Posts Tagged ‘ESX’

Biometric technology opening up new verticals?

Monday, August 22, 2011 14:33 Be the first to comment

People and technology drive the security industry. Within the security industry, life safety professionals utilize ever-increasingly technological tools to safeguard end users’ lives and property. One aspect of protecting lives and property is access control—allowing the right people in while keeping the wrong people out. Access control—with simple roots exemplified by guards and tumbler locks with matched keys—is, according to some, on the cusp of change with the advance of biometric technology. Is biometrics-based technology—which has traditionally been more associated with industrial and governmental settings—ready to move into other verticals like the multi-unit residential market?

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SSN Newspoll: What part does home automation play in your business?

Monday, August 22, 2011 13:55 Be the first to comment

At the recent ESX show in Charlotte, ESA revealed the results of their recent residential security trends study. The results seemed to point to home automation as the wave of the future for the residential security industry. Panelist Bob Haskins (UTC Fire & Security) warned attendees that “Security may become the nut, and services the [...]

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Market Trends: ‘It’s a fascinating time’ for home automation

Tuesday, July 26, 2011 9:49 Be the first to comment

YARMOUTH, Maine—To describe the dynamic nature of today’s residential security market, Jonathan Klinger, VP marketing, Honeywell Security & Communications, likes to quote a veteran industry colleague.

Klinger said the colleague told him recently that “he’s seen more change in the industry in the last four months than he’s seen in the last four years, and more change in the last four years than in the last 40.”

For years, the security market has been static, with the number of North American homes opting for monitored security systems stuck at around 20 percent.

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Poll: Recession over? Not nearly, according to readers

Monday, July 25, 2011 12:19 Be the first to comment

SSN readers still feel recession’s sting According to most, times remain tough despite bigger trade shows By Daniel Gelinas YARMOUTH, Maine—A recent poll conducted by Security Systems News asked readers to comment on the economic downturn of the last few years and to speculate as to whether the much-touted improved state of industry trade shows [...]

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