PORTLAND, Ore.—The combined North American market for IP video surveillance and video-surveillance-as-a-service is forecast to expand dramatically in the near-term, rising from $2.4 billion in 2013 to more than $18 billion by 2020, according to a report from Allied Market Research, based here.
ATLANTA—John Loud, the immediate past president of the Georgia Electronic Life Safety & Systems Association, is rallying support against a bill that would dramatically expand the number of Georgia contractors eligible to perform low-voltage installations.
YARMOUTH, Maine—Google’s recent acquisition of home automation company Nest Labs led many to believe the tech giant was setting up a beachhead on the industry’s shores. Readers who responded to a recent SSN News Poll tend to agree, with many saying Google’s buy is no half-hearted entrance into security—it’s a sign of ever-larger involvement in the residential space.
BRUNSWICK, Maine—In the years since the 1999 Columbine High School massacre, the tactical response to active shooters has “done a 180.” When shots ring out, first responders are now trained to act immediately as opposed to waiting for backup.
After graduating from Louisiana Tech with a degree in Industrial Electronics, Kristin Hebert, dealer and vendor relations representative at Acadian Monitoring Services, began searching for jobs in a field related to his major.
DELRAY BEACH, Fla.—Security directors need better relationships with their integrators and with manufacturers, says Harold Grimsley, Florida Blue’s senior director for corporate safety, security and facility operations.
DELRAY BEACH, Fla.—In 2014 and beyond, three technological trends will be the vanguard of the IP video market, according to Oliver Philippou, market analyst, video surveillance & security services, at IHS Research.