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Eight steps forward and one sideways for the security industry

How new technologies drive business model innovation
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12/09/2019

The security business is in the midst of upheaval, with tech giants like Google and Amazon offering consumers the tools to set up and operate their own secure smart homes.

Specifically Speaking with Terry Harless

Senior technology consultant with Burns & McDonnell
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12/04/2019

Security Systems News caught up with Terry Harless, senior technology consultant with Burns & McDonnell, who talked about his consulting career, the advancement of ground-based radar (GBR) technology and the future for security, in general.

How big data is affecting security

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12/04/2019

Since the late 20th century our world has faced a technological revolution mostly based on the transmission, use and classification of data.

Two new Mission 500 Advisory Board members offer ways to help

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12/04/2019

Mission 500, a nonprofit organization that serves the needs of children and communities in crisis in the U.S., announced two new members to its Advisory Board — Sarah Flanagan, publisher, Security Systems News, and Janet Fenner, chief marketing officer, Intelligent Security Systems (ISS).

Is your merger and acquisition process as secure as you think?

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12/02/2019

A merger or acquisition is extremely sensitive. You’re looking at millions of dollars potentially changing hands, to say nothing of all the sensitive data and intellectual property. It should go without saying that security should be your number one priority; yet for some reason, many businesses seem to ignore it entirely.

The role of data privacy growing within security

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11/26/2019

YARMOUTH, Maine—They say data is the new oil, but are we really leveraging all of the data that is being produced today? In this month’s News Poll we asked readers about what they are doing with their company and customers’ data.

What’s public relations and why is it so important for security?

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11/15/2019

When talking about marketing in the security industry, public relations (PR) is probably the least understood tool in the box—and this is to the industry’s detriment.

Physical security governance guidelines

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10/31/2019

At the core of the Physical Security Governance conversation is the ability or inability of organizations to collaborate and communicate between silos such as Operations, Human Resources, Finance, etc. Often, the best practices, policies and procedures are thwarted by ineffective collaboration and management within the enterprise.

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.

SIA, other organizations urge Congress to consider facts, benefits of facial recognition

Favorable uses for public safety, national security and fighting fraud
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10/21/2019

SILVER SPRING, Md.—As part of a coalition of organizations and trade associations, the Security Industry Association (SIA) issued a letter to Congress outlining its concerns regarding potential bans on public-sector uses of facial recognition technology.

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SSN News Poll January 2020

The Security Industry Association (SIA) recently identified the key “megatrends” that are impacting the security industry as we move into 2020. This month’s News Poll looks at the state of the industry for 2020, including which trends and technologies will dominate the headlines.