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Mission500 starts annual security softball game

Six weeks after inception, organization raises half its goal
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06/03/2015

RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J.—Mission500 is hosting an Annual Security Industry Softball Game here on Sept. 12; the goal is to raise $100,000 to help U.S. children in need.

Five Questions: Jeff Auman

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05/28/2015

Jeff Auman is vice president of residential sales for ADT. Before joining the company last November he held a number of leadership positions at Sprint, most recently as vice president, product operations.

Biometrics access control: not perfect, but possibly inevitable

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05/27/2015

YARMOUTH, Maine—Biometrics is the present and the future of access control. Some integrators and manufacturers of facial, iris and fingerprint recognition systems talk as if the markets are growing so fast that cards and keys may seem as old-school as paper checks. Others, however, caution that end users still need time to digest what is happening and what’s ahead.

Industry divided on Google’s effect on security industry

News Poll: Few believe Google will seek professional monitoring
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05/19/2015

YARMOUTH, Maine—Google, in March of this year, acquired patents relating to residential security. Twelve months earlier, Google acquired the smart home thermostat Nest. Is Google planning a big move into the security space? Should the industry be nervous? Security Systems News readers were evenly divided among those who are worried, those who are not worried, and those who plan to worry about Google if and when it gets seriously involved in the industry.

ESX veterans talk about what brings companies back

DIY panels, video verification catch show veterans’ attention
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05/13/2015

BALTIMORE—ESX veterans told Security Systems News that peer-to-peer learning and networking are among the offerings that keep them coming back to the annual event that will take place here June 24-26.

North American perimeter security market to grow

Growth across all sectors, higher in some
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05/11/2015

DALLAS—Technavio predicts growth in North America’s perimeter security market to be about $5.7 billion by 2019, up from $4.1 billion in 2014, a 39 percent increase.

State legislatures and security technology

LPR, body cams, data centers are topical in 2015
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05/07/2015

SILVER SPRING, Md.—Legislation dealing with security technology, most notably body-cams for law enforcement and data centers’ tax status, made an appearance at the state level this year, according to SIA.

Specifically Speaking with Jeff Pronschinske

Security practice leader, Mead & Hunt, Wauwatosa, Wisc.
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05/04/2015

How many employees does Mead & Hunt have? How many are involved with physical security and what is your specialty?

Five Questions: Joe Albaugh

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04/30/2015

Joe Albaugh is the chief security officer at Vivint, a job he has held for 10 months. He is responsible for the “convergence of security practices,” he says, including the operational security of products, cybersecurity and personal and physical security.

How I Use My System: Joey Rao-Russell

Kimberlite’s president and CEO talks about her home security system
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04/24/2015

Joey Rao-Russell, Kimberlite’s president and CEO and a Security Systems News “20 Under 40” winner, has worked at Kimberlite for 13 years. She started in the accounting department, was named COO in February 2012 and then CEO later in 2012. She holds a degree in criminal justice and sociology, which made the security industry “a nice fit,” Rao-Russell said. SSN recently spoke with her about the system she uses at home.

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SSN News Poll August 2015

Physical security information management—PSIM—software has been around for a decade, but disagreement about what PSIM is and where it belongs persists. PSIM is projected to grow in the North American market by $1.3 billion by 2019. How do you view PSIM?

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