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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.

Poll: Video technologies most talked about, poised for most advancement

Interoperability seen as a top concern
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10/25/2016

YARMOUTH, Maine—Following ASIS 2016, where many technologies were showcased and industry problems addressed, Security Systems News asked readers about top trends, and many pointed to video technologies and interoperability.

Five Questions: Dave Simon

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10/24/2016

YARMOUTH, Maine—H&S Protection Systems, based in Pewaukee, Wis., in August announced that it hired Dave Simon as the company’s director of business development. Simon said that in his new role, “There’s a shorter goal and a longer goal. The shorter goal is very sales oriented, digging up leads. … Longer term, it’s taking that sales side and sharing some of the things that are learned, along with techniques, for developing the business in new areas.” Security Systems News asked Simon five questions.

How I Use My System: Danny Holmgren

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10/05/2016

Danny Holmgren, president of Phoenix-based Titan Alarm, has been in the industry for 11 years. Holmgren was with Titan when the company opened in 2008. He started by focusing on the company’s commercial sales, and last year was promoted to his role as president. Security Systems News got the chance to talk with Holmgren about the alarm system he uses at home.

Specifically Speaking with Eric L. Wagner Sr., NICET

Data/Fire/Security designer for SSOE Group in Toledo, Ohio
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09/28/2016

How did you get into security consulting?

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