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Mission 500 Security 5K/2K virtual event raises $75K

October 26, 2020SSN Staff

PORTLAND, Maine—Mission 500 teamed up with ISC West during their online show earlier this month to stage a virtual 5K/2K Run/Walk that proved to be an “unexpected and overwhelming success” generating more than $75K in donations.   Mission 500 is a non-profit, charitable organization that works closely with the security industry to serve children and families in need across the U.S., so all donations will be used to provide needed relief to children and families across the...

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News Poll: Readers weigh in on web security, safety for children

October 21, 2020Paul Ragusa, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—The article “Technology and Trafficking: the tick-tocking time bomb” by Elisa Mula, founder, EMD Designs Inc., and Min Kyriannis, managing director of EMD/JMK and co-president of the Women in International Security (WIIS) New York, opened our eyes to a real reality that is potentially affecting the safety and security of our children. In this month’s New Poll, we asked readers for their thoughts on this important but seldom looked at topic that revolves...

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Specifically Speaking with John Weston

October 21, 2020Paul Ragusa, Editor

DALLAS—Security Systems News’ monthly column features John Weston, owner of Unified Network Consulting, LLC based in Dallas, who has more than 25 years experience designing systems. Please talk about your security consulting firm and your role as owner. Unified Network Consulting, LLC is a technology consulting and project management firm that provides services for the planning, design, solution procurement and execution of any size project. We have more than 25 years of experience...

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Andrew Lanning named SIA Progress Award winner

October 19, 2020SSN Staff

SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Security Industry Association (SIA) has named Andrew Lanning as the 2020 recipient of the SIA Progress Award, an honor presented by SIA’s Women in Security Forum to celebrate individuals who pave the way to success for women in the security industry. SIA will present the award to Lanning during Securing New Ground on Wed., Oct. 21. Lanning is the co-founder at Integrated Security Technologies, a member of SIA’s Cybersecurity Advisory Board, and holds a...

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Min Kyriannis honored with Jay Hauhn Excellence in Partnerships Award

October 19, 2020SSN Staff

SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Security Industry Association (SIA) has selected Min Kyriannis as the 2020 recipient of the Jay Hauhn Excellence in Partnerships Award, an annual distinction recognizing leadership in security industry collaboration. Kyriannis is the managing director of EMD/JMK and co-president of the Women in International Security (WIIS) New York. SIA will present the award to Kyriannis during Securing New Ground on Wednesday, Oct. 21. “Creating and extending partnerships...

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Denis Hébert to receive SIA’s George R. Lippert Memorial Award

October 19, 2020SSN Staff

SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Security Industry Association (SIA) has selected Denis Hébert, president of Feenics, as the 2020 recipient of the George R. Lippert Memorial Award, an honor presented annually to a distinguished individual for long-term, selfless service to the security industry and to SIA. Hebert will receive the award during a virtual SIA Honors presentation held as part of Securing New Ground on Wednesday, Oct. 21. Hébert has been a longtime association volunteer and...

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CONSULT 2020 goes live Oct. 26-27

October 13, 2020Paul Ragusa, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—Presented, operated and organized by SecuritySpecifiers, and supported by the Security Industry Association (SIA), the 2020 CONSULT Technical Security Symposium goes live virtually Oct. 26-27. The free virtual mini-conference has been developed specifically for technical security design professionals, and draws on the expertise of consultant community. From cybersecurity to spec writing and design issues, the environment that security consultants and engineers face is constantly...

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Google’s Thorsen to keynote TMA’s 2020 annual meeting Oct. 27

October 12, 2020SSN Staff

McLEAN, Va.—The Monitoring Association (TMA) is pleased to announce Wayne Thorsen, managing director, Hardware Business Development for Google, will deliver the keynote address at its upcoming 2020 Annual Meeting. Thorsen will speak virtually via Zoom on Tues., Oct. 27 at 11:10 a.m. (ET). Full details and registration options are available here. “This has been a year like no other where we are reminded of how essential our service is to the homes and businesses of this country and...

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SIA’s Security Market Index shows positive signs for industry

October 7, 2020SSN Staff

SILVER SPRING, Md.—Provided to Security Industry Association (SIA) members as a review of current market conditions, the September/October 2020 Security Market Index (SMI) shows industry confidence continues to climb, returning to pre-COVID numbers. The SMI for September/October 2020 is 49, up from 32 in the July/August report and up from 30 in the May/June report. The last time the security industry’s confidence was this high was in the March/April SMI, which recorded a confidence...

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Five Questions with Richard Hahn

October 7, 2020Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

Security Systems News caught up with Richard Hahn, president, Richard Hahn & Associates, a company that focuses on business and marketing strategies. HOW DID YOU GET STARTED IN THE INDUSTRY? In 1989, I was hired as editor of a new publication called “Security News,” similar to Security Systems News as it was a newspaper rather than a magazine. I left the publication in 1994 to start my own company that includes business and marketing strategies, and planning, public relations and...

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