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Five Questions: Sean Flint

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04/26/2017

Sean Flint joined Convergint in May of 2016 as senior vice president, Eastern operations. Originally from Massachusetts, he has lived in Rochester, N.Y. since 1998. Security Systems News caught up with Flint and asked him five questions.

News Poll: Data analytics has value in the industry

Most say that operational efficiency and business intelligence are key uses
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04/19/2017

YARMOUTH, Maine—Data analytics and big data are big topics in the industry, coming up at several industry events—but is there value in it?

ISC West 2017 sees record attendance

More than 30,000 professionals attended, show floor had 200 new exhibitors
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04/19/2017

LAS VEGAS—Many of the companies Security Systems News talked with on the ISC West 2017 show floor commented on the good attendance. Following the show, Sherida Sessa, industry vice president for ISC Events, told SSN, “All of the metrics are up.”

ASIS announces enhancements to this year’s show in Dallas

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04/19/2017

ALEXANDRIA, Va.—ASIS International, an association for security management professionals worldwide, announced new schedule changes and enhancements to its lineup of top networking events for its 63rd Annual Seminar and Exhibits (ASIS 2017), convening Sept. 25-28 in Dallas, Texas.

How I Use My System: Dustin Vermast

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04/12/2017

Dustin Vermast is the strategic project manager with Security ONE, a full-service security company based out of Leamington, Ontario. Prior to joining the company about a year ago, “I spent the better part of my career in finance, in the banking industry,” Vermast said. Joining the security industry allowed him to pursue a passion for technology, he added. Vermast talked with Security Systems News in early March about his home alarm system

News Poll: Finding the right employees is a challenge

Majority says that fitting into company culture is what’s most important in candidates
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04/03/2017

YARMOUTH, Maine—A large majority of respondents to Security Systems News’ latest news poll say that hiring is a challenge, and 82 percent are looking to fill at least a couple of positions.

IHS weighs in on smart home deals

Focus is shifting from hardware to software and platforms
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04/03/2017

LONDON—IHS Markit sees disruption in the professional smart home market; Blake Kozak, IHS’ principal analyst, smart home and security technology, talked with Security Systems News about recent smart home deals and what they mean for the industry.

Specifically Speaking with Lim Chan

Senior consultant with Jensen Hughes, based in Chicago
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04/03/2017

What's your title and role at the company?

Technavio notes trends in the mass transit security market

Americas share to drop as a result of market saturation
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04/03/2017

LONDON—Technavio, a market research firm based here, recently published a report that covers the mass transit security market from 2017 to 2021. Among the firm's predictions is that the Americas market share continues growing but ceases to be the largest market portion.

Five Questions: Caine Mathy

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04/03/2017

Caine Mathy, who is now the security technology leader for Enterprise Fire and Security based in Milwaukee, has been with the company for nearly six years working with access control, video surveillance, security system and the integration of those systems. Security Systems News asked Mathy five questions.

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SSN News Poll November 2017

In the past month hurricane Harvey has struck Texas and Hurricane Irma has greatly impacted Florida. As companies that provide life safety, peace of mind and security, how do you prepare for large natural disasters?