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TechSec 2018 educational program announced

IHS Markit’s Jim Dearing to kick off the conference as the first keynote speaker
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12/13/2017

DELRAY BEACH, Fla.—For years, Security Systems News’ TechSec Solutions conference has been the industry’s premier event to delve into the most current trends in the security industry and look toward future tech. SSN is proud to announce the lineup of speaker and educational sessions for the 2018 conference, held here Feb. 26 and 27.

Five Questions: Jennifer A. Theobald

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12/06/2017

Jennifer A. Theobald recently joined the senior leadership team of Rapid Security Solutions, LLC as vice president of operations. Theobald most recently was a business development manager for Axis Communications; her other credentials include sales, project management and operations positions at Bold Technologies, Milestone Systems and Rapid Response Monitoring. Security Systems News asked her five questions.

SSN News Poll: New companies in DIY space to change the market

Most respondents say these entrants will benefit the industry through increased awareness
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12/06/2017

YARMOUTH, Maine—On Sept. 20, Nest announced a DIY-installed security system with monitoring from MONI Smart Security, on Oct. 2, Samsung announced a DIY system backed by ADT’s monitoring capabilities and Ring announced its Ring Protect DIY system. Security Systems News asked its readership for their thoughts on how these announcements could affect the industry.

SSN highlights women throughout the industry

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11/27/2017

YARMOUTH, Maine—For the ninth consecutive year, Security Systems News gets to shine a light on the achievements of women in security today, looking at ways in which we can get more women, in general, involved in upper management and leadership roles. While the industry still has a long way to go, most agreed it is changing for the better.

Industry veterans create new marketing company

Make Nice Media to specialize in helping security companies
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11/21/2017

STONY BROOK, N.Y.—Make Nice Media is a recently founded marketing company that announced its launch at Honeywell CONNECT 2017, held in San Diego in early November.

Five Questions: Daniel Jackson

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11/15/2017

Surveillance Systems Inc., a commercial integrator based in Rocklin, Calif., recently brought on Daniel Jackson to be director of technical sales, where he not only designs and sells systems but is involved in tech support and overall account management. Security Systems News asked Jackson five questions.

IHS Markit looks at the rising number of security start-ups

OEMs play a factor in increased entrants, according to IHS Markit analyst Jim Dearing
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11/13/2017

LONDON—According to IHS Markit, a research firm based here, there have been more start-up companies for consumer grade cameras, DIY systems and smart home solutions. The company detailed the nature of these start-ups and contributing factors to their increased numbers in a report, “Security Start-Up Numbers Soar – Have the Barriers to Entry Ever Been So Low?”

Specifically Speaking with Pierre Bourgeix

Bourgeix is president of Cleveland-based ESICONVERGENT
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11/01/2017

What services does the company provide and what vertical markets does the company specialize in?

How I Use My System: Nick Perry

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11/01/2017

Nick Perry, NorthStar Alarm Services’ vice president of business development, joined the company in January and has been focused on building and supporting NorthStar’s new Authorized Affiliate Funding Program. Security Systems News talked with Perry in early October about the home security system he currently has and what he likes about it.

News Poll: How do security companies prepare for natural disasters?

Fifty-six percent support the idea of a coordinated industry effort to help those affected
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10/25/2017

YARMOUTH, Maine—In August and September large weather events—Hurricanes Harvey and Irma—made landfall in the United States; Security Systems News asked its readers how they prepare ahead of natural disasters, and what can be done for those affected.

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SSN News Poll December 2018

Cybersecurity has been an ongoing topic in the industry, and SIA just released a new study benchmarking the area. The study delves into new increases in cybersecurity spending, cyberthreat vectors, and technologies that could help cybersecurity. Where do you see some of these trends headed?