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News Poll: ADT and TycoIS' to look at small business

Smaller regional providers not too worried about ADT and TycoIS’ focus

YARMOUTH, Maine—Now that the non-compete between ADT and TycoIS has expired and both companies have indicated that they will go after the small business market, should regional security companies be nervous about losing market share to the big national? Not too much, according to the latest SSN News Poll.

Women in Security: Specifically Speaking with Jeanine C. Lovejoy

Principal/Owner, The Consulting Group

Your consulting company began as an environmental design firm and branched out to include security consulting in 2006. How would you describe your approach to security specification projects, and can you name a few projects you’ve worked on?

ESA pushes forward during lame-duck session

A number of important issues still on table will, at least, be picked up next year

ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Electronic Security Association doesn’t expect much to happen to benefit the industry in the waning days of the lame-duck Congressional session, but that doesn’t mean it’s not pursuing its goals to the fullest.

Five Questions: Josh Cummings


Josh Cummings recently was promoted to director, engineering services, for Minneapolis-based VTI Security. He is charged with engaging and coordinating the engineering activity in all VTI offices. He will report to Rick Allan, chief technology officer, and they will identify best practices, lead VTI’s technology decisions and guide the technical training needs for the company.

Fighting ORC requires new tech, partnerships, experts say

New England ORC conference grows

WORCESTER, Mass.— Loss prevention specialists were encouraged to embrace new technology and to network and form partnerships with law enforcement at the eighth annual conference of the New England Organized Retail Crime Alliance, which convened here last month.

Google’s Brian Katz to keynote TechSec 2015

TechSec 2015 educational program line up, speakers announced

DELRAY BEACH, Fla.—Safety in the cloud, the battle for decision-making with video surveillance and the affect of retail-focused security technology on other vertical markets are among the topics that will be examined and debated at TechSec 2015, the security industry’s p

SIA questions GSA pricing policy

Anecdotal evidence shows companies are being unfairly rejected

WASHINGTON—Uncertainties surrounding the General Service Administration’s new schedule pricing policies for products and services need to be further examined, according to Jake Parker, government relations director at the Security Industry Association.

How I use my system

Talking panels and keypads with Bob Schott

Bob Schott was recently hired as director of information technology at Security Partners, a wholesale monitoring company based in Lancaster, Pa. In his new position, Schott will oversee all aspects of IT in Security Partners’ three central stations.

Five questions: Andre Greco


Andre Greco is the new VP of sales and marketing for Columbus, Ohio-based systems integrator Xentry Systems Integration. He’ll focus on driving strategic sales and marketing programs that enhance brand awareness and market share.

News Poll: CEDIA gaining the industry’s attention

A majority of respondents believe the home technology expo is best for residential companies, but some say integrators and monitoring can also benefit from the show




SSN News Poll December 2016

Some companies take a focused approach to breaking into­—or growing within particular—vertical markets; "We are really heavy on the casino side, so we decided—let’s be the No. 1 gaming integrator in North America,” said Surveillance Systems Inc. president Todd Flowers. Where do you see the next big opportunity?