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Five Questions: Bob Grove

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07/01/2016

Select Security recently named Bob Grove as its new director of field operations and training. Grove first joined Select Security in 2003 as an installation technician and quickly rose through the ranks, most recently serving as the technical training manager. In addition to ensuring training across the enterprise, Grove now oversees more than 60 technicians and managers of the operations team. Security Systems News caught up with Grove and asked him five questions.

VIZpin to develop ‘almost DIY’ offering

Bluetooth-enabled ‘phone as key’ product evolving
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06/29/2016

LANCASTER, Pa.—VIZpin, formerly ECKey, is planning to develop an “almost DIY” option for its access control product which turns your phone into your key.

Bill Wood named president of SALTO Systems North America

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06/29/2016

NORCROSS, Ga.—Electronic lock provider SALTO Systems on June 28 named Bill Wood to the new role of president of SALTO Systems North America.

SAFE Security promotes Gary Franklyn to SVP, dealer sales

Franklyn: ‘We can grow the business significantly in the coming years’
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06/29/2016

SAN RAMON, Calif.—SAFE Security, a national security company based here, recently promoted Gary Franklyn to the newly created position of senior vice president of dealer sales, where he will be responsible for all facets of dealer management including dealer sales and marketing and dealer recruitment and retention. Franklyn will be based out of Safeguard Security, SAFE’s branch office in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Seacoast Security acquires in Maine

Company is actively looking for more purchases
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06/29/2016

WEST ROCKPORT, Maine—Seacoast Security, a full-service company based here, acquired about 3,000 accounts, $80,000 in RMR, from Main Security Surveillance—sister company to Unlimited Technology.

New research: MSOs turn to security for better equipment

Resi industry to see 5 percent CAGR over next few years
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06/29/2016

ENGLEWOOD, Colo.—New findings by market research firm IHS reveal that MSOs are falling short of their goals for penetration within the residential security industry, partly because of their reliance on inferior security products. This is good news for domestic security manufacturers because MSOs are now starting to turn to them for equipment, according to IHS. Research also forecasts a 5 percent CAGR for the security industry over the next few years.

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SSN News Poll August 2016

The final sunset date for 2G—Dec. 31, 2016—is fast approaching. Speakers at last year’s Honeywell CONNECT conference said that dealers needed to get started. John Loud said in early 2016 that avoiding the hassle of 2G conversions would result in more companies looking to sell. Where is your company in the sunset?

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