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How I Use My System: Joe Ebright

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05/02/2016

Joe Ebright joined Shiver Security Systems, a full service company based in Cincinnati, two years ago. The company maintains its own central station and last year moved into a new building. As the company’s territory sales manager, Ebright sells and manages accounts—for Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. In mid-April, just after ISC West, Security Systems News spoke to Ebright about the system he has at home.

Tyco Security Products' Anita Santos at Mentor Factor

Santos will speak on 'putting courageous leadership into practice'
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04/29/2016

WESTFORD, Mass.—Tyco Security Products announced that Anita Santos, Tyco Security Products VP of marketing, on May 2 will speak at an event developed by Mentor Factor, a professional development program for high-potential women in the financial services industry. The event will take place in New York.

ESX 2016 announces Innovation Award winners

Ten finalists will compete in Texas for ‘best of show’ honors
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04/27/2016

FORT WORTH, Texas—The 25 Innovation Award winners (see full list below) were announced by ESX today, and 10 finalists will be chosen from that list to battle it out in the second annual ESX TechVision Challenge, an interactive competition held live at ESX 2016 in the Fort Worth Convention Center, Texas, on Tuesday, June 7.

Five Questions: Wayne Campbell

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04/26/2016

Wayne C. Campbell recently joined Advance Technology as director of operations. He brings knowledge of customer service, leadership and change management to his new role at the growing company based in Scarborough, Maine. Prior to his new position, he worked as the customer support group manager for the IDEXX Laboratories, where he managed a team of nearly 100 customer-facing professionals performing onsite software/hardware installation, onboarding, training and support. Security Systems News recently asked Campbell five questions.

Parks Associates asks consumers about the smart home

Survey says consumers with security systems show more intentions to buy into smart home
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04/25/2016

DALLAS—In a Parks Associates’ survey of homeowners with broadband connections, those with a security system were more likely to say they intend to buy a smart home device in the next 12 months.

Market Trends: The golden years of the PERS market

Not all PERS device users are in their golden years; however, a user could be a 68-year-old long distance runner
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04/20/2016

YARMOUTH, Maine—The users of personal emergency response systems (PERS) are getting younger. They are generally technologically savvy. The technology is getting more advanced. And so monitoring stations, manufacturers and dealers have reasons to believe the golden age of PERS market growth has begun.

ESOP is a good idea, industry says

Some respondents said it doesn’t motivate employees
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04/18/2016

YARMOUTH, Maine—Integration firms Tech Systems and Pro-Tec Design both implemented Employee Stock Ownership Plans in the last 12 months, and most respondents to Security Systems News’ latest poll said that ESOP is a good plan, benefiting the owners and the employees.

The Great ISC West Roundup 2016

Top show topics included: Cybersecurity, wearable cameras and monitoring everything
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04/13/2016

LAS VEGAS—The line to register for ISC West on Wednesday, April 6, was six people across and ran out the door at the Sands Convention Center here.

How I Use My System: Brian Ciasnocha

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04/01/2016

Brian Ciasnocha, Per Mar Security Service’s director of sales-electronic security, has been in the industry for 16 years. He started with ADT in 1999 and joined Per Mar in October 2014. In early March, Ciasnocha talked with Security Systems News about the system he uses at home.

Guest Commentary: Technology trends in paradise

Andrew Lanning provides an integrator’s perspective on the recent HICTA show
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03/28/2016

HONOLULU—A group of 100 technology folks brought some serious security thought-leadership on topics such as identity management, cybersecurity, privacy and big data during the Hawaii Information Communication & Technology Association’s (HICTA’s) “Trends in Technology” trade show, which took place in Honolulu in March.

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SSN News Poll July 2016

With cybersecurity dominating much of the conversation at PSA-TEC and elsewhere, this month’s News Poll wants to know how your company is addressing cybersecurity.

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