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Study: Parks examines approaches to the smart home

Tom Kerber predicts open approaches to rise in user ratings
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12/14/2016

DALLAS—Parks Associates took a look at the smart home’s competitive landscape—and how providers should prepare for the market’s future—in its new report, “Smart Home: A Roadmap for Strategic Planning.”

SIA opens submissions for ISC West New Product Showcase

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12/12/2016

SILVER SPRING, Md.—SIA is now accepting submissions for the SIA New Product Showcase at ISC West 2017.

Congress supports key security legislation

House adopts bill to extend the ‘no-load exemption’ deadline for security and life-safety products
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12/07/2016

WASHINGTON—The House recently approved the Power and Security Systems Act, H.R. 6375, a bipartisan bill introduced by Reps. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.), and Peter Welch (D-Vt.) that removes the expiration date on the no-load exemption for security and life-safety products under current energy efficiency standards governing external power supplies.

Five Questions: Sean Githens

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12/05/2016

Sean Githens, who was recently appointed to his new role of VP and COO at Redwire, is a two-time National Achievement recipient with more than 15 years of industry experience. Since his start with Redwire in 2001, he has served in numerous operational roles, including most recently as vice president, customer services. Prior to that, he was director of client services where he managed multiple central stations. Githens is a graduate of Florida State University and earned an MBA from Phoenix University.

SSN celebrates women in security

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11/29/2016

YARMOUTH, Maine—For the eighth consecutive year, Security Systems News is highlighting women who are making their mark in the traditionally male-dominated world of security.

Hikvision CEO provides a 'view from the top'

Company’s hospitality and technology on full display during media tour
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11/23/2016

HANGZHOU, China—Hikvision’s recent media tour, which included visits to its headquarters based here, as well as cultural stops in Shanghai and Beijing, provided a unique glimpse into both a country rich in tradition and history, and a company striving to stay at the forefront in security technology.

Poll: Readers favor focusing on a couple of markets at a time

Respondents point to healthcare, unmanned aerial vehicles as key opportunities
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11/16/2016

YARMOUTH, Maine—More than half of respondents to Security Systems News’ latest poll on emerging vertical markets said that it’s good to focus on a couple areas at a time.

Report: Global residential security to break $30 billion

Technavio points toward Internet of Things and residential cyberconcerns
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11/09/2016

LONDON—Technavio recently released a report on the residential security market, from 2016 to 2020, which projects growth for the North American market.

How I Use My System: Courtney Brown

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11/04/2016

Courtney Brown, managing director for Security Central, has been with the company for the past 28 years. Recently, the company acquired a third monitoring center through its purchase of Clemens, N.C.-based Loss Prevention Services, in early July. Brown, when looking back on the deal and its progress in early October, called the deal a “good move.” Security Systems News got the chance to speak with him about the system he has at home.

Specifically Speaking with Andy Parsons, RCDD

Senior consultant, EDI Ltd. based in Denver
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10/26/2016

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SSN News Poll January 2018

ADT recently announced its finalized acquisition of DATASHIELD and the new brand of ADT Cybersecurity. What are your thoughts on physical security companies in the cybersecurity space?