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How I Use My System: Teresa Gonzalez

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02/28/2018

Teresa Gonzalez became the president of United Central Control in 2008. Lydia Security Monitoring acquired UCC in January 2016 and Gonzalez continues to lead the brand. Gonzalez talked with Security Systems News in early December about her home security system and what she likes about it.

SSN News Poll: Security is increasingly interested in CES

More SSN readers appear to be attending the show
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02/21/2018

YARMOUTH, Maine—Several companies in the security industry used CES 2018 as a platform to launch new products and offerings, including ADT, Alarm.com, Vivint and Medical Guardian to name a few.

Five Questions: Michael Ritt

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02/21/2018

Michael Ritt started in the industry in 2005 at AlarmWatch. He was recently hired as Security Partners’ director of dealer support in November 2017. In his new role, he oversees three of the company’s sites—in Lancaster, Pa.; San Antonio, Texas; and Las Vegas. In college, he was a music major. In mid-January, Security Systems News asked Ritt five questions.

Specifically Speaking with Jeff McCormack

AVP technical leader/sr. program manager with AECOM, based in Baltimore, Md.
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02/21/2018

As the AVP technical leader/sr. program manager for AECOM, McCormack provides technical and leadership support for MTA Systems Equipment & Engineering Department.

Parks Associates looks at smart home market, company tactics

Sixty percent of respondents to a Parks Associates survey say they don’t need to remotely control their devices
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02/14/2018

DALLAS—Parks Associates, a research firm based here, released a report that outlines how the smart home market and its products are changing and what companies are doing about overcoming barriers, entitled “Evolution of Smart Home Products and Services.”

Specifically Speaking with Brandon Frazier

Senior technology consultant, Elert & Associates Technology Consultants, based in Stillwater, Minn.
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02/14/2018

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How I Use My System: Gene Miller

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01/31/2018

Gene Miller, sales representative with Cen-Signal, has been with the company for 19 years, originally starting as an operator with the wholesale monitoring center. The company is based in Columbus, Ga. Miller talked with Security Systems News in mid-December about the security system he uses at home.

Specifically Speaking with Samuel D. Trotman

Director of Integrated Technology for Kadrmas, Lee & Jackson (KLJ) Integrated Technology, based in St. Paul, Minn.
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01/24/2018

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Readers weigh in on top trends in AI, access control, and IT

Responses divided on the next big things for access control
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01/24/2018

YARMOUTH, Maine—Ahead of Security Systems News’ upcoming 2018 TechSec Solutions conference, it asked readers about several of the topics from this year’s program, including artificial intelligence, the next tech for access control, and how IT is impacting the integrator.

ESX announces 2018 educational program

Show to build off of successful elements from 2017 show
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01/24/2018

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—ESX recently announced its lineup of educational sessions for the 2018 conference, to be held here June 19-22, including sessions on the latest smart home devices and the most disruptive technologies for the commercial market.

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SSN News Poll September 2018

There are recent changes to international trade, tariffs on a variety of products, that have impacts for many businesses in the U.S. Will these impact the security industry?