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Archive: March 2020


Commercial

Christine Lanning wins Hawaii SBA Person of the Year award

March 31, 2020Paul Ragusa, Editor

HAWAII—Christine Lanning, president and co-founder of Integrated Security Technologies (IST) Inc., a commercial integrator based here, has been named Hawaii Small Business Association (SBA) Small Business Person of the Year for 2020.Lanning, who is an established leader within the security industry, has also demonstrated those same leadership qualities within the community where she lives, as both an individual and small business owner who provides critically important security systems, services...

Andrew Lanning, Christine Lanning, Hawaii SBA Award, Integrated Security Technologies Inc.


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Speco celebrates 60th anniversary

March 31, 2020SSN Staff

AMITYVILLE, NY—Speco announced that it is celebrating its 60th anniversary this month, and properly marked this momentous occasion by a looking back over “these wonderful sixty years.” Some highlights include:• Speco got its start as an audio company, which is where the origin of our company name came from. Speco is derived from SPEaker COmpany.• It wasn't until the late eighties that Speco transitioned from solely selling audio, to becoming the notable security company...

60th Anniversary, Speco Technologies, Todd Keller


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Arcules appoints new senior director of sales

March 31, 2020SSN Staff

IRVINE, Calif.—Arcules, a company that specializes in integrated video and access control cloud services, has appointed Bruce Nisbet as senior director of sales. In this role, Nisbet will help guide the regional sales teams and develop strategic initiatives for expanding the reach of the company's cloud-based services in key markets. With more than 30 years of security, video surveillance, sales and management experience, Nisbet has executed successful sales strategies and business development...

Andreas Pettersson, Arcules, Bruce Nisbet, nigel waterton, Senior Director of Sales


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Security Dealer Marketing to offer free marketing support during crisis

March 31, 2020SSN Staff

COVINA, Calif.—Amid the worldwide pandemic, Security Dealer Marketing (SDM) has decided to offer free COVID-19 related marketing and updates to all industry dealers, integrators, manufacturers and monitoring centers nationwide. “Our mission has always been to give back to the industry that has given so much to us,” explained Security Dealer Marketing President Alex Chavez. “We identified that one thing impacting the security industry most significantly during this crisis is...

Alex Chvez, David Morgan, free COVID-19 marketing, Security Dealer Marketing (SDM)


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Security industry gets some relief with $2 trillion stimulus package

March 30, 2020SSN Staff

YARMOUTH, Maine—President Trump enacted the $2 trillion stimulus package on March 27, which provides several provisions that impact and affect the security industry, including relief for small businesses, loan forgiveness and unemployment assistance.The Security Industry Association (SIA), Electronic Security Association (ESA) and ASIS International have been tracking the key provisions that impact the industry, with the full SIA/ASIS breakdown here and ESA's here.Looking at relief for businesses,...

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Acoustic Design Systems launches fire systems & monitoring services division

March 30, 2020SSN Staff

LAS VEGAS—Acoustic Design Systems (ADS), a provider of commercial and residential home automation and security solutions based here, has officially launched a fire systems and monitoring services division. Expanding the company's commercial offerings, the new division provides consumers with state-of-the-art fire detection systems and a range of services from installation, integration, maintenance service and wireless monitoring to alarm activation and more. Fire systems can be integrated to...

Acoustic Design Systems, Christopher Sterle


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NFPA responds to crisis with support, resources

March 30, 2020SSN Staff

QUINCY, Mass.—As the threat of COVID-19 continues to expand globally, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is reasserting its commitment to providing the information and resources emergency responders, healthcare facilities, authorities having jurisdiction (AHJ), and others need as they work to minimize the virus's spread and mitigate its impact.“There has never been a more critical time to work together to safeguard lives from this public health crisis,” James Pauley,...

James Pauley, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)


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ABLOY USA rolls out Channel Partner Program

March 26, 2020SSN Staff

IRVING, Texas—ABLOY USA, leader in simplifying access control and securing public, private and restricted areas, introduces their new Channel Partner Program, designed to help security integrators expand their product solutions in critical infrastructure markets. The multi-faceted program serves important purposes: to solve evolving security technology and support the needs of critical infrastructure end user customers along with sales expansion and growth objectives of integrators who assist...

ABLOY USA, ASSA ABLOY Americas, channel partners, channel partnerships, Jerry Burhans


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Security industry goes virtual during crisis

March 25, 2020Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—As more and more city-based governments across the U.S. order residents to “shelter-in-place” and “non-essential” businesses to close, not only is security considered an “essential” business that can and must remain open and functional, but it's been quite refreshing to see that the industry has transitioned to the virtual world, almost frictionlessly and seamlessly. Of course, “shelter in place” roughly translates to “work...

access control, AI, Alcatraz AI, artificial intelligence, Axis, Axis Communications, Body Cameras, Cloud, facial recognition, false alarm


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Specifically Speaking with Andrei L. Ivan

March 25, 2020Paul Ragusa, Editor

What is your role at the company?As a Physical Security Manager, also known as a Section Manager, I am responsible for personnel management (development/training, staffing, communications, etc.) of a functional group of security consultants.I am overall responsible for the direction and leadership of a section of 11 personnel. Areas of responsibility include general roles supporting the overall department/division and specific roles relative to the section, which include but are not limited to: recruitment,...

1898 and Co., Andrei L. Ivan, Burns & McDonnell, SecuritySpecifiers, Specifically Speaking


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