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Poll: Video technologies most talked about, poised for most advancement

Interoperability seen as a top concern

YARMOUTH, Maine—Following ASIS 2016, where many technologies were showcased and industry problems addressed, Security Systems News asked readers about top trends, and many pointed to video technologies and interoperability.

Poll: Industry opposes overtime ruling

While many oppose it, some showed support for the changes

YARMOUTH, Maine—The U.S. Department of Labor submitted revisions to the Fair Labor Standards Act that would more than double the current threshold for earning overtime pay. Industry associations, such as ESA and SIA have publicly opposed the ruling, saying it will overwhelm the small businesses in the industry. Just under half of respondents to Security Systems News’ latest poll on the ruling say it should be entirely blocked.

News Poll: DIY represents an opportunity for traditional companies

Seventy-one percent said their company either offers DIY or is considering it

YARMOUTH, Maine—Traditional security companies like LOUD Security and Select Security have been looking at expanding their offerings with DIY. Most respondents to Security Systems News’ latest poll said DIY gives companies access to more streams of revenue and new markets.

How does your company handle cybersecurity?

Many respondents consider hiring a cybersecurity expert

YARMOUTH, Maine—Cybersecurity is a topic that has dominated industry events, like PSA-TEC. While 71 percent of respondents to Security Systems News’ latest poll have never experienced a cybersecurity breach, 29 percent say they have experienced a breach at their home or business.

ISC West 2016: Video surveillance, cloud and catching up customers

Most companies bring at least “a few” people to the show

LAS VEGAS—A majority of respondents to Security Systems News’ latest News Poll spent most of their time at ISC West 2016 looking at new technologies and speaking to vendors, and many said that they talked about video surveillance the most.

ESOP is a good idea, industry says

Some respondents said it doesn’t motivate employees

YARMOUTH, Maine—Integration firms Tech Systems and Pro-Tec Design both implemented Employee Stock Ownership Plans in the last 12 months, and most respondents to Security Systems News’ latest poll said that ESOP is a good plan, benefiting the owners and the employees.

News Poll: The future of biometrics

Readers debate on whether cost helps or hurts biometric application

YARMOUTH, Maine—Most respondents to Security Systems News’ latest poll said they install biometrics solutions at least occasionally, and some readers raised concerns about the technology’s cost, false acceptance rate, and security of biometric data.

SSN readers look online for news

Readers’ interest in business news, new technologies, and industry analysis almost equal

YARMOUTH, Maine—News happens daily in the security industry, and most of Security Systems News’ readers stay current through online sources and what’s sent out through email, according to SSN’s latest News Poll.

Drones have a place in security

SSN poll: 71 percent think drones are good for business

YARMOUTH, Maine—Drones have applications in physical security, according to 76 percent of respondents to Security Systems News’ latest poll. In fact, about half of poll respondents said they are working with drones already.

News Poll: Millennials love technology

Industry divided on whether to change training techniques

YARMOUTH, Maine—Millennials have entered the workplace, but are they fundamentally different from previous generations? Security Systems News readers said yes in this month’s News Poll: Generation Y is noticeably more tech savvy, they said.