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Monitoring Matters

Monitoring: The argument for wholesale

November 16, 2016Spencer Ives

YARMOUTH, Maine—Throughout the year one topic has been cropping up: the benefits of switching to a wholesale central station. Several companies this year have opted to pick a third party monitoring center over continuing to operate their own central; RFI Communications switched to Rapid Response in March, Red Hawk Fire & Security partnered with Affiliated in October and recently, Comtronics switched its monitored accounts to NMC. Some of these companies said that the move allowed them to refocus...

Affiliated Monitoring, Comtronics, NMC, Rapid Response, Red Hawk Fire & Security, RFI Communications, wholesale monitoring


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General News

Conference attendance depends on companies more than show

October 28, 2015Spencer Ives

YARMOUTH, Maine—Before attending a conference, security executives pay more attention to their budget, timing and their current projects than what the show offers, according to responses in Security Systems News' latest poll. But, when it comes to the show, respondents were almost evenly split between location, attendees/keynotes/speakers and “something different.”Attending a conference depends on money, time and current company projects, according to 69 percent.Thirty percent listed...

ASIS, Atlas Security Service, Cotiviiti, Femac Security Solutions, ISC, Jim Wade, John Wilkinson, Paul McGinley, RFI Communications, Security Systems News


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General News

NFC access control: cool and coming, but not close

September 25, 2013Kenneth Z. Chutchian

If the operative word for near field communications access control is “cool,” then the obvious question is: “Are we there yet?”The answer is no.Despite limited rollouts that produced enthusiastic feedback from college students and other potential end users, the road toward widespread adoption of NFC-enabled smartphones being used for access control is full of detours and traffic lights. Some of the impediments are technological, some are about security and some are about when...

absco alarms, access control, Brad Wilson, dave holmes, debra spitler, eric slabaugh, HID Global, Identive Group, Ingersoll Rand, Jay Hauhn


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Commercial

RFI Communications expands operation

March 13, 2012Martha Entwistle

SAN JOSE, Calif.—With a healthy book of business already in the Los Angeles area, RFI Communications & Security Systems, a Security-Net partner based here, has decided to open a fourth branch office.RFI has hired a branch manager, Scott Covey, to lead the new office, which the company expects to open at the beginning of April. The office will be located “in the North Valley area, likely in Burbank,” Dan Kilgore, RFI's managing director for enterprise sales, told Security Systems...

Dan Kilgore, HID, Honeywell, PSA Security, RFI Communications, Scott Covey, Stanley


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On The Editor's Desk

Consultants, manufacturers and integrators mix at AMAG SES

March 7, 2012Martha Entwistle

I spent the past two days at AMAG Technology's Security Engineering Symposium here in St. Petersburg, Fla. It was the 11th annual AMAG SES event, with about 90 consultants in attendance. “We handpick the best consultants in the industry and invite them here,” AMAG director of business development Jody Ross told me. More consultants than ever before attended, she said, and about “45 to 50 percent of them were new faces.” According to informal surveys at the event, business...

AMAG Technology’s Security Engineering Symposium, Bill Bozeman, Dan Kilgore, Ed Chandler, HID, Jody Ross, NEC, PSA Security, RFI Communications, SRI International Sarnoff


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