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Poll sees future of residential in smart home integration

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Poll sees future of residential in smart home integration

May 22, 2024Ken Showers, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine — Security Systems News readers are looking ahead at the residential market and seeing a future in smart home device integration and AI, according to the results of a recent news poll.  The poll sought to gather industry perspectives on the factors influencing homeowners' decisions to invest in security systems, the prevailing preferences for residential security solutions, and the emerging technologies expected to impact the market.  Looking to the future...

Artificial Intelligence (AI), emerging technologies, News Poll, Residential Security, Security Systems News (SSN), smart home

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Shawn Ruddo

Women in Security

Women in Security Profile: ‘We are far from solving the diversity problem in this industry,’ says Shawn Ruddo

May 8, 2024Kenneth Z. Chutchian, Contributing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—Shawn Ruddo challenges other women in the security industry to get involved with an initiative that helps support women’s growth.  “By supporting women in security, we create a wave of empowerment and opportunity,” said Ruddo, chief solutions officer for Unlimited Technology (UT), a systems integrator that provides end-to-end technology solutions with a focus on complex IT, electronic, physical and cybersecurity. “Let’s be that change.”  As...

Security Systems News (SSN), Shawn Ruddo, SIA Women in Security Forum (WISF), Unlimited Technology

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On The Editor's Desk

ISC West hits the jackpot

April 17, 2024Cory Harris, Editor

Safe to say that ISC West 2024 came up all 7s. Sorry, had to use some slot machine terminology as Las Vegas was the center of the security universe for the largest industry show of the year. It’s a good thing I’m not claustrophobic, and I’m sure my quartet of Security Systems News colleagues who joined me in Vegas – Ken Showers, Brad Durost, Acasia Gardner and Christina Throndson – would echo that sentiment. Boy, was that show floor packed to the gills or what? We...

2024, 2025, Acasia Gardner, Brad Durost, Christina Throndson, ISC West, Ken Showers, Las Vegas, Mary Beth Shaughnessy, Mission 500, Security 5K, Security Systems News (SSN), SIA Women in Security Forum (WISF), The Wallflowers, Venetian Expo

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Jim Henry

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Industry luminary Jim Henry passes away, colleagues reflect

April 17, 2024Cory Harris, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—Legend. Great friend. Terrific presence. Mentor. These are just some of the heartfelt tributes and reflections from colleagues and friends of industry luminary Jim Henry, one of the inaugural winners of the Security Systems News (SSN) Security Legend award, who passed away on April 13, 2024, after a lengthy illness. He was 70. Henry spent more than 50 years in the security industry, from the early days of running a business with his family to later working for behemoths...

Bill Bozeman, Butchko•ESI, Henry Bros. Electronics, Jim Henry, Kratos, Maureen Carlo, Pierre Bourgeix, Securitas, Security Legend Award, Security Systems News (SSN), SecurityNext, Tracy Larson, University of New Hampshire

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Resideo acquiring Snap One for $1.4 billion


Resideo acquiring Snap One for $1.4 billion

April 15, 2024SSN Staff

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., and CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Resideo Technologies has agreed to acquire Snap One Holdings for $10.75 per share in cash, for a transaction value of approximately $1.4 billion, inclusive of net debt. Upon closing, Snap One will integrate into Resideo's ADI Global Distribution business. “The acquisition of Snap One is an exciting step in Resideo’s continued transformation through portfolio optimization, operational enhancements and structural cost savings actions,”...

ADI, Jay Geldmacher, John Heyman, Mergers & Acquisitions, Resideo Technologies, Security Systems News (SSN), Snap One

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Peter George


AI weapons detection technology included in NYC pilot program

April 10, 2024Cory Harris, Editor

NEW YORK—Evolv Technology’s AI system will be used as part of a new pilot program by the New York City Police Department (NYPD) to detect weapons carried by travelers into the Metropolitan Transit Authority's (MTA) subway system.  According to a release by the Office of the Mayor of New York City, the NYPD seized 1,515 weapons in the subway system in 2023, compared to 947 weapons the previous year – a nearly 60% increase.  “The NYPD contacted Evolv to...

Eric Adams, Evolv Technology, Janno Lieber, Kathy Hochul, Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), New York City Police Department (NYPD), Peter George, Public Oversight of Surveillance Technology (POST) Act, Security Systems News (SSN)

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Monitoring Matters

She sells security

April 9, 2024Ken Showers, Managing Editor

I’m writing this after completing the first leg of my journey towards ISC West 2024, and I can safely say that “She Sells Sanctuary” by The Cult is the best road song of all time. What are some good runners up you might ask? “Roundabout” by Yes, and “Last Train Home” by Pat Metheny for sure. Late night drive? “No Sleep till Brooklyn” by the Beastie Boys, easily answered questions. What might not be an easily answered question is what programming...

2024, interview, ISC West, Security Systems News (SSN), video

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Bill Bozeman

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SIA names Bill Bozeman as honorary member

April 8, 2024SSN Staff

SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Security Industry Association (SIA) Executive Committee has named Bill Bozeman as an honorary SIA member. Bozeman – a security industry veteran and longtime SIA member and SIA Board of Directors member – is one of only six individuals to have received this honor, joining fellow honorary members Les Gold, Joe Grillo, Sandy Jones, Dave McGowan, and Scott Schafer. SIA recognized Bozeman during ISC West. Bozeman is the founder of Bozeman Strategic...

Bill Bozeman, Bozeman Strategic Solutions, Dave McGowan, Delta Audio-Visual Security, Dictograph Alarm Systems, Don Erickson, ISC West, Joe Grillo, Les Gold, Pinkerton Systems Integration, PSA Security Network (PSA), PSA TEC, Sandy Jones, Scott Schafer, Securing New Ground (SNG), Security Industry Association (SIA), Security Systems News (SSN)

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No longer fooling around


Google gets tough on security

April 3, 2024Ken Showers, Managing Editor

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – Google recently began enforcing security changes to Gmail that are designed to protect users, foil phishing attempts and reduce unwanted spam by targeting bulk email senders – a welcome development for the industry.  Security measures designed to protect vulnerable users from targeted attacks align with the priorities of industry data privacy experts.   “It's more than just the sort of bad actors that might be attempting to use that,”...

Data privacy, Gmail, Google, Mark Bennett, phishing, Security Systems News (SSN), Suleyman Ozarslan

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Ryan Brothers


Specifically Speaking: Ryan Brothers on increased collaboration

April 3, 2024Cory Harris, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—Ryan Brothers believes the line between integrators and consultants will become thinner in the future. "Integrators will always procure and install parts, and consultants must remain independent, but the continuing rapid advancement of technology (hardware and software) and increasing requirements from clients for detailed plans and budgets will push integrators and consultants to work more hand in hand versus chronologically one after the other,” he said. As...

Pinnacle Security Solutions, Ryan Brothers, Security Systems News (SSN)

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