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News Poll: The future of biometrics

Readers debate on whether cost helps or hurts biometric application
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02/17/2016

YARMOUTH, Maine—Most respondents to Security Systems News’ latest poll said they install biometrics solutions at least occasionally, and some readers raised concerns about the technology’s cost, false acceptance rate, and security of biometric data.

Intruder alarm market positive for Americas

IHS: Market to be stable, growing
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02/17/2016

ENGLEWOOD, Colo.—The intrusion alarm market in the Americas will see steady growth to 2019, according to a recent IHS report.

Integrators and end users face off at TechSec

Five of Security Systems News’ ’20 under 40’ discuss the industry
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02/03/2016

DELRAY BEACH, Fla.—Leading integrators and end users from Security Systems News “20 under 40” Class of 2015 discussed how to deal with manufacturers, IT staff and each other in the Next Gen educational session, which took place Feb. 2 here at TechSec Solutions.

Tony Cassell: Security is part of the culture at Dropbox

Dropbox global security director shares strategies, principles for designing a security program and a tip about how to make beer a part of a security program
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02/03/2016

DELRAY BEACH, Fla.—In his keynote address at TechSec Solutions this week, Dropbox global security director Tony Cassell shared principles and lessons for designing and implementing a security program, and he emphasized the importance of integrating security into company culture.

Ten top integrators talk tech

Cybersecurity, video analytics and data analytics common, but many other technologies identified
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01/29/2016

YARMOUTH, Maine—For the second year in a row, Security Systems News has asked 10 top integrators which technology trends they believe integrators should be paying attention to and why. Again this year, cybersecurity and cloud were among those top trends, but several other technologies were identified including video and data analytics, big data.

Five Questions: Annette El-Jor

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01/26/2016

Richmond Alarm is a full-service alarm company, founded in 1947, based in Midlothian, Va. The company monitors about 30,000 accounts from its own monitoring center—two-thirds of which are wholesale. Annette El-Jor recently joined the team as its operations manager, in charge of the technicians, service, installations, fire inspections, and inventory control. In early January, Security Systems News asked her five questions.

How I Use My System: Barry Chisholm

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01/26/2016

Barry Chisholm, regional sales manager for American Alarm and Communications, oversees sales in three of the company’s offices, including its headquarters in Arlington, Mass. Chisholm started in sales at American Alarm in December 2011, rising to his current position in 2013. He began his career at ADT in 1994. Security Systems News caught up with Chisholm in early January to talk about his home security system.

SSN readers look online for news

Readers’ interest in business news, new technologies, and industry analysis almost equal
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01/20/2016

YARMOUTH, Maine—News happens daily in the security industry, and most of Security Systems News’ readers stay current through online sources and what’s sent out through email, according to SSN’s latest News Poll.

Biometric access control to see double-digit growth

Contactless scanners are an emerging technology among biometric solutions
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01/20/2016

LONDON—The global and North American markets for biometric access control systems will see double-digit growth rates from 2015 to 2019, according to a recent Technavio report.

Coverage, detail and complications as 4K cameras move forward

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01/15/2016

YARMOUTH, Maine—Security experts saw 4K camera technology coming their way a decade ago. They saw the market slide from consumers to security around 2013-2014. They know 4K will grow in the surveillance field, but the variables—in supporting technology development and opportunity cost—make the immediate future of 4K unknown and unpredictable.

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SSN News Poll August 2016

The final sunset date for 2G—Dec. 31, 2016—is fast approaching. Speakers at last year’s Honeywell CONNECT conference said that dealers needed to get started. John Loud said in early 2016 that avoiding the hassle of 2G conversions would result in more companies looking to sell. Where is your company in the sunset?

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