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How does your company handle cybersecurity?

Many respondents consider hiring a cybersecurity expert

YARMOUTH, Maine—Cybersecurity is a topic that has dominated industry events, like PSA-TEC. While 71 percent of respondents to Security Systems News’ latest poll have never experienced a cybersecurity breach, 29 percent say they have experienced a breach at their home or business.

Select Security restructures management

Company positions itself for continued growth this year

LANCASTER, Pa.—Select Security, a super-regional based here, announced changes to its senior leadership team, part of a restructuring of the company in preparation for continued growth this year. The company recently reached $1m in RMR, following several years of rapid growth both organically and through acquisition.

How I Use My System: Jorgia McAfee


Jorgia McAfee, VP of development with Gainesville, Fla.-based Crime Prevention Security Systems, has worked with the company for almost 20 years. “My family started this business in 1975 and I’ve been working here since I was in high school,” she said. McAfee has worked in “virtually every department, the only thing I haven’t done is work out in the field as a technician.” Now, her role focuses on major projects and acquisitions. Security Systems News asked her about the system she uses at home.

US leads global VSaaS market to 2020

Cloud video expected to hit $2.5b in Americas region by 2020

LONDON—Now, and for several years to come, the United States will have the largest share of the global VSaaS market and the most common application will be in the commercial space, according to a Technavio report on the global VSaaS market from 2016 to 2020.

ISC West 2016: Video surveillance, cloud and catching up customers

Most companies bring at least “a few” people to the show

LAS VEGAS—A majority of respondents to Security Systems News’ latest News Poll spent most of their time at ISC West 2016 looking at new technologies and speaking to vendors, and many said that they talked about video surveillance the most.

Specifically Speaking with Steven DeArruda

Senior security system designer for Business Protection Specialists

What does BPS specialize in and what's your role in the consulting process?

The Battle of the Body Parts: Which biometric will prevail?

Iris scan technologies crowned as the winner with most long-term potential

DELRAY BEACH, Fla.—Representatives of four different forms of biometric identification—facial recognition, iris scan, fingerprint, and hand geometry—each made a case for their biometric being most prevalent in the future at TechSec Solutions 2016.

Specifically Speaking with Steven DeArruda

Senior security system designer for Business Protection Specialists, based in New York

What does BPS specialize in and what's your role in the consulting process?

Five Questions: Frank Guido


Frank Guido, who recently joined Monitronics as chief marketing officer, has more than 25 years of leadership experience in branding, agency management, digital marketing, advertising, and sales and operations at a number of Fortune 500 companies, including most recently with Windstream and Alltel. Security Systems News recently asked Guido five questions.

Global home automation market to hit $78b by 2022

North America is currently dominating the market

DALLAS—The global home automation market is forecasted to more than double by 2022, according to a recent Marketsandmarkets report, in part due to the Internet of Things and home automation features that save money by reducing energy consumption.



SSN News Poll December 2016

Some companies take a focused approach to breaking into­—or growing within particular—vertical markets; "We are really heavy on the casino side, so we decided—let’s be the No. 1 gaming integrator in North America,” said Surveillance Systems Inc. president Todd Flowers. Where do you see the next big opportunity?