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Archive: November 2017


General News

SSN highlights women throughout the industry

November 27, 2017Paul Ragusa, Editor

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.“Ten years ago, it was quite a different landscape,” said Renee Mallonee, director of marketing at MONI Smart Security. “Honestly, there...

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Commercial

Women in Security: Ina Staris, Securitas ES

November 27, 2017Paul Ragusa, Editor

UNIONTOWN, Ohio—Ina Staris was hired as vice president, legal, general counsel & corporate secretary for Securitas Electronic Security in February 2016, just one month after the Diebold acquisition was finalized, and was instrumental in making the transition smooth for customers during this pivotal time for the company. She is part of a team of eight senior leaders who report to Securitas ES president Tony Byerly.Staris is an attorney and business counselor with more than 20 years of experience...

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Commercial

Women in Security: Christine Lanning, IST

November 27, 2017Paul Ragusa, Editor

WAIPIO, Hawaii—Christine Lanning is president of Hawaii-based Integrated Security Technologies Inc., a woman-owned systems integrator recognized as a Hawaii Business Magazine Best Places to Work six out of the last seven years.In addition to running a successful and growing business with her husband Andrew Lanning, she gives back a lot of her time to the industry as part of organizations and locally in her own community. Lanning was awarded ASIS Women of the Year in 2014, and became the first...

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Suppliers

Women in Security: Anu Herranen of Nortek Security & Control

November 27, 2017Spencer Ives

CARLSBAD, Calif.—Anu Herranen, Nortek Security & Control's director of marketing and branding, has focused on technology in several different areas, holding positions at Microsoft and Nokia before entering the security industry by joining Nortek in late 2015.“I've always had this passion for gadgets and trends,” Herranen said. This interest in technology and consumer behaviors overlaps well with the security industry and Nortek Security & Control's offerings. “I really enjoy...

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Residential

Women in Security: Renee Mallonee of MONI Smart Security

November 27, 2017Spencer Ives

DALLAS—Renee Mallonee, director of marketing for MONI Smart Security, has been with the company for 10 years, starting as a marketing coordinator in 2007 and also serving as a marketing manager before entering her current role.“I've really had a nice career trajectory here at MONI and been able to grow the team,” she told Security Systems News. The company has increased its marketing efforts since Mallonee started, she noted.The marketing team consisted of about five employees when...

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Monitoring

Women in Security: Suzie Nye, AvantGuard

November 27, 2017Spencer Ives

OGDEN, Utah—Suzie Nye, the vice president of operations for AvantGuard Monitoring Centers, has been with the company for 27 years.Nye started as a part-time dispatcher in 1990. Following that role, she became the central station manager, managing the company's Ogden office as well as its Tacoma, Wash., office. She next rose into her role as VP of operations for the company's offices in Ogden, Tacoma, and Rexburg, Idaho. AvantGuard closed its Tacoma office in 2012, she said, and she remains...

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Suppliers

Women in Security: Jana Rankin, VuTeur

November 27, 2017Paul Ragusa, Editor

AUSTIN, Texas—Jana Rankin is CEO of VuTeur, a company that uses real-time location services, or RTLS, technology to provide emergency management and asset protection to a variety of markets, including educational facilities, enterprise organizations, transportation, healthcare, government and entertainment venues.She founded the company in 2014, bringing more than 30 years of technology leadership and manufacturing expertise to VuTeur, where she manages corporate direction and strategy, facilitating...

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General News

Industry veterans create new marketing company

November 21, 2017Spencer Ives

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.“We had a great opportunity at CONNECT. We found it terrific for us to meet the dealers, have those conversations as to what services they need and to show them who we are and what we do,” David Gottlieb, Make Nice Media's managing director told Security Systems News. The response from dealers was “very positive”...

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On The Editor's Desk

SIA applauds passage of Power and Security Systems Act

November 15, 2017Paul Ragusa, Editor

President Donald Trump recently signed into law the Power and Security Systems (PASS) Act, P.L. 115-78, culminating a yearlong effort led by the Security Industry Association (SIA) to preserve an important provision in federal energy efficiency requirements critical to the operation of security and fire alarm systems. "The PASS Act provides much-needed certainty to manufacturers, installers and service providers who are among thousands of Americans that work in the security industry but ultimately...

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Monitoring Matters

Reed announces Unmanned Security & Safety Expo

November 15, 2017Spencer Ives

Reed Exhibitions on Nov. 14 announced the launch of Unmanned Security & Safety Expo 2018, set to take place Nov. 14 & 15 in New York City, alongside next year's ISC East show at the Javits Center. The launch is an expansion of the Unmanned Security segment at Reed Exhibitions' ISC West event. “The all-new event is focused on drones and robotics for commercial and government security and safety use-cases and drone detection/anti-drone solutions,” Reed said in its announcement. “We're...

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