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Tech Systems boot camps lead to professional certifications

January 20, 2016Martha Entwistle

ATLANTA—Tech Systems Inc. has organized study groups and boot camps to help its employees get professional education certifications such as the ASIS CPP and PSP. It will even pay for books and test registration fees.TSI decided to create an internal program last year to help employees with the CPP (Certified Protection Professional) exam. Now it has extended that effort to the ASIS PSP (Physical Security Professional) exam. “It provides instant credibility to have [the ASIS certification]...

ASIS CPP, Leigh Mcguire, professional education certifications, PSP, Sharon Shaw, shawn reilly, Tech Systems Inc.


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News and Notes

Digging deeper at TechSec

July 15, 2015Amy Canfield

Exec ed Martha Entwistle and I had an excellent conference call yesterday with SSN's TechSec Advisory Board. We're gearing up for the annual conference on new and emerging technology, and our advisors assist us as we determine programming. One thing I can say at this point is that the educational sessions at the TechSech conference Feb. 2-3 will be different from what you've heard over and over again. I attended ISC West and ESX, and the people I met with and the panelists at the sessions I attended...

Jeremy Brecher, physical security, Ralph Nerette, Security Systems News, Sharon Shaw, TechSec


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20 Under 40

'20 under 40' integrators panel

February 25, 2015Martha Entwistle

DELRAY BEACH, Fla.—Cybersecurity, working with IT and the rewards of working in the security industry were topics touched on during the “20 under 40” Integrators' Perspective educational session at TechSec 2015, which took place here Feb. 3-4.Four members of the “20 under 40” integrators Class of 2014 participated in the discussion: Sarah Jennings, COO, QuickPass; David Sime, VP of engineering and delivery, CONTAVA; Jim Lash, director of advanced IT installation, Diebold;...

CONTAVA. Jim Lash, David Sime, Diebold, NFC, PSIM, Quickpass, Sarah Jennings, Security Systems News, Sharon Shaw, tech systems


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20 Under 40

'20 under 40' 2014—Sharon Shaw

October 21, 2014Martha Entwistle

Sharon Shaw, 29Client development manager, Tech Systems, AtlantaWhat inspired you to get into the security industry?I was introduced to [my former employer] PSA Security by a family friend. What's kept me in it is working with people who are very passionate about what they do. It's easy to find a sense of patriotism and purpose in this industry, and at the same time it's challenging. Also, as we've talked about in the past, there are not too many women in security. I want to help to make a change...

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On The Editor's Desk

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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Commercial

Making managed services work

May 21, 2013Martha Entwistle

WESTMINSTER, Colo.—Once you make the decision at the management level to sell managed services, how do you get your sales staff to follow through?This was the topic covered in an educational session, moderated by Sharon Shaw, president of Integrators Support, at the PSA-TEC conference here May 5-10.  “Compensate them,” said Rob Simopoulos of Advanced Technology. Simopoulos called his compensation plan “aggressive” and added that the commission is all paid upfront. The...

Advanced Technology, Atrion Networking, Digital Security and Electronics, Gary Hoffner, Integrators Support, Paul Cronin, PSA-TEC, Rob Simopoulos, Security Systems News, Sharon Shaw


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On The Editor's Desk

The "haves and have-nots of security integration companies"

May 8, 2013Martha Entwistle

PSA TEC is in full swing. The action started on Sunday night, but I arrived late on Monday. Yesterday I spent the day (Tuesday) talking to PSA Security integrators and members and attending four different educational sessions. I attended the State of the Industry panel, moderated by PSA Security CEO Bill Bozeman and featuring a large group of integrators and industry experts; a discussion on Big Data, Business Resiliency and Physical Security moderated by Chris Peckham of Kratos; a session on security...

Bill Bozeman, Chris Peckham, Dakota Security, Don Erickson, Eric Yunag, Intelligent Access, Jim Henry, Kratos, Phil Aronson, PSA Security


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General News

Making the shift to managed services

January 29, 2013Kenneth Z. Chutchian

The security industry can be just like any other when it comes to transitions, adaptations, market trends or the next big thing. Especially when the next big thing looks a lot smaller.Integrators accustomed to selling, installing and even servicing big-ticket monitoring systems face a nagging issue. Is recurring revenue through remote guarding or cloud-based surveillance systems the way to go even if the initial sales receipts don't seem to compare as well?Some industry insiders say it's a no-brainer.“We've...

Advance Technologies, Alen Security, Altec Systems, Integrator Support LLC, Ken Alen, PSA Security Network, Rob Simopoulos, Security Systems News, Sharon Shaw, Tim Feury


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General News

Sharon Shaw: 'Nothing can keep you from being successful'

November 19, 2012Rich Miller

LONGMONT, Colo.—Sharon Shaw is a relative newcomer to security, having made the jump from real estate five years ago. But instead of being intimidated in an industry long dominated by men, she has succeeded on the strength of her work ethic and a principle that transcends gender.“I've never identified with the struggle, I've just identified with the opportunity,” said Shaw, president of Integrator Support LLC, based here. “There's nothing that can keep you from being successful....

Integrator Support LLC, PSA Security Network, Sharon Shaw


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Commercial

Shaw named president of Integrator Support

July 3, 2012Martha Entwistle

LONGMONT, Colo.—Former PSA Security executive Sharon Shaw on July 1 was named president of Integrator Support, a new national dealer program designed to help integrators make money from managed services.“We make offering managed services simple,” Shaw told Security Systems News.Integrator Support is a comprehensive dealer program offering training and sales material, technical assistance and project financing.Shaw said the company will help its dealers break into mobile and hosted...

Integrator Support, PSA Security, Security Systems News, Sharon Shaw


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