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Five Questions: Kurtis Erdman

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06/18/2018

Kurtis Erdman, recently hired at third party monitoring center NMC as its South Eastern regional sales manager, is based out of Pensacola, Fla. “I’m really tasked with promoting the NMC brand throughout the Southeast,” Erdman said. He called Southeast a “relatively untapped area” for NMC—“The Southeast is really a ripe territory for us. There’s lots of business there. There’s lots of great independent alarm installers.” In early June, Security Systems News asked Erdman five questions.

Specifically Speaking with Jarod Stockdale

Director security consulting and design, NV5, in Hollywood, Fla.
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06/18/2018

What's your role at the company?

NV5 is a dynamic engineering and consulting firm.We offer a wide variety of services from environmental and civil engineering, to mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire, and technology design. My role as a director in the Buildings, Technology, and Sciences (BTS) division of the company is to help lead the future of our business.

SSN News Poll gauges reader familiarity with GDPR

As of early June, most respondents know a little bit about the GDPR but are learning more
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06/18/2018

YARMOUTH, Maine—The EU General Data Protection Regulation—better known as the GDPR—became enforceable as of May 25. This regulation addresses how personal data of EU citizens is handled, with GDPR fines that could amount to more than 1 million euros per violation.

SSN Cloud+ conference set for Delray Beach

Industry’s only cloud-focused event offers education, networking and exhibits
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06/06/2018

YARMOUTH, Maine—Security Systems News is excited to announce the dates and location for Cloud+ 2018, which will be held in Delray Beach, Fla., Sept. 5-6.

How I Use My System: Brian Brower

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05/30/2018

Brian Brower, Vivint’s VP of product management, has 20 years of experience in product development. He is also the VP and GM of core services at the company. A big focus for Brower is the apps that Vivint has been developing, such as its new Streety neighborhood-focused app. Security Systems News talked with Brower in mid-May about his home security system.

Cloud+ 2018 program announced

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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Security Systems News is proud to announce that the program for our 2018 Cloud+ conference is now available! You can view the entire by clicking here, and there are a few highlights will be included below.

Cloud+ 2018 will be held at the Delray Beach Marriott in Delray Beach, Fla., on Sept. 5 and 6. This is a great location that has served SSN very well as the spot for its annual TechSec Solutions conference—and it’s right across from the beach. Registration is also open for the event and you can register through the Cloud+ website.

This year’s keynote speaker will be Rick Juarez, managing director of Imperial Capital, presenting “Finance and the Future for Cloud and Security.” Here, Juarez will cover the current M&A landscape within cyber- and physical security, particularly cloud-solution providers, and also take a look at what research says about key growth areas, challenges and opportunities.

Cloud+ 2018 will also feature a dynamic two-part session, looking at “How Can Cloud Help the Integrator,” with two separate panels, one from the perspective of integrators and another from the suppliers’ point of view.

The Day Two Keynote will be AJ Frazer, VP Sales, America, Agent Video Intelligence, presenting “How the Cloud Enables the Dream of AI.” Frazer will examine how cloud is helping realize artificial intelligence within the security industry.

We look forward to seeing you down in Delray Beach in early September!

Five Questions: Jeff Dietz

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05/16/2018

Jeff Dietz joined AvantGuard in early February as the operations manager, running the company’s Rexburg, Idaho, site. He has about 15 years of experience in call centers; this is his first role in the security industry. “What I’m really trying to create here in Rexburg is a culture of fun around some high performance goals,” he said. Security Systems News talked with Dietz in early May to ask him five questions.

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.

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