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How I Use My System: Eric Garner


Eric Garner is the COO of family-operated Mountain Alarm, an installer based in Ogden, Utah. He has worked full time with the company for eight years, and manages the relationship between the company’s offices in Utah, Idaho, Colorado, Arizona and Montana. Security Systems News caught up with Eric and talked about his home system…

Five Questions: Marty Borer


Marty Borer, 36, is the new general manager of Quick Response, a 24/7 monitoring company for security and burglary, fire, PERS and two-way voice monitoring. Before joining the company, based in Cleveland, he worked in operational management and IT, and, also, previously ran a dry cleaning business. Joining a security company fulfilled his desire to widen his skillset, he said. Security Systems News caught up with Borer to ask him five questions.

North American MNS becoming saturated

Market will still grow, especially software

DALLAS—The North American market for mass notification systems is getting saturated, IHS said, projecting the MNS market in the entire Americas region to see a CAGR of around 5.3 percent. However, MNS software is still driving the market’s growth.

SSN News Poll: PSIM definitions matter

PSIMs should be specific, vendor agnostic

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


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.

Tell me about Security By Design's new innovations with its Architectural Security Standard?

Five Questions: Dan Krumme


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


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

What differentiates MSB Security Consulting in terms of experience?

How I Use My System: Devon Ritch


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.



SSN News Poll November 2015

Security industry executives need to make careful decisions about attending tradeshows and conferences. Time away from the office needs to be worth the time and money. How do you decide which events to attend?

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