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August 13, 2013Amy Canfield

HATTIESBURG, Miss.—Open-access sporting event security was an especially hot topic at the recent fourth annual National Sports Safety and Security Conference and Exhibition.That topic came in the wake of the bombings at the April 2013 Boston Marathon. “There are different challenges, same principles,” NCS4 Director Dr. Lou Marciani told Security Director NewsThe NCS4 July conference drew a record number of participants and exhibitors to its conference, Marciani said. More than 500...

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IMS: Demand for mass notification systems expected to soar

May 24, 2013SSN Staff

LONDON—In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing and the ensuing manhunt, as well as the Sandy Hook massacre, governments, schools and other organizations are turning to mass notification systems to protect public safety, which is expected to fuel a 30 percent spike in demand for the North American market, according to IMS Research, now part of IHS.The research firm expects spending on MNS in North America to rise to $2.1 billion in 2017, up from $1.6 billion in 2013, according to a new report...

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Boston Marathon bombing could accelerate video surveillance spending

April 30, 2013SSN Staff

WELLINGBOROUGH, U.K.—In the aftermath of the Boston bombings, spending on video surveillance equipment may experience a spike that augments already lofty expectations for the market, according to a statement from IMS Research, a market research firm based here. History suggests that high-profile events of terrorism can drive global sales of video surveillance equipment. Worldwide revenue for the market is projected to rise to $20.5 billion in 2016, up 114 percent from $9.6 billion in 2010,...

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