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Qolsys, new home security/automation manufacturer, launches in Vegas

‘All in one’ IQ Panel, made by Foxconn, works on Alarm.com and Android
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04/10/2013

LAS VEGAS—The home security and home automation space has a new player: Qolsys. Based in Silicon Valley, the company introduced its first product, the 7-inch touch-screen IQ Panel, at ISC West today.

Security expertise ‘not paramount’ for next Diebold CEO

Thomas Swidarski steps down amid poor earnings forecast
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01/24/2013

CANTON, Ohio—Diebold CEO Thomas Swidarski resigned Thursday and a search for a replacement is under way. In that search, security industry expertise may be a plus, but it is "not paramount," a Diebold spokesman told Security Systems News.

HID Global completes NFC-enabled smartphone pilot at two enterprise businesses

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09/25/2012

IRVINE, Calif.—HID Global on Sept. 25 announced the completion of two pilot programs validating how Near Field Communication (NFC)-enabled smartphones allow employees to open doors with a mobile device.

Award-winning reporter to write for SSN

Former ASIS International reporter, Lilly Chapa, to contribute articles starting in March
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01/29/2019

YARMOUTH, Maine—Security Systems News is excited to announce that national award-winning reporter, Lilly Chapa, will be contributing articles to the publication starting with the March issue.

SSN marks 10 years of celebrating Women in Security

This year features women from JCI, Resideo, CMS and others
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11/27/2018

YARMOUTH, Maine—For the 10th consecutive year, Security Systems News has the honor of featuring several outstanding Women in Security, each of whom has stood out in her company and within the industry. This year’s profiles include women from different areas of the business, including commercial integrators, manufacturers and monitoring centers.

Women in Security: Jessica Burton of Seagate Technology

Burton sees a bright future for women in security
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11/27/2018

CUPERTINO, Calif.—Jessica Burton has more than 10 years of experience in IT storage, and is currently the global surveillance product marketing manager at Seagate Technology, where she has been for the past two years. Prior to her current position at Seagate, she was the worldwide product marketing manager for Hewlett Packard Enterprise, working on the storage, server and cloud portfolios. She also previously worked for HP as the global business planning and product manager.

Women in Security: Resideo’s Alice DeBiasio

DeBiasio sees the mission statement of the security industry as a draw for talent, male and female
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11/27/2018

MELVILLE, N.Y.—Honeywell recently spun off its Honeywell Homes and ADI Global distribution business into the separate company Resideo. Alice DeBiasio, who worked for Honeywell’s homes business for five years, is now the vice president, general manager of Resideo’s global pro security business.

Women in Security: Rose Sabourin of CMS

Sabourin reflects on how the landscape of security has changed over her past 24 years
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11/27/2018

LONGWOOD, Fla.—In early November, Rose Sabourin marked 24 years with CMS, the wholesale monitoring center based here.

Women in Security: Lisa Roy of JCI

With nearly 25 years in the industry, Roy reflects on where we are today
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11/27/2018

MILWAUKEE—As VP of commercial sales, Lisa Roy leads commercial sales for Johnson Controls Building Technologies and Solutions Group in North America, which includes all lines of business—systems, services and energy performance contracting.

Women in Security: Angie Wong of Ojo Technology Inc.

We need more women in leadership roles, says Wong
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11/27/2018

FREMONT, Calif.—Angie Wong, president of Ojo Technology Inc., an integration company based here, started an IT networking company back in 1994, and in 2002, after the dot-com bust, was looking for a more viable business plan.

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