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How I Use My System: Kevin Link

November 20, 2018Spencer Ives

As Per Mar Security Services' senior manager of technical services, Kevin Link oversees the company's tech services and centralized service dispatch departments. Link has been with Per Mar for 22 years. In late October, he talked with Security Systems News about the security panel he has at home.What kind of system do you have?I have a [Honeywell] VISTA-21iP, with tuxedo keypads and utilizing the home automation with it with door locks, thermostats, light switches, garage door control.Why this particular...

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How I Use My System: Jonathan Byrd

October 3, 2018Spencer Ives

Jonathan Byrd, manager of marketing for Dynamark Security Centers, has been with Dynamark for a little more than three years. He and his wife like using the system to play practical jokes, such as unlocking the front door or turning off lights remotely during a scary movie. Byrd spoke with Security Systems News about his home security system in early September.What kind of system do you have?The panel is the last iteration of the Qolsys [IQ] Panel … that, combined with a Kwikset door lock, fire and...

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How I Use My System: Andy Stadler

September 5, 2018Spencer Ives

Andy Stadler, the East Region sales representative for Security Partners, has been with the company for over 10 years. His experience ranges from dispatch operator to dealer support. He then transitioned into sales to share his knowledge and experience with our dealers. In mid-August, he talked with Security Systems News about the home security system he uses.What kind of system do you have?I have a 2GIG GC from Nortek Security and Control.Why this particular setup?The 2GIG panel is really easy to...

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How I Use My System: Bryan Viau

June 27, 2018Spencer Ives

Bryan Viau, chief operating officer of VTI Security, has been with the company for 21 years. “[For] the first part of my career, I ran a software company that we owned, called Loss Control Solutions and when we sold that division I came back to VTI,” he said. Viau recently put a new system in his home and talked with Security Systems News about it in late May.What kind of system do you have?It's ADT. … We're using the system to manage our home burglary and fire systems; fire recognition,...

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How I Use My System: Brian Brower

May 30, 2018Spencer Ives

Brian Brower, Vivint's VP of product management, has 20 years of experience in product development. He is also the VP and GM of core services at the company. A big focus for Brower is the apps that they've been developing, such as its new Streety neighborhood-focused app. Security Systems News talked with Brower in mid-May about his home security system.What kind of system do you have at home?Surprisingly, I have a Vivint system at home. It's interesting—because I started at Vivint, … we built...

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How I Use My System: Amanda Cullen

May 23, 2018Spencer Ives

Amanda Cullen, director of sales, for ABF Security, based out of Fenton, Mo., started with the company six years ago. She is the second generation in the family-owned business. She oversees the residential and new construction divisions at ABF. In mid-May, Cullen talked with Security Systems News about her home security system.What kind of system do you have?ABF offers multiple panels depending on the customer's needs. In my personal home I have an all-in-one panel/keypad [from Interlogix], because...

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How I Use My System: Jim Boots

April 18, 2018Spencer Ives

Jim Boots, Central Security Group's chief revenue officer, started with the company four years ago. His position involves coordinating revenue generation across multiple channels, including our branch network, inside sales, and the company's authorized dealer program. Boots recently talked with Security Systems News about his home security system.What kind of system do you have?My personal system is our Alert 360 smart home system, which is comprised of a Nortek color-touchscreen panel and the Alert...

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How I Use My System: Todd Homitz

April 4, 2018Spencer Ives

Todd Homitz, Guardian Protection Services' marketing project manager, has been with the company for 11 years. “Two years ago, I transitioned to my current role as the marketing project manager and really enjoy getting to interact with all teams, staying on top of the latest projects and trends, and even helping ideate new programs and projects,” he said. In late February, he told Security Systems News about his home alarm system.What kind of system do you have?I have the Qolsys IQ Panel...

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How I Use My System: Mark Ein

March 21, 2018Spencer Ives

Mark Ein, chairman of Kastle Systems, recently told Security Systems News about the security system he has at his home.What kind of system do you have?I have a Kastle System (of course!) that is comprised of KastlePresence, a hands-free mobile access control platform, and KastleVideo, an award-winning cloud-based, smart video platform.Why this particular setup?The combination of integrated access control and video surveillance provides unparalleled security coverage for my home and gives my family...

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How I Use My System: Teresa Gonzalez

February 28, 2018Spencer Ives

Teresa Gonzalez became the president of United Central Control in 2008. Lydia Security Monitoring acquired UCC in January 2016 and Gonzalez continues to lead the brand. Gonzalez talked with Security Systems News in early December about her home security system and what she likes about it.What kind of system do you have?I have a … 2GIG with Alarm.com. I have thermostats and lights, video cameras.Why this particular setup?At the time, 2GIG was a very user-friendly panel. I've had it for a couple years...

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