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Industry 'visionary' killed in car crash

John Mabry was a CSAA board member and past president
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11/22/2011

YARMOUTH, Maine—Industry members are mourning the death of John Mabry, who died Friday in a head-on vehicle collision in Georgia while en route to visit family in that state. Mabry, Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA) president from 1981-1983 and also a longtime ex-officio board member, is being remembered this week for his expertise and dedication to the industry, and for his warm personality.

SecuritySpecifiers.com expands

Consultant site launches new searchable database of security products
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11/22/2011

SOUTHBURY, Conn.— SecuritySpecifiers.com is expanding. Managing director Ray Coulombe announced Nov. 21 that he’s launching a complimentary new service on the site, a comprehensive online database of security industry equipment and software suppliers.

Security companies among 
fastest-growing tech businesses

Avigilon ranks No. 4
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11/21/2011

YARMOUTH, Maine—Several companies that are active in the physical security space were listed on the Deloitte 2011 Technology Fast 500, released in October. Deloitte is a global professional services firm and has been compiling the list since 1995. Award winners were selected based on percentage of fiscal-year revenue growth from 2006 to 2010.

ESA supports background check law

Law would help security companies screen job applicants for criminal records
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11/10/2011

IRVING, Texas—The Electronic Security Association, based here, is asking members to help make the industry safer by supporting legislation that would allow electronic security companies to use the FBI’s database to determine whether job applicants have a criminal record.

Exit of Apple's security chief offers lessons for security professionals

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11/10/2011

The departure of Apple's VP of global security highlights the potential pitfalls former law enforcement officers face when transitioning into the private sector,

ISC Solutions kicks off with news

Don Erickson named SIA CEO
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11/03/2011

NEW YORK—ISC Solutions kicked off at noon on Nov. 2 with the usual ceremony and an announcement of some notable news.

Pueblo considering ECV

Local alarm companies dissatisfied
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10/13/2011

PUEBLO, Colo.—The Security Industry Alarm Coalition is facing opposition from local alarm companies in its work with municipal authorities here to create and adopt an acceptable ordinance that includes fines for false alarms and an enhanced call verification (ECV) policy.

New lender in the security space

Boathouse Capital looks to build a regional security company as well as do debt and equity financing in the $2m to $15m range
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10/06/2011

WAYNE, Pa.—Boathouse Capital, a middle-market mezzanine debt and equity investment fund located here, wants to expand its investments in the security industry—both as a lender and as the owner of a new regional security company, Boathouse partner Chong Moua told Security Systems News.

Major market no longer responding to unverified alarms

Moves from ECV to VR
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10/05/2011

DETROIT—City police here have instituted a new policy—effective Aug. 22—of no longer responding to alarms that aren't verified by the alarm system owner or the monitoring company.

ESX reinvests $1m in security industry since 2008

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10/03/2011

VIENNA, Va. and IRVING, Texas—AE Ventures, the management company that produces the annual Electronic Security Expo for the Central Station Alarm Association and the Electronic Security Association, announced on Aug.

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SSN News Poll May 2014

The fourth annual Barnes Associates/SSN/CSAA Wholesale Monitoring Study found the number of monitoring accounts in 2013 was up 19 percent over the previous year. The authors believe the influx of cablecos and telecoms into the industry is behind this "unprecedented growth." What are your thoughts on the impact these big new players are having?

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