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Readers weigh in on top trends in AI, access control, and IT

Responses divided on the next big things for access control
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01/24/2018

YARMOUTH, Maine—Ahead of Security Systems News’ upcoming 2018 TechSec Solutions conference, it asked readers about several of the topics from this year’s program, including artificial intelligence, the next tech for access control, and how IT is impacting the integrator.

ESX announces 2018 educational program

Show to build off of successful elements from 2017 show
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01/24/2018

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—ESX recently announced its lineup of educational sessions for the 2018 conference, to be held here June 19-22, including sessions on the latest smart home devices and the most disruptive technologies for the commercial market.

Parks Associates predicts about 27 percent of U.S. households to have security by 2021

Home security market to see 3.7 percent CAGR in number of broadband households with security
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01/18/2018

DALLAS—Parks Associates recently published a report, “Home Security: Market Sizing and Forecasts,” that outlines the firm’s expectations in the market between 2017 and 2021.

Self-monitoring systems: Friend or foe to the professionals?

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01/17/2018

Without a doubt, there has been an increasing trend toward DIY security systems, which are not only installed by the homeowner but also monitored by them (also referred to as MIY, or “monitor-it-yourself” systems). Many homeowners are discovering the advantages of these systems, such as eliminating the monthly fees associated with the central monitoring station that are such an integral part of the professional offerings.

Five Questions: Eric Lipson

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01/17/2018

Eric Lipson started as a regional account executive at Electric Guard Dog in early November. Based in the Charlotte, N.C., area, he covers sales for the company throughout the state. Security Systems News caught up with Lipson in late November and asked him five questions.

Specifically Speaking with Greg Cliff

Principal engineer VI/ project manager II, CHA Consulting Inc., based in Albany, N.Y.
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01/03/2018

How did you get started in security and designing/specifying?

How I Use My System: Peter Goldring

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12/20/2017

Peter Goldring has been the chief operating officer for ADR Security since October 2015, and added on the executive vice president role at the beginning of 2017. “I literally grew up in this space. My family was in the business from 1923,” he said. Security Systems News caught up with Goldring in early November to talk about his home security system and how he has it configured.

SSN News Poll: physical security’s place in cybersecurity

Half of respondents say contracting or partnering with a cyber firm is the best step
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12/20/2017

YARMOUTH, Maine—ADT recently finalized its acquisition of DATASHIELD, which will operate under the newly formed brand ADT Cybersecurity. In Security Systems News’ most recent poll, traditional security companies see a space in the cybersecurity world.

Five Questions: Stephen Grein

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12/13/2017

Stephen Grein was recently hired as director, Enterprise Solutions, for Guidepost Solutions LLC, a Dallas-based company specializing in compliance, investigations, and security and technology consulting. Grein brings his extensive experience in technology, business expansion strategies, development of engineering solutions, and high-level contract negotiation to the firm. His systems experience includes video systems, cybersecurity, networking equipment and vital network services. Security Systems News asked him five questions.

Allegion surveys baby boomers on smart home interests

Thirty-two percent of responding baby boomers already use smart devices
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12/13/2017

CARMEL, Ind.—Schlage, a lock brand within Allegion, recently looked into the baby boomer generation and its feelings on smart home devices by surveying about 500 U.S. adults aged 53-71.

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SSN News Poll December 2018

Cybersecurity has been an ongoing topic in the industry, and SIA just released a new study benchmarking the area. The study delves into new increases in cybersecurity spending, cyberthreat vectors, and technologies that could help cybersecurity. Where do you see some of these trends headed?