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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.

IP video surveillance, VSaaS market worth $18b by 2020

Developers of IP cameras, video analytics and VMS systems could all be beneficiaries
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02/19/2014

PORTLAND, Ore.—The combined North American market for IP video surveillance and video-surveillance-as-a-service is forecast to expand dramatically in the near-term, rising from $2.4 billion in 2013 to more than $18 billion by 2020, according to a report from Allied Market Research, based here.

New markets for mesh: It’s for far more than city surveillance

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02/19/2014

YARMOUTH, Maine—Ten months ago an electrical substation near San Jose, Calif. came under attack from a group of snipers who remain anonymous and at large. Remarkably, the episode did not draw attention from the national media until Feb.

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