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Security Systems News poll results: February 2023

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Security Systems News poll results: February 2023

January 23, 2023Ken Showers, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine – We asked, and you answered as we share the results of the February 2023 Security Systems News Poll. We asked readers to chime in on the state of the security camera market in consideration of recent legislation against Chinese telecoms and expansion of U.S. chip production. We found that over 75% of poll participants were satisfied with their current security camera network and the level of transparency they received with their service. In contrast only 12.5% either...

biometric technology, facial recognition, News Poll, security camera, security hardware, Security Systems News, telecoms

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Kasia Hanson

Women in Security

SSN, SIA WISF continue partnership to promote diversity

January 13, 2023Cory Harris, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—Security Systems News is proud to be partnering again this year with the Security Industry Association's (SIA’s) Women in Security Forum (WISF), which helped select an incredibly diverse list of security professionals (see list below) to be highlighted in special features throughout 2023. SSN and SIA WISF began the partnership in 2021 and in 2022, expanded coverage beyond one issue with one person profiled in each issue, as well as online at “We...

Alana Batschelet, Alicia Dawson, Brooke Erickson, Cindy Ponder, Dakota Bierly, Deanna VanHout, Destiny Mojica-Taylor, Intel Corp., Jill Bartyzal, Kasia Hanson, Maria Castellanos, Melanie Spring, Nisha Advani, Security Industry Association (SIA) Women in Security Forum’s (WISF), Security Systems News, Sonika Kapur, Tia Eskandari

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Interview with Intellicene’s Alan Stoddard


SSN interview with Intellicene CEO Alan Stoddard

December 21, 2022Ken Showers, Managing Editor

MELVILLE, N.Y. – Following Cognyte’s acquisition by Volaris Group and rebrand to Intellicene, CEO Alan Stoddard took time to speak with Security Systems News about the process and what’s next for the company. Stoddard opened by talking about the long history of Intellicene which has its roots to a company from the 1990’s called Loronix Information Systems, an early player in the IP Video space. Through a number of twists and turns, Loronix, which Stoddard called one...

Alan Stoddard, Cognyte, Intellicene, IP video, Loronix Information Systems, Rebrand, Security Systems News, The Volaris Group

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Monitoring Matters

Sleigh bells and whistles, or I’ll be home security for Christmas

December 21, 2022Ken Showers, Managing Editor

By the time you’re reading this I’ll be gone. On a short holiday break of course, nothing nefarious. I should be right back into the saddle next week as we get ready to say our goodbyes to 2022, and what a year it’s been! Financial predictions for the security industry from physical to cyber says business is booming. AI-driven analytics appear to be the market to keep an eye on as we move into 2023, and global shake ups to hardware production might see a changing landscape...

Athena Security, infrastructure, physical security, security industry, Security Systems News

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SIA Women in Security Forum Power 100

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SIA opens nominations for 2023 Women in Security Forum Power 100

December 7, 2022Cory Harris, Editor

SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Security Industry Association (SIA) has opened the call for nominations for the 2023 SIA Women in Security Forum (WISF) Power 100. In its second year, this annual initiative presented by the SIA Women in Security Forum will honor 100 women in the security industry who are role models for actively advancing diversity, inclusion, innovation and leadership in the security industry. For the second straight year, Security Systems News is the media partner...

Don Erickson, ISC West, Kasia Hanson, Security Industry Association (SIA), Security Systems News, Women in Security Forum (WISF) Power 100

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Bert Bongard


SSN Interview with Bert Bongard, President and CEO, LVC Companies

November 10, 2022Cory Harris, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—It has been quite a year for LVC Companies and its President and CEO, Bert Bongard. The Minneapolis-based full-service security technology provider celebrated its 40th anniversary of protecting and connecting customers with state-of-the-art technologies including fire protection, fire alarms and life safety, security solutions, structured cabling/infrastructure, audio-visual (A/V), distributed antenna systems (DAS) and emergency communications. In addition, LVC was recognized...

ASHE, ASIS, Bert Bongard, Bill Bozeman Award, Integrator of the Year, Joint Apprenticeship Training Center (JATC), LVC Companies, National Electrical Contractors Association, NECA, PSA Security Network, Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC), Scot Collmann, Security Systems News

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On The Editor's Desk

Dancin’ in September

August 31, 2022Cory Harris, Editor

As August winds down and September arrives this week, we know that school (for my kids, anyway) and the reemergence of autumn leaves and cooler temperatures are just around the corner. While the title of my blog pays tribute to a classic song by Earth, Wind & Fire (one of my personal favorites by them, I might add), dancing in September seems a fitting description of what I’ll be doing over the next 30 days as this month promises to be a busy, yet very exciting one for yours truly. Why,...

GSX, Mission 500, Roy Dagan, SecuriThings, Security Industry Association (SIA), Security Systems News

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Monitoring Matters

A Brave New World

July 27, 2022Ken Showers, Managing Editor

Your perspective on current events, I’ve found, is largely shaped by your formative experiences. Being born in the middle of the 80s, I can still just see the last glow of the days where you could leave your door unlocked and children roamed on their bikes for miles unsupervised. The concept of having a phone on your person was almost unheard of. Certainly, security was the last thing on most people’s minds. Fast forward to Sept. 11, 2001, woken from bed before a day in high school...

Arizona Supreme Court, Security Systems News, Sept. 11, 2001

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Paul Ragusa

Also Noted

Orion Entrance Control hires Paul Ragusa as Marketing Manager

June 20, 2022Cory Harris, Editor

LACONIA, N.H.—Orion Entrance Control has announced that Paul Ragusa has joined its company as Marketing Manager. Prior to joining Orion, Ragusa honed his marketing and writing skills working for more than 25 years in management roles at several publishing, media and marketing companies, including most recently as Editor of Security Systems News. During his six-plus years at SSN, he oversaw all content for the publication and website, in addition to creating the education program...

Orion Entrance Control, Inc., Paul Ragusa, Security Systems News, Steve Caroselli, Steve Johnston

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Monitoring Matters

It’s “40 under 40” Takeover Time!

June 13, 2022Cory Harris, Editor

Say kids, what time is it? It’s “40 under 40” takeover time, it’s “40 under 40” takeover time! I’m channeling Howdy Doody for this week’s blog as our Security Systems News' "40 under 40" Class of 2021 is taking over our website for the second time this year! On the heels of celebrating our “40 under 40” winners at our SecurityNext conference in April, and with nominations now open to submit for our Class of 2022, we felt it...

40 under 40 Class of 2021, Class of 2022, Security Systems News, SecurityNext

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