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Mobile apps benefit consumers, dealers and installers

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02/23/2017

YARMOUTH, Maine—People value convenience, and in many cases in the security space that means connectivity to mobile devices. Executives from Bosch and Honeywell talked with Security Systems News about the ways mobile apps are evolving in the security space, from replacing existing technologies to further benefiting dealers and installers.

Five Questions: Jay Stuck

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02/21/2017

Jay Stuck recently became the business development manager for Kastle Systems, a full service security company based in Falls Church, Va., with a presence around the country, including the New York City area. Security Systems News asked Stuck five questions in December.

Guest Commentary: Three Resolutions for a Changing Security Industry

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02/17/2017

Over the past years, the security industry has changed and with it emerged new challenges and opportunities. Today, cybersecurity, big data and the Internet of Things (IoT) are key trends that any large organization must address. In the security industry, it is important for organizations to realize these developments and formulate a strategy to meet client and stakeholder needs. Just as people use the new year to set major goals, so too can security leaders use the beginning of 2017 to make a plan to meet the industry’s biggest challenges. Below are a few resolutions that can benefit everyone in the security industry.

The challenge of hiring

Visibility, having the right offering for applicants can be key
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02/16/2017

YARMOUTH, Maine—Many companies, of all sizes in the industry, face the difficulty of finding the most qualified and best fitting candidates to join their team. Security Systems News talked with a few of these companies to hear what the applicant pool looks like, what they look for in new hires and how they bring in the best talent.

Specifically Speaking with Chris Fitzgerald

Security designer, Crossey Engineering Ltd. in
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02/08/2017

What's your role at Crossey Engineering?

News Poll: Majority of respondents use cloud

Video surveillance, analytics and storage listed as key usage by half
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02/01/2017

YARMOUTH, Maine—A majority of companies responding to Security Systems News’ latest News Poll said they are using the cloud, and selling more than ever, but several highlight difficulties in understanding the technology—either with employees or end users.

US a strong player in global PSIM market to 2024

Desire for situational awareness driving the market
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01/27/2017

ALBANY, N.Y.—A new report from Transparency Market Research projects that the global PSIM market will grow from $823 million in 2015 to about $3.8 billion by 2024, at an 18.7 percent CAGR, with the North American segment commanding a large presence throughout.

Mission 500 has a banner year

Charitable organization raised more than $800k in 2016
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01/26/2017

MIAMI—Mission 500, a non-profit charitable organization focusing on the security industry and dedicated to serving children and communities in need across the U.S., had a banner year in 2016, raising more than $800,000 in funds plus numerous in-kind donations and acts of

How I Use My System: Megan MacDonald

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01/23/2017

Megan MacDonald, VP of marketing for My Alarm Center, has been with the company for two years now. She manages marketing and communications for all of the company’s brands “including our regional branches, our B2B brand, as well as LivSecure, which is our dropship, Do-It-Yourself product.” Security Systems News spoke with MacDonald in December about her home alarm system.

ASG hosting The Great Conversation event in Seattle

Two-day forum will focus on security risk management in 2017
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01/18/2017

SEATTLE—The Aronson Security Group (ASG) is hosting The Great Conversation in Security event here at Bell Harbor International Conference Center, March 6-7, 2017. The theme for this year’s two-day forum is “Security Risk Management in 2017—The Risks, The Challenges, and The Opportunities.”

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SSN News Poll April 2017

For many companies in the security industry, finding the right people can be a challenge. SSN spoke with several professionals about this difficulty. How does your company attract, hire the best employees?