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ADT settles its lawsuits against Vision Security and Security One over deceptive sales practices

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10/10/2013

BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT announced today that it has settled its lawsuit against Florida-based Security Networks and its Utah-based affiliate Vision Security, requiring those companies to pay $2.2 million in damages.

ESA Leadership Summit homes in on growth

Event will bring together perspectives from inside and outside the industry
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10/08/2013

IRVING, Texas—The design of the 2014 ESA Leadership Summit is as inclusive as it is basic: The summit will cater to companies, whatever their size or revenue, with ambition to grow their accounts.

North America owns 70 percent of mobile video surveillance market

A robust American market continues to dominate the global share on the strength of school bus and police car verticals
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10/07/2013

LONDON—By a vast margin, North America remains the dominant sales region for mobile video surveillance equipment, according to a recent report from IHS, a global market research firm.

ASIS 2013 roundup: Highlights from the show floor

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10/02/2013

CHICAGO—Security cameras features that give security directors “actionable, business intelligence” and take the potential for human error out of the equation were common themes at this year’s ASIS International, which drew more than 20,000 here to the McCormick Center Sept. 24-27.

Hurst named president of DMP International

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09/26/2013

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.—Joe Hurst is the new president of DMP International, the company announced recently. Hurst will market DMP’s products outside the U.S.

NFC access control: cool and coming, but not close

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09/25/2013

If the operative word for near field communications access control is “cool,” then the obvious question is: “Are we there yet?”

Who are today’s women leaders in security?

Security Systems News editors look for input on annual special report on women leaders in the security industry
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09/23/2013

YARMOUTH, Maine—The November issue of Security Systems News will include the annual special report entitled “Women in Security.”

Integrators eye iris recognition once more

As prices plunge and technology is less invasive, integrators are interested in possibilities
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09/17/2013

YARMOUTH, Maine—Iris recognition technology is highly reliable and it’s been available for years. But until recently, it’s also been high priced and a technology that some people are uncomfortable interacting with. As a result, iris recognition’s use in recent years has been limited to high-security locations such as hospital laboratories and data centers or niche applications where other biometrics, such as fingerprint, won’t work.

Poll: Managed services and hosted video gaining ground, but slowly

Readers say security and functionality concerns may be hindering broader adoption
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09/11/2013

YARMOUTH, Maine—Managed services and hosted video are building momentum, but some skepticism remains regarding the near-term prospects of the services, according to results from SSN’s October News Poll.

Physical security market to reach $85 billion by 2018

New applications for video surveillance, biometrics and access control expected to drive growth in North America
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09/10/2013

PUNE, India—Demand among government agencies, large enterprises and tech establishments is expected to push the global physical security market, currently worth about $55 billion, to a value of $85 billion by 2018, according to a new report by the research company MarketsandMarkets.

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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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