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ESA becomes sole owner of ESX

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ESA becomes sole owner of ESX

January 20, 2021SSN Staff

DALLAS—The Electronic Security Association (ESA) announced it is now the sole owner of the Electronic Security Expo (ESX), an annual national convention and exhibition for the electronic security and life safety industry that had been co-owned by The Monitoring Association (TMA) since the show’s beginnings in 2008. “While it has certainly been a tough year for in-person events, the Electronic Security Association (ESA) sees the value that the Electronic Security Expo (ESX)...

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CES 2021 wraps up first-ever digital event

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CES 2021 wraps up first-ever digital event

January 15, 2021SSN Staff

ARLINGTON, Va.—The first-ever all-digital CES 2021 made history as the largest digital tech event with approximately 2,000 companies taking part in the global virtual expo. Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), the all-digital CES 2021 featured product launches from startups to tech giants and security companies, keynotes from global industry leaders and more than 100 hours of conference programming covering topics such as privacy, the future of AI and health...

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Kickoff the year with SIA’s Women in Security Forum Kick@$$ event

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Kickoff the year with SIA’s Women in Security Forum [email protected]$$ event

January 8, 2021Paul Ragusa, Editor

SILVER SPRING, Md.--The Security Industry Association (SIA), in sponsorship with Intel, will present a unique event, the SIA Women in Security Forum [email protected]$$ Kickoff, on Jan. 13, from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET, featuring Melanie Spring, who will present her Manifest the Life You Want In 2021 workshop. “Most humans have a woo-woo idea of what manifesting is – and that it comes from feeling,” Spring told Security Systems News. “To me, manifesting is VERY practical and gives...

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Securing cannabis facilities

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Securing cannabis facilities

January 6, 2021Cory Harris, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—The topic of legalizing cannabis in the United States has risen to the forefront in recent years as more and more states open dispensaries for customers to purchase marijuana for medicinal or recreational purposes. To date, nearly 20 states have opened cannabis dispensaries, and although marijuana is illegal under U.S. federal law, facilities that sell cannabis are regulated under state and local mandates. As the number of cannabis dispensaries in the U.S. continues to increase,...

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Jim Coleman to receive SSN Security Legend Award

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Jim Coleman to receive SSN Security Legend Award

January 4, 2021Paul Ragusa, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—Security Systems News is excited to announce the winner of its second annual Security Legend Award, which recognizes security industry professionals who have been leaders throughout their careers, and who continue to selflessly give back to help push the industry forward. SSN is proud to honor Jim Coleman, who founded and ran Operational Security Systems (OSS) for nearly half a century, with the 2020 Security Legend Award. Coleman joins Bill Bozeman, president and CEO, PSA...

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Nearly one-third of SMBs at risk of closing

December 28, 2020SSN Staff

DALLAS—Recent research from Parks Associates’ New SMB Landscape: Devices, Communication, Security, Support reveals nearly 29 percent of SMBs report their company is at risk of going out of business due to COVID-19. The public health crisis and months of shelter-in-place orders have had a dramatic impact on SMBs in particular. New SMB Landscape: Devices, Communication, Security, Support, a primary study of US SMBs, provides insights on technology adoption and needs among SMB owners...

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News Poll: Readers weigh-in on COVID’s impact, future of in-person conferences

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News Poll: Readers weigh-in on COVID’s impact, future of in-person conferences

December 16, 2020Paul Ragusa, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—In April and May, Security Systems News asked readers to weigh in on the impact of COVID-19, as well as look at the future of in-person conferences, two topics that continue to set the backdrop for what has been a crazy 2020. Looking to 2021, this month’s poll aims to gauge where we are now, especially in light of effective vaccines on the way. Looking ahead to 2021 and if business will get back to pre-COVID levels, most readers (62 percent) said only “somewhat,”...

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Specifically Speaking with Maria Gonzalez of TEECOM

December 16, 2020Paul Ragusa, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—Security Systems News caught up with Maria F. Gonzalez, CPP, principal, senior consultant at TEECOM based in New York, for our monthly feature on the top specifiers and consultants working in security.  What is your role at TEECOM? My technology design practice spans more than 18 years involved in the design, assessment, integration and management of security systems for leading companies in the technology, legal, real estate, healthcare, retail, museum, and educational...

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SIA launches mentorship program for security professionals

December 14, 2020SSN Staff

SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Security Industry Association (SIA) and the SIA RISE Steering Committee announced the launch of Talent Inclusion Mentorship Education (TIME), a new mentorship program for early and mid-career professionals in the security industry. The TIME program is designed to promote diversity, equity and inclusion and empowerment of underrepresented identities in the security industry by creating a well-defined pathway for learning and development. “SIA’s new TIME...

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SIA names RISE Steering Committee chairs

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SIA names RISE Steering Committee chairs

December 8, 2020SSN Staff

SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Security Industry Association (SIA) has named a new chair and vice chair to lead SIA RISE, a community that fosters the careers of young professionals in the security industry. Erin Mann – strategy and marketing manager, multifamily at Allegion Canada Inc. – will serve as chair of the RISE Steering Committee, with Kelsey Carnell – regional sales manager, New England at Axis Communications – serving as vice chair. In these new roles, Mann and...

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