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Global market for mass transit security to grow 76 percent by 2018

December 3, 2014Spencer Ives

LONDON—The global mass transit security market will grow 76 percent from 2013 to 2018, according to a TechNavio report that assesses the value of this market through examining surveillance, infrastructure, and identification.“We believe the mass transit security market in America to be valued … a little over $3.2 billion and we believe this market might go as high as $5 billion by 2018,” Navin Rajendra, senior TechNavio analyst, told Security Systems News. This would equate to a...

identification, infrastructure, mass transit security market, surveillance, TechNavio

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General News

State of the Industry: Looking ahead to 2014

December 18, 2013Leif Kothe

IRVING, Texas—The past year on Capitol Hill will be remembered for legislative inaction and partisan rifts so deep they culminated in a 16-day government shutdown. Time will tell if the inertia and division will persist in 2014, but the fact that it's an election year promises to make things a little hectic for the security industry, John Chwat, director of government relations for ESA, told Security Systems News. So what's on the agenda in the face of the midterm turbulence? Chwat says the...

elder abuse, ESA, FBI database, John Chwat, school security, sprinkler installation, surveillance

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Also Noted

Arkansas town considers requiring businesses to install surveillance

November 13, 2012SSN Staff

PINE BLUFF, Ark.—Leaders in this town are considering an ordinance requiring convenience stores and restaurants to install and maintain surveillance equipment, according to The move was prompted by an unsolved crime in which Mohammed Islam, a convenience store clerk at the Big Red Food Mart, was killed during an attempted armed robbery two months ago, the report said. At the time of the robbery, cameras in the store were not working. According to the proposal, storeowners, managers...

Greg Shapiro, ordinance, Pine Bluff, surveillance

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Speco Technologies beefs up product engineering team

September 30, 2010Martha Entwistle

AMITYVILLE, N.Y.—Video security surveillance manufacturer Speco has beefed up its product engineering team with an eye toward “creating something that's a bit different with our products,” according to Peter Botelho, executive vice president, in an email interview with Security Systems News. Speco this week announced it had hired three new staff members including software engineer Eduardo Fajardo, and two product engineers, Nicholas Irons and Zin Thu. “Speco is known in the...

Eduardo Fajardo, Nicholas Irons, Peter Botelho, Speco, surveillance, video, Zin Thu

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On The Editor's Desk

“Scary” or “Effective” - amazing how perspective matters

July 13, 2010Martha Entwistle

Recently, CNN ran a feature on facial recognition technology. Some of my security journalist colleagues reposted it, as in, “look how informative.” But, come on. This story is exactly why people complain about bias in the media. I write for a security industry publication. Of course I'm biased from a security industry point of view. But CNN? Aren't they supposed to be a little skeptical? Just look at the headline: “Why face recognition isn't scary — yet.” Then it goes...


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