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SSN checks in with winners from the first '20 under 40' class

Class of 2007 honorees reflect on changes over the past 10 years in the industry
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10/05/2016

YARMOUTH, Maine—Every year, Security Systems News recognizes 20 young professionals in the systems integration and monitoring space for their accomplishments. This month, SSN is announcing its 10th year of “20 under 40” integrator winners. To commemorate this, SSN caught up with several of the first honorees—the Class of 2007—to hear their perspective about how the industry has changed over the past 10 years, and what might be ahead in the next 10 years.

Convergint buys Dakota Security

Deal brings banking vertical expertise, opportunity for Dakota to go global
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01/04/2016

SCHAUMBURG, Ill.– Convergint Technologies, a global systems integrator based here, today announced the acquisition of Dakota Security Systems, one of the fastest growing and most well respected systems integrators in the country.

Security fundamentals can be strong weapons against cyberattacks

Integrators need to be able to do more than just bring in the IT people
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02/18/2015

YARMOUTH, Maine—The recent security crisis at Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield reaffirms that the constant threat of cyber hacks is the new normal. Business as usual in the security industry doesn’t exist anymore. So what kinds of proactive steps are integrators and central stations taking to prevent cyberattacks?

Cyber security a recurring theme at PSA-TEC

Drako: ‘Where was your DVR made? Is it connected to the Internet?’
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05/07/2014

WESTMINSTER, Colo.—The data breach that brought down Target CEO Gregg Steinhafel is being used as a cautionary tale here at PSA-TEC.

The "haves and have-nots of security integration companies"

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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

PSA TEC is in full swing. The action started on Sunday night, but I arrived late on Monday. Yesterday I spent the day (Tuesday) talking to PSA Security integrators and members and attending four different educational sessions.

Dakota Security opens seventh office

‘Modern-day Gold Rush’ spells opportunity for integrator
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04/25/2012

RAPID CITY, S.D.—Dakota Security, a PSA Security owner, on April 18 opened its seventh office here. It will serve as a logistical base of operations for Dakota to take advantage of security opportunities arising from the booming local economy, Eric Yunag, CEO of Dakota Security, told Security Systems News.

PSA Security launches Leadership Institute

Program designed to be relevant to integrators and flexible enough for company executives to participate in
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10/27/2011

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—The CEO of a successful independent integration firm is likely a great manager, but is he or she a great leader? Maybe, but not necessarily, said PSA Security CEO Bill Bozeman on Oct. 24, when he announced the launch of a new training program for integrators called PSA Security Leadership Institute.

What’s PEG?

Why PSA integrators will come back to PEG
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05/26/2011

WESTMINSTER, Colo.—Dakota Security president Eric Yunag showed up a day early for the PSA-TEC conference here last week so he could meet with seven other systems integrators for a quarterly meeting of a ‘PEG’.

Business warms up

Dakota Security chief encourages social media use to take advantage of new business opportunities
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04/28/2011

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.—Business is looking up in 2011, but it’s not business as usual, says Dakota Security president Eric Yunag.
Yunag said he’s seeing more business opportunities in the first quarter of 2011 than he’s seen in the past three to five years, but it’s not coming from the same old places.