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Strategies have changed since Columbine

Don’t wait, act immediately, first responders are told
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02/04/2014

BRUNSWICK, Maine—In the years since the 1999 Columbine High School massacre, the tactical response to active shooters has “done a 180.” When shots ring out, first responders are now trained to act immediately as opposed to waiting for backup.

Talking keypads and panels with Kristin Hebert

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01/29/2014

After graduating from Louisiana Tech with a degree in Industrial Electronics, Kristin Hebert, dealer and vendor relations representative at Acadian Monitoring Services, began searching for jobs in a field related to his major.

‘We all need to talk more’

TechSec keynote speaker urges better communication among end users, integrators, manufacturers
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01/29/2014

DELRAY BEACH, Fla.—Security directors need better relationships with their integrators and with manufacturers, says Harold Grimsley, Florida Blue’s senior director for corporate safety, security and facility operations.

The future of the IP video market in North America

Panoramic cameras, thermal cameras and audio capabilities expected to fuel growth
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01/29/2014

DELRAY BEACH, Fla.—In 2014 and beyond, three technological trends will be the vanguard of the IP video market, according to Oliver Philippou, market analyst, video surveillance & security services, at IHS Research.

Global energy security market to reach $67b by 2018

North America will own a 30 percent global share of the technologically diverse market
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01/28/2014

DALLAS—The global energy security market for power plants is projected to reach $67.9 billion by 2018, up from $49.27 billion in 2013, reflecting a CAGR of 6.6 percent, according to a recent report* from MarketsandMarkets, a market research firm based here.

SIA hire signals new focus for group

SIA will concentrate on regulatory affairs with new legislative director Jake Parker
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01/22/2014

WASHINGTON— In an appointment designed to bring about some shifts in the organization’s direction, the Security Industry Association has hired Jake Parker, a 12-year veteran of Capitol Hill, as its new government relations director, Don Erickson, CEO of SIA, told Security Systems News.

How I Use My System

Talking panels and keypads with Kelly McFarland
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01/22/2014

Kelly McFarland, branch manager at Habitec Security, became acquainted with the security industry while in high school, working for his father who owned a security company in Columbus, Ohio.

Integrator opportunity with CFATS

SIA working on legislation to better manage CFATS performance guidelines, establish permanently authorized standards
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01/15/2014

WASHINGTON—Integrators could reap the benefits of a bill in the works that would improve how DHS manages a set of performance-based guidelines for high-risk chemical facilities, known as the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards or CFATS.

Readers back PPVAR’s quest for video verification standards

SSN readers support written standards, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t skeptics
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01/08/2014

YARMOUTH, Maine—More than three-quarters of respondents to an SSN News Poll survey believe written video verification standards are necessary, while a slimmer majority—55 percent—say the timeline for such standards, proposed by the Partnership for Priority Video Alarm Response, is realistic.

Steve Nibbelink is new IHSSF president

Eliminating crime, weapons in hospitals is top priority for Nibbelink
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01/03/2014

GLENDALE HEIGHTS, Ill.—There were 154 shootings at U.S. hospitals in 40 states between 2000 and 2011.

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SSN News Poll November 2014

The Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association's CEDIA Expo is a home technology trade show with products and training related to audio, video, control, security and networking—and it's growing. CEDIA says the 2014 event, held Sept. 10-13 in Denver, had more than 18,500 attendees, an increase of 3 percent, and floor space increased 14 percent for the 480 exhibitors. But is this show growing in importance for the security industry? Tell us what you think.

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