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Demand for security equipment projected to rise 7 percent a year through 2016

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05/20/2013

CLEVELAND—Global demand for security equipment will increase 7 percent annually to $117 billion in 2016, driven by a strong rebound in construction activity and advances in electronic security technology, according to a new report from The Freedonia Group.

IMS: Boston bombing likely to boost video surveillance spending

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05/08/2013

WELLINGBOROUGH, England—The Boston Marathon bombing will likely drive increased spending on video surveillance equipment, a market that had already been projected to more than double through 2016, according to IMS Research.

Market for card-based EACS to reach $8.6 billion by 2018

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04/30/2013

The global market for card-based electronic access control systems is projected to grow from $5.1 billion in 2012 to $8.6 billion by 2018, driven by increasing concern about security breaches at government and enterprise facilities, according to a new report from Global Industry Analysts.

Fireproofing the cloud

What’s the fire survivability of the data center where your cloud provider retains your company’s information?
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04/24/2013

“Is my cloud provider secure?” That’s a question security integrators often pose as they move their data off site to the cloud.

ESX welcomes Newtown, Conn. police chief

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04/22/2013

IRVING, Texas—Newtown Conn. Police Chief Michael Kehoe will be the featured speaker at The Electronic Security Expo’s IceBreaker Luncheon, held Tuesday, June 18 at 12 p.m., according to a statement from the organization.

Month-to-month contracts: Boon or bane for alarm industry?

SSN readers divided on the risks and benefits
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04/17/2013

YARMOUTH, Maine—It’s a model that was discarded by big players in the alarm industry long ago: Pay-as-you-go monitoring, with customers covering the cost of equipment and installation upfront.

School security funding dealt setback as part of gun-control bill

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04/17/2013

WASHINGTON—Legislation to provide $40 million a year to improve security in the nation’s schools has bipartisan support, but it was dealt a blow after the Senate rejected an amendment to which it was linked: expanded background checks on gun purchases.

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.

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