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Monitoring Matters

Business continuity, cybersecurity tips and valuable resources

March 18, 2020Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

I refuse to give the coronavirus power by using it as click bait in my blog title; however, staying true to my blog, “Monitoring Matters,” I do see that education is necessary during this time of our lives. I feel that the more people understand and know what to do, the better we are prepared to handle any situation, whether that be a pandemic of any kind, a major cyberattack, etc. So, before we get started, I want to first sincerely thank you for reading my blog and I hope that you not...

ASIS, business continuity, cyber security, door-to-door scams, National Cyber Security Alliance, Security Industry Association, SIA, Social Media, Stay Safe Online


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General News

Three perspectives on how to use social media

November 18, 2015Spencer Ives

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.—When using social media, be consistent, use images or graphics, and find the right outlet for your company, according to representatives from three security companies.Rebecca Matson Purtz (photo on left), director of business development for Matson Alarm, Kristin Milner (photo in middle), director of marketing at ADS Security, and Alison Shiver (photo on bottom), residential sales and marketing manager from Shiver Security, shared how their companies use social media in the...

ADS Security, Alison Shiver, Honeywell CONNECT 2015, Kristin Milner, Matson Alarm, Rebecca Matson Purtz, Shiver Security, Social Media, women in security


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General News

Readers lukewarm on social media and its benefit

July 9, 2014Leif Kothe

YARMOUTH, Maine—The latest SSN news poll shows that while the bulk of readers may be using social media, not all of them are convinced of its effectiveness as a business tool.Most readers (64 percent) said they're active on the standard social media platforms, such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. But opinion is more divided on the question of whether social media usage actually translates into added accounts, with 43 percent saying they've seen no noticeable benefits, versus 34 percent who...

Facebook, Jim Carino, Neil Licht, physical security, Social Media, SSN, Twitter


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This Blog's on Fire (And Other Stuff)

LifeShield socially savvy about home security

June 4, 2012Tess Nacelewicz

A lot of companies talk about the need to employ social media to promote home security, but LifeShield Security doesn't just talk about it—it's really using the social online space in a wide variety of ways. It doesn't just have a Facebook page, according to a recent company news release, but uses all kinds of social media, from virtual pinboards to viral memes and videos. Yardley, Pa.-based LifeShield offers wireless digital home security systems that are self-installed and professionally...

Airbnb, Dan Marino, John Timoney, LifeShield Security, Security Systems News, Social Media


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On The Editor's Desk

ESX, day 1 (for me)

June 17, 2010Martha Entwistle

Every show needs an identity, right? Something that separates it from the myriad industry events that populate the landscape? ESX may be getting there. Maybe first and foremost, there is the Club Crawl. Is it a little ridiculous that a large industry event would define itself with a frat-party-like atmosphere on the first day of its show floor? Maybe. Do people seem to really, really enjoy themselves at this Club Crawl. Hell yes. While it's true that I thought my soul had gone completely black after...

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Who's going to ESX?

June 9, 2010Martha Entwistle

So, I'm back from vacation and I'll be in the office for four days before heading out to ESX on Tuesday. Who's going to this thing? If you'll be there, and I haven't seen you in a while, and you've got something interesting to talk about, drop me an email at [email protected] and let's schedule an interview. I haven't received a single media request for this show yet, so I'm a little worried about how seriously people are taking it. I've received far more requests for NRFLP which is...

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