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Capturing the magic of Catalyst 2019 with these “need-to-knows” about PERs, mPERS and professional monitoring

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Earlier this month, I attended Catalyst 2019, hosted by Affiliated Monitoring, at the “happiest place on Earth,” where “magic” literally happens moment by moment.

SSN exclusive Q&A with ESX Chairman George De Marco

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

With ESX 2019 just a few weeks away, SSN caught up with ESX Chairman George De Marco to talk about the upcoming conference and expo in Indianapolis, June 3-6, his views on the industry and what he thinks are the greatest challenges and opportunities within se

ESX Innovation Awards to recognize top products at Expo

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Each year, the ESX Innovation Awards program recognizes outstanding products and services that drive the electronic security and life safety industry forward.

NFPA conference set for San Antonio next month

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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) will host its annual Conference & Expo at the Henry B. González Convention Center in San Antonio, June 17-20.

PERs, Mickey Mouse and … sharks? Heading to Orlando to cover Affiliated Monitoring’s Catalyst 2019

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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

As the Jaws warning theme song plays in my head, along with the ‘Baby Shark’ song that became an internet sensation, patterns of “do-do-da-do” fill my head as I anticipate the first-ever Affiliated Monitoring Shark Tank at Catalyst 2019.

Mission 500 surpasses fundraising goals at ISC West

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Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Mission 500, a 501c3 charitable organization born from the professional security industry to serve children and families in need across the U.S., raised over $145,000 at its 10th annual Security 5K/2K Run/Walk at this year’s ISC West show, April 9-12 in Las Vegas.

What your connected smart home IoT devices are really doing

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

As more and more people connect IoT devices to their homes, making them smarter, living machines, the more fodder hackers have to breach systems and gain access to consumers’ personal identifiable information, or even gain entrance into their humble abodes.

Smile, you’re on candid camera: Jetblue passenger blows lid on DHS facial recognition program

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

I know I am aging myself here, but after reading about the JetBlue passenger who was none-too-happy to find out that her face would be used as ID for boarding, I thought back to the T

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