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Larry Folsom recognized with SIA award

Folsom to receive Jay Hauhn Excellence in Partnerships Award
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10/17/2018

SILVER SPRING, Md.—SIA recently named Larry Folsom as this year’s recipient of the Jay Hauhn Excellence in Partnerships Award, which recognizes security professionals who foster collaboration in the industry. The award will be presented at the SIA Honors Night on Nov. 14 in New York City.

SSN News Poll: Is 2018 the year of the acquisition?

It has been a busy year for M&A, according to 69 percent
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10/17/2018

YARMOUTH, Maine—It seems as though 2018 is a hot year for financial transactions in the security industry. At the time of writing, Security Systems News has covered more than 65 mergers and acquisitions this year.

Steve Van Till authored the ASIS Security Industry Book of the Year

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10/10/2018

LAS VEGAS—ASIS International recognized The Five Technological Forces Disrupting Security: How Cloud, Social, Mobile, Big Data and IoT are Transforming Physical Security in the Digital Age by Steve Van Till, CEO of Brivo, as the 2018 ASIS Security Industry Book of the Year at GSX, held here Sept. 23-27.

How I Use My System: Jonathan Byrd

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10/03/2018

Jonathan Byrd, manager of marketing for Dynamark Security Centers, has been with Dynamark for a little more than three years. He and his wife like using the system to play practical jokes, such as unlocking the front door or turning off lights remotely during a scary movie. Byrd spoke with Security Systems News about his home security system in early September.

Five Questions: Wendi Grinnell

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10/03/2018

Wendi Grinnell was recently promoted to the newly created position of vice president for VIZpin, a designer and manufacturer of a smartphone-based, Bluetooth-enabled access entry system. She joined VIZpin in January 2017 as marketing director, and has more than 20 years of marketing and sales leadership experience. Security Systems News asked Grinnell five questions.

SSN readers discuss leadership styles

Vast majority prefer an open and collaborative approach
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09/26/2018

YARMOUTH, Maine—Security Systems News features leaders, in articles, through the annual “20 under 40” awards, and in the Leadership Talks series. In the latest SSN News Poll, respondents talked about leadership approaches and how to encourage the next wave of influential professionals in the security industry.

Specifically Speaking with Jeff Smith

Principal and VP of TEECOM, based in Oakland, Calif.
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09/26/2018

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

Mission 500 softball game a win-win

Charity event raises $48,000 for essential items for children and burn center in NYC Area
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09/19/2018

MIAMI—Mission 500, a non-profit charity supported primarily by the security industry and dedicated to serving the needs of children and communities in crisis, raised $48,000 at its third annual Security Softball Game on Aug. 26th at Overpeck County Park in Leonia, N.J.

Global home security system market to near $75 billion by 2023

Developments in IoT a driving factor, according to MarketsandMarkets report
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09/17/2018

PUNE, India—MarketsandMarkets, a research firm based here, recently published a study on the global home security system market. Analysts talk with Security Systems News about key technologies, growth predictions and potential market challenges.

ISC East announces keynoters for 2018

Show starts inaugural Keynote Series with this year’s event
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09/12/2018

NEW YORK—ISC East, to be held here Nov. 14-15, recently announced two keynote speakers for this year’s event: Philip Halpin, senior vice president & head of global security for financial firm Brown Brothers Harriman, and James A. Gagliano, a retired FBI supervisory special agent, CNN law enforcement analyst, and adjunct assistant professor at St. John’s University.

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SSN News Poll October 2019

Does there need to be more diversity within security?

As security becomes a top industry in which to build a career, the industry is seeing a shortage of qualified, diverse candidates. This month’s poll focuses on recruitment and diversity in security.