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ESX 2015: IoT changing lives, industry

Panelist stress need to respond, adapt

BALTIMORE—Just as the smartphone has transformed the way people conduct their day-to-day lives, the Internet of Things will, too, said panelists at ESX 2015.

Vivint owners sell AlliedBarton for $1.67 billion


NEW YORK—Blackstone, a private equity firm based here, today announced the $1.67 billion sale of security guard company AlliedBarton to Wendel, a Paris-based private equity group.

Security Systems News launches Cloud+

SSN introduces the security industry’s first conference dedicated to ‘all things cloud’

FOSTER CITY, Calif.—Security Systems News today announced it is launching the security industry’s first conference dedicated to all things cloud. Cloud+ will take place Dec. 7-8 in Silicon Valley at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Foster City, Calif.

CCTV market headed for growth, changes

Analog-based systems most prevalent now, IP-based to take over

NOIDA, India—The CCTV market is poised for growth, according to a RNCOS report, with a 7.5 percent CAGR expected in North America from 2014 to 2020, and a 12.2 percent CAGR globally during the same time period.

Industry favors women in the workplace

Diversity is good for business, say 81 percent

YARMOUTH, Maine—Readers responded positively when Security Systems News asked in its latest News Poll about women in the security industry. Many respondents have women in their company in executive roles, including some who are mentoring other females, and a vast majority said gender diversity is helpful for business.

How I Use My System: Barbara Holliday


Barbara Holliday, senior director of dealer support for Monitronics, started at the company in 1998 as a key account manager, overseeing 100 accounts. She now handles acquisitions and dealer support. At ISC West 2015, Holliday was recognized as one of the Women's Security Council’s Women of the Year. Security Systems News talked with her about the security system she uses at home.

PSIM—Just another four-letter word

Manufacturers define PSIM differently, what’s important for integrators to understand here?

DELRAY BEACH, Fla.—Jim Henry of systems integrator Kratos PSS described "physical security information management"—PSIM—as a term that has confounded and bamboozled the security industry for 10 years.

Infrared cameras protect major water utility

Reduction in false alarms is notable, security director says

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.–When you are the security director for your state’s largest water utility, protecting reservoirs can be a challenge.

Mission500 starts annual security softball game

Six weeks after inception, organization raises half its goal

RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J.—Mission500 is hosting an Annual Security Industry Softball Game here on Sept. 12; the goal is to raise $100,000 to help U.S. children in need.

Five Questions: Jeff Auman


Jeff Auman is vice president of residential sales for ADT. Before joining the company last November he held a number of leadership positions at Sprint, most recently as vice president, product operations.



SSN News Poll January 2016

There's a lot of private equity interest in security. Many top security companies, such as Vivint, Protection 1, CSG Security and Alarm Capital Alliance, are PE-backed. What do you think about private equity's involvement in the security industry?

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