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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 AlliedBarton 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.

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SSN News Poll August 2016

The final sunset date for 2G—Dec. 31, 2016—is fast approaching. Speakers at last year’s Honeywell CONNECT conference said that dealers needed to get started. John Loud said in early 2016 that avoiding the hassle of 2G conversions would result in more companies looking to sell. Where is your company in the sunset?

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