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Where are you in the 2G Sunset?

15 percent of respondents still have many customers on 2G
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07/13/2016

YARMOUTH, Maine—Respondents to Security Systems News’ latest poll on the 2G sunset show highly varied experiences: half said that areas lost 2G service before expected, 65 percent still have accounts to change over, and 25 percent said they can relax—there’s plenty of time before the sunset.

How I Use My System: Matt Eyrich

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07/08/2016

Matt Eyrich is the VP of commercial sales for LOUD Security, based in Kennesaw, Ga. He joined the company four years ago to lead the commercial sales division for the company. Since then, the division has added on an administrative employee, two sales people and is looking to hire a third commercial salesperson. Security Systems News got the chance to talk with Eyrich about the system he chose for his home

Mission 500 security industry softball fundraiser is Aug. 20

Organizers hope to raise $100,000 for kids
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07/06/2016

RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J.—Mission 500, a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the needs of children and communities in crisis, will hold its security industry softball game fundraiser Saturday, Aug. 20, from noon to 3 p.m. at Eisenhower Park in Westbury, N.Y.

Five Questions: Bob Grove

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07/01/2016

Select Security recently named Bob Grove as its new director of field operations and training. Grove first joined Select Security in 2003 as an installation technician and quickly rose through the ranks, most recently serving as the technical training manager. In addition to ensuring training across the enterprise, Grove now oversees more than 60 technicians and managers of the operations team. Security Systems News caught up with Grove and asked him five questions.

Specifically Speaking with Darnell Washington

President, CEO for SecureXperts, based in Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
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06/24/2016

Is SecureXperts an IT security consultant or a physical security consultant? Can you describe your services and tell us who your customers are?

How does your company handle cybersecurity?

Many respondents consider hiring a cybersecurity expert
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06/22/2016

YARMOUTH, Maine—Cybersecurity is a topic that has dominated industry events, like PSA-TEC. While 71 percent of respondents to Security Systems News’ latest poll have never experienced a cybersecurity breach, 29 percent say they have experienced a breach at their home or business.

Select Security restructures management

Company positions itself for continued growth this year
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06/21/2016

LANCASTER, Pa.—Select Security, a super-regional based here, announced changes to its senior leadership team, part of a restructuring of the company in preparation for continued growth this year. The company recently reached $1m in RMR, following several years of rapid growth both organically and through acquisition.

How I Use My System: Jorgia McAfee

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06/20/2016

Jorgia McAfee, VP of development with Gainesville, Fla.-based Crime Prevention Security Systems, has worked with the company for almost 20 years. “My family started this business in 1975 and I’ve been working here since I was in high school,” she said. McAfee has worked in “virtually every department, the only thing I haven’t done is work out in the field as a technician.” Now, her role focuses on major projects and acquisitions. Security Systems News asked her about the system she uses at home.

US leads global VSaaS market to 2020

Cloud video expected to hit $2.5b in Americas region by 2020
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06/15/2016

LONDON—Now, and for several years to come, the United States will have the largest share of the global VSaaS market and the most common application will be in the commercial space, according to a Technavio report on the global VSaaS market from 2016 to 2020.

ISC West 2016: Video surveillance, cloud and catching up customers

Most companies bring at least “a few” people to the show
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06/13/2016

LAS VEGAS—A majority of respondents to Security Systems News’ latest News Poll spent most of their time at ISC West 2016 looking at new technologies and speaking to vendors, and many said that they talked about video surveillance the most.

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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?