In today’s weekly news round-up, part 6 of our series on Home Automation looks at the expanding number of devices and services that are now being offered. Monitronics Security is continuing to stress the importance of professional monitoring services to its dealers and their customers as a critical component of recurring monthly revenue (RMR).

On the topic of social media use within the security industry, Honeywell is leveraging Twitter to bring higher levels of situational awareness and emergency communications to its life safety products. A recent conference by ADT Security Services focused on deceptive alarm sales practices and the need to report such practices. Deborah L.O’Mara highlights the necessity to educate consumers and alarm companies about fraudulent home sales initiatives. Finally, Vidsys CEO & Founder James I.Chong discusses PSIM transition to Converged Security and Information Management (CSIM) in our latest Expert Commentary article. Read more security news…

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Please join us for a FREE Webinar to discuss how the emergence of 4K and other higher-resolution cameras is impacting the need for additional video storage. Further complicating the use of higher-resolution cameras may be a need to add additional cameras to a system. End users also need to comply with security policies that mandate longer retention times for recorded video. But how can integrators and end users meet the anticipated higher storage requirements?

Join us on Thursday 30th July for the first in a three-part series on How Surveillance Trends Impact Storage Needs. Click here to register now.

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Shifting trends in the video surveillance market are directly affecting video storage requirements. Our webinar series looks at the specific impact of several important market trends on the technology used for video storage. Please join us for a free webinar to discuss how the emergence of 4K and other higher-resolution cameras is impacting the need for additional video storage. Further complicating the use of higher-resolution cameras may be a need to add additional cameras to a system. End users also need to comply with security policies that mandate longer retention times for recorded video. But how can integrators and end users meet the anticipated higher storage requirements?

Join us on Thursday 30th July for the first in a three-part series on How Surveillance Trends Impact Storage Needs. Click here to register now.

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In today’s weekly news round-up, Part 3 of Randy Southerland’s series on Home Automation looks at the opportunities available for security companies within the sector due to the growth of “Smart Home” technology. Deborah O’Mara revisits video analytics in her latest article, with a particular focus on its application beyond security. Also on the topic of video analytics, European Correspondent Jeremy Malies looks at street violence prevention through the use of video analytics.

As the world has grown more and more interconnected through the Internet and company networks, cybercrime has grown at an alarming rate. Mike Fickes assess cyber security risks and vulnerabilities within the security industry. Finally, how can the security industry help keep contraband out of prisons, particularly with the rise of supply methods such a drones? Read more security news…

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In today’s weekly news round-up, Part 2 of Randy Southerland’s series on Home Automation looks at how both large and small companies are rushing to enter the fast-growing Home Automation space. Check out Part 1 in the series here. End User Correspondent Michael Fickes’ latest article assesses cloud usefulness and effectiveness – with a particular focus on physical security. This week also saw Allegion announce its acquisition of SimonsVoss. The acquisition is expected to close in the third quarter of this year.

Jeremy Malies, European Correspondent, looks at how the London Metropolitan Police are adapting to changing patterns of crime. In another article, Jeremy looks at the equipment available from the physical security industry to deter and detect stowaways who are attempting to enter the UK illegally. Finally, Keven Marier of Milestone Systems writes on video technology transformation in our latest expert commentary articleRead more security news…

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