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Global home automation market poised to expand dramatically

The market could reach $14 billion by 2018, according to an ABI Research report
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03/26/2014

WELLINGBOROUGH, England—The global home automation market is trending toward significant growth in the coming years, with the $9 billion market projected to reach $14 billion by 2018, according to a report from ABI Research, a technology market intelligence firm with locations around the world.

Access Control as the backbone of integration

Immediacy and responsiveness are two reasons why an access control-centric system may be best
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03/19/2014

MIAMISBURG, Ohio—Access control is about what's happening now: Who scanned a card? Which door is open? Who is authorized? What is the system status?

Barnes Associates wholesale monitoring survey finds accounts up 19 percent

Michael Barnes suspects cableco/telecom influx could be behind ‘unprecedented growth’
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03/12/2014

YARMOUTH, Maine—Much can be gleaned from the fourth annual Barnes Associates/SSN/CSAA wholesale monitoring survey, but if anything stands out about 2013, it’s that overall growth was gaudy.

Gilbert launches Pinnacle Advisory Services

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03/10/2014

WOODBURY, N.J.—Industry veteran Marc Gilbert, who has worked in the alarm and PERS industry for 25 years has launched Pinnacle Advisory Services, providing due diligence and other services to security industry lenders and security companies.

Meet the Editors, Join the #ISCW14 Twitter conversation

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03/07/2014

YARMOUTH, Maine—Security Systems News and Security Director News invite you to a “Meet the Editors” event before the ISC West show floor opens on Wednesday, April 2.

What does the Ryan-Murray deal do for integrators?

By eliminating near-term cuts from the sequester, the bipartisan deal increases DHS appropriations from 2013 levels
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03/05/2014

WASHINGTON—Hailed in some corners as a rare example of political compromise, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013, known as the Ryan-Murray agreement, could also be the near-term fiscal solution that integrators are looking for.

Readers praise show floor, networking at ISC West

Seventy one percent of respondents said if they could attend one show a year, ISC West would be it
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03/05/2014

YARMOUTH, Maine—ISC West is one of those marquee tradeshows whose reputation precedes itself. Slated for April 1-4 at the Sands Convention Center in Las Vegas, the sprawling show seems to have something for everyone, whether you’re there for education sessions, the exhibit floor, the networking or all of the above.

Talking panels and keypads with Don Childers

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03/05/2014

STATESVILLE, N.C.—After a day of heavy lifting on the job as an electrical contractor, Don Childers, COO of Security Central, made the following remark to a coworker: “There has to be a better way to make a living than this.”

Security entrepreneur unveils new website

Ray Coulombe, who founded SecuritySpecifiers.com, has debuted a database-driven resource that connects manufacturers and reps
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02/26/2014

SOUTHBURY, Conn.—Three years after launching SecuritySpecifiers.com, security industry entrepreneur Ray Coulombe is introducing RepsforSecurity.com, a database-driven website that helps manufacturers identify security reps who can optimize their sales presence in a given region or market.

LPR privacy concerns in hands of end users, Genetec says Video retention, access are easily customized

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02/25/2014

MONTREAL—Two weeks after deploying license plate recognition technology, a Florida airport got a hit on a wanted criminal headed to the airport from its perimeter.

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SSN News Poll October 2014

More and more connected products in homes and businesses increasingly provide central stations with new revenue and service opportunities to monitor those devices. But some say that to do that, centrals need to change and become more like data centers. Do you agree? Tell us what you think the central station of the future will look like.

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