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Coverage, detail and complications as 4K cameras move forward

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01/15/2016

YARMOUTH, Maine—Security experts saw 4K camera technology coming their way a decade ago. They saw the market slide from consumers to security around 2013-2014. They know 4K will grow in the surveillance field, but the variables—in supporting technology development and opportunity cost—make the immediate future of 4K unknown and unpredictable.

Meet Dropbox (and former Facebook) global security director at TechSec

Tony Cassell to deliver keynote address at TechSec Solutions
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01/13/2016

DELRAY BEACH, Fla.—Tony Cassell, global security director for Dropbox, will deliver the keynote address at TechSec Solutions, the industry’s premiere new and emerging technology conference, which will take place here Feb. 2-3.

Five Questions: Brad Duffy

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01/08/2016

Brad Duffy has been promoted from treasurer to third VP on the executive committee of the National Council of Investigative and Security Services. The NCISS committee’s main function is to monitor legislative and regulatory activities, investigations in the security industry and develop and encourage high standards of conduct. Duffy is president of the security division at Per Mar Security Services, based in Des Moines, Iowa. Per Mar installs and services security systems throughout the Midwest out of 23 branches. Security Systems News caught up with Brad to ask him five questions.

Specifically Speaking with Andrew Wartell

Principal, Wartell Consulting: Security Analysis, Technology and Operations in Vienna,Va.
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12/31/2015

Tell me about your professional background before you started Wartell Consulting.

How I Use My System: Matt Mahar

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12/31/2015

As Vivint’s VP of consumer experience, Matthew Mahar said he is “obsessed with making sure that any consumer of smart home products gets the best experience that they can, in terms of usability, readability, enjoyment using the system, and … solving real problems.” He’s involved with both software and hardware design. Prior to starting at Vivint a year-and-a-half ago, Mahar worked with video game company EA Sports and at Nike. Security Systems News talked with him about his home system…

Video analytics market poised for growth

Security will remain largest use for video analytics to 2020
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12/28/2015

DALLAS—The North American market is, and will remain, the largest segment of the global video analytics market from 2015 to 2020 as the market grows worldwide. Cloud integration is a key trend and, while business intelligence is a rising application, security and life safety remains the top application for video analytics.

TechSec educational program announced

IoT, biometrics, and securing hospitals, Super Bowls and casinos
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12/21/2015

DELRAY BEACH, Fla.—TechSec Solutions, the industry’s premiere conference dedicated to new and emerging security technologies, announced its lineup of educational sessions for 2016.

Industry gives thumbs-up to private equity

Only 12 percent pessimistic about PE
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12/16/2015

YARMOUTH, Maine—Private equity has a foothold in security, owning companies like Vivint, Protection 1 and CSG Security, but how does the industry really feel about private equity? Security Systems News’ latest poll showed that half of respondents have worked with private equity and most would consider selling their business to a PE group.

Cloud will enhance M&A activity

"New" security dealer will emerge, John Mack says
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12/09/2015

FOSTER CITY, Calif.—The cloud’s benefits to end users, dealers and integrators will lead to more funding for M&A, according to John Mack EVP, co-head of investment banking and head of mergers and acquisitions, Imperial Capital.

Honeywell survey: Two-thirds feel unsafe at home

Security is key driver for at-home connectivity, company says
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12/04/2015

MINNEAPOLIS—An email survey from Honeywell found that of 1,031 U.S. adults, two-thirds felt unsafe in their own homes.

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