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25 Top Security Trends in 2018 Shed Light on 2019

Editor-in-Chief Scott Goldfine looks back on 2018’s big trends in the security industry as you look ahead to what 2019 may bring.

25 Top Security Trends in 2018 Shed Light on 2019

Those of you around during the 1970s will recall all the hoopla surrounding America’s 200 years of independence in 1976 and in particular CBS-TV’s series of Bicentennial Minutes. They were narrated by celebrities — my favorite was Charlton Heston.

Much in the way those segments condensed critical historical events into short, easily consumed segments I have sifted through and sorted all of 2018’s security news to give you an executive summary of what matters most.

There is no doubt that knowing where the industry is heading is reliant upon knowing from whence it has come. And so here (in random order) are my top 25 security trends — let’s call them Security Market Minutes — noted by SSI news headlines:

1. Fantastic Forecasts

2. Robust Returns

3. Investors Inspired

4. Dozens of Dealer Deals

5. Integrators Integrate

6. Monitoring Maneuvers

7. Manufacturers M&A

8. Analytics Ascends

9. Tech Giants Stand Taller

10. Pure-Play Providers

11. Artificial Intelligence Gets Realer

12. Robotics Ramp Up

13. Moving Into New Markets

14. DIY Dials In

15. Serious About Cybersecurity

16. Branding Boosts

17. Commercial Message Compels Top Player

18. Rallying Around Alarm Response

19. Smarter Homes

20. Growing Geographies

21. Schools Put Security to the Test

22. Video Monitoring More Vital

23. Competitors Crowd In

24. Privacy Becomes Pivotal

25. Sizing Up Smart Cities

Make sure to check out the rest of the best of 2018:

About the Author

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Scott Goldfine is Editor-in-Chief and Associate Publisher of Security Sales & Integration. Well-versed in the technical and business aspects of electronic security (video surveillance, access control, systems integration, intrusion detection, fire/life safety), Goldfine is nationally recognized as an industry expert and speaker. Goldfine is involved in several security events and organizations, including the Electronic Security Association (ESA), Security Industry Association (SIA), Security Industry Alarm Coalition (SIAC), False Alarm Reduction Association (FARA), ASIS Int'l and more. Goldfine also serves on several boards, including the SIA Marketing Committee, CSAA Marketing and Communications Committee, PSA Cybersecurity Advisory Council and Robolliance. He is a certified alarm technician, former cable-TV tech, audio company entrepreneur, and lifelong electronics and computers enthusiast. Goldfine joined Security Sales & Integration in 1998.

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