Security Systems News

JAN 2019

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Page 8 of 36 january 2019 SEC ur IT y S y STEMS n EWS news 4 NEWS By Spencer Ives YARMOUTH, Maine—Nearing the end of 2018, Security Systems News asked its read- ers about potential trends for the security industry coming in 2019, such as what the security landscape will look like, emerging technologies and the top show to attend. "There is a definite move to highly secure, multiple authentication of identification for a wide spectrum of applications. I believe there will be a breakthrough in this segment that will open up many new opportunities for existing industry players who team with other experts in their field," Michael Toto, principal consultant at M. Toto Services, wrote. In terms of new technologies, the largest share of responses—37 percent—pointed to an increased role of AI in security. Thirty-four percent of respondents said that 2019 will be the year for analytics. Twenty-nine percent SSN News Poll: Readers look at top trends for 2019 How do you see the industry changing next year? What will be the top technology trend for 2019? Which trade show are you most excited about? News Poll based on answers provided by respondents in November and December. Per Mar Security Services' Kevin Link talks about his security system A s Per Mar Security Services' senior manager of technical services, Kevin Link over- sees the company's tech services and centralized service dispatch departments. Link has been with Per Mar for 22 years. In late Octo- ber, he talked with Security Systems News about the security panel he has at home. What kind of system do you have? I have a [Honeywell] VISTA-21iP, with tuxedo keypads and utiliz- ing the home automation with it with door locks, thermostats, light switches, garage door control. Why this particular setup? We've been a Honeywell dealer for quite a few years—that's what led me to Honeywell. But, getting into the 21iP: so it could be monitored eas- ily over IP with cellular back-up, and also because the tuxedo key- pads have the Z-Wave controller built into them … making it easy then to incorporate Z-wave devices into the security system. What is one aspect of your security system that you wouldn't want to live without? It would probably be the … life safety devices; the smoke detectors, the carbon monoxide detectors—the things that can monitor my premise whether I'm at home and get us out if need be, or get the authorities out there if something goes wrong and we're not at home.. Where do you see security going next? What are some big trends? I think going to voice commands to a device in your house that will arm your system, run scenes for you—kind of like they're doing with the Amazon Alexa today, in some scenarios, some of the integration—I see that [increasing]. —Spencer Ives How I Use My s yste M Kevin Link in front of his Honeywell panel said that there will be a continued focused on cybersecurity. Fifty-four percent of respondents said that they expect increased partnerships and inte- grations to be a key trend in 2019. Eleven percent predicted that there will be more new entrants in the space. When it comes to industry events in 2019, most—74 percent—said that they're looking forward to attending ISC West. Fourteen per- cent said they're most interested in GSX, the new name for the annual ASIS show. Eleven percent pointed to ESX as their most antici- pated event. One reader said that they are most excited about ISC East. Another reader pointed to trade with Chinese companies as another trend for the new year, specifically with "Chinese manufacturers in the video space as well as the tariff impact on the security market as a whole." SSN fire, life and security systems | maintenance and inspection | custom solutions It's not just about protecting your business from disaster – ©2019 Red Hawk Fire & Security | When you partner with Red Hawk we don't just provide the best solution – we provide the best solution for you. Our experienced team takes the time to understand your business and deliver the latest in technology with good-old-fashioned hands-on customer service. We won't sell you anything you don't need and will always be here when you need us. | 888-991-0117 It's about monitoring those side entries, keeping up with regulations and replacing that worn wiring by the break room.

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