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Growing Security Threats, Concerns Have Security Pros Expecting Opportunities for Growth in 2016

Most agree that video surveillance technology will continue to improve in 2016 while access control applications could experience a major shift. Check out all the predictions for the new year.


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The DIY Home Automation market is expected to reach $21.3 billion by 2020 at a CAGR of 37.9% between 2015 and 2020, according to a new market research report. An increasing desire of the consumer for convenience connectivity, safety & security and the low cost of DIY systems are the major drivers for the market. SSI Staff · November 23, 2015

A new Parks Associates report finds smart home offerings have helped revitalize the residential security industry, as the number of households with monitored security rose over 15% in the past two calendar years. SSI Staff · November 23, 2015

Shiver Security Systems announced the grand opening of its new headquarters in Springboro, Ohio. Shiver’s services include sales and design as well as installation, support and monitoring. Products include systems for audio intrusion detection, access control, CCTV, fire detection, monitoring and more. SSI Staff · November 17, 2015

Core brands will feature its lineup of signal processing, commercial and residential power solutions and home audio for security integrators at ISC East. SSI Staff · November 13, 2015

The city of Abilene, Texas, has implemented a new ordinance aimed at reducing false alarms that consists of a series of escalating fines and required registration for security alarm systems. SSI Staff · November 13, 2015

SSI and Parks Associates' survey tells the story of how security dealers can emerge on top in the ever-growing smart home industry. By Tricia Parks · November 11, 2015

How much the new monitor-it-yourself (MIY) security system paradigm will affect the current model is a big question for the security industry. But a bigger question for the entire population is: How will MIY security systems affect police response to alarm events? Julie Jacobson · November 10, 2015

When taking over an existing account, there are things alarm installers need to be mindful of about the existing system. Alarm expert Jeffrey D. Zwirn explains the importance of testing the system to prevent the company from being held liable for any emergency that the system does not properly respond to. By Jeffrey D. Zwirn · November 10, 2015

Qolsys, a provider of residential security and smart home solutions, announced on Friday the addition of the IQ Dimmer and IQ Outlet to its expanding portfolio of connected sponsors and smart devices. SSI Staff · November 09, 2015

SSI spoke with Nortek Security & Control executives to discuss how the company is rising as a major player in the security and connected home control market. Scott Goldfine · November 02, 2015




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