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Securing new opportunities in the government security sector

A guest commentary from Jeff Huggins, ASSA ABLOY's director of government programs
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08/01/2018

Government contracts on any level—be they federal, state or municipal—can be complex. And in no other industry is the complexity more prevalent than in security. Whether it is in the systems that protect the networks where data lives, or the physical security components that protect the building and people within, the requirements and expectations for security dealers and integrators taking on government contracts are incredibly high.

Specifically Speaking with Bret Emerson

President and owner of Commtech Design Inc. based in Rockford, Mich.
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08/01/2018

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

SIA seeks nominations for 2018 George R. Lippert award

High honor recognizes service and leadership in the security industry
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08/01/2018

SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Security Industry Association is now seeking nominations for the 2018 George R. Lippert Memorial Award, an honor presented annually to a distinguished individual for long-term, selfless service to the security industry and to SIA. The Lippert Award will be presented during SIA Honors Night on Wednesday, Nov. 14, in New York City. Nominations for 2018’s award are being accepted through Friday, Aug. 24.

News Poll: SSN readers positive on voice interaction

Majority of poll respondents see smart home control as voice’s best application
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07/25/2018

YARMOUTH, Maine—IHS Markit recently released data that the market for voice operated alarm systems will be growing to 2022. Security Systems News asked its readers how they feel about the technology and most say it’s a meaningful user interface.

Five Questions: Curtis Robertson

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07/03/2018

Curtis Robertson is now the central station manager at CPI Security, based in Charlotte, N.C. He took on the new role, in addition to his previous role as the company’s account creation manager, on May 21. In late June, Security Systems News caught up with Robertson to ask him five questions.

How I Use My System: Bryan Viau

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06/27/2018

Bryan Viau, chief operating officer of VTI Security, has been with the company for 21 years. “[For] the first part of my career, I ran a software company that we owned, called Loss Control Solutions and when we sold that division I came back to VTI,” he said. Viau recently put a new system in his home and talked with Security Systems News about it in late May.

GSX accepting entries for Innovative Product Awards

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06/27/2018

ALEXANDRIA, Va.—ASIS International, an organization for security management professionals worldwide, invites exhibiting companies to enter the 2018 Innovative Product Awards (IPA)—a competition recognizing the most groundbreaking offerings on the Global Security Exchange (GSX) expo floor. Winners will be announced and recognized at GSX, which takes place Sept. 23-27 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, and is expected to attract more than 20,000 security professionals from 100-plus countries, ASIS announced.

Voice control on the rise for security systems, IHS Markit says

Convenience and consumer choice among factors pushing voice forward
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06/27/2018

LONDON—IHS Markit, a research firm based here, recently released findings that forecast an uptick coming for voice activation in security systems.

SSN News Poll gauges reader familiarity with GDPR

As of early June, most respondents know a little bit about the GDPR but are learning more
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06/18/2018

YARMOUTH, Maine—The EU General Data Protection Regulation—better known as the GDPR—became enforceable as of May 25. This regulation addresses how personal data of EU citizens is handled, with GDPR fines that could amount to more than 1 million euros per violation.

Specifically Speaking with Jarod Stockdale

Director security consulting and design, NV5, in Hollywood, Fla.
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06/18/2018

What's your role at the company?

NV5 is a dynamic engineering and consulting firm.We offer a wide variety of services from environmental and civil engineering, to mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire, and technology design. My role as a director in the Buildings, Technology, and Sciences (BTS) division of the company is to help lead the future of our business.

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SSN News Poll February 2019

As we head into 2019, this month's poll looks to gauge the overall state of industry.