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Archive: January 2017


General News

US a strong player in global PSIM market to 2024

January 27, 2017Spencer Ives

ALBANY, N.Y.—A new report from Transparency Market Research projects that the global PSIM market will grow from $823 million in 2015 to about $3.8 billion by 2024, at an 18.7 percent CAGR, with the North American segment commanding a large presence throughout.“In the U.S., the market is largely driven by more demand for situation awareness,” Yogendra Chauhan, assistant manager—information and communication technologies with TMR, told Security Systems News. This is because...

Prasad Chougule, PSIM, Transparency Market Research, Yogendra Chauhan


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Also Noted

Pennsylvania starts getting ASAP to PSAP

January 26, 2017SSN Staff

PITTSBURGH—Bucks County in Pennsylvania went live with the Automated Secure Alarm Protocol, making it the first in the state. "More than 3,500 alarm users in Bucks County will benefit from faster and more accurate emergency response with the implementation of ASAP," Anita Ostrowski, vice president of central station services for Vector Security, said in a prepared statement. "We hope the positive impact that ASAP will bring to Bucks County will encourage other major 911 centers in Pennsylvania...

Anita Ostrowski, ASAP to PSAP, Vector Security


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Also Noted

SIA supports reintroduction of IoT legislation

January 26, 2017SSN Staff

SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Security Industry Association announced its continued support of the bipartisan Developing and Growing the Internet of Things (DIGIT) Act, reintroduced in the Senate in January by the Internet of Things working group. The group consists of Sens. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), and Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii). Sen. Fischer, the bill's chief sponsor, again recognized SIA as a key supporting organization in a press release. “SIA is encouraged...

Don Erickson, IoT, SIA


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General News

Mission 500 has a banner year

January 26, 2017SSN Staff

MIAMI—Mission 500, a non-profit charitable organization focusing on the security industry and dedicated to serving children and communities in need across the U.S., had a banner year in 2016, raising more than $800,000 in funds plus numerous in-kind donations and acts of community through a variety of events held over the year.“Whether it was filling backpacks with school supplies for kids in New York, Texas and Florida, fixing up a home in the Appalachians, providing basic household...

Jeff Eichenlaub, Mission 500


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On The Editor's Desk

Connected products driving smart home growth

January 25, 2017Paul Ragusa, Editor

The vision of the truly intelligent home where your security system and all of its connected smart home devices, from Siri to your stove, can be controlled by your smart phone, is starting to become a reality. This leap in technology is good news for the industry, and good news for dealers, who are finding that this brave new world of connected devices is fueling interest in security systems, especially from customers who want to know how the two can work harmoniously together. And this is making...

Parks Associates, smart home, TechNavio, Wiseguyreports.com, Zion Research


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Monitoring Matters

MONI executive promoted

January 25, 2017Spencer Ives

MONI Smart Security, formerly Monitronics, recently promoted its SVP of operations, Bruce Mungiguerra, to the role of COO. In this new role, Mungiguerra will be “Shifting some focus off of customer care leadership and increasing focus on dealer operations, innovating our dealer channel through dealer enablement, sales training and building a stronger more efficient field operations group within in MONI,” he toldSecurity Systems Newsin an email interview. Since joining the company in...

Bruce Mungiguerra, MONI Smart Security


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Suppliers

Hanwha Techwin unveils new chip set

January 25, 2017Paul Ragusa, Editor

TEANECK, N.J.—Hanwha Techwin unveiled its latest chipset, Wisenet 5, on Jan. 20, announcing that the company is also moving forward with a branding initiative that will put the Wisenet logo, instead of Samsung's, on all its cameras and products moving forward.Tom Cook, vice president of sales for North America at Hanwha Techwin, noted that the company has been cobranding with Samsung and its Wisenet chips since 2007, including the release of Wisenet 3 in 2013.“Wisenet has become a strong...

Hanwha Techwin, Tom Cook, Wisenet


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Residential

Essence notes trends from 2016, makes predictions for 2017

January 24, 2017Spencer Ives

TEL AVIV, Israel—Smart home device provider Essence made some predictions about 2017's landscape for the Internet of Things.The company highlighted voice recognition, new business models, and enhanced user experience as positive trends in 2016. Essence also pointed out negative trends in the year, such as interconnectivity issues and cybersecurity problems.For 2017, Essence predicted that companies will begin to analyze data, such as energy consumption reports, into profitable information,...

Essence, Internet of things, IoT, Rafi Zauer


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General News

How I Use My System: Megan MacDonald

January 23, 2017Spencer Ives

Megan MacDonald, VP of marketing for My Alarm Center, has been with the company for two years now. She manages marketing and communications for all of the company's brands “including our regional branches, our B2B brand, as well as LivSecure, which is our dropship, Do-It-Yourself product.” Security Systems News spoke with MacDonald in December about her home alarm system.What kind of system do you have?I have a Qolsys system, which I actually put in during our testing for LivSecure. LivSecure...

How I Use My System, Megan MacDonald, My Alarm Center, Security Systems News


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Residential

Research shows continued growth in smart home market

January 20, 2017Paul Ragusa, Editor

DALLAS—Approximately 26 percent of U.S. broadband households today now own a smart home device, up from 19 percent at the end of 2015, according to new Parks Associates' research that was announced at its CONNECTIONS Summit at CES in January.“That is a pretty significant increase, and that is notable because if you look at the lifestyle adoption, it is moving from early adopters to early majority so that transition is interesting,” Tom Kerber, Parks' director of IoT strategy, told...

CES, Parks Associates, Tom Kerber


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