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ESOP is a good idea, industry says

Some respondents said it doesn’t motivate employees
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04/18/2016

YARMOUTH, Maine—Integration firms Tech Systems and Pro-Tec Design both implemented Employee Stock Ownership Plans in the last 12 months, and most respondents to Security Systems News’ latest poll said that ESOP is a good plan, benefiting the owners and the employees.

The Great ISC West Roundup 2016

Top show topics included: Cybersecurity, wearable cameras and monitoring everything
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04/13/2016

LAS VEGAS—The line to register for ISC West on Wednesday, April 6, was six people across and ran out the door at the Sands Convention Center here.

How I Use My System: Brian Ciasnocha

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04/01/2016

Brian Ciasnocha, Per Mar Security Service’s director of sales-electronic security, has been in the industry for 16 years. He started with ADT in 1999 and joined Per Mar in October 2014. In early March, Ciasnocha talked with Security Systems News about the system he uses at home.

Guest Commentary: Technology trends in paradise

Andrew Lanning provides an integrator’s perspective on the recent HICTA show
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03/28/2016

HONOLULU—A group of 100 technology folks brought some serious security thought-leadership on topics such as identity management, cybersecurity, privacy and big data during the Hawaii Information Communication & Technology Association’s (HICTA’s) “Trends in Technology” trade show, which took place in Honolulu in March.

Specifically Speaking with Mark Schreiber

President, principal consultant of Safeguards Consulting, based in Greenville, S.C.
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03/25/2016

Tell me about the services Safeguards Consulting offers and your “open door policy.”

Five Questions: Jennifer Thomas

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03/22/2016

In January, Jennifer Thomas was promoted to her current role as VP of operations for Sonitrol of Fort Lauderdale. She started with the company 12 years ago as an installation coordinator. Thomas said that her career at the company has been an “organic evolution. I’ve taken things on a piece at a time and they’ve all flowed together well.” Security Systems News caught up with Thomas and asked her five questions.

US resi smoke detector market to hit $600 million

Texas, California and Florida are key growth geographies
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03/18/2016

LONDON—Between 2016 and 2020 the residential market for smoke detectors will grow, according to a recent Technavio report, and technological trends in the market will shift dramatically.

Educating integrators about cybersecurity for work on college campuses and elsewhere

IST’s Andrew Lanning: ‘It's incumbent upon us to elevate our game’
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03/17/2016

YARMOUTH, Maine—Andrew Lanning enjoys visiting college campuses and “the ubiquity of their Wi-Fi access.” But the reason he is on campus, usually, is that easy Wi-Fi access means easy prey for hackers and cyber threats.

Big ISC West exhibitors feature cybersecurity and name changes

Three big booth exhibitors talk with SSN about their presence at this year’s show
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03/16/2016

LAS VEGAS—Some of the biggest exhibitors are approaching the show with new topics top of mind, for some it’s cybersecurity, for others it’s branding after a name change.

Megamergers: benefit or pitfall?

Industry leans toward ‘benefit,’ but debate continues
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03/16/2016

YARMOUTH, Maine—Industry consolidation will accelerate this year with two megamergers—the Tyco/JCI deal and the ADT/Protection 1 merger—expected to close by the end of 2016. Does this activity help or hurt the industry? Respondents to Security Systems News’ latest news poll who said massive consolidation is good just barely edged out those who said these megadeals hurt the industry. Meanwhile, another group of respondents said they have other things to worry about.

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SSN News Poll September 2016

Some traditional security companies—like LOUD Security and Select Security—are entering the DIY market. What do you think about DIY?