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Five Questions: Chad Swain

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12/23/2014

Chad Swain is the new general manager of Protection 1’s Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio, markets. His experience elsewhere ranges from commercial sales and installation manager to executive sales trainer, senior vice president of sales and regional general manager. Swain also owned and operated his own company as a manufacturer and distributor of security products including video, IP and HD cameras and DVRs. In November, Security Systems News caught up with Chad and asked him five questions.

CFATS reauthorization, at long last

Four-year extension will benefit industry
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12/22/2014

WASHINGTON—After a long wait for those in the industry, the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) have been extended for four years.

Security investment and finance in ’14

New players and investors enter security industry, show interest in innovative pricing and business models, expanded services
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12/12/2014

YARMOUTH, Maine—Valuations, at least for smaller security deals, were generally higher in 2014 compared to 2013. That is one area of agreement among three security finance and investment experts who participated in a Security Systems News virtual round table.

News Poll: Casual and ‘fun’ is prevalent, helpful in the office

Some ‘focus on productivity over structure’
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12/08/2014

YARMOUTH, Maine—John Loud, owner of LOUD Security believes that without a positive company culture, “nothing else matters.” SSN readers discuss Loud’s approach and issues such as cellphone policies and casual working environments in the latest SSN News Poll.

Mega-brewery protects 700 workers with Eaton MNS

Great Southwestern Fire & Safety installs ALERiTY platform
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12/04/2014

SARASOTA, Fla.—When MillerCoors sought a new integrated emergency communications solution for its 150-acre mega-brewery in Fort Worth, Texas, it went with Eaton.

Global market for mass transit security to grow 76 percent by 2018

Railroads projected to be key growth area
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12/03/2014

LONDON—The global mass transit security market will grow 76 percent from 2013 to 2018 according to a TechNavio report that assesses the value of this market through examining surveillance, infrastructure, and identification.

SIA’s happy new year hinges on federal funds for schools, train surveillance rules

Other ongoing efforts remain on its agenda, too
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12/03/2014

WASHINGTON—Federal funding for school security technology and surveillance requirements for train cars are among the Security Industry Association’s top priorities for 2015, according Jake Parker, SIA’s director of government relations.

Specifically Speaking with Charles LeBlanc

Principal, Director of Engineering for BLW Security Group
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11/21/2014

Tell me about the origin of BLW and why you describe BLW’s approach to security consulting and engineering as holistic?

Five Questions: Jack Johnson

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11/21/2014

Jack Johnson is Securadyne Systems’ new director of strategic sales. Previously, he was co-founder and VP of sales and marketing for Intelligent Access Systems of North Carolina, which was acquired by Securadyne in 2014. He also was co-founder of Entry Systems Inc., which specialized in nationwide sales, service and deployment of hotel locking systems. He has more than 35 years of experience in the industry. In October, Security Systems News caught up with Jack and asked him five questions.

‘Get with the social media program’

Company reputations, brands, customer loyalty—and sales—are at stake, pro says
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11/19/2014

ORLANDO, Fla.—Jeffrey Gitomer, best-selling author and sales and customer service professional, likes to quote Bob Dylan—a lot. “The times, they are a changin’,” he said during his keynote speech at Honeywell’s Connect2014, held here.

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SSN News Poll January 2017

Some companies this year have discussed the benefit of moving from operating their own central stations to partnering with a third party monitoring center, including RFI Communications, Red Hawk Fire & Security and Comtronics. Will more companies switch to using wholesale centrals?