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On the Road Again

May 25, 2022Cory Harris, Managing Editor

Thank you, Willie Nelson, for a song title that is so appropriate given the whirlwind couple of weeks I’ve had, literally, on the road again. No, I did not have the Partridge Family psychedelic tour bus to take me to my destinations, as my family van and JetBlue were my means of transportation in representing Security Systems News at two industry events – one that supports a very important mission, and the other a conference that yours truly attended for the first time, and even got...

Integrator of the Year and Bill Bozeman Awards, Moms in Security, PSA Security, PSA TEC


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Bill Bozeman Awards Announced!

May 18, 2022Paul Ragusa, Editor

As I write these words, Security Systems News Managing Editor Cory Harris (pictured above at the podium) is in one of my favorite cities, Denver, Colo., for PSA TEC, the conference devoted to the systems integrator community. To say that I have some serious FOMO going on seeing all of Cory’s, and other industry peers’ posts on social would be an understatement! But I am very excited Cory gets to experience his first TEC, a rite of passage for any SSN editor, for sure! And what a great...

Bill Bozeman, Candice Aragon, Integrator of the Year and Bill Bozeman Awards, PSA Security Network, PSA TEC


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In-person is Back!

May 11, 2022Cory Harris, Managing Editor

Isn’t it great to see people in person again, rather than on a computer screen? Our latest News Poll indicates as such, as more security industry trade shows have returned to an in-person format following two years of dormancy brought on by COVID-19. Let’s face it – conducting business or hosting meetings on Teams or Zoom calls is just not the same as having person-to-person interaction, whether in a workplace setting or on a trade show floor. The News Poll results show...

ISC East, ISC West 2022, SecurityNext


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Thank You for Coming!

May 4, 2022Cory Harris, Managing Editor

I just want to celebrate! Yes, that may be a song by the group Rare Earth from 1970, but that’s also how I and my fellow Security Systems News colleagues feel after what was a fantastic and memorable SecurityNext conference in Nashville. We were so thrilled that we could host an in-person event for the first time since COVID-19 entered our lives in 2020. The enthusiasm of the attendees who ascended upon Music City for our conference last week was infectious, from the cocktail reception...

Andrew Lanning, Christine Lanning, Nashville, SecurityNext conference, SSN 40 under 40 Class of 2021, SSN Security Legend Award


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40 under 40 Class of 2021 Takeover!

April 22, 2022Paul Ragusa, Editor

Can't think of a better time to have a Security Systems News' "40 under 40" takeover of the website than right now as the team here at SSN and many of the winners from this year's class get ready to converge on Nashville for our SecurityNext conference, April 25-27 at The Westin Nashville. Please check out the first eight of the 40 profiles that are appearing here and in print all year long!  For the full list of winners, please click here. And keep...

SSN 40 under 40 Class of 2021


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Counting Down the Days to Nashville

April 20, 2022Cory Harris, Managing Editor

Music City, here we come! We are just days away from the security industry’s must-see event of the year as we proudly present our SecurityNext conference at The Westin Nashville from April 25-27. The Security Systems News team is so excited that SecurityNext is back to an in-person format after the COVID-19 pandemic relegated last year’s conference to a virtual format, which is just not same, don’t you agree? There’s only one word to describe the lineup for this year’s...

Nashville, SecurityNext conference


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Be Prepared, Be Very Prepared

April 13, 2022Cory Harris, Managing Editor

A typical weekday morning on a NYC subway train. People sitting or standing in the subway cars on their way to work, school, or wherever else they may be headed. Some reading their newspaper, some looking at their cellphones. Maybe they’re taking a nap or just staring blankly as the train heads toward their destination. Tuesday morning, April 12, 2022, turned out to be anything but typical for those riding on the Manhattan-bound N train around 8:30 a.m. A male passenger on the train, who...

emergency preparedness, Emergency Response Systems, Mass transit security, NYC


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Nashville, Here We Come!

April 6, 2022Paul Ragusa, Editor

With temperatures warming up here in chilly Maine – and sights, sounds and smells of spring, rebirth and renewal in the air – the team here at Security Systems News is gearing up for SecurityNext, which returns to an in-person event later this month, April 25-27, in Nashville, the music city. Coming off a successful and exciting ISC West in Las Vegas last month, the theme of rebirth and renewal seems fitting, as ISC West came back strong after a tough year in 2021 due...

ISC West 2022, Nashvi, SecurityNext conference


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Back with a Vengeance

March 30, 2022Cory Harris, Managing Editor

They say that whatever happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. But I’m going to go against the grain and say that my blog is all about what happened in Vegas last week at ISC West 2022. When I landed in Las Vegas, I had a feeling that security industry professionals were itching to get back to the premier trade show of the year after the COVID-19 pandemic significantly impacted attendance at ISC West in 2021. After five days in “Sin City,” it’s safe to say that my projections...

DMP Owners Forum, ISC West 2022, Mission 500, Moms in Security, Security Industry Association (SIA)


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ISC West is Back!

March 23, 2022Paul Ragusa, Editor

Great to be in Las Vegas for ISC West 2022, which is back and buzzing with the same kind of energy and traffic we have seen in past years before the pandemic. Great to see so many familiar faces, catch up with industry news and gossip, as well as see the latest and greatest in new technology and products. Check back here and on the SSN website for the latest news coming out of ISC West, starting with the news form SIA coming out of the Advance, including a new chair, board and committee members. I...

ISC West


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