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Smart cities becoming a reality

Technology takes city wide surveillance to the next level
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04/03/2017

YARMOUTH, Maine—When Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis arrived to Boylston Street on April 15, 2013—shortly after two explosions killed three people and injured hundreds more near the finish line of the Boston Marathon—he said one thing: “First job, get on the video.”

News Poll: Finding the right employees is a challenge

Majority says that fitting into company culture is what’s most important in candidates
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04/03/2017

YARMOUTH, Maine—A large majority of respondents to Security Systems News’ latest news poll say that hiring is a challenge, and 82 percent are looking to fill at least a couple of positions.

The future of IoT: Taming security's wild west

TechSec 2017 panel discusses regulation and standardization in the Internet of Things
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03/29/2017

DELRAY BEACH, Fla.—A lot is being done when it comes to ensuring that IoT devices are cybersecure, integrated and valuable to end users. Five panelists at a TechSec Solutions session explored exactly what the industry is doing to rein in the technology.

How I Use My System: Joseph Mitton

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03/22/2017

When Joseph Mitton, Select Security’s director of marketing and communications, joined the company about six years ago, the company had around 80 people. Now, it has close to 200. Security Systems News talked with Mitton about the alarm system he uses.

What else can you do besides provide security solutions?

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03/22/2017

YARMOUTH, Maine—Integrators know they don’t have a choice. The days of impressing end users with bells and whistles are gone. Now more than ever, installation and application of security technologies confront the big question that turns another page in the industry—and is still as old as business itself: “Can this help us make money?”

Customers cyberaware, but not fully cyber-prepared

Protection 1 execs discuss today’s cybersecurity concerns and the company approach
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03/20/2017

ROMEOVILLE, Ill.—Protection 1, which operates its own Network Operations Center, is seeing a rise in customers separating their security network in order to stay more cybersecure. Security Systems News talked with several professionals at Protection 1 about how cyberaware end users are today and the similarities and differences in cyber- and physical security solutions

Drones and robots are headed to ISC West 2017

Unmanned security to be a topic in years to come as well
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03/15/2017

LAS VEGAS—Drones and robots will have a notable presence at ISC West 2017 with the show’s inaugural Unmanned Security Expo @ ISC West.

Mysteries of the cloud fading as benefits become clear

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03/08/2017

YARMOUTH, Maine—Talking points are in abundance when integrators try persuading customers to consider cloud-based storage and management solutions. Two themes, however, seem to resonate, and for different reasons.

TechSec 2017 panel: mining for gold with big data

Panelists discuss the current state of big data within the physical security industry
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03/08/2017

DELRAY BEACH, Fla.—Companies are starting to look at the data that is already being collected by various access control and video surveillance as an opportunity for additional services or RMR. A panel at TechSec Solutions 2017, held here Feb. 27 and 28, explored where the value is and how or where companies should get started.

How I Use My System: Richard Hill

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03/07/2017

Richard Hill was recently promoted to the role of chief marketing officer of DEFENDERS in December 2016. He joined the company in 2014 as its director of marketing. Security Systems News talked with Hill about his home security system.

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SSN News Poll July 2017

Research firms, such as ABI Research and IHS Markit, have recently examined the smart home market, how it is changing and what its future might look like. Parks Associates is currently gearing up for its annual conference on smart home technology. What are you seeing in the smart home market?