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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

DALLAS—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.

Educating integrators about cybersecurity for work on college campuses and elsewhere

IST’s Andrew Lanning: ‘It's incumbent upon us to elevate our game’
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03/17/2016

YARMOUTH, Maine—Andrew Lanning enjoys visiting college campuses and “the ubiquity of their Wi-Fi access.” But the reason he is on campus, usually, is that easy Wi-Fi access means easy prey for hackers and cyber threats.

Big ISC West exhibitors feature cybersecurity and name changes

Three big booth exhibitors talk with SSN about their presence at this year’s show
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03/16/2016

LAS VEGAS—Some of the biggest exhibitors are approaching the show with new topics top of mind, for some it’s cybersecurity, for others it’s branding after a name change.

Megamergers: benefit or pitfall?

Industry leans toward ‘benefit,’ but debate continues
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03/16/2016

YARMOUTH, Maine—Industry consolidation will accelerate this year with two megamergers—the Tyco/JCI deal and the ADT/Protection 1 merger—expected to close by the end of 2016. Does this activity help or hurt the industry? Respondents to Security Systems News’ latest news poll who said massive consolidation is good just barely edged out those who said these megadeals hurt the industry. Meanwhile, another group of respondents said they have other things to worry about.

Five Questions: Rich Cowan

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03/04/2016

Rich Cowan is Dynamark’s new director of sales for the western U.S., “basically, everything west of Texas,” as he described it. “My job is to introduce Dynamark to the western United States,” he said, a territory where the company is less prevalent. Prior to this role, he worked for COPS Monitoring for 12 years. Security Systems News caught up with Cowan, based out of Gilbert, Ariz., and asked him five questions.

Specifically Speaking with Lynda Buel

CEO of Columbus, Ohio- based SRMC
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03/04/2016

How long has SMRC been in business and how long have you been the owner and CEO?

Access control can produce access to intelligence

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03/04/2016

YARMOUTH, Maine—It doesn’t take a sophisticated access control system to keep people out of the building or allow them inside. Nor does it take a high-end system to provide useful data that can help a company’s bottom line.

How I Use My System: Domenic Cipollone

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02/29/2016

Domenic Cipollone, regional VP and general manager middle Tennessee and Kentucky, He is responsible for four branch locations and their overall profitability. He started in the alarm industry “right out of college,” 28 years ago and joined ADS two years ago. Security Systems News talked with him in early January about the system he has at home.

SIA and Mercer launch security degree program

Classes designed train young people start tomorrow
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02/24/2016

SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Security Industry Association and Mercer County Community College announced that classes for its inaugural course of Mercer’s Systems Technology associate’s degree in Applied Science, are beginning this week.

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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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