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Five Questions: Marty Borer

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07/23/2015

Marty Borer, 36, is the new general manager of Quick Response, a 24/7 monitoring company for security and burglary, fire, PERS and two-way voice monitoring. Before joining the company, based in Cleveland, he worked in operational management and IT, and, also, previously ran a dry cleaning business. Joining a security company fulfilled his desire to widen his skillset, he said. Security Systems News caught up with Borer to ask him five questions.

North American MNS becoming saturated

Market will still grow, especially software
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07/22/2015

DALLAS—The North American market for mass notification systems is getting saturated, IHS said, projecting the MNS market in the entire Americas region to see a CAGR of around 5.3 percent. However, MNS software is still driving the market’s growth.

SSN News Poll: PSIM definitions matter

PSIMs should be specific, vendor agnostic
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07/21/2015

YARMOUTH, Maine—Definitions matter when talking about PSIMs, said 48 percent of Security Systems News’ readers in the latest News Poll—it’s difficult to sell what isn’t understood, they said.

SIA opposes proposed changes in GSA pricing policy

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07/20/2015

WASHINGTON—A proposed fundamental change in GSA’s pricing policy would adversely impact the security industry, especially its small businesses, according to Jake Parker, SIA’s director of government relations.

Specifically Speaking with Ed Chandler

President of Security By Design, based in Pacheco, Calif.
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07/17/2015

Tell me about Security By Design's new innovations with its Architectural Security Standard?

Five Questions: Dan Krumme

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07/17/2015

Dan Krumme, a past Security Systems News “20 under 40” winner, was recently promoted to vice president, branch manager, at Cam-Dex Security’s St. Louis office. Cam-Dex focuses on design, testing and maintenance of integrated security systems.

Home automation should be smart, but simple

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07/16/2015

YARMOUTH, Maine—Home automation experts have heard the message loud and clear: simplify, simplify, simplify.

Specifically Speaking with Mark Bennett

President of MSB Security Consulting, based in Austin, Texas
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07/10/2015

What differentiates MSB Security Consulting in terms of experience?

How I Use My System: Devon Ritch

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07/08/2015

Devon Ritch is the director of IT for Doyle Security Systems, based in Rochester, N.Y. He started at the company six years ago as IT manager, his first position in the security space. Ritch said he is a “one-man show. Just about anything that’s IT, it’s me.” Among other duties, Ritch uses his home as testing grounds for various systems. In early June, Security Systems News caught up with him on the system he has in place now.

Vivint owners sell guard company for $1.67 billion

Blackstone sells Allied Barton to French PE group
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07/08/2015

NEW YORK—Blackstone, a private equity firm based here, recently announced the $1.67 billion sale of security guard company AlliedBarton to Wendel, a Paris-based private equity group. AlliedBarton is now looking at acquisitions, Robert Perry, president and CEO of Robert H. Perry and associates, told Security Systems News.

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SSN News Poll September 2015

The Millennial generation, those born between 1980 and 2000, were discussed at ESX. Panelists at the show discussed how to best train the generation in monitoring centers. Others noted that they’re a driving force behind the home automation and DIY market. How do Millennials affect your business?

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