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Five Questions: Kurtis Erdman

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06/18/2018

Kurtis Erdman, recently hired at third party monitoring center NMC as its South Eastern regional sales manager, is based out of Pensacola, Fla. “I’m really tasked with promoting the NMC brand throughout the Southeast,” Erdman said. He called Southeast a “relatively untapped area” for NMC—“The Southeast is really a ripe territory for us. There’s lots of business there. There’s lots of great independent alarm installers.” In early June, Security Systems News asked Erdman five questions.

Specifically Speaking with Jarod Stockdale

Director security consulting and design, NV5, in Hollywood, Fla.
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06/18/2018

What's your role at the company?

NV5 is a dynamic engineering and consulting firm.We offer a wide variety of services from environmental and civil engineering, to mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire, and technology design. My role as a director in the Buildings, Technology, and Sciences (BTS) division of the company is to help lead the future of our business.

SSN News Poll gauges reader familiarity with GDPR

As of early June, most respondents know a little bit about the GDPR but are learning more
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06/18/2018

YARMOUTH, Maine—The EU General Data Protection Regulation—better known as the GDPR—became enforceable as of May 25. This regulation addresses how personal data of EU citizens is handled, with GDPR fines that could amount to more than 1 million euros per violation.

Mission 500 announces security industry service trip to Puerto Rico

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06/13/2018

MIAMI—Working closely with the security industry to serve the needs of children and communities in crisis, Mission 500 is pleased to announce the date for its third Service Trip to Ponce, Puerto Rico. The devastation from Hurricane Maria has left thousands of residents without electricity and basic supply of clean water and food. This year’s trip is scheduled for Oct. 31 to Nov. 4, 2018, where volunteers will work with local partners to help families in need.

PSA announces a new financing solution partner

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06/13/2018

WESTMINSTER, Colo.—PSA, one of the world’s largest systems integrator cooperatives, announced this week a new vendor partnership with Canon Financial Services Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A. Inc.

Growing through M&A more viable than ever

Industry pros look at the many opportunities within the current M&A landscape
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06/13/2018

YARMOUTH, Maine—Influenced greatly by the level of M&A activity each year, the security landscape is constantly changing and evolving. With so much happening in the M&A space right now within security, there are opportunities for companies to grow—even to expand their capabilities and technology offerings—through strategic acquisition.

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SSN News Poll August 2018

IHS Markit expects voice-operated alarm systems to grow at a 7 percent CAGR between 2017 and 2022. What’s your opinion of voice activated technologies for home control and security?