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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.

Harold Grimsley to keynote TechSec 2014

Overcoming challenges with technology a crucial point of emphasis at Florida Blue
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12/31/2013

YARMOUTH, Maine—Organizers have announced that Harold Grimsley will deliver the keynote address at TechSec 2014.

Finance virtual roundtable: The most interesting deals of 2013 and predictions for 2014

Holloway, Epstein and Schmidt opine on valuations for alarm companies and integration firms, offer advice for sellers
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12/30/2013

Every January, Security Systems News asks security finance experts to share their opinions on deals done, valuations sought and won, and prospects for buyers and sellers in the coming year.

Talking panels and keypads with Patrick Egan

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12/18/2013

As a senior in high school, Patrick Egan, owner of Lancaster, Pa.-based Select Security, worked at a bowling alley that was broken into one night.

State of the Industry: Looking ahead to 2014

Expanding access to FBI database, school security loom large for 2014
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12/18/2013

IRVING, Texas—The past year on Capitol Hill will be remembered for legislative inaction and partisan rifts so deep they culminated in a 16-day government shutdown.

Video and analytics moving further toward the perimeter

Intelligent devices and video surveillance are becoming important components of perimeter security, and could drive growth in that segment
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12/18/2013

ENGLEWOOD, Colo.—The growing trend of deploying video surveillance and analytics devices for perimeter security is showing no signs of abating.

Surveillance serves many uses in hospitals

A high level of security helps with shrink, regulatory compliance, and even attracting hospital employees
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12/18/2013

YARMOUTH, Maine—A health care professional might tell you that people are generally not at their best when they enter a hospital as a patient. A security professional would agree.

Readers talk 2013 revenues

For many readers, 2013 was a marked improvement over recent years—and grounds for optimism in 2014
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12/04/2013

YARMOUTH, Maine—The security industry may not be recession-proof, but it does appear to be resilient, if the latest SSN News Poll is any indicator.

Hospital loading docks rival ERs for security concerns

Use cameras and know your delivery vendors, experts say
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11/26/2013

RALEIGH, N.C.—Loading docks are one of the most vulnerable security areas at hospitals, posing a threat to facilities large and small, says Lisa Pryse, president of the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety.

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SSN News Poll January 2015

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