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'Traditional' family business adapts, prospers in changing climate

December 10, 2014Amy Canfield

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C.—On the heels of a busy and accolades-filled year, family-run and century-old Holmes Security Systems looks forward to an aggressive 2015.      Over the past year, the company, with 63 employees, “aggressively tried to get ahead of the curve” and transferred all of its customers from 2G, Stephen H. Wheeler, president of the security installation and central station monitoring company, told Security Systems News.It also updated accounting and central...

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More on Honeywell Life Safety award ...

November 24, 2014Amy Canfield

I couldn't resist. I wrote about Honeywell presenting its annual Life Safety award at its Connect2014 event a few weeks ago. But when I received a photo from Honeywell from the awards ceremony and remembered the moving tribute, I had to repost with some more details to give this amazing kid as well as the outstanding first responders in Palm Bay, Fla., their due. Six-year-old Romeo Rodriguez, one of the recipients of the award, was instrumental in saving his friend, an 8-year-old girl, Kathy. He...

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'Get with the social media program'

November 19, 2014Amy Canfield

ORLANDO, Fla.—Jeffrey Gitomer, best-selling author and sales and customer service professional, likes to quote Bob Dylan—a lot. “The times, they are a changin',” he said during his keynote speech at Honeywell's Connect2014, held here.And those changes, he said, in front of a backdrop of Dylan, all point to social media.“Social media has changed the way you sell and serve forever,” he said, energetically making his way through the audience aisles at the annual dealer...

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Some takeaways from Honeywell's Connect2014

November 15, 2014Amy Canfield

ORLANDO, Fla.—“The Big Picture” was the focus of Honeywell's annual event for authorized dealers, Connect2014. The conference, held here, started Nov. 13, but the glitzy kickoff was on Friday morning with a general session that was quite a production, featuring a live orchestra, big screens, top execs, award winners and more. Marek Robinson, president of the First Alert Professional and CSS Authorized Dealer programs, told the audience that “The Big Picture” means taking...

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