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Five Questions with Amy Becker, Alarm Detection Systems (ADS)

November 24, 2021Cory Harris, Managing Editor

AURORA, Ill.—Did you know that Amy Becker, Chief Operating Officer, Alarm Detection Systems (ADS), had a grandfather who was killed in the Battle of Iwo Jima? Or that she plays guitar in her church band? Find out more about Becker’s hobbies, her thoughts on what she likes most about the security industry, and more. Are you married? Any kids? I have been married for 27 years to Keith, a Navy Vietnam veteran. We have one son, Gus, who is 26 years old. What are some of your hobbies?...

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Specifically Speaking with Michael Bendis, Syska Hennessy Group

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Specifically Speaking with Michael Bendis, Syska Hennessy Group

November 23, 2021Paul Ragusa, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—Security Systems News’ Specifically Speaking column features Michael Bendis, Associate Partner at Syska Hennessy Group, a global, full-service MEP, information and communication technology (ICT) and commissioning engineer for the government and commercial sectors. With more than 500 professionals across 18 offices, the firm provides a full range of engineering services for projects of every size and budget: from global headquarters to small office renovations; from...

Michael Bendis, SecuritySpecifiers.com, Specifically Speaking, Syska Hennessy Group


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SIA outlines impact of Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act on security

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SIA outlines impact of Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act on security

November 17, 2021SSN Staff

SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Security Industry Association (SIA) outlined the impact of the new Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which President Biden signed and passed into law on Nov. 15. Jake Parker, SIA’s Senior Director of Government Relations, pointed out that this infrastructure bill is the most significant U.S. investment in infrastructure in decades and includes $550 billion in funding far above baseline for many existing highway, transit, rail and other programs. “SIA...

Jake Parker, legislative affairs, Security Industry Association (SIA)


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SIA names new director of standards and technology

November 15, 2021SSN Staff

SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Security Industry Association (SIA) has named Edison Shen, who previously served as a program manager in the Building Infrastructure and Transportation Systems divisions at the National Electrical Manufacturer Association (NEMA), as its new director of standards and technology. In this role, Shen will manage and administer SIA’s standards and technical program activities; coordinate with other standards organizations that impact the SIA standards program of work;...

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Mission 500, Moms in Security to host first-ever industry cornhole tournament

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Mission 500, Moms in Security to host industry cornhole tournament for charity

November 8, 2021SSN Staff

MIAMI—Mission 500 and Moms in Security Global Outreach have announced that they are joining forces for their newest fundraiser endeavor, a cornhole tournament, scheduled to take place on Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021, from 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. ET at Kirkbride Hall, 5 Patriot Hills Lane in Stony Point, N.Y. The tournament promotes team building while bringing much attention to underprivileged children and families in need across the U.S. In addition, the event brings awareness to help end human...

Elisa Mula, Kat Mullins, Ken Gould, Mission 500, Moms in Security Global Outreach


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Kasia Hanson, Min Kyriannis and Antoinette King join SSN Advisory Board

October 27, 2021Paul Ragusa, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—Security Systems News is excited to announce the addition to three new Advisory Board members – Min Kyriannis, CEO, Amyna Systems, Antoinette King, Founder, Credo Cyber Consulting LLC, and Kasia Hanson, chair, Security Industry Association’s (SIA) Women in Security Forum, in addition to her role as a global director at Intel Corp. Started two years ago to help guide editorial content for the publication’s annual conference, SecurityNext (dates and location...

Antoinette King, Kasia Hanson, Min Kyriannis, SSN Advisory Board


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Specifically Speaking with Gale Moericke, Crux Technology and Security Solutions

October 27, 2021Paul Ragusa, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—Security Systems News caught up with Crux Technology and Security Solutions President and Co-founder Gale Moericke to discuss his role at, and evolution of his firm that was launched in 2016. SSN: What's your role at the Crux Technology and Security Solutions? MOERICKE: I am president and one of the co-founders of the company, where I perform in the roles of business development and of principal for some of our client relationships, in addition to executive management...

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The House passes four bills focused on Telcom security

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The House passes four bills focused on Telcom security

October 25, 2021SSN Staff

WASHINGTON—The U.S. House of Representatives passed four bi-partisan bills focused on securing communications and technology including H.R. 3919, the “Secure Equipment Act of 2021,” which names Huawei, ZTE and Hytera Technologies, including well-known video surveillance giants Hikvision and Dahua, on what is called a “Entity” list. H.R. 3919 co-sponsor, House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), said, “By prohibiting the FCC from issuing any equipment licenses...

Dahua, Hikvision, TeleCommunication Systems, video surveillance equipment


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SIA unveils program for 2021 Securing New Ground conference

October 25, 2021SSN Staff

SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA) has announced the 2021 agenda and speaker lineup for Securing New Ground (SNG), the security industry’s executive conference, taking place Oct. 28 as a virtual event. At SNG 2021, the security industry will gather for top-quality information sharing, networking and business analysis. This year’s Securing New Ground conference will drive industry trends and offer opportunities to connect directly...

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Specifically Speaking turns 10, CONSULT this week

October 18, 2021Ray Coulombe

YARMOUTH, Maine—Each month since December 2010, Security Systems News has partnered with SecuritySpecifiers to bring you the Specifically Speaking column. Since that time, we have introduced you to more than 130 security consultants, who have provided their backgrounds, perspectives and insights into their own roles and into the industry in general. The very first column featured Phil Santore and Brian Coulombe of DVS (now part of Ross & Baruzzini) who discussed their work on the rebuilding...

Ray Coulombe, SecuritySpecifiers.com, Specifically Speaking


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