Skip to Content

Archive: November 2010


This Blog's on Fire (And Other Stuff)

Industry loses longtime training advocate

November 30, 2010Tess Nacelewicz

I just learned that one of the leading advocates of education in the security industry has passed away. Paul Baran, 58—who was actively involved with the Electronic Security Association's Education Committee for 16 years and was the committee's longtime co-chairman—died suddenly Nov. 23 at his home, according to a posting today on ESA's web site. ESA announced Baran's loss with “profound sadness.” Charles “Dom” D'Ascoli, president of ESA, said in a statement, “Paul's...

Read Full Articlered right arrow icon

Monitoring Matters

Are you ready for some football? Creative dealer incentives and tailgating--with pics.

November 30, 2010Daniel Gelinas

I wrote a story recently about a neat initiative in the mid-Atlantic that aimed to help dealers improve their business, network, and have a little fun besides. Dealers organized and competed against each other in areas such as adding on services, increasing RMR, and broadening industry knowledge through continuing education. Winners of the competition were feted at a pretty massive and awesome sounding tailgate at Baltimore's Baltimore M&T Bank Stadium for the Baltimore/Miami game on Nov. 7. They...

Read Full Articlered right arrow icon

General News

Honeywell makes additions to professional sales and marketing team

November 29, 2010SSN Staff

MORRISTOWN, N.J.—Honeywell on Oct. 18 announced two additions to its sales and marketing team. Scott Ferguson has been appointed regional sales manager for video products. Ferguson will help drive growth of products and solutions in Southern California and Hawaii. He has more than 15 years of industry experience, including experience as security systems integrator selling complex video and access control systems for hospitals, municipalities, ports and utilities. Paul Ratcliffe has joined Honeywell...

Honeywell, Paul Ratcliffe, Scott Ferguson


Read Full Articlered right arrow icon

General News

Liberty AV Solutions hires new North Central manager Baltzer

November 29, 2010SSN Staff

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.—Liberty AV Solutions president John Dace on Nov. 1 announced that effective immediately, Greg Baltzer will man the company's territory manager/North Central post. Baltzer takes charge from his home base in metro Minneapolis, and joins Liberty as a key figure within a wide-sweeping sales force reorganization announced recently implementing a new national inside-outside model. Liberty AV Solutions president John Dace on Nov. 1 announced that effective immediately, Greg...

Greg Baltzer, John Dace, LIberty AV Solutions


Read Full Articlered right arrow icon

General News

Timarron Partners, Inc. appoints Brad Jackson to Southern regional manager

November 29, 2010SSN Staff

GRAPEVINE, Texas—Timarron Partners, Inc. on Nov. 16 announced the appointment of Brad Jackson as the new Southern Regional Manager. Jackson has 17 years experience in the electronic security industry, focused entirely in the Houston market. During his last nine years in the industry, he has been employed with national security integrators and has held system sales specialist and sales management positions.

Brad Jackson, Timarron Partners


General News

Toronto levies heavy false fire alarm fines

November 29, 2010SSN Staff

TORONTO—A report from The Star says the city has taken a new, no free chances approach to false fire alarm fines. About 1,100 homeowners have received notices of fines for false alarms since April 1, after city council heeded the fire department's plea to wipe out a provision allowing one failure per year without charge. Most or all received bills for $1,050 — $350 for each of three trucks routinely dispatched after a monitoring company calls in an alarm. Traditionally, most of those...

false alarm fines, false alarm ordinance, false alarms


Read Full Articlered right arrow icon

General News

False alarms will incur higher fee in Roseville

November 29, 2010SSN Staff

ROSEVILLE, Minn.—A story from the Star Tribune reports the Roseville City Council has voted to impose steep fees on citizens who have repeat visits from police for false alarms from automatic security systems. This year, residents were granted three free alarms, then were charged $100, $135, $170 and $205 for the fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh offenses. In 2011, repeat offenders will be charged $100 on the third alarm, and the fees will increase by $100 each thereafter, up to a cap of $500.

false alarm fines, false alarm ordinance, false alarms


Read Full Articlered right arrow icon

General News

Pennsville will fine for false alarms

November 29, 2010SSN Staff

PENNSVILLE TOWNSHIP, N.J.—A story from NJ.com reports that the Pennsville Township committee voted to adopt an ordinance at its meeting on Nov. 15 that will fine all residents and businesses that frequently set off false fire alarms. The ordinance comes as a result of an excessive amount of unnecessary calls to the Pennsville and Deepwater fire departments due to false alarms. The ordinance states that if a resident or business has more than three false fire alarms within one year, they will...

false alarm fines, false alarm ordinance, false alarms


Read Full Articlered right arrow icon

Suppliers

Comunale says SDC deal brings known quantities inhouse

November 24, 2010Martha Entwistle

HOUSTON—Tri-Ed Northern president Pat Comunale told Security Systems News that the acquisition, announced Nov. 23, of Security Data & Cable HQ, is a strategically important purchase that brings a well-known business and security executive into the Tri-Ed fold. Danny Cranford, the former owner of SDC, “opened up the original Houston branch for ADI in 1990,” Comunale said. “I've known him for the better part of 20 years.” Cranford “spun out his own operation [from...

Cable HQ, Data, Pat Comunale, Security, Tri-Ed/Northern Video Distribution


Read Full Articlered right arrow icon

Commercial

Vector national accounts takes aim at ADT

November 23, 2010Martha Entwistle

PITTSBURGH—Taking market share from ADT is at the top of the to-do list for industry veteran Gary Fraser who joined Vector Security two weeks ago as Director of North American Sales for Vector's National Accounts Division. “It's my goal to take Vector and make it the predominant number three player in the EAS [Electronic Article Surveillance—a wireless tagging technology used in retail settings] industry,” Fraser told Security Systems News. Currently, Vector is the fourth...

ADT, AM, Checkpoint, EAS, Gary Fraser, Joe English, RF, Stanley, StaRPoint, TSP


Read Full Articlered right arrow icon