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PSA TEC in April is postponed

March 13, 2020SSN Staff

WESTMINSTER, Colo.—Due to concerns related to COVID-19, PSA has postponed PSA TEC 2020, which was scheduled to take place April 20-23, 2020, at the Sheraton Downtown in Denver, Colo.“Our thoughts are with those who have been impacted by the virus,” Bill Bozeman said in the announcement. “As the cases have increased domestically, including in Colorado where we are headquartered, we want to share precautions we are taking to keep our employees, their families, our owners, members...

Bill Bozeman, PSA Security, PSA TEC 2020


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Robotic Assistance Devices partners with PSA Network

October 25, 2017Paul Ragusa, Editor

On the Move Systems announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary Robotic Assistance Devices will make its S5 Security Guard Robot available to members of PSA Security Network, one of the world's largest systems integrator cooperatives in North America, encompassing more than 400 branch locations and employing more than 7,500 industry professionals, with more than $4.5 billion annually in security, fire, life safety and pro audio-visual installations. By leveraging the power of the PSA Security...

Bill Bozeman, PSA Security, Robotic Assistance Devices, Steve Reinharz


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The robots are coming

May 11, 2016Martha Entwistle

WESTMINSTER, Colo.—The robots are coming, and they represent one of “the biggest game changers” in decades for security integrators, according to PSA Security CEO Bill Bozeman.Sharp Electronics on May 10 announced the launch of Sharp Robotics Business Development. In the works for three years, the current focus for SRBD is developing robots for security. Its initial project is ground-based robots, which are known as UGVs or unmanned ground vehicles.“We believe it will be...

Bill Bozeman, Cliff Quiroga, Drones, Mike Kobelin, PSA Security, PSA-TEC, Robolliance, Security Robotics, Sharp Electronics, SRBD


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Robots: the next big thing? They'll be at PSA-TEC

April 13, 2016Martha Entwistle

PSA-TEC will have some new attendees this year: Robots. There will be drones and ground-based robots at PSA Security's annual education and training event PSA-TEC, which will takes place May 8-13 in Westminster, Colo. Bill Bozeman, PSA Security CEO, believes security robotics is the next big opportunity—and challenge—for the security industry. “We'll have three sessions [related to robotics] at TEC,” Bozeman said. He noted that PSA Security led the industry on the cybersecurity...

cyber security, PSA Security, PSA-TEC, Security Robotics


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Advance Technology management reorg propels growth

July 15, 2015Martha Entwistle

SCARBOROUGH, Maine—Advance Technology president Rob Simopoulos credits a management reorganization with helping propel the company's growth. Simopoulos is projecting revenues of $9 million this year, a 37 percent increase over 2014.“Last year, we took a look at the way we were built as an organization,” Simopoulos told Security Systems News.The company was getting too big for Simopoulos to manage every aspect of the business. He said he read an SSN story where PSA Security CEO Bill...

Advance Technology, Kristina Johnson, Michelle Leach, PSA Security, Rob Simopoulos, systems integration, Women in Security Technology


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PSA-TEC: Integrators on how to adapt and thrive

May 6, 2015Martha Entwistle

WESTMINSTER, Colo.—The subtitle for this year's “State of the Integrator” panel discussion at PSA-TEC was “Adapt or Die.” Despite the foreboding subtitle, the panelists' outlook was decidedly optimistic ... for some integrators anyway. Panelists agreed that independent integrators who do not embrace changing technology and update to service-centric business models will not survive, but Jorge Lozano, president of systems integration firm Condortech, pointed out why independent...

Bill Bozeman, Brent Franklin, Christine Lanning, Condortech, IST, Jorge Lozano, PSA Security, PSA-TEC, Ron Oetjen, Securadyne


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Remembering Tim Feury, Altec Systems

June 25, 2014Martha Entwistle

Like many in the security industry, I was saddened to learn about the death June 12 of Tim Feury, president of systems integration firm Altec Systems. Feury was 56 and died of complications of heart failure, according to an obituary in the Atlanta Journal Constitution. TimFleury.jpg I've interviewed Tim and his wife and business partner, Mary Feury, several times and enjoyed getting to know them at various events, especially PSA Security events. I have been in touch with Mary this week...

Altec Systems, Mary Feury, PSA Security, Security Systems News, Tim Feury


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Cyber security a recurring theme at PSA-TEC

May 7, 2014Martha Entwistle

WESTMINSTER, Colo.—The data breach that brought down Target CEO Gregg Steinhafel is being used as a cautionary tale here at PSA-TEC.While the Target breach was not related to a physical security device or system, it could have been, according to experts at PSA-TEC. The topic of what systems integrators need to know about Internet safety was discussed in at least three different educational sessions on May 6.Some video surveillance components, namely Windows/Microsoft dependent DVRs and VMSs,...

Bill Bozeman, Bosch, Chris Peckham, Contava, Dakota Security, Darnell Washington, David Sime, Dean Drako, Eagle Eye Networks, Eric Yunag


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Shaw joins Tech Systems Inc

October 30, 2013Martha Entwistle

Sharon Shaw, who is well known in the security industry as an evangelist of managed services, a skilled trainer and director of education, has taken on a new role at Tech Systems Inc, an Atlanta-based systems integrator. Shaw was formerly president of Integrator Support, and director of education for PSA Security. (She's also part of my TechSec Advisory board. ) Here's a link to a story I wrote about Tech Systems Inc. in January. TSI appears to be a great fit for Shaw's skills. She told me she was...

Integrator Support, new role, PSA Security, Sharon Shaw, Tech Systems Inc., TSI


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Kratos has new SVP

May 29, 2013Martha Entwistle

07.SI_.kratos.jim_.cotter.png At the PSATEC conference earlier this month, SIA CEO Don Erickson was talking about government opportunities for independent integrators large and small. The contracts and jobs are out there, Erickson said. One of PSA Security's largest integrators, Kratos Public Safety and Security Solutions' Public Safety & Security division has created a new SVP position to go after the “growing DoD/DHS market.” James Cotter, who has been with Kratos since...

Don Erickson, James Cotter, Kratos Public Safety and Security Solutions Public Safety & Security, PSA Security, PSATEC, SIA, SVP Government Solutions Sector


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