About

As editor, Martha is responsible for all editorial content, print and online, and can address any concerns or questions you might have. Her "beats" are the commercial installation and integration market and the vendor/manufacturing community. She became editor in September of 2010 after serving as managing editor and associate editor. Before joining Security Systems News in 2005, she wrote for mainstream newspapers, worked in government, and on political campaigns. She has a BA in political science and American Literature from Middlebury. Martha lives in Maine with her husband and two teen-aged children.  

As managing editor, Paul helps oversee editorial content and works on developing a rapport with industry leaders to report and write on industry news, concentrating on the residential beat. He focuses on writing stories important to installers, integrators, manufacturers and distributors. Paul joined the company in March 2016, having previously worked for nearly 20 years as a writer and editor on several monthly B2B magazines based in New York. He has a bachelor’s degree in English from Manhattanville College, N.Y., and a master’s degree in English/Writing from Hofstra University, N.Y. Paul lives in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, with his wife and son.

Spencer covers the monitoring and central station beat. He joined Security Systems News in November 2014. He is a graduate of Western New England University where he earned a BA English Literature. Prior to moving to Portland, Maine, he called Massachusetts home.

With 20+ years experience in publishing, Tim joined United Publications in 2008 as Group Publisher. Tim came from Reed Business Information as a Publisher and worked with several properties serving the electronic market, Wireless Design & Development, Fiberoptic Product News, and Lasers & Optronics. Tim’s focus was brand development (print and online), strategic planning and revenue growth. In previous lives, Tim has been Director of Human Resources at E&B Marine, a national retailer with stores in 18 states and revenue in excess of $100 million. He also served in the United States Coast Guard. Tim is married with three children and resides in Yarmouth, Maine.

Sarah, our Western US, Mid-Atlantic and Western Canada media rep, joined United Publications with over 20 years marketing, sales and event experience. Her background includes work in Education, Fine Art Sales, Retail Management and global trade events in the Food Industry. She comes to the role from Diversified Communications, a Portland, Maine based organizer of International trade shows and Publisher of B2B magazines. Sarah shares a very old home in Maine with her wonderful husband, two mostly wonderful teens and an almost perfect chocolate lab.

Rob, our Southeast and Midwest media rep, has over 23 years of marketing and advertising experience. He has worked in the Security Installing Industry for five years as well as in Financial Services. Rob lives in Phoenix with his wife and two beautiful daughters.