, bringing the total number of companies and brands to more than 1,000, organizers said.

Busy Louisiana port deploys behavioral analytics

BRS Labs' system complements facility's next-generation security
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04/10/2013

LAFOURCHE, La.—Port Fourchon is implementing a behavioral analytics system that will make the port’s security among the best in the nation, according to its director of technology.

IHS: Market for wireless infrastructure radios to hit $705m by 2017

Low-cost systems help drive growth
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04/02/2013

LONDON—The market for wireless infrastructure radios used in video surveillance applications grew 11 percent last year, rising from $274 million in 2011 to $304 million in 2012, according to a study by the research firm IHS. Demand will continue to increase, IHS predicts, and global revenues will reach $705 million in 2017.

'Doomsday' averted, but security industry still wary of sequestration

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03/20/2013

WASHINGTON—Sequestration hit on March 1 with more of a whimper than a bang, but the uncertainty it has caused continues to affect security companies that count on federal funding for initiatives in the field.

Battlefield PERS: Readers break down outlook for security

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03/20/2013

YARMOUTH, Maine—The market for personal emergency response systems is rapidly expanding, but can security companies looking for a share expect to compete with home health-care providers?

Barnes Associates/SSN wholesale monitoring survey finds accounts up nearly 11 percent in 2012

Michael Barnes calls results 'very positive indicator' for industry
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03/13/2013

YARMOUTH, Maine—The wholesale monitoring industry posted surprisingly strong growth in 2012, with accounts increasing 10.7 percent and average RMR for alarm companies following nearly in lock step, according to a new survey led by Barnes Associates.

Proprietary ‘smart home’ systems losing ground to open standards

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03/06/2013

Annual shipments of proprietary wireless technologies for home automation are expected to double by 2017, but proportionately their deployment in “smart homes” will be cut in half as service providers including ADT and AT&T drive a move toward open standards, according to a new report by IMS Research.

Marketing icon Roy Spence to deliver ESX keynote

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03/06/2013

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Roy Spence, a Texas marketing icon who has helped grow some of the world’s most successful brands, will deliver his message of “purpose-driven branding” as keynote speaker at this year’s Electronic Security Expo.

Education answer to alarming problem of user error

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02/27/2013

MESA, Ariz.—“Alarm schools” run by law enforcement agencies—where repeat false-alarm offenders go to learn about their systems to avoid more false dispatches—have been found to work very well.

SSN seeks nominees for ‘20 under 40’ Class of 2013

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02/27/2013

YARMOUTH, Maine—It’s time once again for youth to be served.

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SSN News Poll December 2014

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