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TechSec educational program announced

IoT, biometrics, and securing hospitals, Super Bowls and casinos

DELRAY BEACH, Fla.—TechSec Solutions, the industry’s premiere conference dedicated to new and emerging security technologies, announced its lineup of educational sessions for 2016.

Industry gives thumbs-up to private equity

Only 12 percent pessimistic about PE

YARMOUTH, Maine—Private equity has a foothold in security, owning companies like Vivint, Protection 1 and CSG Security, but how does the industry really feel about private equity? Security Systems News’ latest poll showed that half of respondents have worked with private equity and most would consider selling their business to a PE group.

Cloud will enhance M&A activity

"New" security dealer will emerge, John Mack says

FOSTER CITY, Calif.—The cloud’s benefits to end users, dealers and integrators will lead to more funding for M&A, according to John Mack EVP, co-head of investment banking and head of mergers and acquisitions, Imperial Capital.

Honeywell survey: Two-thirds feel unsafe at home

Security is key driver for at-home connectivity, company says

MINNEAPOLIS—An email survey from Honeywell found that of 1,031 U.S. adults, two-thirds felt unsafe in their own homes.

Specifically Speaking with Jeff Spivey

President of Security Risk Management in Charlotte, N.C.

During our conversation you mentioned the “new security model.” Can you explain what you mean by that?

Reed opens new conference at ISC West

Event to cover the overlap of IT and physical security

LAS VEGAS—Reed Exhibitions is debuting a new conference alongside ISC West, April 6-8, to focus on IT and cyber concerns in physical security: the Connected Security Expo @ ISC West, complete with its own exhibits, educational tracks and keynotes.

Bank survey forecasts lots of M&A activity for 2016

Some of the Honeywell dealers who responded said they’ll acquire three or four companies

CHEVY CHASE, Md.—Dealers will be actively acquiring over the next year, according to a recent survey from Capital One Commercial Banking.

Specifically Speaking with Sean A. Ahrens


What kinds of security project do you focus on at Aon?

Specifically Speaking with Walter 'Skip' Adams


What kinds of customers/projects do you work with?

How I Use My System: Robert Forsythe


Robert Forsythe is the president of US Monitoring, a wholesale monitoring company based in Oklahoma City. He is also the president of C & C Products a rep firm for security products, also based in Oklahoma City. He started in the industry in 1989 as a service manager with Rollins Security.



SSN News Poll December 2016

Some companies take a focused approach to breaking into­—or growing within particular—vertical markets; "We are really heavy on the casino side, so we decided—let’s be the No. 1 gaming integrator in North America,” said Surveillance Systems Inc. president Todd Flowers. Where do you see the next big opportunity?