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Growth predicted in the global physical security market

North America’s compounded annual growth rate slightly outpaces global rate
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09/25/2017

PUNE, India—In a MarketsandMarkets report that covers the global physical security market from 2016 to 2021, the research firm predicts a 10.1 percent CAGR in the time period, bringing the global market’s value from $69.63 billion in 2016 to $112.43 billion by 2021.

Specifically Speaking with Michael Wright

Principal and chief technology officer, California Technical Concepts in Oakley, Calif.
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09/25/2017

How did you get started in security and designing/specifying and what is your background?

Five Questions: Jack Sigler

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09/25/2017

Jack Sigler was recently hired to the role of national director, Security Systems and Engineering, for Allied Universal, a $5.1 billion security company with more than 150,000 employees. Based in the company’s Richardson, Texas, office, he oversees the national sales team for the Monitoring and Response Center (MaRC). Security Systems News recently asked Sigler five questions.

Brivo’s Steve Van Till publishes book

Security veteran explores five technologies transforming physical security in the digital age
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09/20/2017

BETHESDA, Md.—Steve Van Till, co-founder, president and CEO of Brivo, a cloud services provider, recently published a book entitled The Five Technological Forces Disrupting Security: How Cloud, Social, Mobile, Big Data and IoT are Transforming Physical Security in the Digital Age.

News Poll: Harmful alarm ordinances worry security companies

More education for end users would help false alarms, 59 percent said
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09/20/2017

YARMOUTH, Maine—In order to combat false alarms, some municipalities—most recently with Sandy Springs, Ga.—seek to bring false alarm fines to alarm companies, and 70 percent of respondents to SSN’s latest News Poll say that this can be a big problem for the industry.

SSN begins Leadership Talks

New weekly webinar series on Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. Eastern
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09/20/2017

YARMOUTH, Maine—Security Systems News last week started a new webinar series to showcase different approaches to leadership from notable professionals in the industry.

How I Use My System: Jack Doyle

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09/13/2017

Jack Doyle, business development manager for Doyle Security Systems, is focused on sales and marketing campaign with the company as well as operational efficiencies. Security Systems News talked with Doyle about the system he uses at home.

News Poll: Reader opinions vary on PERS offerings for the security dealer

67 percent see mPERS as a large technology in the market
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09/06/2017

YARMOUTH, Maine—Security Systems News asked its readers about personal emergency response systems and how the offering could fit in with a traditional alarm dealer’s portfolio; some see the two systems as different, others say there is opportunity for security dealers.

Specifically Speaking with Ryan Schonfeld

Founder and president of RAS Consulting & Investigations based in Hermosa Beach, Calif.
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09/06/2017

What's your role at the company?
As the founder and president of RAS Consulting & Investigations, I am in charge of day-to-day operations, overseeing new contracts and projects, working with existing clients to ensure we’re continually adding value, and generally supporting the RAS team.

Guest Commentary: How sales managers can overcome their No. 1 challenge

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09/06/2017

When I was promoted to sales management for the first time, my new boss, Scott, brought me to our corporate headquarters for informal on-boarding. I was 30 years-old, and was taking over a team of seven former peers that were older and more tenured than me. Scott took a risk by promoting me, so he wanted to make sure his decision worked. When I arrived, he skipped the typical pleasantries, and went straight into his message. The words he used to open his monologue still ring in my ears today…

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SSN News Poll January 2019

With Thanksgiving just around the corner and the holiday season shortly behind, and with companies already planning the budget for 2019, it’s getting time to look ahead at what the new year will hold for the industry. What do you see as top trends for 2019?