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Ten top integrators talk tech

January 29, 2016Martha Entwistle

YARMOUTH, Maine—For the second year in a row, Security Systems News has asked 10 top integrators which technology trends they believe integrators should be paying attention to and why. Again this year, cybersecurity and cloud were among those top trends, but several other technologies were identified including video and data analytics, big data.Executives from the following companies participated in this report: Extravision Video Technologies, Security Equipment Inc., Integrated Security Systems,...

Andre Fiset, Bob Stockwell, Convergint Technologies, Dawn Nash Pfeiffer, Extravision Video Technologies, Firstline Security, Integrated Security Systems, ISS, Jeffrey S. Nunberg, Pro-Tec Design


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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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Commercial

Tech Systems goes ESOP route

October 29, 2014Martha Entwistle

ATLANTA—Darryl Keeler, CEO of Tech Systems, announced this week that his privately held company will transition to an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). The process will take a while, but ultimately Tech Systems employees will have full ownership of the systems integration company, a PSA Security owner which is based here.“When you talk to ESOP experts and look at all of the historical data, you see that these companies tend to be more profitable and retain employees and clients much...

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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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Making money on managed services

March 26, 2014Martha Entwistle

DELRAY BEACH, Fla.—Attend a few security conferences and you're bound to hear the term “managed services” tossed around. Most of the time you'll be advised that managed services is the way to go. But, how do you get there? How long will it take and can you really make money offering managed services?At TechSec 2014, held here in Jan. 26-28, three very different independent systems integrators—Sam Shalaby, GM of the Ottawa branch and managed services director, Convergint; Rob...

Advance Technology, Convergint, managed services, physical security, Rob Simopoulous, Sam Shalaby, SSN, tech systems, Wayne Smith


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Surveillance serves many uses in hospitals

December 18, 2013Kenneth Z. Chutchian

YARMOUTH, Maine—A health care professional might tell you that people are generally not at their best when they enter a hospital as a patient. A security professional would agree.The contrast in perspectives, however, is dramatic. Health care professionals are potential targets for crime, while security professional try to see the whole picture with video surveillance.It's not a pretty picture, in terms of hospital safety nationwide. For video surveillance providers, however, hospitals are...

Arecont Vision, carole dougan, gary buss, hipaa, hospital safety, hospital security, integrated security and communications, international association for healthcare security & safety, shawn reilly, Tech Electronics


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