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News Poll: M&A activity stays strong in 2019

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10/30/2019

YARMOUTH, Maine—Over the last few years, Security Systems News has covered hundreds of mergers and acquisitions, and it seems M&A in the security industry is still as hot as ever.

Despite privacy concerns, readers bullish on biometrics

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08/23/2019

YARMOUTH, Maine—With the debate on biometrics and data privacy heating up, and more and more states seeking to regulate the collection, use and retention of biometric data, this month’s News Poll focuses on the future of biometrics and its role in security.

Security industry weighs in on role of DIY

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07/17/2019

YARMOUTH, Maine—Interest in DIY security systems is on the rise with 52 percent of households that are highly likely to purchase a security system in the next 12 months planning to buy a system that is self-installed, according to new research from Parks Associates.

News Poll: ISC West significance, popularity rising

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05/29/2019

YARMOUTH, Maine— With ISC West 2019 wrapping up in Las Vegas in April after another highly successful event, including packed aisles on the trade show floor and in the educational sessions, this month’s News Poll gauges SSN readers’ experiences at this year’s conference and expo.

Industry sees great potential for AI within security

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04/17/2019

YARMOUTH, Maine—The potential for artificial intelligence (AI) within security is both exciting and a little frightening, as there are benefits and risks when leveraging the power of AI and machine learning.

Data privacy more important than ever before

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03/20/2019

YARMOUTH, Maine—With data privacy taking center stage both in Europe with the Global Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and here in the U.S.

SSN News Poll: Readers weigh in on cyber trends

60 percent of respondents see end users budgeting more for cyber
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11/20/2018

YARMOUTH, Maine—The Security Industry Association recently released a benchmarking study that outlined potential cyber risks and the emerging technologies that could help protect systems. Security Systems News’ readers shared some of their opinions on end user attitudes and rising threats that were outlined in the report.

SSN News Poll: Is 2018 the year of the acquisition?

It has been a busy year for M&A, according to 69 percent
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10/17/2018

YARMOUTH, Maine—It seems as though 2018 is a hot year for financial transactions in the security industry. At the time of writing, Security Systems News has covered more than 65 mergers and acquisitions this year.

SSN readers weigh in on recent tariffs

Tariffs will impact security, most likely making cameras more expensive, respondents say
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09/05/2018

YARMOUTH, Maine—Trade tariffs have recently been announced on a variety of products and materials that could impact the physical security industry in the United States. Most respondents to Security Systems News’ latest news poll are in agreement that recently announced tariffs will impact the security industry, though opinion varied on whether trade will get better or worse in the near future.

News Poll: SSN readers positive on voice interaction

Majority of poll respondents see smart home control as voice’s best application
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07/25/2018

YARMOUTH, Maine—IHS Markit recently released data that the market for voice operated alarm systems will be growing to 2022. Security Systems News asked its readers how they feel about the technology and most say it’s a meaningful user interface.

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