In today’s weekly news round-up, this week saw Vanderbilt complete its acquisition of Security Products from Siemens. The acquisition will not only considerably expand the company’s presence in the security industry, but will also enhance its competitive position in what is a highly fragmented market. In part one of our Home Automation series, Randy Southerland looks at how high growth numbers reflect the democratisation of home automation, creating the Smart Home for almost everyone.

Our latest Expert Commentary sees Mitchell Kane of Vanderbilt suggest that there is room for improvement for open architecture in access control. In the final part of his series on Video Storage, Larry Anderson looks at how cost considerations, in particularly strategic management costs, are important when considering video storage systems. Finally, Mark Friday of Shrader Engineering argues that Moore’s Law is driving future security industry predictions. Check our Mark’s article to see his bold predictions for the future. Read more security news…