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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.

Global biometrics market to grow at nearly 17 percent CAGR

North America to be largest sector to 2022
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03/01/2017

PUNE, India—Research firm MarketsandMarkets expects the global biometrics market to reach almost $33 billion by 2022, with North America being a large portion of the market.

News Poll: Drones are mostly for the commercial space

Respondents divided on when drones will take hold
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03/01/2017

YARMOUTH, Maine—More companies in the security space have been looking at drones; Alarm.com announced its drones at CES 2017 and Sunflower Labs recently outlined a structure for autonomous drones in the residential sector. Security Systems News readers shared their views of the technology in SSN’s latest news poll.

Five Questions: Steven L. Hayden

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03/01/2017

Steven L. Hayden was recently hired as general manager for Cunningham Security Systems, a commercial and residential security company based in Yarmouth, Maine. Hayden, who was previously with Maine Security and Surveillance, will be an essential resource as the company transitions to a new central station that it acquired recently.

Specifically Speaking with Max A. Stevens

Senior associate vice president, CallisonRTKL, based in Baltimore
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03/01/2017

What's is your role at the company?

TechSec Solutions 2017 keynote: Drones, robots and things that go bump in the night

Nightingale Security’s Jack Wu discusses drones in security, along with a live stream demo
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03/01/2017

DELRAY BEACH, Fla.—Attendees of TechSec Solutions 2017 started the first morning of the conference here with a look into one drone company, and how the technology could innovate the physical security market, making for cheaper, better and faster solutions.

Mobile apps benefit consumers, dealers and installers

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02/23/2017

YARMOUTH, Maine—People value convenience, and in many cases in the security space that means connectivity to mobile devices. Executives from Bosch and Honeywell talked with Security Systems News about the ways mobile apps are evolving in the security space, from replacing existing technologies to further benefiting dealers and installers.

Five Questions: Jay Stuck

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02/21/2017

Jay Stuck recently became the business development manager for Kastle Systems, a full service security company based in Falls Church, Va., with a presence around the country, including the New York City area. Security Systems News asked Stuck five questions in December.

Guest Commentary: Three Resolutions for a Changing Security Industry

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02/17/2017

Over the past years, the security industry has changed and with it emerged new challenges and opportunities. Today, cybersecurity, big data and the Internet of Things (IoT) are key trends that any large organization must address. In the security industry, it is important for organizations to realize these developments and formulate a strategy to meet client and stakeholder needs. Just as people use the new year to set major goals, so too can security leaders use the beginning of 2017 to make a plan to meet the industry’s biggest challenges. Below are a few resolutions that can benefit everyone in the security industry.

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SSN News Poll September 2017

A variety of dealers and monitoring centers have taken interest in the PERS, mPERS and medical monitoring space. How do you think PERS and security could interact?