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How I Use My System: Nick Perry

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11/01/2017

Nick Perry, NorthStar Alarm Services’ vice president of business development, joined the company in January and has been focused on building and supporting NorthStar’s new Authorized Affiliate Funding Program. Security Systems News talked with Perry in early October about the home security system he currently has and what he likes about it.

News Poll: How do security companies prepare for natural disasters?

Fifty-six percent support the idea of a coordinated industry effort to help those affected
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10/25/2017

YARMOUTH, Maine—In August and September large weather events—Hurricanes Harvey and Irma—made landfall in the United States; Security Systems News asked its readers how they prepare ahead of natural disasters, and what can be done for those affected.

How I Use My System: Rick Simpson

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10/18/2017

Rick Simpson, vice president technical services of Vector Security, has been with the company for 33 years. He “started as a service technician, then moved up through the ranks.” Simpson is a past chair of the ESA Standards Fire/Life Safety Committee. Security Systems News talked with Simpson in August about the security system he uses at home.

Global perimeter security market to near $200 billion by 2022

MarketsandMarkets predicts a CAGR greater than 10 percent for North America
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10/18/2017

PUNE, India—The global perimeter security market will grow from $96.25 billion in 2016 to $196.60 billion by 2022, MarketsandMarkets predicts, and at a CAGR of 12.2 percent between 2017 and 2022.

Steve Van Till of Brivo to receive Hauhn Award

​​SIA to present industry award during SIA Honors Night on Nov. 15
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10/04/2017

SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Security Industry Association (SIA) announced that it will present the Jay Hauhn Excellence in Partnerships Award to Brivo CEO Steve Van Till at SIA Honors Night on Nov. 15, 2017, at The Current at Chelsea Piers in New York City.

Growth predicted in the global physical security market

North America’s compounded annual growth rate slightly outpaces global rate
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09/25/2017

PUNE, India—In a MarketsandMarkets report that covers the global physical security market from 2016 to 2021, the research firm predicts a 10.1 percent CAGR in the time period, bringing the global market’s value from $69.63 billion in 2016 to $112.43 billion by 2021.

Specifically Speaking with Michael Wright

Principal and chief technology officer, California Technical Concepts in Oakley, Calif.
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09/25/2017

How did you get started in security and designing/specifying and what is your background?

Five Questions: Jack Sigler

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09/25/2017

Jack Sigler was recently hired to the role of national director, Security Systems and Engineering, for Allied Universal, a $5.1 billion security company with more than 150,000 employees. Based in the company’s Richardson, Texas, office, he oversees the national sales team for the Monitoring and Response Center (MaRC). Security Systems News recently asked Sigler five questions.

News Poll: Harmful alarm ordinances worry security companies

More education for end users would help false alarms, 59 percent said
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09/20/2017

YARMOUTH, Maine—In order to combat false alarms, some municipalities—most recently with Sandy Springs, Ga.—seek to bring false alarm fines to alarm companies, and 70 percent of respondents to SSN’s latest News Poll say that this can be a big problem for the industry.

SSN begins Leadership Talks

New weekly webinar series on Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. Eastern
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09/20/2017

YARMOUTH, Maine—Security Systems News last week started a new webinar series to showcase different approaches to leadership from notable professionals in the industry.

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SSN News Poll February 2018

Security Systems News recently announced the program for its 2018 TechSec Solutions conference, focused on the latest in security trends and technology. Panels will address a variety of relevant topics in the industry, include access control, AI and IT. What do you see for the future of these technologies?