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News Poll: How do security companies prepare for natural disasters?

Fifty-six percent support the idea of a coordinated industry effort to help those affected
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10/25/2017

YARMOUTH, Maine—In August and September large weather events—Hurricanes Harvey and Irma—made landfall in the United States; Security Systems News asked its readers how they prepare ahead of natural disasters, and what can be done for those affected.

How I Use My System: Rick Simpson

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10/18/2017

Rick Simpson, vice president technical services of Vector Security, has been with the company for 33 years. He “started as a service technician, then moved up through the ranks.” Simpson is a past chair of the ESA Standards Fire/Life Safety Committee. Security Systems News talked with Simpson in August about the security system he uses at home.

Meet SSN’s ‘20 under 40’ Integrator Class of 2017

Winners highlight the ability to help others and the benefits of including experience from outside of the security industry
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10/04/2017

YARMOUTH, Maine—Every year Security Systems News receives a great list of nominations for its “20 under 40” awards and we are proud to announce this year’s integrator winners.

Five Questions: Jack Sigler

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09/25/2017

Jack Sigler was recently hired to the role of national director, Security Systems and Engineering, for Allied Universal, a $5.1 billion security company with more than 150,000 employees. Based in the company’s Richardson, Texas, office, he oversees the national sales team for the Monitoring and Response Center (MaRC). Security Systems News recently asked Sigler five questions.

Specifically Speaking with Michael Wright

Principal and chief technology officer, California Technical Concepts in Oakley, Calif.
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09/25/2017

How did you get started in security and designing/specifying and what is your background?

SSN begins Leadership Talks

New weekly webinar series on Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. Eastern
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09/20/2017

YARMOUTH, Maine—Security Systems News last week started a new webinar series to showcase different approaches to leadership from notable professionals in the industry.

Speco is ‘Giving You More’

As much of the industry is focused on low price and high volume, Speco is adding more value
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09/20/2017

AMITYVILLE, N.Y.—When I asked T.J. Dickson, Speco Technologies VP of sales and marketing, what the message was behind Speco’s new tagline “Giving You More,” he noted that the phrase has a much deeper meaning than what appears on the surface, as it relates to how the company is responding to the current price pressures going on within the video surveillance market.

News Poll: Harmful alarm ordinances worry security companies

More education for end users would help false alarms, 59 percent said
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09/20/2017

YARMOUTH, Maine—In order to combat false alarms, some municipalities—most recently with Sandy Springs, Ga.—seek to bring false alarm fines to alarm companies, and 70 percent of respondents to SSN’s latest News Poll say that this can be a big problem for the industry.

How I Use My System: Jack Doyle

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09/13/2017

Jack Doyle, business development manager for Doyle Security Systems, is focused on sales and marketing campaign with the company as well as operational efficiencies. Security Systems News talked with Doyle about the system he uses at home.

Five Questions: Eric Thompson

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08/30/2017

Eric Thompson began working for Securitas Electronic Security in April as a talent acquisition specialist, where he focuses on staffing needs throughout every function of the organization. With Securitas growing, Thompson said he has the opportunity to “work with some exceptionally talented people,” onboarding sales professionals and service technicians. Security Systems News asked him five questions.

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