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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.

Specifically Speaking with Kathryn Bartunek

Program manager and security engineer for AECOM in New York
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01/04/2017

What's your role at AECOM?

Poll: Monitoring and the switch to wholesale

Sixty-eight percent of respondents say there is a benefit to switching to third party
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12/21/2016

YARMOUTH, Maine—Several security companies with monitoring centers switched to using third party monitoring in 2016; RFI Communications switched to Rapid Response in March, Red Hawk Fire & Security partnered with Affiliated Monitoring in October and Comtronics switched its monitored accounts to NMC. Respondents to Security Systems News’ latest poll see this trend continuing in the future.

How I Use My System: Jack DeMao

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12/21/2016

Jack DeMao, CEO of Electric Guard Dog, joined the company about nine years ago. “I am attracted to opportunities that require big change,” DeMao said. “With Electric Guard Dog, there was such a growth opportunity it required a lot of investment in order to be able to grow … the way it should grow. That kind of thing excites me.” In late October, Security Systems News talked with DeMao about how he protects his home.

Five Questions: Sean Githens

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12/05/2016

Sean Githens, who was recently appointed to his new role of VP and COO at Redwire, is a two-time National Achievement recipient with more than 15 years of industry experience. Since his start with Redwire in 2001, he has served in numerous operational roles, including most recently as vice president, customer services. Prior to that, he was director of client services where he managed multiple central stations. Githens is a graduate of Florida State University and earned an MBA from Phoenix University.

Poll: Readers favor focusing on a couple of markets at a time

Respondents point to healthcare, unmanned aerial vehicles as key opportunities
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11/16/2016

YARMOUTH, Maine—More than half of respondents to Security Systems News’ latest poll on emerging vertical markets said that it’s good to focus on a couple areas at a time.

How I Use My System: Courtney Brown

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11/04/2016

Courtney Brown, managing director for Security Central, has been with the company for the past 28 years. Recently, the company acquired a third monitoring center through its purchase of Clemens, N.C.-based Loss Prevention Services, in early July. Brown, when looking back on the deal and its progress in early October, called the deal a “good move.” Security Systems News got the chance to speak with him about the system he has at home.

SSN proudly welcomes ‘20 under 40’ Class of 2016 end users

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11/02/2016

YARMOUTH, Maine—Security Systems News is excited to announce the "20 under 40" Class of 2016 end users—a unique array of security professionals working in vastly differing verticals, but all focused on the same goal: to provide the best possible security systems, protocols and services for their company. From securing vaults that hold drugs that treat rare diseases to vaults that hold millions of dollars, many of these year's winners work on a national and global scale.

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