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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.

Specifically Speaking with Mark Schreiber

President, principal consultant of Safeguards Consulting, based in Greenville, S.C.
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03/25/2016

Tell me about the services Safeguards Consulting offers and your “open door policy.”

Five Questions: Jennifer Thomas

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03/22/2016

In January, Jennifer Thomas was promoted to her current role as VP of operations for Sonitrol of Fort Lauderdale. She started with the company 12 years ago as an installation coordinator. Thomas said that her career at the company has been an “organic evolution. I’ve taken things on a piece at a time and they’ve all flowed together well.” Security Systems News caught up with Thomas and asked her five questions.

US resi smoke detector market to hit $600 million

Texas, California and Florida are key growth geographies
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03/18/2016

LONDON—Between 2016 and 2020 the residential market for smoke detectors will grow, according to a recent Technavio report, and technological trends in the market will shift dramatically.

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SSN News Poll September 2017

A variety of dealers and monitoring centers have taken interest in the PERS, mPERS and medical monitoring space. How do you think PERS and security could interact?