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Tracy Larson

Women in Security

WISF feature : ‘This industry is exciting and very special,' says Tracy Larson

February 21, 2024Kenneth Z. Chutchian, Contributing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—To say that Tracy Larson has made her mark in the security industry is an understatement. Larson serves as president and founding partner of WeSuite, a provider of industry-specific sales software for security, IT and AV integrators, based out of White Plains, N.Y. “We enable security systems integrators, alarm, fire, and technology companies to record and track prospects, accurately and profitably estimate material, labor, chargeable items and recurring services,...

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Mary Beth Shaughnessy

General News

ISC West announces lineup of keynote speakers

February 8, 2024SSN Staff

NORWALK, Conn.—ISC West, in collaboration with the Security Industry Association (SIA), has announced this year’s trio of speakers that will headline the Keynote Series at ISC West 2024. Industry professionals will be able to attend keynote presentations on the Main Stage, located in the Venetian ballrooms. The SIA Women in Security Forum (WISF) Keynote will be held on Friday, April 12, following the SIA WISF Networking Breakfast and Power 100 Celebration. These...

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Don Erickson

General News

SIA commits to expand outreach to Native American communities

January 30, 2024SSN Staff

SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Security Industry Association (SIA) has announced a commitment to grow its outreach to Native American and indigenous communities beginning in 2024, including expanding access to SIA services and programs such as its training, scholarship and mentorship offerings. In an expansion of its diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) and workforce development efforts, and working with its industry partners, SIA is making a concerted effort to engage with Native American...

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On The Editor's Desk

20, 2024 hours to go

January 24, 2024Cory Harris, Editor

Yes, I am channeling the legendary Ramones for my first blog of 20, 20, 24 - wait, let me correct that - 2024. See where my mind is this week? I’m far from being sedated; as a matter of fact, I’m pretty pumped about what’s ahead for Security Systems News readers in the coming days, weeks, and months ahead. But before I get into 2024, I have to look back at the end of 2023, and the tremendous webcast we hosted in December, titled “State of the Industry - A Look Ahead...

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Margie Gurwin

Women in Security

WISF feature: ‘Security is an industry that serves society as a whole,’ says Margie Gurwin

January 24, 2024Kenneth Z. Chutchian, Contributing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—Margie Gurwin calls herself the “secret sauce” behind the development of B2B marketing content for her security industry clients. Gurwin is the founder and owner of Babylon, N.Y.-based Content Creation Partners (CCP), a developer of high-tech B2B marketing content with the goal of not only representing clients' products and services, but also communicating their vision, industry insights and success stories. “I work with clients - all...

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Alice DiSanto

Women in Security

ASIS International, SIA announce details for 2024 Security LeadHER conference

January 11, 2024SSN Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va., and SILVER SPRING, Md.—ASIS International and the Security Industry Association (SIA) have announced details for the 2024 Security LeadHER conference, a special event dedicated to advancing, connecting and empowering women in the security profession. The second annual Security LeadHER conference will be held Monday, June 24 – Tuesday, June 25, 2024, at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown in Arizona. Born of a need to effect change and create a more...

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Don Erickson

General News

SIA opens call for nominations for 2024 WISF Power 100

December 1, 2023SSN Staff

SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Security Industry Association (SIA) has opened the call for nominations for the 2024 SIA Women in Security Forum (WISF) Power 100. Now in its third year, this annual initiative, presented by the SIA Women in Security Forum, honors 100 women in the security industry whose outstanding accomplishments and success stories are breaking barriers, redefining the faces of leadership and showcasing the innovative contributions women bring to the industry. “SIA...

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Martha Entwistle

Women in Security

Eagle Eye Networks’ Martha Entwistle – ‘It’s just a great industry at its core’

November 29, 2023Cory Harris, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—Martha Entwistle’s security career has come full circle – starting from a very familiar place and culminating with one of the industry’s highest honors. Entwistle is a former editor of Security Systems News (SSN), where she spent over a decade  reporting and writing about security industry business trends, mergers and acquisitions, and technology, and directing two security technology conferences - TechSec Solutions and Cloud+ - during her tenure with...

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Sandra Polvi

Women in Security

Women in Security Feature: Sandra Polvi – ‘I’ve made some valuable connections with my peers’

November 21, 2023Cory Harris, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—Sandra Polvi has many people to thank for her professional growth in the security industry. Polvi currently serves as director of marketing for Kaadas North America, a developer of high-tech electronic and smart lock solutions serving millions of homes and businesses worldwide, based out of Orange, Calif., with its worldwide headquarters located in Shenzhen, Guangdong, China. She told Security Systems News that the connections she has made throughout her 12-year career...

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On The Editor's Desk

In an ISC East state of mind

November 14, 2023Cory Harris, Editor

Yes, I quoted New York’s own Billy Joel to come up with a title for this week’s blog, and why not? We really are in a New York state of mind this week as more than 5,000 security industry professionals are gathering in the Big Apple for ISC East 2023 at the Javits Center. As the Northeast’s leading security & public safety event, ISC East partners with Security Industry Association (SIA) and ASIS NYC each year to bring together those responsible for keeping our communities...

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