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Archive: October 2015

General News

IoT, drones to drive wireless video surveillance market

October 28, 2015Spencer Ives

LONDON—The wireless video surveillance market will grow across the globe, according to market research firm Technavio, and IoT and drones will play a big role in that growth.“The global wireless video surveillance market is close to 21 percent CAGR [from] 2014 to 2019,” Technavio senior industry analyst, Amrita Choudhury told Security Systems News. Technavio estimated the global market's 2014 value at $399 million, rising to about $1.05 billion in 2019.The Americas, including North...

Amrita Choudhury, Axis, Bosch, Cisco, Drones, Hikvision, IoT, Security Systems News, TechNavio

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Conference attendance depends on companies more than show

October 28, 2015Spencer Ives

YARMOUTH, Maine—Before attending a conference, security executives pay more attention to their budget, timing and their current projects than what the show offers, according to responses in Security Systems News' latest poll. But, when it comes to the show, respondents were almost evenly split between location, attendees/keynotes/speakers and “something different.”Attending a conference depends on money, time and current company projects, according to 69 percent.Thirty percent listed...

ASIS, Atlas Security Service, Cotiviiti, Femac Security Solutions, ISC, Jim Wade, John Wilkinson, Paul McGinley, RFI Communications, Security Systems News, Terry Crandall, Tracy Hendrix, Wyandotte Alarm Company

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2G sunset: Now or never

October 28, 2015Spencer Ives

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.—Alarm Protection Services has converted 1,100 of the 1,800 2G systems in its customer base. That's helped its business and it only lost four customers who did not want to upgrade, according to Spencer Smith, APS president. Dealers need a plan to be so successful in their conversion, according to Quentin Gunther, Honeywell business development manager.Smith spoke about how his company approached the conversion at Honeywell CONNECT 2015, held here this month. Gunther also spoke...

2G, 4G, Alarm Protection Services, Honeywell Connect, Quentin Gunther, Security Systems News, Spencer Smith

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News and Notes

Vivint goes jazzy

October 27, 2015Amy Canfield

SALT LAKE CITY—The downtown venue that is home here to the Utah Jazz NBA team and is the region's premier concert and entertainment spot will now be called the Vivint Smart Home Arena. The renaming comes along with a partnership between Vivint and Larry H. Miller Sports & Entertainment. Financial terms of the 10-year agreement were not disclosed, according to a prepared statement. The 19,911-seat facility, formerly known as EnergySolutionsArena, hosts about 1.8 million guests and more than...

Larry H. Miller Sports & Entertainment, Residential Security, Security Systems News, Utah Jazz, Vivint, Vivint Smart Home Arena

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Also Noted

Security upgrade in works for NYC Housing Authority

October 27, 2015SSN Staff

ALBANY, N.Y.—New York state will spend $42 million on security cameras and other security equipment targeted at cutting crime at New York City Housing Authority developments, according to report from The Associated Press. The security upgrades will include interior and exterior lighting, intercoms, external doors and gunfire detection sensors, the report said. Shootings and robberies at city housing developments were up between Jan. 1 and Oct. 11 compared to the same period last year, New York...

Andrew Cuomo, New York

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Securitas set to acquire Diebold division for $350m

October 26, 2015Amy Canfield

NORTH CANTON, Ohio—Securitas has agreed to buy Diebold's North America-based electronic security division for $350 million. The divestiture by Diebold is aimed to better position it to pursue growth in the self-service industry, it said. For Securitas, the purchase "will bring added value to our customers" with added levels of protective services.The deal, subject to regulatory approval, is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2016.Diebold Electronic Security has current annual...

Andy W. Mattes, Diebold, Imperial Capital, Jeff Kessler, Securitas

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General News

Microsoft's Michael Korgan to keynote Cloud+

October 23, 2015Martha Entwistle

FOSTER CITY, Calif.—Michael Korgan, Microsoft National Security Officer, will be the keynote speaker at Cloud+, the first-ever physical security conference dedicated to cloud-based security technology, conference organizers announced today. Cloud+ will take place here in Silicon Valley, Dec. 7-8.Major cloud providers—Amazon, Microsoft, Google and others—garnered $16 billion in sales in 2014. Of the big three, Microsoft is the fastest growing provider of cloud services, with triple-digit...

AMT, BluB0x, Brivo, Cloud+, cloud-based physical security technology, Honeywell, Michael Korgan, Microsoft National Security Officer, Security Systems News

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Monitoring Matters

CONNECT with SSN in Scottsdale

October 21, 2015Spencer Ives

Saturday, Oct. 24 Alison Levine is a New York Times best-selling author, she worked on Wall Street for several years, and she has climbed the highest peak on each of the seven continents and skied to each of the geographic poles. She is also the second day keynote for this year's CONNECT. Levine translated her experiences climbing Everest—twice—into business advice. On her first attempt she did not reach the summit. Storm clouds were moving in, Levine told the audience, and she made the...

Honeywell CONNECT 2015

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News and Notes

A mainstream view: What's hot in home security?

October 21, 2015Amy Canfield

If you're too focused on industry news these days, as many of us tend to be—present company included—here's a look at what at least one mainstream media outlet has to say about the latest in home protection. “What was previously only possible in sci-fi movies is now becoming reality,” the Huffington Post said. Sometimes it's helpful to get a look at what the “real” people out there are hearing—and to learn from that. Some of these are big “duhs!”...

Residential Security, scanners, Security Systems News, smart cameras, smart locks

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Herve Fages to head new VSaaS company

October 21, 2015Martha Entwistle

CLOVIS, Calif.—Herve Fages, former CEO of Pelco, has a new job heading up MultiSight, a new VSaaS company owned by Schneider Electric.Designed for retailers, convenience stores, restaurants and other multi-location businesses, MultiSight is offered for a monthly fee. The fee includes installation, hardware, apps (Apple and Android), cloud services and storage, support, maintenance, updates and system health monitoring.A differentiator for MultiSight, Fages said, is that its “hardware...

Greg Millar, Herve Fages, MultiSight, Pelco, Schneider Electric, VSaaS

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