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SSN Interview with BISD Director of Safety and Security Ty Morrow

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SSN Interview with BISD Director of Safety and Security Ty Morrow

February 17, 2023Ken Showers, Managing Editor

BRAZOSPORT, Texas – In early February ZeroEyes announced the deployment of its A.I. gun detection platform at the Brazosport Independent School District (BISD). As a result, Security Systems News sat down with the district’s emergency manager and Director of Safety and Security, Ty Morrow. SSN: Mr. Morrow, could you tell us a little bit about BISD? Morrow: Our district encompasses about 11,700 kids and we've got 24 facilities - 19 of them are instructional facilities...

Artificial Intelligence (AI), Brazosport Independent School District (BISD), Gun Detection, Security, security guards, Security Specialists, Security Systems News (SSN), TEA (Texas Education Agency), Texas School Safety Center, Ty Morrow, ZeroEyes

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ADS makes first buy of year

March 6, 2019Paul Ragusa

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—ADS Security, a regional security and automation company headquartered here, made its first buy of 2019 following a record-setting eight acquisitions in 2018.ADS acquired the customer accounts of security dealer Security Specialists in Lexington, S.C., and will service the new customer accounts out of its Columbia, S.C. branch. Security Specialists' owner, John Kerce, and his team will be joining ADS Security. “Security Specialists is a great company and we are very...

ADS Security, Paul Dyson, Security Specialists

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PSA announces new board of director members

April 5, 2018SSN Staff

WESTMINSTER, Colo.—PSA, one of the world's largest electronic security cooperatives, recently announced changes to its Board of Directors. The following PSA owners were elected to positions on the board: Central regional director: Carey Boethel, president and CEO, Securadyne Systems Midwest regional director: Skip Sampson, president, KST Security Northeast regional director: Terry Rivet, president and CEO, Securitronics Incumbents remaining on the board are: Chairman:...

Bill Bozeman, Carey Boethel, Christine Lanning, Dan Budinoff, Darryl Keeler, Integrated Security Technologies, KST Security, Northland Controls, Paul Thomas, Pro-Tec Design, PSA Security Network (PSA), Securadyne Systems, Securitronics, Security Specialists, Skip Sampson, Tech Systems Inc., Terry Rivet, Tom Hagen

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Access control now a basic need at schools, but a 'culture of security' tops lists

December 29, 2014Kenneth Z. Chutchian

YARMOUTH, Maine—Two years after the tragic shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. brought renewed awareness to security needs in public school buildings, experts in the field say the most important measure of progress is not new technology or even new applications of existing technologies.The true test of whether a school is taking care of the health and safety of people inside is the extent to which they have created a culture of security awareness.“For a few thousand...

CannonDesign, Capital Fire and Security, Dan Budinoff, Dave Koenig, F. Patrick Mahoney, Mark Bomber, Security Specialists

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20 Under 40

'20 under 40' 2014—Kimberly Kissell Rescigno

October 21, 2014Tess Nacelewicz

Kimberly Kissell Rescigno, 31Director of sales and marketing, Security Specialists, Stamford, Conn.What inspired you to get into the security industry?I stumbled upon it by chance when I relocated from Maryland, where I was in operations management for Enterprise Rent-A-Car, to the greater New York City area. I met Security Specialists' general manager at the time and I was immediately intrigued by the industry, but had very little knowledge of what it really entailed. I researched its trends and...

Kimberly Kissell Rescigno, Security Specialists

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Security Specialists expands

July 2, 2013Martha Entwistle

STAMFORD, Conn.—With revenues up 28 percent over last year, Security Specialists, a systems integrator based here, has opened a second office in Hartford, Connecticut.“Hartford is a big growth area for us, with the insurance business and schools,” Daniel Budinoff, president of Security Specialists, told Security Systems News.“I've been saying for years I wanted to [open an office there],” Budinoff said. In January, he hired a general manager who lived near Hartford to...

Daniel Budinoff, Security Specialists, VideoIQ

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