SSI’s Top 10 Security Stories From 2022

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Between the COVID-19 pandemic and supply chain shortages, the security industry (and the whole world at large) has had a rough couple of years.

Lingering supply issues aside, 2022 saw the industry return to something closer to normal thanks to the return of in-person events and increased interest in security technologies.

If there’s anything to glean from the top stories of the year (as well as the top stories of the month compilations), it’s that SSI readers really enjoy reading about M&A, lawsuits and new products.

These three core themes make up the vast majority of 2022’s most-read stories on

The most-read story of 2022 was news of Securitas being ordered to pay $517 million in a Surfside Condo collapse settlement. SSI Columnist Jeff Zwirn wrote about the collapse earlier in the year, taking a look at what could have been done to reduce, if not totally eliminate, the loss of life — integral best practices for every security dealer and central monitoring station worth checking out.

Also popular in 2022 were legal issues involving companies such as ADT, Resideo/Honeywell and ASSA ABLOY, as well as continued restrictions against China-based manufacturers Hikvision and Dahua. Check them out in the slideshow!

View SSI’s Top 10 Security Stories From 2022

Make sure to check out the rest of SSI‘s year-end features:

10 Major Security Mergers and Acquisitions From 2022

Year-End Security Tech Trend Takeaways

The 30 Top Technology Innovations of 2022

The Top 10 Surveillance Videos of 2022

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