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Security Systems News poll results: February 2023

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Security Systems News poll results: February 2023

January 23, 2023Ken Showers, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine – We asked, and you answered as we share the results of the February 2023 Security Systems News Poll. We asked readers to chime in on the state of the security camera market in consideration of recent legislation against Chinese telecoms and expansion of U.S. chip production. We found that over 75% of poll participants were satisfied with their current security camera network and the level of transparency they received with their service. In contrast only 12.5% either...

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Security industry staffing remains an issue during COVID, SSN Poll shows

June 9, 2022Cory Harris, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—The entire staffing landscape in the security industry remains a concern during year three of the COVID-19 pandemic, as our latest Security Systems News Poll revealed. Nearly 55 percent of our respondents in the July News Poll indicated that COVID-19 has impacted employee turnover “a lot,” with 27 percent saying that the pandemic’s impact is “middle of the road,” and 18 percent saying that it has not impacted turnover at all. When asked what...

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Taking the industry’s temperature on in-person events

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Taking the industry’s temperature on in-person events

August 18, 2021Paul Ragusa

YARMOUTH, Maine—Coming out of the past year of endless virtual conferences, trade shows and meetings, followed by the recent return to in-person travel (ISC West in Las Vegas in July comes to mind) – and the rise of the variant putting a damper on all things – this month’s News Poll looks to take the industry’s temperature on resuming travel in the coming year. Looking first at all of the virtual options that have been exhausted over the past year, and more specifically...

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News Poll: M&A activity on the upswing after early slowdown

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News Poll: M&A activity on the upswing after early slowdown

September 23, 2020Paul Ragusa

YARMOUTH, Maine—Results from Security Systems News’ recent News Poll confirm what we here at SSN have been seeing over the last few months within security, which is a noticeable increase in M&A activity. The arrival of COVID earlier this year may have put a temporary delay on some deals, but over the past few months the M&A landscape has certainly opened up, with deals both big and small making headlines recently. Looking big picture, three quarters of respondents agree that there...

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On The Editor's Desk

Security industry sees uptick in business

July 15, 2020Paul Ragusa

Despite some obvious setbacks in the U.S. in states that have experienced a resurgence in COVID cases, the security industry overall has seen business get back to some semblance of normal, although nowhere near the levels that were once enjoyed pre-coronavirus. Back in April, an overwhelming number (84 percent) of SSN News Poll respondents said that their business was being negatively impacted by COVID-19. Now, three months later, we asked readers to reevaluate the business landscape, with many saying...

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News Poll: Industry weighs in on future of in-person conferences

May 27, 2020Paul Ragusa

YARMOUTH, Maine—With the coronavirus keeping us all grounded for now, and with the future still not clear as to how long it will take us to get back to some type of normalcy, this month’s SSN News Poll looked to gauge readers' thoughts and feelings on the immediate and long-term future of in-person conferences.When asked the million-dollar question — do you think there will be any in-person conferences in 2020 — half (50 percent) of those responding said no, with only 24 percent...

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News Poll: Coronavirus severely affecting security industry

April 21, 2020Paul Ragusa

YARMOUTH, Maine—Final results are in for this month's news poll — one of the most participated in polls Security Systems News has done to date — showing that companies are being severely affected by the coronavirus outbreak.In fact, an overwhelming 84 percent of respondents say they are being affected financially because of the coronavirus, with 46 percent saying, “Yes, greatly,” and another 38 percent saying, “somewhat,” with only 16 percent saying they...

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Does a managed services model work for integrators?

March 18, 2020Paul Ragusa

YARMOUTH, Maine—As the industry moves to more of a managed services model — PSA's Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) program is a good example of that — this month's News Poll looks at what companies are doing to increase their overall RMR through this type of business model.When asked, “Is your company moving to more of a managed service, RMR-type model?” more than half (53 percent) of respondents said yes, with another 29 percent saying “somewhat”...

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Cyber, cloud computing, biometrics top trends for 2020

January 22, 2020Paul Ragusa

YARMOUTH, Maine—This month's News Poll looks at the state of the industry for 2020, including which trends and technologies will dominate the headlines well into the New Year.The News Poll builds on the key mega trends that the Security Industry Association (SIA) identified as impacting the security industry, which include: • Cybersecurity's Impact on Physical Security; • Artifical Intelligence; • Facial Recognition; • Emphasis on Data Privacy; •...

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The role of data privacy growing within security

November 26, 2019Paul Ragusa

YARMOUTH, Maine—They say data is the new oil, but are we really leveraging all of the data that is being produced today? In this month's News Poll we asked readers about what they are doing with their company and customers' data.Results of this month's news poll demonstrate the importance privacy plays within our lives and within security today. For example, 69 percent of respondents said that privacy plays a role, with 53 percent saying it plays a “major” role and 16 percent saying...

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