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How I Use My System: Jonathan Byrd

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10/03/2018

Jonathan Byrd, manager of marketing for Dynamark Security Centers, has been with Dynamark for a little more than three years. He and his wife like using the system to play practical jokes, such as unlocking the front door or turning off lights remotely during a scary movie. Byrd spoke with Security Systems News about his home security system in early September.

Five Questions: Wendi Grinnell

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10/03/2018

Wendi Grinnell was recently promoted to the newly created position of vice president for VIZpin, a designer and manufacturer of a smartphone-based, Bluetooth-enabled access entry system. She joined VIZpin in January 2017 as marketing director, and has more than 20 years of marketing and sales leadership experience. Security Systems News asked Grinnell five questions.

SSN readers discuss leadership styles

Vast majority prefer an open and collaborative approach
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09/26/2018

YARMOUTH, Maine—Security Systems News features leaders, in articles, through the annual “20 under 40” awards, and in the Leadership Talks series. In the latest SSN News Poll, respondents talked about leadership approaches and how to encourage the next wave of influential professionals in the security industry.

Specifically Speaking with Jeff Smith

Principal and VP of TEECOM, based in Oakland, Calif.
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09/26/2018

What kinds of systems do you design/specify and what services does the company provide?

Mission 500 softball game a win-win

Charity event raises $48,000 for essential items for children and burn center in NYC Area
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09/19/2018

MIAMI—Mission 500, a non-profit charity supported primarily by the security industry and dedicated to serving the needs of children and communities in crisis, raised $48,000 at its third annual Security Softball Game on Aug. 26th at Overpeck County Park in Leonia, N.J.

Global home security system market to near $75 billion by 2023

Developments in IoT a driving factor, according to MarketsandMarkets report
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09/17/2018

PUNE, India—MarketsandMarkets, a research firm based here, recently published a study on the global home security system market. Analysts talk with Security Systems News about key technologies, growth predictions and potential market challenges.

ISC East announces keynoters for 2018

Show starts inaugural Keynote Series with this year’s event
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09/12/2018

NEW YORK—ISC East, to be held here Nov. 14-15, recently announced two keynote speakers for this year’s event: Philip Halpin, senior vice president & head of global security for financial firm Brown Brothers Harriman, and James A. Gagliano, a retired FBI supervisory special agent, CNN law enforcement analyst, and adjunct assistant professor at St. John’s University.

How I Use My System: Andy Stadler

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09/05/2018

Andy Stadler, the East Region sales representative for Security Partners, has been with the company for over 10 years. His experience ranges from dispatch operator to dealer support. He then transitioned into sales to share his knowledge and experience with our dealers. In mid-August, he talked with Security Systems News about the home security system he uses.

SSN readers weigh in on recent tariffs

Tariffs will impact security, most likely making cameras more expensive, respondents say
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09/05/2018

YARMOUTH, Maine—Trade tariffs have recently been announced on a variety of products and materials that could impact the physical security industry in the United States. Most respondents to Security Systems News’ latest news poll are in agreement that recently announced tariffs will impact the security industry, though opinion varied on whether trade will get better or worse in the near future.

Designing safer intelligent security systems with building automation

Ai-tronics’ Sheldon Gabriel provides a guest commentary on the topic of bringing systems together
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08/22/2018

Security systems installed in a typical facility consists of cameras, access control, intrusion sensors and fire alarms. Typically, these devices are placed behind a firewall on a dedicated network. Building control systems are installed on a secondary network can contains lighting, HVAC, fire protection, elevators/lifts, chillers and air/moisture sensors. These systems serve their purpose and will continue to be adapted and make facility systems design more complicated. This complexity can be controlled using common development tools and platforms. Not only will this approach make the process of creating smarter, safer, more energy efficient systems but will also reduce the number accidental deaths and injuries that occur every year.

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SSN News Poll April 2019

With data privacy taking center stage both in Europe with the Global Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and here in the U.S. as well, this month’s poll looks at how the security industry is handling this important topic.