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SSN Interview with Bert Bongard, President and CEO, LVC Companies

November 10, 2022Cory Harris, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—It has been quite a year for LVC Companies and its President and CEO, Bert Bongard. The Minneapolis-based full-service security technology provider celebrated its 40th anniversary of protecting and connecting customers with state-of-the-art technologies including fire protection, fire alarms and life safety, security solutions, structured cabling/infrastructure, audio-visual (A/V), distributed antenna systems (DAS) and emergency communications. In addition, LVC was recognized...

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Antoinette King, PSP, joins Sentry Enterprises’ Technology Advisory Board

November 8, 2022SSN Staff

WEST CHESTER, Pa.—Vertically integrated solutions provider Sentry Enterprises has announced the addition of Credo Cyber Consulting Founder Antoinette King, PSP, to its Technology Advisory Board. King brings over 20 years of experience in the security industry to the board and has presented extensively on data privacy and cybersecurity. “We are excited to welcome Antoinette to the Sentry Technology Advisor Board. Antoinette combines technical expertise with a knack of identifying...

Antoinette King, ASIS, Credo Cyber Consulting, Mark Bennett, Security Industry Association (SIA), Sentry Enterprises, Women in Security (WIS) Global Council

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Sentinel Consulting names security veteran George Anderson as Senior Advisor

September 6, 2022SSN Staff

NEW YORK—Sentinel Consulting, a full-service security consulting firm that advises high-profile, high-net-worth clients in the areas of security management, law enforcement, emergency services, and security technology, announced that George W. Anderson has joined the company in the role of Senior Advisor. Drawing upon his multi-faceted career in law enforcement and security management, Anderson will offer Sentinel clients a broad and sophisticated perspective in addressing their security...

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ASIS announces expansive education program for GSX+

July 28, 2020SSN Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va.—ASIS International, a global association for security management professionals, has announced its educational lineup for Global Security Exchange Plus (GSX+) 2020, a virtual conference taking place Sept. 21-25. The line-up includes more than 100 scheduled and on-demand sessions, organized into five subject matter areas. Through GSX+, attendees can earn up to 25 CPEs. Attendees with an All-Access pass will be able to access GSX+ sessions through Dec. 31. “With GSX+, security...

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Global Security Exchange (GSX) goes virtual

June 22, 2020SSN Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va.—ASIS International announced today that its Global Security Exchange (GSX) 2020 will move to a fully virtual experience called Global Security Exchange Plus (GSX+) and will include more than 80 education sessions, an exhibition marketplace and peer-to-peer networking opportunities. GSX+ will take place September 21-25 with live and on-demand features. “Launching GSX+ as a virtual-only experience will provide our members, exhibitors, sponsors and others with a one-of-a-kind...

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ISC West 2020 to take place in October

April 9, 2020SSN Staff

NORWALK, Conn.—ISC Security Events Team sent an email to ISC West exhibitors announcing that ISC West will now take place October 5-8 at Sands Expo in Las Vegas. Giving the continually evolving COVID-19 pandemic and stay-at-home guidelines, the July dates, as previously announced, are no long viable.“Considering the escalation of COVID-19, travel and social distancing restrictions, and the economic impact over the past five weeks across the United States and the world, it is necessary...

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Leading security associations join forces

March 23, 2020SSN Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. and SILVER SPRING, Md.—ASIS International and the Security Industry Association (SIA) have entered into a partnership to best aid in the COVID-19 recovery and rebuilding efforts of their diverse group of 34,000 member professionals and over 1,000 member companies.“This partnership marks the security industry's top associations coming together in an unprecedented way,” Peter O'Neil, CEO, ASIS International said in the announcement. “The COVID-19 crisis has provided...

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Monitoring Matters

Business continuity, cybersecurity tips and valuable resources

March 18, 2020Ginger Hill

I refuse to give the coronavirus power by using it as click bait in my blog title; however, staying true to my blog, “Monitoring Matters,” I do see that education is necessary during this time of our lives. I feel that the more people understand and know what to do, the better we are prepared to handle any situation, whether that be a pandemic of any kind, a major cyberattack, etc. So, before we get started, I want to first sincerely thank you for reading my blog and I hope that you not...

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Roundtable discussion: security system lifecycle considerations, effectiveness and cost control

August 23, 2019Frank Pisciotta

A substantial focus of the security industry is on the selection and installation of security systems, and there is no doubt that this is a critical element of the process. However, in order to ensure that security systems such as access control, video surveillance, intrusion detection and panic alarms deliver on “game day,” an equal if not greater emphasis has to be put on the actions that are taken after the installers have closed the doors on the truck and driven away.This article...

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Steve Van Till authored the ASIS Security Industry Book of the Year

October 10, 2018SSN Staff

LAS VEGAS—ASIS International recognized The Five Technological Forces Disrupting Security: How Cloud, Social, Mobile, Big Data and IoT are Transforming Physical Security in the Digital Age by Steve Van Till, CEO of Brivo, as the 2018 ASIS Security Industry Book of the Year at GSX, held here Sept. 23-27.The book explores major disruptors of the security industry: cloud, social, mobile, big data, and IoT, the announcement noted. It also provides a high-level perspective on how the security industry...

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