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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.

Specifically Speaking with Steven DeArruda

Senior security system designer for Business Protection Specialists

What does BPS specialize in and what's your role in the consulting process?

The Battle of the Body Parts: Which biometric will prevail?

Iris scan technologies crowned as the winner with most long-term potential

DELRAY BEACH, Fla.—Representatives of four different forms of biometric identification—facial recognition, iris scan, fingerprint, and hand geometry—each made a case for their biometric being most prevalent in the future at TechSec Solutions 2016.

Specifically Speaking with Steven DeArruda

Senior security system designer for Business Protection Specialists, based in New York

What does BPS specialize in and what's your role in the consulting process?

Five Questions: Frank Guido


Frank Guido, who recently joined Monitronics as chief marketing officer, has more than 25 years of leadership experience in branding, agency management, digital marketing, advertising, and sales and operations at a number of Fortune 500 companies, including most recently with Windstream and Alltel. Security Systems News recently asked Guido five questions.

Global home automation market to hit $78b by 2022

North America is currently dominating the market

DALLAS—The global home automation market is forecasted to more than double by 2022, according to a recent Marketsandmarkets report, in part due to the Internet of Things and home automation features that save money by reducing energy consumption.

Cloud+ goes to Austin

The industry’s only conference dedicated to cloud

AUSTIN, Texas—Security Systems News today announced that the second annual Cloud+ conference will take place Nov. 29-30 at the Lost Pines Resort in Austin, Texas.

Market Trends: Mobile access control today—where are we?

Smartphone usage for access control and security management increasing

YARMOUTH, Maine—Access control is one of those areas in commercial security that just screams for smartphone compatibility. People seldom leave their home, car or office without their phone in tow, and scanning a prox card or identity badge seems so, well, 2006.

FBI chief Celestini to speak about cybersecurity at ESX

ESX Public Safety Luncheon featured speaker is senior executive FBI representative to the NSA and U.S. Cyber Command

FORT WORTH, Texas—FBI Section Chief Philip Celestini will be the featured speaker for the ESX Public Safety Luncheon on June 9, ESX organizers announced today.

ESX announces competitors for 2016 TechVision Challenge


FORT WORTH, Texas—ESX announced the 10 companies, all ESX Innovation Award Winners, that will face off with in this year’s TechVision Challenge for the title of ESX’s “Best in Show.”



SSN News Poll May 2018

Rave Mobile Safety recently released survey info on employees’ understanding and perception of their workplaces’ emergency plans. Active shooters have become a more prevalent concern for schools, businesses and other meeting areas. Can security companies be better involved with emergency management?