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Monitoring Matters

Collaboration and Celebration!

January 5, 2022Cory Harris, Editor

Happy New Year to all our readers! As we start what we hope is a successful 2022 for the security industry, we hope you did not put those New Year’s Eve wine glasses, party hats and noisemakers away just yet as we kicked off the first week of the new year with not one, but two exciting announcements that are worthy of cueing up Kool and the Gang and celebrating! First, we announced earlier this week that Security Systems News is the founding media sponsor and partner of the inaugural...

Diversity, Security Industry Association (SIA), Security Systems News, Women in Security Forum


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Women in Security

SSN, SIA continue partnership to promote diversity

January 5, 2022Paul Ragusa

YARMOUTH, Maine—Security Systems News is proud to be partnering again this year with the Security Industry Association's (SIA’s) Women in Security Forum (WISF), who helped select an incredibly diverse list of security professionals (see list below) to be highlighted in special features throughout 2022. SSN and SIA expanded the partnership and coverage beyond one issue, with one person profiled in each issue, as well as online at www.securitysystemsnews.com. “We are thrilled...

Diversity, Security Industry Association (SIA), Women in Security Forum


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On The Editor's Desk

Feeling the Love

November 3, 2021Paul Ragusa

It’s been truly remarkable to see the evolution of the security industry since starting here at Security Systems News more than five years ago. Not just within technology, which has exploded with the convergence of physical and cybersecurity, and with cloud, machine learning, AI and robotics gaining traction, but also from a diversity and inclusion perspective, as the wide breadth of voices leading conversations today is refreshing and long overdue. What’s even cooler is high-profile...

20 under 40, Bud Broomhead, Diversity, HiveWatch, inclusion, Ryan Schonfeld, Viakoo


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SIA’s WISF Chair Kasia Hanson opens up about diversity, future for security

Women in Security

SIA’s WISF Chair Kasia Hanson opens up about diversity, future for security

October 12, 2021Paul Ragusa

YARMOUTH, Maine—As the Global Director of Edge AI Sales – Safety & Security, Safe Cities and Venues, Internet of Things Group at the Intel Corp., Kasia Hanson has her hands full, and yet she still finds time to give back to the security industry in myriad ways. As the new chair for the Security Industry Association (SIA) Women in Security Forum (WISF), she has provided a clear vision for the future of a group that was formed in 2018 to drive greater diversity within an industry that...

AI, Diversity, Kasia Hanson, Security Industry Association (SIA), Women in Security Forum (WISF)


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Monitoring Matters

Breaking Barriers

July 7, 2021Cory Harris, Editor

Two weeks ago, I blogged about the successful Moms in Security golf outing that four amazing women in our industry put together for a great cause. Feeding off that phrase – “amazing women in our industry” - something else happened that day at the golf outing that was the catalyst for this week’s blog. Following five hours on the golf course in 100-degree heat, I was about to have a fine meal of ribs, chicken and beans in the clubhouse. However, I was summoned by someone...

Antoinette King, Diversity, Fabiola Francisco, inclusion, Maureen Carlo, Min Kyriannis, Security Industry Association (SIA), women in security, Women in Security Forum (WISF)


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Women in Security Feature: Brigitte F. Daniel, Wilco Electronic Systems

Women in Security

Women in Security Feature: Brigitte F. Daniel, Wilco Electronic Systems

February 15, 2021Paul Ragusa

YARMOUTH, Maine—As part of Security Systems News’ and the Security Industry Association (SIA) Women in Security Forum’s (WISF’s) partnership to highlight the contributions of women in security, this month’s feature is on Brigitte F. Daniel, Esq., executive vice president, Wilco Electronic Systems, Inc., which has been dedicated to providing cable television, telecom, broadband and technology services to underserved communities and various class levels of multifamily...

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General News

OSSA creates harmony now and into the future

August 12, 2020Ginger Hill

SAN RAMON, Calif.—Open Security & Safety Alliance (OSSA) members have been quite productive since the Alliance publicly opened its door in 2018, with the goal of shaping a more simplified, collaborative space for the IoT and security space. Comprised of diverse industry leaders, influencers and innovative organizations from all facets of the security, safety and building automation space, over the past 20 months, the Alliance has achieved a series of accomplishments that encompass the organization’s...

Bosch Building Technologies, Convergint, Convergint Technologies, Coronavirus, COVID, Diversity, Hanwha Techwin, Milestone Systems, Open Security & Safety Alliance, OSSA


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Monitoring Matters

‘40 under 40’ award nominations open

May 13, 2020Ginger Hill

The #SSNTalks’ Team is passionate about recognizing diverse, talented, young security professionals representing the next generation of industry leaders via our yearly “40 under 40” awards. We are thrilled to currently be seeking our “40 under 40” Class of 2020, comprised of consultants, integrators, monitoring professionals and end users. Submit nominations online here. “I have always considered SSN’s ‘40 under 40’ the ‘gold...

40 under 40, 40 under 40 Class of 2019, AI, analytics, artificial intelligence, Cloud, Diversity, end users, integrator, Machine Learning


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Through the eyes of a security industry CEO

April 17, 2020

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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General News

Readers see a need for more diversity within security

September 25, 2019Paul Ragusa

YARMOUTH, Maine—As security becomes a top industry in which to build a career, the industry is seeing a shortage of qualified, diverse candidates. To get a better gauge of where the industry is at on this topic, this month's poll focuses on recruitment and diversity in security.When asked if the security industry is suffering a talent shortage due to a lack of diverse, qualified candidates, the majority of respondents, 75 percent, said yes, with 19 percent saying no and the remaining 6 percent...

Diversity, Hiring, women in security


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