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Who wins as access control moves to the cloud?

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07/26/2016

The security industry is notorious for proprietary systems that make it difficult to integrate different components/devices with one another. The cloud will change this for all manufacturers, and will quickly have an impact on the installer channel.

Five Questions: Tim Kudela

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07/25/2016

Protection 1, a full-service business and home security company, recently hired Tim Kudela as branch sales manager for its Seattle office. In his new role, Kudela is responsible for managing the sales activities of the residential and commercial sales consultants in his area, including hiring and training new consultants. Kudela, who has been in the industry for 31 years, began his career as an entry-level technician and has worked his way through all levels of the business up to branch management. Security Systems News asked Kudela Five Questions.

MKS hires Chuck Speck

Former Bold Technologies president will focus on company growth
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07/20/2016

KISSIMMEE, Fla.—As security software provider MKS’s new EVP, Chuck Speck plans to work on the internal process and communications as well as the customer experience.

Smart home adoption to benefit security

Parks Associates: Home security systems will finally surpass the 20 percent penetration rate
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07/20/2016

DALLAS—Market research firm Parks Associates, based here, is predicting that an increase in smart home controllers will drive the adoption of home security systems—moving the penetration rate of home security systems past the 20 percent mark up to 26 percent by 2020.

HID Global buys DemoTeller

Deal provides new regulatory-compliant offering for financial institutions
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07/20/2016

AUSTIN, Texas—Identity solution provider HID Global on July 18 announced the acquisition of DemoTeller, a provider of instant issuance solutions for the financial market. 

Report: More monitoring for mHealth devices

Perceptions about PERS users are something to overcome
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07/20/2016

LONDON—The market for monitored mHealth devices is on the rise globally from 2016 to 2021, and North America will be the largest market in the forecast period.

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Poll

SSN News Poll September 2016

Some traditional security companies—like LOUD Security and Select Security—are entering the DIY market. What do you think about DIY?