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Security Director News' ‘20 under 40’ end users face challenges

Relationships, seamless integration all help, they say
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02/12/2014

DELRAY BEACH, Fla.— Collaborating with other departments— especially IT—the practical use of video analytics and biometrics, and seamless integration were among the pressing concerns of young security pros at the TechSec Solutions conference held here in late January.

TechSec hosts inaugural SSN ‘20 under 40’ panel

The panel discussion dealt with four areas of new technology that are reshaping the industry
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02/12/2014

DELRAY BEACH, Fla.—Day one of TechSec Solutions 2014 drew to a close with the first Security Systems News' NextGen panel discussion, which showcased the perspectives of four honorees from SSN’s latest “20 under 40” class.

IP video surveillance, VSaaS market worth $18b by 2020

Developers of IP cameras, video analytics and VMS systems could all be beneficiaries
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02/11/2014

PORTLAND, Ore.—The combined North American market for IP video surveillance and video-surveillance-as-a-service is forecast to expand dramatically in the near-term, rising from $2.4 billion in 2013 to more than $18 billion by 2020, according to a report from Allied Market Research, based here.

Honor women in security with nominations

Women's Security Council seeks nominees
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02/10/2014

YARMOUTH, Maine—Nominations are now open for the Women’s Security Council’s 2014 Women of the Year Awards.

Critical infrastructure security leaders: 'bridging the gap' with integrators

Panelists reflect on how to forge sound and lasting partnerships with integrators and manufacturers
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02/07/2014

DELRAY BEACH, Fla.—Securing critical infrastructure is always a tall order, but add in the constraints of a tight budget and it becomes an even more daunting challenge.

Critical infrastructure security leaders: 'bridging the gap' with integrators

Panelists reflect on how to forge sound and lasting partnerships with integrators and manufacturers
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02/07/2014

DELRAY BEACH, Fla.—Securing critical infrastructure is always a tall order, but add in the constraints of a tight budget and it becomes an even more daunting challenge.

GELSSA to Georgia lawmakers: Table low-voltage licensure bill

Detractors say bill would increase the number of contractors and false dispatches as well
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02/05/2014

ATLANTA—John Loud, the immediate past president of the Georgia Electronic Life Safety & Systems Association, is rallying support against a bill that would dramatically expand the number of Georgia contractors eligible to perform low-voltage installations.

SSN Readers: Google eyeing security

Sixty-four percent of SSN readers say Google’s $3.2b buy of Nest portends Google’s launching a home security product
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02/05/2014

YARMOUTH, Maine—Google’s recent acquisition of home automation company Nest Labs led many to believe the tech giant was setting up a beachhead on the industry’s shores. Readers who responded to a recent SSN News Poll tend to agree, with many saying Google’s buy is no half-hearted entrance into security—it’s a sign of ever-larger involvement in the residential space.

Strategies have changed since Columbine

Don’t wait, act immediately, first responders are told
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02/04/2014

BRUNSWICK, Maine—In the years since the 1999 Columbine High School massacre, the tactical response to active shooters has “done a 180.” When shots ring out, first responders are now trained to act immediately as opposed to waiting for backup.

The future of the IP video market in North America

Panoramic cameras, thermal cameras and audio capabilities expected to fuel growth
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01/29/2014

DELRAY BEACH, Fla.—In 2014 and beyond, three technological trends will be the vanguard of the IP video market, according to Oliver Philippou, market analyst, video surveillance & security services, at IHS Research.

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SSN News Poll November 2014

The Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association's CEDIA Expo is a home technology trade show with products and training related to audio, video, control, security and networking—and it's growing. CEDIA says the 2014 event, held Sept. 10-13 in Denver, had more than 18,500 attendees, an increase of 3 percent, and floor space increased 14 percent for the 480 exhibitors. But is this show growing in importance for the security industry? Tell us what you think.

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