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How I Use My System: Joseph Mitton

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03/22/2017

When Joseph Mitton, Select Security’s director of marketing and communications, joined the company about six years ago, the company had around 80 people. Now, it has close to 200. Security Systems News talked with Mitton about the alarm system he uses.

What else can you do besides provide security solutions?

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03/22/2017

YARMOUTH, Maine—Integrators know they don’t have a choice. The days of impressing end users with bells and whistles are gone. Now more than ever, installation and application of security technologies confront the big question that turns another page in the industry—and is still as old as business itself: “Can this help us make money?”

Customers cyberaware, but not fully cyber-prepared

Protection 1 execs discuss today’s cybersecurity concerns and the company approach
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03/20/2017

ROMEOVILLE, Ill.—Protection 1, which operates its own Network Operations Center, is seeing a rise in customers separating their security network in order to stay more cybersecure. Security Systems News talked with several professionals at Protection 1 about how cyberaware end users are today and the similarities and differences in cyber- and physical security solutions

Drones and robots are headed to ISC West 2017

Unmanned security to be a topic in years to come as well
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03/15/2017

LAS VEGAS—Drones and robots will have a notable presence at ISC West 2017 with the show’s inaugural Unmanned Security Expo @ ISC West.

Mysteries of the cloud fading as benefits become clear

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03/08/2017

YARMOUTH, Maine—Talking points are in abundance when integrators try persuading customers to consider cloud-based storage and management solutions. Two themes, however, seem to resonate, and for different reasons.

TechSec 2017 panel: mining for gold with big data

Panelists discuss the current state of big data within the physical security industry
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03/08/2017

DELRAY BEACH, Fla.—Companies are starting to look at the data that is already being collected by various access control and video surveillance as an opportunity for additional services or RMR. A panel at TechSec Solutions 2017, held here Feb. 27 and 28, explored where the value is and how or where companies should get started.

How I Use My System: Richard Hill

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03/07/2017

Richard Hill was recently promoted to the role of chief marketing officer of DEFENDERS in December 2016. He joined the company in 2014 as its director of marketing. Security Systems News talked with Hill about his home security system.

Global biometrics market to grow at nearly 17 percent CAGR

North America to be largest sector to 2022
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03/01/2017

PUNE, India—Research firm MarketsandMarkets expects the global biometrics market to reach almost $33 billion by 2022, with North America being a large portion of the market.

News Poll: Drones are mostly for the commercial space

Respondents divided on when drones will take hold
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03/01/2017

YARMOUTH, Maine—More companies in the security space have been looking at drones; Alarm.com announced its drones at CES 2017 and Sunflower Labs recently outlined a structure for autonomous drones in the residential sector. Security Systems News readers shared their views of the technology in SSN’s latest news poll.

Five Questions: Steven L. Hayden

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03/01/2017

Steven L. Hayden was recently hired as general manager for Cunningham Security Systems, a commercial and residential security company based in Yarmouth, Maine. Hayden, who was previously with Maine Security and Surveillance, will be an essential resource as the company transitions to a new central station that it acquired recently.

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SSN News Poll October 2017

Sandy Springs, Ga.—like several other municipalities—recently faced the problem of harmful false alarm ordinances negatively impacting the industry. Are you concerned about negative alarm ordinances?