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Ackerman receives Medal of Valor at Honeywell Connect

November 15, 2013SSN Staff

ATLANTA—Ackerman Security Systems received the Medal of Valor Award at Honeywell's Connect 2013 annual meeting, the company announced Nov. 14. It was one of several the company received. Ackerman also received the Life Safety Award, Community Service Award, Dealer of the Year 1st Place Award and Total Connect Camera Award, according to the release. “With so many fine companies and leaders at Connect 2013, we were honored to be selected for this prestigious award recognizing...

2013, Ackerman Security Systems, CONNECT, Jim Callahan, Medal of Valor

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Roundup of debut Honeywell Connect2013

November 13, 2013Martha Entwistle

The Honeywell Connect2013 event, which took place November 8-10 in Los Angeles, was declared a success by all the dealers I spoke to. Of course, dealers generally enjoy themselves at these conventions. There are networking events and parties, educational sessions and parties, awards and parties, speeches and more parties. You get the idea. Honeywell works hard to ensure that its dealers are treated well. But this particular event was new; It's the is first time the manufacturer gathered...

2013, CONNECT, CSS, First Alert Professionals, HIS, Honeywell Security, Security Systems News (SSN)

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Off to L.A. for Honeywell Connect2013

November 6, 2013Martha Entwistle

I'm getting ready for a quick trip to the West Coast for the HoneywellConnect 2013 event, which is taking place Nov. 7-10 in Los Angeles. This is a debut event for Honeywell, combining what used to be its First Alert Professional conference with events it did with its CSS and HIS dealers. I heard they're expecting more than 800 people. I'm looking forward to catching up with Security Systems News' readers that fall into all of those categories. I was just checking out the App for...

2013, CONNECT, Security Systems News (SSN)

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Kwikset deadbolt wins CEDIA award

October 29, 2013SSN Staff

LAKE FOREST, Calif.—Kwikset's SmartCode 914 Deadbolt received a Manufacturers' Excellence Award at the CEDIA Expo 2013, the company announced this week. The updated deadbolt, with HomeConnect technology, was one of 10 winners in the Best New Product category. The new version of SmartCode 914 deadbolts feature a quiet lock and updated appearance, with a new exterior style and a smaller interior for enhanced aesthetics, the company said in an Oct. 28 release. The deadbolts work with...

2013, CEDIA Expo, Keith Brandon, Kwikset, manufacturers' excellence award, smartcode 914 deadbolt

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Security-Net update with Jim Coleman

September 25, 2013Martha Entwistle

Members of Security-Net, a group of 20 independent integrators that work together as a single national integrator, is having business meetings and doing some celebrating (its 20th anniversary bash is tonight) here in Chicago during the ASIS show. On Monday, I spoke to Jim Coleman, president of Operational Security Systems, and newly elected president of Security-Net for 2014 and 2015. Other new officers include Skip Sampson, VP, Koorsen Security Technology, Steve Morefield, founder, Firstline...

2013, CONNECT, Firstline Security, Jim Coleman, Koorsen Security Technology, Mike Painter Alpha Corporation, operational security systems, Security-Net, Skip Sampson, Steve Morefield

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PERS company valuations predicted to rise

September 25, 2013Leif Kothe

PARK CITY, Utah—Fresh off moderating a PERS Summit panel, Barry Epstein, president of Dallas-based Vertex Capital, expects the PERS acquisition market to heat up as valuations climb.� “The market will continue to grow as new entrants come into the market seeking recurring revenue companies,” Epstein told Security Systems News. “Valuations will move upward as churn is decreased and the average life of the account lengthens.” Epstein moderated a panel discussion...

2013, AvantGuard Monitoring Centers, Barry Epstein, Mark Sandler, PERS, pers acquisition market, PERS Summit, ssp advisors, Vertex Capital

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Honeywell hosts three dealer organizations for CONNECT 2013

September 23, 2013SSN Staff

MELVILLE, N.Y.—Representatives of Honeywell's three largest dealer organizations will gather for the first time at the JW Marriott Los Angeles LA Live Nov.7-10 for the CONNECT 2013 Conference. Members of the First Alert Professional, Commercial Security Systems and Honeywell Integrated Security networks are among 1,000 attendees expected at the event, Honeywell said in a Sept. 18 news release. “Arming our authorized dealers and integrators with the knowledge to better position...

2013, Commercial Security Systems, CONNECT, First Alert Professional, Honeywell, Honeywell Integrated Security, Marek Robinson

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ASIS announces Accolades winners

September 13, 2013SSN Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Access and camera systems dominated the 2013 ASIS Accolades Awards. Chosen for providing the most innovative new products, services and solutions, the 10 winners were announced Sept. 12. “Advances in access systems and video surveillance technology impressed the judges this year, as did the overall high quality of these products,” said Howard Belfor, Accolades co-chair. The 10 winners will be recognized during the ASIS International seminar, Sept. 24-27,...

2013, Accolades, ASIS International

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ESX draws a crowd in Nashville

June 26, 2013Martha Entwistle

The ESX show, now in its sixth year, returned to Nashville this year for the third time but this year, it was in a new, very nice venue, the Music City Center. The center's musical instrument-inspired design is really beautiful. And the trade show floor and classrooms were easy to find. The center had literally been open for only two weeks before ESX, so we'll give facility managers a little time to fix two things: the building needs more consistent wifi throughout� (maybe a vendor...

2013, Brandon Savage, Dave Koenig, Electronic Security Expo (ESX), Erica Wood, Honeywell, Maximum Impact Awards, Michael Kehoe

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20 Under 40

Class of 2013 '20 under 40'

June 11, 2013SSN Staff

YARMOUTH, Maine—This is the seventh year we've asked readers to nominate talented young security professionals age 40 and younger who've displayed leadership qualities. There are many interesting, funny and inspiring stories among the 20 winners—congratulations to them! We think you'll agree that they're all deserving of this honor, which will be celebrated at the industry's premier new technology conference,�TechSec Solutions, Jan. 28-29, 2014 in Delray Beach, Fla. Anjanette...

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