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Archive: February 2019

General News

AI within security: Is it fully realized yet?

February 28, 2019Lilly Chapa

WASHINGTON—Back in early 2017, an unlikely leader emerged in the global artificial intelligence enterprise: Canada. The country announced the establishment of a national artificial intelligence strategy and pledged close to $1 million to developing talent and research communities geared toward AI. Following Canada's declaration, 18 countries followed suit—including China, Russia, and Mexico—each issuing their own unique national approach to AI. The United States is the most...

analytics, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Security

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Readers polled on government shutdown's impact

February 27, 2019Paul Ragusa

YARMOUTH, Maine—During the recent prolonged government shutdown, Security Systems News polled readers on the implications and possible ramifications of the shutdown on their businesses, as well as what impact these types of shutdowns can have on national security overall.What is interesting is that while most (72 percent) of respondents did not see the shutdown as having a “major” impact, there were still 27 percent who felt that the shutdown has had either “some impact”...

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Public safety demand driving video surveillance market

February 27, 2019

FREMONT, Calif.—The global video surveillance market's estimated growth is targeted at $77.21 billion by 2023, according to BIS Research's market intelligence report, “Global Video Surveillance Market - Analysis and Forecast, 2018-2023.” At the base year of this study, 2017, the market was calculated at $32 billion, with a CAGR of 16.14 percent expected between 2018 and 2023.Supporting these increases is the rising demand for IP cameras, video content analytics (VCA) and Video Surveillance...

BIS Research, Faisal Ahmad, public safety, Video surveillance market

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Residential working with D.R. Horton Home

February 27, 2019SSN Staff

TYSONS, Va.—, a platform for the intelligently connected property, has been selected to power whole-home automation and remote control in every new home built by D.R. Horton — America's largest home builder by volume.As the technology platform for D.R. Horton's Home Is Connected smart home program, enables D.R. Horton to give homeowners an integrated suite of smart home technology, including a 7" HD touchscreen panel, smart locks, lights, thermostats, voice control,..., Builder program, D.R. Horton, smart home

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On The Editor's Desk

TechSec Solutions brings best and brightest together

February 27, 2019Paul Ragusa

TechSec Solutions, which wrapped up this week here in Delray Beach, Fla., brought together thought leaders from across all areas of the security industry to discuss the current state of the industry, key trends and technologies impacting and shaping security, and what the more successful companies are doing to stay relevant and profitable. PSA's Bill Bozeman � SIA's Don Erickson � Securitas' Jim Henry � ESIConvergent's Pierre Bourgeix � DICE Corp's Cliff Dice —...

2019, Cloud+, TechSec Solutions

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Monitoring Matters

Live from MIPS 2019

February 27, 2019Ginger Hill

This week, I'm spending time in the Country Music Capital of the World, Nashville, hanging out with everyone at MIPS 2019, a conference organized by Milestone. After quite an eventful experience at the DFW airport — maintenance issues, delays and arriving a bit late to the conference — I'm happy to report it was all worth it! Yesterday was jam-packed full of amazing speakers, new announcements from Milestone and their partners, and of course, hand claps and “yee-haws”...

2019, Milestone, Milestone Integration Platform Symposium (MIPS)

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Genetec to unveil new version of Security Center at ISC West 2019

February 22, 2019Paul Ragusa

MONTR�AL—At ISC West, in booth #26061, Genetec will unveil a new version of Security Center, the company's open-architecture platform that unifies video surveillance, access control, automatic license plate recognition (ALPR), communications and analytics. With customizable live dashboards, enhanced privacy protection features, a brand-new map-driven mobile app, and new functionalities that help users actively monitor the health of their system and ensure compliance with cybersecurity...

2019, Genetec, ISC West, Mathieu D'Arsigny, Security Center

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ADT enables professional security monitoring over FirstNet

February 21, 2019SSN Staff

BOCA Raton, Fla.—ADT announced it will be offering an enhanced communication experience via FirstNet, public safety's dedicated, nationwide communications platform built by AT&T along with the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority), an independent agency within the federal government.Covering over 99% of the U.S. population, FirstNet is designed for first responders and others critical to their emergency response. The nationwide broadband platform provides a reliable, highly...

ADT, emergency management, Emergency Response, FirstNet, public safety

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Security industry mourns the loss of George Gunning

February 20, 2019SSN Staff

LOS ANGELES—George Gunning, a legend in security for his pioneering efforts and work with numerous industry associations, passed away Feb. 14. He was 83.Gunning was a co-owner and former CEO of Monrovia, Calif.-based USA Alarm Systems, which was established in 1979.Gunning most notably played key roles with several industry associations, including time as president and secretary of the California Alarm Association (CAA), vice president and president of National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association...

George Gunning, obituary

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Monitoring Matters

For the love of smart speakers

February 20, 2019Ginger Hill

The love of smart speakers is permeating the world, as more and more people are introducing these devices into their homes for various reasons—to listen to their favorite tunes, search for real-time and factual information, listen to news, chat with the voice assistant for fun (I mean, it's pretty cool to play trivia with Alexa!), and use alarms and timers, and more. So, to do all these activities, what are people looking for in a smart speaker? After surveying more than 13 percent of...

Fateha Begum, IHS Markit, smart speakers

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