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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.

ESX 2015: IoT changing lives, industry

Panelist stress need to respond, adapt
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07/01/2015

BALTIMORE—Just as the smartphone has transformed the way people conduct their day-to-day lives, the Internet of Things will, too, said panelists at ESX 2015.

The great ESX 2015 roundup

TechVision Challenge, other changes in program well-received, chairman says
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07/01/2015

BALTIMORE—ESX 2015 brought some positive changes to the program, held here June 24-26, according to ESX chairman George De Marco.

‘Leadership is 24/7. It’s not a job, it’s a position’

Ret. Maj. Gen. James Champion delivers ESX Keynote
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07/01/2015

BALTIMORE—Leadership is of top importance in both military service and the business world, said retired U.S. Army Special Forces Officer Maj. Gen. James Champion during his opening keynote address at ESX, held here.

Vivint owners sell AlliedBarton for $1.67 billion

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06/30/2015

NEW YORK—Blackstone, a private equity firm based here, today announced the $1.67 billion sale of security guard company AlliedBarton to Wendel, a Paris-based private equity group.

Security Systems News launches Cloud+

SSN introduces the security industry’s first conference dedicated to ‘all things cloud’
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06/22/2015

FOSTER CITY, Calif.—Security Systems News today announced it is launching the security industry’s first conference dedicated to all things cloud. Cloud+ will take place Dec. 7-8 in Silicon Valley at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Foster City, Calif.

CCTV market headed for growth, changes

Analog-based systems most prevalent now, IP-based to take over
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06/19/2015

NOIDA, India—The CCTV market is poised for growth, according to a RNCOS report, with a 7.5 percent CAGR expected in North America from 2014 to 2020, and a 12.2 percent CAGR globally during the same time period.

Industry favors women in the workplace

Diversity is good for business, say 81 percent
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06/17/2015

YARMOUTH, Maine—Readers responded positively when Security Systems News asked in its latest News Poll about women in the security industry. Many respondents have women in their company in executive roles, including some who are mentoring other females, and a vast majority said gender diversity is helpful for business.

How I Use My System: Barbara Holliday

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06/16/2015

Barbara Holliday, senior director of dealer support for Monitronics, started at the company in 1998 as a key account manager, overseeing 100 accounts. She now handles acquisitions and dealer support. At ISC West 2015, Holliday was recognized as one of the Women's Security Council’s Women of the Year. Security Systems News talked with her about the security system she uses at home.

PSIM—Just another four-letter word

Manufacturers define PSIM differently, what’s important for integrators to understand here?
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06/15/2015

DELRAY BEACH, Fla.—Jim Henry of systems integrator Kratos PSS described "physical security information management"—PSIM—as a term that has confounded and bamboozled the security industry for 10 years.

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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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