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2016 Gold Book Edition

This 38th annual special edition is packed with original SSI research and resources to help electronic security contractors succeed throughout the year.


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The Gold Book offers a wealth of information to help ensure your prosperity throughout 2013 — SSI's 35th year. In addition to revealing research, it includes expert trends analyses, contacts and profiles for hundreds of suppliers, instructional how-to's, trade associations directory, events calendar, and much more. April 01, 2013

For starters, marketplace expansion is expected to be stunted as it emerges from the recession. Still, IP video, systems integration and home controls are among industry growth areas. SSI speaks with half-a-dozen analysts to get their take on what’s in store for the electronic security industry in 2011. By Rodney Bosch · January 04, 2011

Business in this market rose 7 percent (from 168 in 2009) to buck a troubling trend that had seen ground lost five of the previous six years. December 20, 2010

As indicated elsewhere in these survey results, large companies prospered in 2010; others, not so much. December 19, 2010

In a turnabout from recent years, the residential market fared better than the commercial segment in 2010 as operators across the board reported an increase in monthly installations. December 19, 2010

After five consecutive years of decline, the average number of fire alarm systems being installed by dealers/integrators returned to its 2007 total. December 19, 2010

The average number of video surveillance installations per dealer/integrator has continued to back away from its all-time high in 2007, losing another dozen projects. December 16, 2010

The average number of access control projects held firm for the second year in succession at 60 installations. December 16, 2010

Problems with entering and exiting buildings continue to trigger the most false alarms, and only increased their prominence in 2010. December 15, 2010

Despite the tough economy, installing security contractors anticipated about 2-percent revenue growth ($14.8 million to $15.1 million) in 2010. December 15, 2010




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