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Video and analytics moving further toward the perimeter

Intelligent devices and video surveillance are becoming important components of perimeter security, and could drive growth in that segment
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12/18/2013

ENGLEWOOD, Colo.—The growing trend of deploying video surveillance and analytics devices for perimeter security is showing no signs of abating.

Surveillance serves many uses in hospitals

A high level of security helps with shrink, regulatory compliance, and even attracting hospital employees
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12/18/2013

YARMOUTH, Maine—A health care professional might tell you that people are generally not at their best when they enter a hospital as a patient. A security professional would agree.

Talking panels and keypads with Patrick Egan

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12/18/2013

As a senior in high school, Patrick Egan, owner of Lancaster, Pa.-based Select Security, worked at a bowling alley that was broken into one night.

State of the Industry: Looking ahead to 2014

Expanding access to FBI database, school security loom large for 2014
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12/18/2013

IRVING, Texas—The past year on Capitol Hill will be remembered for legislative inaction and partisan rifts so deep they culminated in a 16-day government shutdown.

Readers talk 2013 revenues

For many readers, 2013 was a marked improvement over recent years—and grounds for optimism in 2014
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12/04/2013

YARMOUTH, Maine—The security industry may not be recession-proof, but it does appear to be resilient, if the latest SSN News Poll is any indicator.

Hospital loading docks rival ERs for security concerns

Use cameras and know your delivery vendors, experts say
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11/26/2013

RALEIGH, N.C.—Loading docks are one of the most vulnerable security areas at hospitals, posing a threat to facilities large and small, says Lisa Pryse, president of the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety.

Thermal cameras move into commercial use, in some instances

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11/26/2013

Andy Teich, CEO of FLIR Communications, likes to compare the evolution of thermal camera technology to GPS systems.

How I Use my System

David Smith, director of marketing and communications, COPS Monitoring
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11/25/2013

What kind of security system do you have?

SIA: DHS acquisitions process needs more ‘predictability’

CEO optimistic legislation will ‘pass the House in some form’
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11/20/2013

WASHINGTON—The Security Industry Association has drafted a bill that would provide security integrators who contract with the Department of Homeland Security a more comprehensive and long-term picture of what DHS agencies need, Don Erickson, CEO of SIA, told Security Systems News.

SSN readers united on PERS, but divided on how to implement it

Funding is an issue for launching PERS; 46 percent say they’d get into PERS if they had the capital
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11/13/2013

YARMOUTH, Maine—Readers view PERS as a good way to augment business, but are somewhat split on how best to incorporate PERS into their business, according to respondents to a recent SSN News Poll.

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SSN News Poll October 2014

More and more connected products in homes and businesses increasingly provide central stations with new revenue and service opportunities to monitor those devices. But some say that to do that, centrals need to change and become more like data centers. Do you agree? Tell us what you think the central station of the future will look like.

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