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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.

SSN readers weigh in on recent tariffs

Tariffs will impact security, most likely making cameras more expensive, respondents say
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09/05/2018

YARMOUTH, Maine—Trade tariffs have recently been announced on a variety of products and materials that could impact the physical security industry in the United States. Most respondents to Security Systems News’ latest news poll are in agreement that recently announced tariffs will impact the security industry, though opinion varied on whether trade will get better or worse in the near future.

How I Use My System: Andy Stadler

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09/05/2018

Andy Stadler, the East Region sales representative for Security Partners, has been with the company for over 10 years. His experience ranges from dispatch operator to dealer support. He then transitioned into sales to share his knowledge and experience with our dealers. In mid-August, he talked with Security Systems News about the home security system he uses.

SSN features leaders

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Friday, August 24, 2018

Leadership is a big topic around the Security Systems News office right now.

We have our Leadership Talks series. Through this series, we get the chance to talk with notable professionals throughout the industry about their distinct leadership approaches and styles.

This series inspired our currently News Poll, which you can find by clicking here. We’d like to hear from all of our readers about the styles of leadership you respond best to, as well as what best suits your company. Feel free to weigh in and we always appreciate extra comments.

On top of those two items, we have chosen (but are not yet announcing) the 2018 class of winners for Security Systems News’ annual “20 under 40” awards. Through this annual recognition, we get to speak to a whole group of promising young professionals that stand as the current and next generations of leaders for the physical security industry—both in the dealer, integrator and monitoring side, as well as the end user side.

We are now in the beginning phases of reaching out to and congratulating this year’s honorees. In the process, we are hearing about how they lead teams, groups, or entire companies, and the leaders that mentored these “20 under 40” winners when they first started in the industry.

Keep an eye out in future months for the whole collection of feature articles on this year’s “20 under 40” class. Be sure to also take note of the leaders you see in your company and, if eligible, nominate them for next year’s awards.

Specifically Speaking with Anthony Frassetta

Sr. security and telecommunications specialist—Aviation Division, Burns Engineering Inc., based in Philadelphia
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08/15/2018

What kinds of systems do you design/specify and what services does the company provide?

Specifically Speaking with Bret Emerson

President and owner of Commtech Design Inc. based in Rockford, Mich.
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08/01/2018

What kinds of systems do you design/specify and what services does the company provide?

News Poll: SSN readers positive on voice interaction

Majority of poll respondents see smart home control as voice’s best application
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07/25/2018

YARMOUTH, Maine—IHS Markit recently released data that the market for voice operated alarm systems will be growing to 2022. Security Systems News asked its readers how they feel about the technology and most say it’s a meaningful user interface.

’20 under 40’ nomination deadline extended

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Tuesday, July 3, 2018

We’ve been receiving a lot of great submissions for our “20 under 40” awards but we’d like to give companies more time to submit their best and brightest professionals under the age of 40.

The new deadline is July 20, 2018. Please have all of your nominations submitted by this date.

This award is a great way to recognize up-and-coming professionals—from either the integrator side or the end user side—and those eligible can certainly nominate themselves.

As a reminder, we do have two classes in our annual “20 under 40” awards, each class containing 20 professionals. We have our Integrator class, which includes integrators, installers, dealers or monitoring center professionals. We also have our End User class, which encompasses security directors and professionals that protect non-security companies.

Unfortunately, manufacturers and consultants are not eligible for this award.

If you—or a professional you know—stand out in either of these categories, click here to enter a nomination.

All of our winners of these two classes will be recognized at a special reception at Security Systems News’ 2019 TechSec Solutions conference. This event will be held in Delray Beach, Fla., at the Delray Beach Marriott, Feb. 25 and 26, 2019.

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