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ESA’s Chwat rates the regulation and legislation of interest in 2015

Broadband initiative is front of mind for ESA’s lobbyist
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01/30/2015

ALEXANDRIA, Va.—From changes in the way broadband will be expanded to federal funding for school security technology to nursing home surveillance, there is plenty of legislation of interest to security installers on Capitol Hill, according to John Chwat, ESA’s director of government relations.

Five Questions: Melissa Hansen

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01/27/2015

Melissa Hansen, the director of training for COPS Monitoring in Williamstown, N.J., started her career with the wholesale monitoring provider as a dispatcher 19 years ago. She now oversees COPS’ complete training program across its six central stations, including educating new employees, CSAA Five Diamond certification, proprietary training for dispatchers, customer service and disaster preparedness instruction. She also is one of this year’s Security System News’ 20 under 40 winners. In early January, Security Systems News caught up with Hansen and asked her five questions.

World Trade Center consulting firm acquired

Ross & Baruzzini buys DVS
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01/23/2015

ST. LOUIS—Ross & Baruzzini, based here, has acquired Ducibella Venter & Santore, a consulting firm currently working on the World Trade Center and the new Sandy Hook School.

Specifically Speaking with Roger Rueda

Sr. Project Manager, AECOM Transportation
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01/22/2015

Tell me about your role at AECOM and how it fits into AECOM’s global security and telecom engineering group?

Global physical security market to top $100 billion by 2019

North America will be biggest contributor 2014-2019
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01/20/2015

LONDON—The global physical security market will more than double in value to more than $100 billion between 2014 and 2019, according to a report from TechNavio. North America will remain the largest contributor to the market.

NewsPoll: Recession abating, growth to come

SSN readers signal good times ahead
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01/20/2015

YARMOUTH, Maine—The recession shows signs of letting up and there are better times to come in 2015, Security Systems News’ readers said in response to this month’s NewsPoll.

Specifically Speaking with John E. Harrington

President of Red Hill Security Consulting
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01/19/2015

You launched your consulting business four years ago, what vertical markets do you work in and what types of systems do you design?

Five Questions: Chad Swain

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12/23/2014

Chad Swain is the new general manager of Protection 1’s Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio, markets. His experience elsewhere ranges from commercial sales and installation manager to executive sales trainer, senior vice president of sales and regional general manager. Swain also owned and operated his own company as a manufacturer and distributor of security products including video, IP and HD cameras and DVRs. In November, Security Systems News caught up with Chad and asked him five questions.

CFATS reauthorization, at long last

Four-year extension will benefit industry
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12/22/2014

WASHINGTON—After a long wait for those in the industry, the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) have been extended for four years.

Security investment and finance in ’14

New players and investors enter security industry, show interest in innovative pricing and business models, expanded services
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12/12/2014

YARMOUTH, Maine—Valuations, at least for smaller security deals, were generally higher in 2014 compared to 2013. That is one area of agreement among three security finance and investment experts who participated in a Security Systems News virtual round table.

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SSN News Poll September 2015

The Millennial generation, those born between 1980 and 2000, were discussed at ESX. Panelists at the show discussed how to best train the generation in monitoring centers. Others noted that they’re a driving force behind the home automation and DIY market. How do Millennials affect your business?

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