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ESA welcomes new members to Board of Directors

July 26, 2021SSN Staff

DALLAS—Members of the Electronic Security Association (ESA) recently voted for several open positions on its Board of Directors. These positions were vacated by outgoing board members, having made significant impact on the association, including Dee Ann Harn, CEO of RFI Enterprises in California; Steve Firestone, owner of Firestone Strategies in South Carolina; and James Lee, owner of Alarmguard Security in North Carolina. “I have had the honor of working closely with these professionals,...

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Women in Security: Custom Alarm looks at connected home tech

November 29, 2016Spencer Ives

ROCHESTER, Minn.—Custom Alarm's CEO Melissa Brinkman talked with Security Systems News about the company's increased approach to smart home technologies.“We're just really trying to have our team embrace it ... in particular, the locks, the lighting, the thermostats—in addition to being able to control your system remotely,” she said. Brinkman highlighted several specific technologies in the connected home space, including the Sky Bell doorbell, Honeywell's Lyric system. “We're...

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Custom Alarm recognized as a women-owned business

May 18, 2016Paul Ragusa, Editor

ROCHESTER, Minn.—Custom Alarm, a super-regional security company based here, has been certified as a women-owned business on the state level and on the federal level through the Small Business Association. “Our ownership has changed over the years, so we really wanted to maximize some of the benefits of being women-owned,” Custom Alarm CEO Melissa Brinkman told Security Systems News.With its new designation and increased connected-home offerings, Custom Alarm has “seen some...

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