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New Prospects for Building Management and Security System Integration Combining security and building management gives an additional layer of information and operational capabilities. A growing number of network-based solutions will increase the benefits of building management systems and security integration.

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BY Israel Gogol, Freelancer

Special RepoRt

Stepping Into

New Trends:

Viewpoint

Video Surveillance in 2015

A new year brings new trends. Many of the trends from 2014 have since turned into industry standards, such as HD resolution and IP surveillance; however, new ones have emerged to keep the security industry on its toes in 2015.

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Samsung Techwin Sale Again Attests to Industry Consolidation Samsung Techwin was sold to Korea’s Hanwha Group, which adds another shock to the whole security industry.

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BY John Shi

BY Eifeh Strom

SMaHoMe BuSineSS talk

The Upsides of Upselling

Upselling, a traditional business technique, has also found its way into the security industry. Through this, the markets have become much more prevalent, especially as the economy and technology continue to advance and evolve. BY Steve Chin

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Smart Home In the US: Easier Access, Tougher Game The traditional home automation market, offering pricey and intelligent systems, is often ranked as high-end for luxury homes.

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BY a&s SMAhome

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Editor’s Note .........................P.18 JAN 2015 ● www.asmag.com

Corporate News ....................P.20 Products of the Month ..........P.28 Show Calendar ......................P.94

Show Spotlight .....................P.92 New Products ........................P.88 Companies in This Issue ........P.95 16


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