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How Home Automation Changed the Residential Security Market

Research firm IHS predicts that the smart residential security market will reach $2.4 billion by 2018.

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In an effort to build an industry consensus definition of physical security information management (PSIM) software, IMS Research has suggested a list of criteria the platform should meet ... December 05, 2010

A new study by research firm Freedonia Group Inc. reveals that revenues for private contract security services in the United States will increase nearly 5 percent annually to $63 billion in 2014 ... November 22, 2010

The Security Industry Association (SIA) is disputing a report by the National Research Council (NRC) that criticizes biometrics, stating that the study relies on data that is several years old and provides no new insights into the use of the technology ... November 15, 2010

Having suffered a multitude of setbacks, the residential security sector has been down but by no means is out. SSI's 2010 Residential Market Report featuring insight from Parks Associates tells how to heal and rebuild that business. October 31, 2010

Despite economic challenges during the past two years, 54 percent of integrators overall have a more optimistic view of 2010 than 2009, according to the Market Intelligence Briefing (MIB) report ... October 19, 2010

Global retail theft totaled $107.3 billion between July 2009 and June 2010, representing a 5.6 percent decrease compared to the same period one year ago, according to a new report ... October 19, 2010

IMS Research released a statement this week identifying several trends that are expected to drive growth in the post-recession global access control market, which is expected to exceed $1.8 billion in 2010 ... October 06, 2010

With the ever-changing economy and as the security industry continues to evolve with new technologies, what are the most important skills that security field technicians should possess today to enhance business? October 06, 2010

Demand for sensors in the U.S. will rise 6.1 percent per year to $13.1 billion in 2014, marking a strong recovery from low 2009 levels ... September 28, 2010

With the rising popularity of open platforms to facilitate seamless solutions, how long will it take for most security systems to be based on open platforms? September 22, 2010