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Specifically Speaking with Chris Fitzgerald

Security designer, Crossey Engineering Ltd. in
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02/08/2017

What's your role at Crossey Engineering?

News Poll: Majority of respondents use cloud

Video surveillance, analytics and storage listed as key usage by half
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02/01/2017

YARMOUTH, Maine—A majority of companies responding to Security Systems News’ latest News Poll said they are using the cloud, and selling more than ever, but several highlight difficulties in understanding the technology—either with employees or end users.

US a strong player in global PSIM market to 2024

Desire for situational awareness driving the market
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01/27/2017

ALBANY, N.Y.—A new report from Transparency Market Research projects that the global PSIM market will grow from $823 million in 2015 to about $3.8 billion by 2024, at an 18.7 percent CAGR, with the North American segment commanding a large presence throughout.

Mission 500 has a banner year

Charitable organization raised more than $800k in 2016
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01/26/2017

MIAMI—Mission 500, a non-profit charitable organization focusing on the security industry and dedicated to serving children and communities in need across the U.S., had a banner year in 2016, raising more than $800,000 in funds plus numerous in-kind donations and acts of

How I Use My System: Megan MacDonald

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01/23/2017

Megan MacDonald, VP of marketing for My Alarm Center, has been with the company for two years now. She manages marketing and communications for all of the company’s brands “including our regional branches, our B2B brand, as well as LivSecure, which is our dropship, Do-It-Yourself product.” Security Systems News spoke with MacDonald in December about her home alarm system.

ASG hosting The Great Conversation event in Seattle

Two-day forum will focus on security risk management in 2017
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01/18/2017

SEATTLE—The Aronson Security Group (ASG) is hosting The Great Conversation in Security event here at Bell Harbor International Conference Center, March 6-7, 2017. The theme for this year’s two-day forum is “Security Risk Management in 2017—The Risks, The Challenges, and The Opportunities.”

Specifically Speaking with Kathryn Bartunek

Program manager and security engineer for AECOM in New York
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01/04/2017

What's your role at AECOM?

How I Use My System: Jack DeMao

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12/21/2016

Jack DeMao, CEO of Electric Guard Dog, joined the company about nine years ago. “I am attracted to opportunities that require big change,” DeMao said. “With Electric Guard Dog, there was such a growth opportunity it required a lot of investment in order to be able to grow … the way it should grow. That kind of thing excites me.” In late October, Security Systems News talked with DeMao about how he protects his home.

Poll: Monitoring and the switch to wholesale

Sixty-eight percent of respondents say there is a benefit to switching to third party
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12/21/2016

YARMOUTH, Maine—Several security companies with monitoring centers switched to using third party monitoring in 2016; RFI Communications switched to Rapid Response in March, Red Hawk Fire & Security partnered with Affiliated Monitoring in October and Comtronics switched its monitored accounts to NMC. Respondents to Security Systems News’ latest poll see this trend continuing in the future.

Guest Commentary: Video surveillance innovation driving security industry growth, investor interest

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12/21/2016

Over the past year, the security industry has continued to grow and draw significant interest from investors, due in part to the noteworthy gains of one technology in particular: video surveillance.

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SSN News Poll September 2017

A variety of dealers and monitoring centers have taken interest in the PERS, mPERS and medical monitoring space. How do you think PERS and security could interact?