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Through the eyes of a security industry CEO

April 17, 2020Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

BUFFALO GROVE, Ill.—Jeff Burgess, CEO of BCD International, Inc. is a firm believer that everything happens for a reason, so when the time came to restructure his company, he took action, making necessary changes to achieve desired results by eliminating past obstacles and transforming into the future.“We're improved.” Burgess told Security Systems News. “As opposed to one, single point of technology and being very siloed, we've got our creative juices flowing, coming out...

BCD Video, BCDVideo, Company Culture, COVID-19, COVID19, Diversity, inclusion, Jeff Burgess, leadership

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The FORCE is with Lloyd Security

November 3, 2015Amy Canfield

MINNEAPOLIS—Having the correct company culture is the key to a company's success, according to Jill Lloyd, who started Lloyd Security in 2001 after working for Honeywell and Security Link. Her in-company FORCE program is doing very well for her.Lloyd Security, which went from just over $1 million in sales in 2012 to $2.3 million in 2014, has worked hard on developing that culture, Lloyd told Security Systems News: “We've had exceptional growth over the past two years.”Lloyd has...

Company Culture, Jill Lloyd, Lloyd Security

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News Poll: Casual and 'fun' is prevalent, helpful in the office

December 8, 2014Spencer Ives

YARMOUTH, Maine—John Loud, owner of LOUD Security believes that without a positive company culture, “nothing else matters.” SSN readers discuss Loud's approach and issues such as cellphone policies and casual working environments in the latest SSN News Poll.Loud doesn't allow employees to bring personal cellphones to work. In contrast, 90 percent of the News Poll respondents say cellphones are freely allowed at their work, and an additional 8 percent say cellphones are allowed for...

3xLogic, Cellphones, Company Culture, Loud Security, Security Systems News, Wendi Burke

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LOUD Security: Develop company culture before it develops itself

November 19, 2014Amy Canfield

ORLANDO, Fla.—At LOUD Security, employees aren't allowed to bring personal cellphones to work and “Casual Fridays” are sporadic at best.But John Loud, owner of the Atlanta-based security company, thinks he's got a top-rate company culture. Leading a session on “Creating a Culture People Love” at Honeywell's Connect2014, held here Nov. 13-16, Loud explained how he has built that culture to be engaging and fun.It all starts with company leadership, he said, and it's all...

Casual Fridays, Cellphones, Company Culture, John Loud, Loud Security

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