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Net neutrality ruling looks good so far, AICC says

Unknown specific details will tell the whole tale
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03/11/2015

WASHINGTON—The recent FCC ruling on net neutrality appears to give security professionals a “level playing field,” but it remains to be seen if it will fully satisfy the industry, according to Lou Fiore, chairman of AICC.

How I Use My System: Bob Gates

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03/04/2015

Bob Gates joined Alarm Monitoring Services in September of 2014 as the company’s VP of sales and marketing, responsible for seeking new accounts and new types of business. Gates holds a B.S.

CES and the smart home

Jay Kenny, VP of marketing for Alarm.com shares his observations of smart home trends at this year's show
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02/26/2015

Described as "the global stage for innovation," the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) draws more than 170,000 attendees and offers a unique opportunity to see big trends across consumer technology.

SIAC to keep a closer eye on local governments

Partnership with Stateside Associates to assist goal
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02/23/2015

FRISCO, Texas—SIAC on Feb. 9 started working with Stateside Associates, a state and local government affairs firm, to monitor pending ordinances that could affect the security industry.

Global home automation market projected to hit $12.81 billion by 2020

U.S. has largest share of the market
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02/18/2015

DALLAS—The North American home automation market will grow from $2.21 billion in 2013 to $4.29 billion in 2020, a CAGR of 9.17 percent, according to Marketsandmarkets research analyst Sarmistha Biswas.

NewsPoll: SSN readers debate the utility of CES home automation gadgets

Should toasters text? Fourteen percent call it a good idea
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02/18/2015

YARMOUTH, Maine—Home automation gadgets coming out of the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show are interesting, but discretion might be needed before some go too far, according to Security Systems News readers responding to our latest NewsPoll.

Security fundamentals can be strong weapons against cyberattacks

Integrators need to be able to do more than just bring in the IT people
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02/18/2015

YARMOUTH, Maine—The recent security crisis at Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield reaffirms that the constant threat of cyber hacks is the new normal. Business as usual in the security industry doesn’t exist anymore. So what kinds of proactive steps are integrators and central stations taking to prevent cyberattacks?

First stop for biz intelligence? Retail security pros

TechSec 2015: With Big Data, security not just about preventing bad things, but aligning with company goals
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02/09/2015

DELRAY BEACH, Fla.—Leveraging Big Data establishes retail security professionals as business enablers, according to four experts at TechSec2015.

In emergency management, be ready to ‘roll with the punches’

At TechSec, Dana Farber security director discusses impacts of back-to-back active shooter, big blizzard
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02/06/2015

DELRAY BEACH, Fla.—Working in emergency management means “rolling with the punches” and having successful communication plans in place, says the director of security and emergency management for the renowned Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.

Google’s Brian Katz advocates diverse staff, bottom-to-top security buy-in

TechSec keynote speaker says every employee can be turned into ‘a member of the security team not with fear but with a feeling of community’
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02/04/2015

DELRAY BEACH, Fla.— Security professionals are working today in an exciting time, a time of a “new paradigm” where security is evolving faster than ever as an integral part of the company culture and not merely a separate program, according to a top manager for Google.

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SSN News Poll June 2015

As a follow-up on its March 2014 acquisition of Nest, Google recently received a home-security-related patent. How do you think Google’s potential move into the home security space will affect you and the industry?

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