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Specifically Speaking with Drew Deatherage

Vice president and co-founder of Crux Technology & Security Solutions in Fort Worth, Texas
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05/31/2017

My role is all things business development. We are small, so in addition to being a principal and managing client relationships, I manage sales, marketing (with outside help), and building strategic business relationships.

How I Use My System: Jeff Kesterson

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05/31/2017

Jeff Kesterson, owner of Nightwatch Security & Telephone, based in Sedalia, Mo., likes that he can access his home security system from his Tesla. In mid-April, Security Systems News talked with Kesterson about his home security system and how he has it set up.

Five Questions: Mike Wells

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05/31/2017

Mike Wells, who has been with Midwest Alarm Services for 13 years, was recently promoted to business development manager. He is responsible for managing the direct sales staff in Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois and Nebraska for life safety products and services. Wells holds a NICET level II in fire alarm. Security Systems News asked him five questions.

News Poll: Respondents positive on ISC West 2017

80 percent said that networking was the biggest benefit of the show
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05/24/2017

YARMOUTH, Maine—On this year’s ISC West Show Floor, and in speaking with Reed Exhibitions staff afterward, Security Systems News’ editors heard the show had great attendance. In SSN’s latest News Poll, respondents largely agreed.

Specifically Speaking with Eduardo E. De Diego, PSP

Senior systems analyst for Applied Security Research Associates in Kemptville, Ontario
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05/10/2017

What's your title and role at the company?
As the senior systems analyst, I work closely with clients and the rest of the team here at ASRA to meet clients’ needs. My responsibilities include preparing for design charrettes, crafting Threat Risk Assessments and CPTED studies, conducting equipment research, drafting security management systems designs, and writing specifications and reports. And that is before my first cup of coffee of the day!

SSN opens nominations for ‘20 under 40’ Class of 2017

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Security Systems News, for the 11th year in a row, is seeking the best and brightest young professionals in the security industry for its annual “20 under 40” awards.

"The award recognizes the next generation of leaders in our industry—the ones who are going to help push the security industry forward and drive the constant evolution in technology necessary to keep it strong and vibrant," said Paul Ragusa, editor of Security Systems News.

Nominations are now open. If an integrator, installer, monitoring center professional, dealer or end user stands out to you, feel free to submit their name here. Please specify which class your nomination is for—integrator, which encompasses roles within the industry, or end user. The deadline for nominations is Friday, June 30.

Employees from manufacturing or consulting companies are not eligible. However, they are encouraged to nominate an integrator or end user that is eligible. Nominees must be age 40 or younger—born in 1977 or later. You can nominate more than one person, and you can nominate yourself.

"Each year we look for security professionals who make everyone around them better through their dedication and hard work, and through their innovation and ambition to make a difference at their company or organization, and in the communities they work in," Ragusa said.

Profiles of each “20 under 40” award winner will appear at www.securitysystemsnews.com and in our print editions later this year.

All “20 under 40” award recipients will be honored at a special reception at SSN’s TechSec Solutions conference, held in Delray Beach, Fla., in February 2018. TechSec Solutions is the industry’s premier conference on new and emerging technologies, and “20 under 40” winners are often invited to speak at the conference.

Five Questions: Sean Flint

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04/26/2017

Sean Flint joined Convergint in May of 2016 as senior vice president, Eastern operations. Originally from Massachusetts, he has lived in Rochester, N.Y. since 1998. Security Systems News caught up with Flint and asked him five questions.

Specifically Speaking with Mark Bavousett

Senior consultant for WJHW, based in Dallas
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04/26/2017

What's your role at the company?

News Poll: Data analytics has value in the industry

Most say that operational efficiency and business intelligence are key uses
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04/19/2017

YARMOUTH, Maine—Data analytics and big data are big topics in the industry, coming up at several industry events—but is there value in it?

How I Use My System: Dustin Vermast

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04/12/2017

Dustin Vermast is the strategic project manager with Security ONE, a full-service security company based out of Leamington, Ontario. Prior to joining the company about a year ago, “I spent the better part of my career in finance, in the banking industry,” Vermast said. Joining the security industry allowed him to pursue a passion for technology, he added. Vermast talked with Security Systems News in early March about his home alarm system

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