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TechSec hosts inaugural SSN ‘20 under 40’ panel

The panel discussion dealt with four areas of new technology that are reshaping the industry
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02/12/2014

DELRAY BEACH, Fla.—Day one of TechSec Solutions 2014 drew to a close with the first Security Systems News' NextGen panel discussion, which showcased the perspectives of four honorees from SSN’s latest “20 under 40” class.

IP video surveillance, VSaaS market worth $18b by 2020

Developers of IP cameras, video analytics and VMS systems could all be beneficiaries
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02/11/2014

PORTLAND, Ore.—The combined North American market for IP video surveillance and video-surveillance-as-a-service is forecast to expand dramatically in the near-term, rising from $2.4 billion in 2013 to more than $18 billion by 2020, according to a report from Allied Market Research, based here.

Honor women in security with nominations

Women's Security Council seeks nominees
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02/10/2014

YARMOUTH, Maine—Nominations are now open for the Women’s Security Council’s 2014 Women of the Year Awards.

Critical infrastructure security leaders: 'bridging the gap' with integrators

Panelists reflect on how to forge sound and lasting partnerships with integrators and manufacturers
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02/07/2014

DELRAY BEACH, Fla.—Securing critical infrastructure is always a tall order, but add in the constraints of a tight budget and it becomes an even more daunting challenge.

Critical infrastructure security leaders: 'bridging the gap' with integrators

Panelists reflect on how to forge sound and lasting partnerships with integrators and manufacturers
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02/07/2014

DELRAY BEACH, Fla.—Securing critical infrastructure is always a tall order, but add in the constraints of a tight budget and it becomes an even more daunting challenge.

GELSSA to Georgia lawmakers: Table low-voltage licensure bill

Detractors say bill would increase the number of contractors and false dispatches as well
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02/05/2014

ATLANTA—John Loud, the immediate past president of the Georgia Electronic Life Safety & Systems Association, is rallying support against a bill that would dramatically expand the number of Georgia contractors eligible to perform low-voltage installations.

SSN Readers: Google eyeing security

Sixty-four percent of SSN readers say Google’s $3.2b buy of Nest portends Google’s launching a home security product
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02/05/2014

YARMOUTH, Maine—Google’s recent acquisition of home automation company Nest Labs led many to believe the tech giant was setting up a beachhead on the industry’s shores. Readers who responded to a recent SSN News Poll tend to agree, with many saying Google’s buy is no half-hearted entrance into security—it’s a sign of ever-larger involvement in the residential space.

Strategies have changed since Columbine

Don’t wait, act immediately, first responders are told
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02/04/2014

BRUNSWICK, Maine—In the years since the 1999 Columbine High School massacre, the tactical response to active shooters has “done a 180.” When shots ring out, first responders are now trained to act immediately as opposed to waiting for backup.

The future of the IP video market in North America

Panoramic cameras, thermal cameras and audio capabilities expected to fuel growth
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01/29/2014

DELRAY BEACH, Fla.—In 2014 and beyond, three technological trends will be the vanguard of the IP video market, according to Oliver Philippou, market analyst, video surveillance & security services, at IHS Research.

Talking keypads and panels with Kristin Hebert

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01/29/2014

After graduating from Louisiana Tech with a degree in Industrial Electronics, Kristin Hebert, dealer and vendor relations representative at Acadian Monitoring Services, began searching for jobs in a field related to his major.

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SSN News Poll May 2014

The fourth annual Barnes Associates/SSN/CSAA Wholesale Monitoring Study found the number of monitoring accounts in 2013 was up 19 percent over the previous year. The authors believe the influx of cablecos and telecoms into the industry is behind this "unprecedented growth." What are your thoughts on the impact these big new players are having?

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