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Poll: Industry opposes overtime ruling

While many oppose it, some showed support for the changes
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09/28/2016

YARMOUTH, Maine—The U.S. Department of Labor submitted revisions to the Fair Labor Standards Act that would more than double the current threshold for earning overtime pay. Industry associations, such as ESA and SIA have publicly opposed the ruling, saying it will overwhelm the small businesses in the industry. Just under half of respondents to Security Systems News’ latest poll on the ruling say it should be entirely blocked.

ONVIF helps industry leverage standards

Recently released Profile Q addresses interoperability issues, functionality
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09/21/2016

SAN RAMON, Calif.—ONVIF, a global standardization initiative for IP-based physical security products, has released Profile Q, the specification that features quick and easy discovery, set-up and configuration of conformant devices as well as advanced security features.

Allied Universal acquires Apollo International

Deal increases company’s footprint in the Northeast
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09/21/2016

SANTA ANA, Calif. and CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa.—Allied Universal, a national facility services company and security force with over 140,000 employees, has acquired Apollo International, a security company with corporate headquarters in Walpole, Mass., and a global office in New York.

Strategic Security Solutions on track for big year

New business driving growth, increasing RMR potential
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09/21/2016

RALEIGH, N.C.—Jay Slaughterbeck, managing partner of Strategic Security Solutions, a security systems integrator based here, told Security Systems News that for 2016 the company “is on track to have our biggest year ever, and to exceed $6 million,” he said.

Eyewitness Surveillance receives $25m line of credit

Company also receives investment from private equity firm
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09/21/2016

HANOVER, Md.—Eyewitness Surveillance, a provider of video analytics and monitored video surveillance based here, received a $25 million five-year revolving line of credit from Capital One, the bank announced in mid-September. At the same time, Eyewitness received a separate investment from private equity firm LLR Partners, based in Philadelphia.

Wholesale monitoring company success: It’s all about the dealer

Monitoring companies mine data for dealers, provide the latest in technical offerings
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09/16/2016

YARMOUTH, Maine—Wholesale monitoring centers use a variety of methods to grow their revenue and account bases, but dealer relations and support is the key to success, according to several executives who spoke to Security Systems News.

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SSN News Poll November 2016

ASIS International's 62nd Annual Seminar and Exhibits sparked a lot of conversations about the technologies and issues within the industry today. Which technologies were most talked about, and what are the industry's biggest challenges?