Archive for October, 2010

IPv6 is coming, for real, likely in 2011, early 2012

Tuesday, October 19, 2010 9:27 Be the first to comment

Now is the time for integrators to ‘get into the back lab and play with IPv6 devices’ By Matt Wickenheiser The demise of Internet Protocol used to mark the address that allows everything from home computers to IP cameras and keypads to connect to the Internet has long been predicted. As more and more devices [...]

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The many sides of video monitoring

Tuesday, October 19, 2010 9:23 Be the first to comment

Amidst market confusion, purveyors seek to differentiate self monitoring, video verification, professional video monitoring By Matt Wickenheiser A few months ago, G4S began referring to its video monitoring service as “remote guarding.” It may not seem like a big change, but in fact it represents an effort several companies in this space are making to [...]

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Wireless video surveillance shows great potential

Tuesday, October 19, 2010 9:17 Be the first to comment

However, lack of training could hinder adoption By Daniel Gelinas A recent pair of studies from IMS Research looks at the market for wireless video surveillance. The first study addresses the growth potential in wireless video infrastructure—based on radio-transceiver mesh networks—in several verticals, and the drivers for that growth. The second looks at one of [...]

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Poll: ECV and municipality cooperation

Tuesday, October 19, 2010 9:13 Be the first to comment

SSN readers see value in working with municipalities Many already using ECV By Daniel Gelinas YARMOUTH, Maine—An October story and follow up blog from Security Systems News showcased the resolution of a pivotal legal battle between the city of Fontana, Calif. and the Inland Empire Alarm Association. Through its discussions with industry experts, SSN uncovered [...]

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Poll: UL 2050: What is it? Are you looking into it?

Tuesday, October 5, 2010 11:50 Be the first to comment

Start Date: July 26 End Date: Aug. 9 Short Answer: UL 2050 has been a popular topic with readers of Security Systems News, with many expressing confusion. Are you familiar with UL2050 and its potential importance to the industry? Total Votes: 103 Do you know what UL 2050 listing is? – Yes. (40 vote(s)) – [...]

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Poll: Should security companies fear a telco incursion?

Tuesday, October 5, 2010 11:41 Be the first to comment

Start Date: Aug. 30 End Date: Sept. 13 Short Answer: Verizon is just the latest telco caught sniffing around security. Some telcos have had luck offering new solutions to your customers. What do you think? Is it time to get worried? Total Votes: 42 What do you think about the telcos’ continuing forays into security? [...]

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IMS Research Stat of the Month: IP-enabled controllers

Tuesday, October 5, 2010 11:19 Be the first to comment

As more end-users embrace integration and the IT infrastructure, the market for IP-enabled controllers will continue to grow. The IP-enabled controller market was estimated to be worth $346.0 million in 2009 and is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 9.1 percent to $535.4 million in 2014. This technology is forecast to represent 54.4 percent [...]

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Mormonism and door-to-door sales

Tuesday, October 5, 2010 11:14 Be the first to comment

A mission helps, but it’s hard work and a competitive nature that matter most By Martha Entwistle Is there a correlation between the success of the summer-sales model companies and the fact that many summer-sales reps have grown up in the Mormon culture? It’s a culture after all, where many young people take time off [...]

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More than 15 percent now door-knocking accounts

Tuesday, October 5, 2010 11:08 Be the first to comment

Exclusive Barnes Associates/SSN study finds growth leveling off By Martha Entwistle More than 15 percent of all alarm accounts sold in the United States in 2009 were generated by door-knocking, according to a study completed in August by Barnes Associates in collaboration with Security Systems News. Barnes Associates, an investment banking firm which specializes in [...]

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Door-knocking done right

Tuesday, October 5, 2010 10:49 Be the first to comment

Ask any security company about “door-knocking done right” and the first thing they mention is ethics.

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