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News Poll: Reader opinions vary on PERS offerings for the security dealer

67 percent see mPERS as a large technology in the market
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09/06/2017

YARMOUTH, Maine—Security Systems News asked its readers about personal emergency response systems and how the offering could fit in with a traditional alarm dealer’s portfolio; some see the two systems as different, others say there is opportunity for security dealers.

Five Questions: Eric Thompson

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08/30/2017

Eric Thompson began working for Securitas Electronic Security in April as a talent acquisition specialist, where he focuses on staffing needs throughout every function of the organization. With Securitas growing, Thompson said he has the opportunity to “work with some exceptionally talented people,” onboarding sales professionals and service technicians. Security Systems News asked him five questions.

Guest Commentary: Cloud computing tackles emerging cyber threats

This ‘host’ has the ‘most’ inherent technology safeguards
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08/30/2017

OTTAWA—Cyber threats and ransomware attacks are no match for cloud computing design-built from the ground up for information technology security.

BCSI growing to meet industry’s demand for talent

Consultant and recruiter helping integrators overcome hiring challenges
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08/23/2017

BROOMFIELD, Colo.—When Rebecca Bayne founded Bayne Consulting & Search in 2013, her idea was simple: Provide focused, quality-driven consulting, search and recruitment for the physical security integration and fire and life safety industries. Nearly five years later, she has remained true to that mantra, building a strong brand and reputation in the industry as a “go-to” recruiter for top talent.

Specifically Speaking with Steve Rutledge

President and COO, SJR Security Consulting Services LLC based in Chantilly, Va.
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08/23/2017

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SIA announces keynote speaker for Securing New Ground 2017

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08/23/2017

SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Security Industry Association announced Rose M. Littlejohn, managing director, security, meeting and events services and U.S. travel, PricewaterhouseCoopers, as a keynote presenter for Securing New Ground 2017, to be held in New York City, Oct. 26-27.

US alarm market to reach $4.9 billion by 2021

The Freedonia Group highlights PERS as interesting segment of the market
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08/15/2017

CLEVELAND, Ohio—The Freedonia Group, a research firm based here, projects that the U.S. security alarm systems market will reach $4.9 billion by 2021, starting at $3.8 billion in 2016, with a CAGR of 5.1 percent between 2016 and 2021.

ESA and CEDIA expand educational offerings to members

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08/09/2017

IRVING, Texas—The Electronic Security Association and CEDIA announced a new training relationship that will expand the educational opportunities for members of both associations.

Five Questions: Jason Beardsley

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08/09/2017

Jason Beardsley, partner, Security 101, was recently hired to help lead the opening of the company’s new Los Angeles franchise location. Security Systems News asked him five questions.

Specifically Speaking with Damon Sickmon

Principal for Rykartan Consulting in Loveland, Colo.
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08/02/2017

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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?