Archive for May, 2010

Poll: Should there be an appointed representative to manage public perception of the security industry?

Thursday, May 27, 2010 10:17 Be the first to comment

Start Date: May 3, 2010 End Date: May 11, 2010 Short Answer: A recent New York Times article calls into question the worth of the security industry and could prompt end users to question the value of their systems. Is this a problem? Please leave your comments and contact information so we can follow up [...]

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Surveillance storage market: $5.6b by 2013

Thursday, May 27, 2010 10:10 Be the first to comment

What’s to become of the DVR? By Daniel Gelinas An April 30 report from IMS Research claims the worldwide video surveillance storage market—estimated to be at around $3.3 billion in 2009—will grow to around $5.6 billion in 2013, with around 30 percent of the market share going to network storage, particularly IP Storage Area Networks [...]

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Six Keys to the Sale, Installation and Service of Video

Monday, May 24, 2010 11:57 Be the first to comment

By Eric J. Pritchard Video is an increasingly important component in the overall security mix–particularly given the ever-improving sophistication of video technology and its continued decline in cost. Video can be profitable, but poses a number of liability-related issues, most of which can be dealt with in an effective, enforceable contract, adequate insurance coverages and [...]

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Does uptick in managed access use show acceleration in adoption curve?

Tuesday, May 18, 2010 10:37 Be the first to comment

Integrators and manufacturers are reporting an increased acceptance of managed access control. Is this an actual new trend, or just the same thing people have been doing for years? By Daniel Gelinas YARMOUTH, Maine—Honeywell in March announced it had doubled the number of its dealers offering managed access control services over the course of 2009, [...]

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What value does hot-redundancy provide?

Thursday, May 13, 2010 10:38 Be the first to comment

Multi-site monitoring centers talk disaster recovery and more in their case for hot-redundancy; others say the value is overblown By Daniel Gelinas C.O.P.S. Monitoring—with monitoring centers in New Jersey, Florida and Arizona—recently trumpeted a big improvement in response time to high-priority alarms. Ad materials from the company claim a nearly 17 percent improvement, cutting 2.69 [...]

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IMS Research stat of the month: Remote monitoring market size

Wednesday, May 5, 2010 8:05 Be the first to comment

What the residential market has known for years, the commercial and industrial marketplace is now fully embracing: Remote monitoring of facilities can be beneficial to both the installer and the end user, providing peace of mind and recurring monthly revenue. What’s the market size? The Americas market for remote monitoring services generated over $15Bn in [...]

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What is the value provided by multi-site monitoring centers?

Tuesday, May 4, 2010 11:10 Be the first to comment

Hot redundancy, disaster recovery lead the discussion By Daniel Gelinas C.O.P.S. Monitoring—with monitoring centers in New Jersey, Florida and Arizona—recently trumpeted a big improvement in response time to high-priority alarms. Ad materials from the company claim a nearly 17 percent improvement, cutting 2.69 seconds from 2009’s average response time of 16.09 seconds and accomplishing an [...]

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How to create contracts the right way

Tuesday, May 4, 2010 8:32 Be the first to comment

Things you must know in order to create contracts that are enforceable and will protect you from liability and damages. By Eric Pritchard We spend an awful lot of time and effort in the electronic security and life-safety industries focusing on subscriber contracts. That makes sense given the nature of the risk providers undertake in [...]

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