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'Make sure mobile is part of the solution you offer'

September 7, 2012Tess Nacelewicz

A smart revolution quietly occurred this year—one that's dramatically changing the security industry.As of February, a Nielsen report showed, about half of all Americans with mobile phones—49.7 percent—now own smartphones. And the number of smartphone owners is rapidly growing. Nielsen said that only 36 percent of mobile subscribers owned smartphones last year, and that more than two-thirds of those who bought a mobile device in a three-month period earlier this year chose a smartphone.And...

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2011: The Year of the Telecom

December 21, 2011Tess Nacelewicz

The year is not quite over yet, but it's clear that 2011 has earned a new name as far as security is concerned: The Year of the Telecom. That's because the year has been marked by at least five telecoms entering the security space. And those who have yawned and said, “What else is new? The telecoms have tried this before and failed,” had better take note. There are some indications the telecoms are doing things differently this time—for example, they're teaming up with other professional...

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Residential

AT&T to enter Atlanta security market

December 7, 2011Tess Nacelewicz

KENNESAW, Ga.—The news that AT&T is creating a new Atlanta-based division to offer customers home security and home automation—and that it reportedly will open its own monitoring station—carries some positive implications for local alarm companies, said John Loud, owner of Loud Security Systems, which is based here.For example, said Loud, who also is president of the Georgia Electronic Life Safety and Security Association (GELSSA), he looks forward to AT&T using its big advertising...

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Changes underway at GELSSA

June 21, 2011Tess Nacelewicz

KENNESAW, Ga.—The Georgia Electronic Life Safety and Security Association (GELSSA) saw its membership decline by 60 percent in the last five years, according to John Loud, the group's president since January. But now with Loud at the helm, GELSSA is working to reverse the trend through the appointment of a new executive director and new initiatives such as a state expo show and golf tournament planned for the fall, and efforts to get legislation vital to the industry passed. Loud, the owner...

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