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SSN unveils new conference, advisory board and look

August 14, 2019Paul Ragusa, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—There is a lot of excitement at Security Systems News these days as we unveil our new SecurityNext conference, our newly formed Editorial Advisory Board and a new look and refresh to our logo (see below), weekly Newswire and print publication.First and foremost, we are proud to announce the new SSN Editorial Advisory Board (click here for headshots and bios) to help guide content for the publication and our SecurityNext conference, Feb. 9-11, 2020 at the Royal Sonesta Hotel...

Don Erickson, Jim Henry, New Ownership, Newswire, Pierre Bourgeix, Rebrand, Refresh, Rick Rector, Security Systems News, SecurityNext


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Monitoring Matters

SIA's new conference AcceleRISE, inspiring the next generation security professional

February 12, 2019Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

The countdown to SIA's new conference acceleRISE has begun with plans for security leaders to share ideas and inspire tomorrow's up and coming young security professionals via coaching, business skill development and networking. This event is to take place August 14-16 at the Radisson Blu in downtown, Minneapolis. Having never been to Minnesota and being the extreme foodie that I am, I did a little research and discovered a meat-centric American grill that I would totally check out — Butcher...

20 under 40, Don Erickson, Security Industry Association, SIA, SSN


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General News

Report: Growth rate for service offerings to soar

October 1, 2014Leif Kothe

WELLINGBOROUGH, England—The North American market for physical security equipment and services is poised to exceed $61 billion by 2018, up from $44.4 billion in revenues in 2013, according to a new report, “Physical Security Equipment & Services Report—2014,” from IHS Research, a market research firm based here.Service-based offerings are projected to further emerge as a defining feature of the North American market, their growth powered by manufacturers and service providers...

ACaaS, access control, David Green, IHS Research, physical security, remote video monitoring, SSN, video surveillance, VSaaS


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General News

News Poll: CEDIA gaining the industry's attention

October 1, 2014Leif Kothe

YARMOUTH, Maine—A majority of respondents to a recent SSN News Poll—47 percent—said the Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association (CEDIA) expo was very important to security companies looking to keep pace with the growing demand for connected home technology. An equal percentage of readers said that while they didn't attend the show, they're interested in checking it out in the future.It's fair to say CEDIA is squarely on the industry's radar.“The convergence...

CEDIA, physical security, SSN


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Monitoring Matters

SentryNet shares the credit

October 1, 2014Leif Kothe

When I spoke last month to SentryNet's Kurt Erdman and Alain Jamet, national sales manager and vice president of operations, respectively, both characterized their central station as an “activity hub” that would perform the dual task of promoting new technologies and keeping security professionals attuned to broader trends affecting the industry. Given that approach, it's not surprising that the information the company blasts out often reads like a hybrid between a news release and, well,...

alarm monitoring, physical security, SentryNet, SSN


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Also Noted

ASIS, SIA launch joint learning management system

September 29, 2014SSN Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va., and SILVER SPRING, Md.—ASIS International and the Security Industry Association have launched my Global Portal for Security (myGPS), a learning platform for security industry professionals, according to a joint news release from the organizations. MyGPS is a professional development tool as well as an information resource for those considering a career in the industry, offering a compilation of classroom and online training options for those seeking to close knowledge and performance...

ASIS, John Stroia, Jr., myGPS, physical security, Richard Widup, SIA, SSN, Will-Burt


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Suppliers

Making Honeywell 'human centric'

September 26, 2014Martha Entwistle

MELVILLE, N.Y.—Making Honeywell Security Products more "human centric” tops the to-do list for this company's newly installed president Inder Reddy.Reddy told Security Systems News he wants to continue to bring “innovative products and solutions to the market that provide safety and security for end users [that will also] make more profit for our channel partners.”“But my focus and my team's focus is going to be on the user experience for the channel,” he said.To...

Commercial Security Systems, First Alert Professional, Honeywell Connect, Honeywell Integrated Systems, Honeywell Security Products, Inder Reddy, physical security, SSN


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Also Noted

Security Partners, WAVE Electronics collaborate on rebate program

September 24, 2014SSN Staff

LANCASTER, Pa.—Security Partners and WAVE Electronics recently introduced the 4-Star Program, a collaborative rebate program between the two companies that gives security dealers a profit advantage for products purchased from WAVE Electronics with monitoring services from Security Partners, according to a statement from the companies. “We are always looking to develop long-term strategic relationships with companies who share our focus of equipping dealers with the best products and services...

Michael Bodnar, physical security, Security Partners, SSN, WAVE Electronics


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Monitoring

Bold Technologies acquires ABM Data Systems

September 24, 2014Leif Kothe

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.—Bold Technologies, a provider of central station and PSIM software, has acquired central station software provider ABM Data Systems, based in Round Rock, Texas, the company announced recently. Chuck Speck, president of Bold Technologies, described the acquisition as a good fit for several reasons. From a human capital standpoint, the deal gives Bold an influx of data conversion talent—no small feat in an industry where it's “tough to go out and find people...

ABM Data Systems, Bold Technologies, chuck speck, Manitou platform, Phoenix platform, physical security, SSN


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Monitoring

How Habitec reduces false alarms

September 24, 2014Leif Kothe

TOLEDO, Ohio—Habitec Security, a monitoring company headquartered here, continues to upgrade its robust false dispatch reduction strategy, and internal company metrics show those efforts are working.“We're now closing in on a 57-percent reduction in false dispatches,” John Smythe, president of Habitec Security, told Security Systems News.In 2012, when Habitec first put enhanced call verification in place, it realized a 20-percent reduction in false alarm dispatches. As part of its...

alarm monitoring, Habitec Security, John Smythe, physical security, SSN


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