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SSN News Poll readers weigh in on emergency solutions

Readers recommend stronger doors, access control measures to better protect schools and businesses
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04/19/2018

YARMOUTH, Maine—Security Systems News recently asked its readers about emergency management solutions and which systems or measures would most help to keep a school or business safe. Readers say the industry can be more involved and provide stronger doors.

SSN opens ‘20 under 40’ nominations

You can now nominate eligible security professionals for the '20 under 40' Class of 2018
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04/18/2018

YARMOUTH, Maine—Security Systems News is excited to announce the opening of this year’s “20 under 40,” nominations, a distinction for up-and-coming young professionals that are really making a name for themselves in the security industry.

How I Use My System: Jim Boots

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04/18/2018

Jim Boots, Central Security Group’s chief revenue officer, started with the company four years ago. His position involves coordinating revenue generation across multiple channels, including our branch network, inside sales, and the company’s authorized dealer program. Boots recently talked with Security Systems News about his home security system.

Specifically Speaking with Robert E. Summers

Principal consultant for Summers Associates LLC, based in Pasadena, Calif.
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04/06/2018

What's your title and role at the company?

How I Use My System: Todd Homitz

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04/04/2018

Todd Homitz, Guardian Protection Services’ marketing project manager, has been with the company for 11 years. “Two years ago, I transitioned to my current role as the marketing project manager and really enjoy getting to interact with all teams, staying on top of the latest projects and trends, and even helping ideate new programs and projects,” he said. In late February, he told Security Systems News about his home alarm system.

SSN welcomes new publisher

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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

This week Security Systems News welcomed a new team member; Rick Rector is stepping into the role of president and publisher for SSN.

"I'm excited to be working with the talented and dedicated Security Systems News team. And I'm eager to meet as many industry participants as possible at ISC West next week," Rector stated.

While Rick is new to the Security Systems News side, he has worked with United Publications Inc.—SSN’s parent company—since 2000. His career has included positions with media across diverse industries such as gardening and small farming, the State of Maine, international finance, seafood, IT support, gourmet retail food, call centers, fitness clubs and healthcare.

He was a founder and former chairman of the Maine Venture Fund, the venture capital fund of the State of Maine. In addition he was a founder and former executive director of the POPTECH conference, an annual conference exploring the impact of technology on people and society. Currently he serves on the boards of the Points North Institute and the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting as well as the Personnel Board for his town.

If you’d like to contact him about a meeting at ISC West, he can be reached at rrector@securitysystemsnews.com or 207-846-0600 x 267.

Five Questions: Ronald Virden

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03/28/2018

Ronald Virden was recently appointed COO for ACRE, a global provider of security products and solutions for the access control, intrusion, smart traffic and video surveillance markets. Virden is a seasoned global executive with extensive experience with Fortune 50 organizations, including most recently at UTC. Security Systems News asked him five questions.

SSN News Poll: Companies get set for ISC West in 2018

Respondents show interest in The Connected Security Expo @ ISC West
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03/21/2018

YARMOUTH, Maine—ISC West 2018, which will be held in Las Vegas from April 11 through 14, is one of the biggest trade shows and gathering points for the security industry. From mid-February to mid-March Security Systems News gathered opinions from its readers on the upcoming show.

How I Use My System: Mark Ein

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03/21/2018

Mark Ein, chairman of Kastle Systems, recently told Security Systems News about the security system he has at his home.

Planning underway for ISC West 2018

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Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Just over a month from now the Security Systems News team will be making our way to Las Vegas for this year’s ISC West Conference. That means that planning has certainly begun for exhibit floor visits and other commitments at the show.

My primary focus in the security space is the world of alarm monitoring. So, if you are a monitoring center, or are related to that side of the industry, and would like to meet up at the show, feel free to email me at sives@securitysystemsnews.com. It would be great if you’d also tell me a bit about what your company is planning for the show this year.

Though, I’m interested in many other areas of security as well. If you don’t fit in the above category, feel free to email me just the same. Be sure to include an overview of your company and what you'll be discussing at the show.

We've also got this month's SSN News Poll asking about companies' plans for the show. Are you planning to attend ISC West 2018? ISC West hosts several expos during the show—which interests you? How many people is your company sending to the show? Feel free to share your thoughts here

Whether we've spoken at each ISC West since my first in 2015, or if we haven't yet met, I hope to see you in Las Vegas come mid-April.

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