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Archive: September 2017


On The Editor's Desk

ASIS 2017 coverage

September 26, 2017Paul Ragusa, Editor

Excited to be in Dallas for ASIS 2017. My first two days of the show were packed with excitement, including intellectually stimulating keynotes, meetings and sessions as well as conversations with more than 30 companies, from manufacturers to integrators. I racked up about 15,000 steps on day one, but was rewarded with an invite to the Securitas' event at AT&T stadium, the home of the Dallas Cowboys and the most famous cheerleaders in the world. As I tweeted out, Securitas pretty much had a 'drop...

ASIS 2017


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General News

Five Questions: Jack Sigler

September 25, 2017Paul Ragusa, Editor

Jack Sigler was recently hired to the role of national director, Security Systems and Engineering, for Allied Universal, a $5.1 billion security company with more than 150,000 employees. Based in the company's Richardson, Texas, office, he oversees the national sales team for the Monitoring and Response Center (MaRC). Security Systems News recently asked Sigler five questions.Are you married? Kids?We just celebrated our 34th anniversary and have two adult boys ages 26 and 29, who both live in the...

Allied Universal, Five Questions, Jack Sigler, Security Systems News


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General News

Specifically Speaking with Michael Wright

September 25, 2017Paul Ragusa, Editor

How did you get started in security and designing/specifying and what is your background?With experience spanning more than 37 years, I have been heavily exposed to the many intricacies of total security consultation, design and project management, and have participated in all aspects of security and communications system design and integration.I began my security career at Security By Design in 1997 as VP of technical services, where I was responsible for overseeing the design and integration of...

California Technical Concepts, Michael Wright, Security Systems News, Specifically Speaking


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General News

Growth predicted in the global physical security market

September 25, 2017Spencer Ives

PUNE, India—In a MarketsandMarkets report that covers the global physical security market from 2016 to 2021, the research firm predicts a 10.1 percent CAGR in the time period, bringing the global market's value from $69.63 billion in 2016 to $112.43 billion by 2021.MarketsandMarkets valued the North American market for physical security at $25.94 billion in 2016 and expects it to be worth $43.4 billion in 2021. The CAGR for the North American region will be 10.8 percent over the forecast period,...

Marketsandmarkets, Shikha Kumar


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Residential

TruSense unveils smart home technology for seniors

September 25, 2017Spencer Ives

CINCINNATI—TruSense, a company focused on smart home technology for seniors aging-in-place, recently announced that its TruSense system is now available. The company provides a platform that integrates with various devices to passively monitor seniors' activity.“What we think is different than what's been out there up to this point is: a lot of these solutions that are out there to help keep seniors safe have been single-type solutions, like pendants that would detect a fall,” Rob...

Rob Deubell, TruSense


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Residential

Nest takes step into home security

September 25, 2017Spencer Ives

SAN FRANCISCO—Nest announced on Sept. 20 that it would expand more into security, adding a variety of security-related products to the company's portfolio. The company is exclusively partnering with MONI Smart Security for professional monitoring at launch.“Nest is delivering on the next phase of our strategy to create the thoughtful home," Marwan Fawaz, chief executive officer of Nest, said in the press release. “We've had quite a year so far, expanding into 11 more countries,...

Jeff Gardner, Marwan Fawaz, MONI Smart Security, Nest


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Monitoring

American Burglary and Fire remodels headquarters

September 25, 2017Spencer Ives

FENTON, Mo.—American Burglary and Fire, a full-service security company based here, expects to finish the remodel of its facility in October, a project that first entered planning two years ago.“We had moved into this particular building in 1993, and it was originally three separate tenant spaces. But, as we kept growing as a company, we needed more space to grow into,” Joe W. Polizzi, installation and service manager for American Burglary and Fire, told Security Systems News. “About...

Amanda Cullen, American Burglary and Fire, Joe W. Polizzi


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Monitoring Matters

PERS Summit 2017 updates

September 25, 2017Spencer Ives

PARK CITY, Utah—AvantGuard recently held its fourth PERS Summit here. Included here is a day-by-day overview from Security Systems News' managing editor, Spencer Ives, who attended the event. Tuesday, Sept. 26 To kick off this year's PERS Summit, AvantGuard hosted a tour of its recently remodeled Ogden, Utah, headquarters. Small groups of about eight people each were shown each department. Veronica Smith, account executive with AvantGuard, led my tour group. The remodel was extensive, and involved...

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Suppliers

ACRE to sell Mercury Security to HID Global

September 20, 2017Spencer Ives

LAS VEGAS—Access Control Related Enterprises LLC, owner of Vanderbilt and ComNet, recently announced the sale of Mercury Security Products to HID Global, a brand under ASSA ABLOY. Mercury is a supplier of OEM access control hardware.“As Mercury Security became a less well-kept secret over the years, ACRE had often taken calls from prospective buyers interested in whether the property might be available. After an internal strategic assessment, the Board determined it should explore interest...

ACRE, HID Global, Joe Grillo, Mercury Security, Stefan Widing


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General News

SSN begins Leadership Talks

September 20, 2017Spencer Ives

YARMOUTH, Maine—Security Systems News last week started a new webinar series to showcase different approaches to leadership from notable professionals in the industry.“Leadership Talks was developed as a way to share ideas and provoke thoughtful discussions. The program is a weekly 20 minute Q&A … where industry leaders share their successes and failures and of course their perspective on an ever changing industry,” Tim Purpura, VP and group publisher for United Publications and...

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