SDM E-News Top 2018 Stories
For the security industry, 2018 had its lows — net neutrality was repealed, ADT sued Vivint for deceptive sales practices, a serial bomber terrorized the city of Austin and video surveillance equipment from China was banned by the U.S. But there were also many advancements in the security field worth celebrating — Internet of Things technology took community policing to a new level, the Orlando Police Department started testing Amazon’s live video facial recognition program and multiple groundbreaking new products were introduced at SIA’s New Product Showcase at ISC West. And perhaps most encouraging, SDM’s No. 1 most-read story of the year showed that security dealers managed to grow RMR by 4.2 percent in 2017, despite the many disruptors now present in the channel. Read on for a look back at these and more headline-making stories from 2018.
TSI E-News Top 2018 Stories
This year’s top 10 list of most read stories definitely points to a key trend: security integrators like to stay informed and on top of the technology trends. They also want to know what their fellow integrators are up to. Two of the SDM State of the Market series (access control and video), as well as the Top Systems Integrators Report and the most popular brands among those integrators; and the 2018 Systems Integrator of the Year make up half the list. But the other most-read stories show the technology trends and concerns that were top of mind this year, from cyber security to cloud-based access control and interactive services. Read on to see if you missed any highlights this year and TSI e-news will be back with brand new content in January.
smartHOME E-News Top 2018 Stories
What’s the competition doing? Who is selling a DIY system now, and what are the giants —Amazon, Comcast, Google — doing lately in the smart home market? Such news made the top 10 list of smartHOME e-newsletter’s most clicked-on stories in 2018. Readers also were interested in reading market intelligence, such as SDM’s State of the Connected Home market report, and other research. We hope you enjoy this look back at 2018.