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ISC West 2017 sees record attendance

More than 30,000 professionals attended, show floor had 200 new exhibitors
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04/19/2017

LAS VEGAS—Many of the companies Security Systems News talked with on the ISC West 2017 show floor commented on the good attendance. Following the show, Sherida Sessa, industry vice president for ISC Events, told SSN, “All of the metrics are up.”

ASIS announces enhancements to this year’s show in Dallas

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04/19/2017

ALEXANDRIA, Va.—ASIS International, an association for security management professionals worldwide, announced new schedule changes and enhancements to its lineup of top networking events for its 63rd Annual Seminar and Exhibits (ASIS 2017), convening Sept. 25-28 in Dallas, Texas.

How I Use My System: Dustin Vermast

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04/12/2017

Dustin Vermast is the strategic project manager with Security ONE, a full-service security company based out of Leamington, Ontario. Prior to joining the company about a year ago, “I spent the better part of my career in finance, in the banking industry,” Vermast said. Joining the security industry allowed him to pursue a passion for technology, he added. Vermast talked with Security Systems News in early March about his home alarm system

Technavio notes trends in the mass transit security market

Americas share to drop as a result of market saturation
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04/03/2017

LONDON—Technavio, a market research firm based here, recently published a report that covers the mass transit security market from 2017 to 2021. Among the firm's predictions is that the Americas market share continues growing but ceases to be the largest market portion.

Five Questions: Caine Mathy

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04/03/2017

Caine Mathy, who is now the security technology leader for Enterprise Fire and Security based in Milwaukee, has been with the company for nearly six years working with access control, video surveillance, security system and the integration of those systems. Security Systems News asked Mathy five questions.

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.

IHS weighs in on smart home deals

Focus is shifting from hardware to software and platforms
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04/03/2017

LONDON—IHS Markit sees disruption in the professional smart home market; Blake Kozak, IHS’ principal analyst, smart home and security technology, talked with Security Systems News about recent smart home deals and what they mean for the industry.

Specifically Speaking with Lim Chan

Senior consultant with Jensen Hughes, based in Chicago
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04/03/2017

What's your title and role at the company?

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.

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SSN News Poll October 2017

Sandy Springs, Ga.—like several other municipalities—recently faced the problem of harmful false alarm ordinances negatively impacting the industry. Are you concerned about negative alarm ordinances?