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Qolsys, new home security/automation manufacturer, launches in Vegas

‘All in one’ IQ Panel, made by Foxconn, works on Alarm.com and Android
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04/10/2013

LAS VEGAS—The home security and home automation space has a new player: Qolsys. Based in Silicon Valley, the company introduced its first product, the 7-inch touch-screen IQ Panel, at ISC West today.

Security expertise ‘not paramount’ for next Diebold CEO

Thomas Swidarski steps down amid poor earnings forecast
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01/24/2013

CANTON, Ohio—Diebold CEO Thomas Swidarski resigned Thursday and a search for a replacement is under way. In that search, security industry expertise may be a plus, but it is "not paramount," a Diebold spokesman told Security Systems News.

HID Global completes NFC-enabled smartphone pilot at two enterprise businesses

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09/25/2012

IRVINE, Calif.—HID Global on Sept. 25 announced the completion of two pilot programs validating how Near Field Communication (NFC)-enabled smartphones allow employees to open doors with a mobile device.

Meet SSN’s ‘20 under 40’ Integrator Class of 2017

Winners highlight the ability to help others and the benefits of including experience from outside of the security industry
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10/04/2017

YARMOUTH, Maine—Every year Security Systems News receives a great list of nominations for its “20 under 40” awards and we are proud to announce this year’s integrator winners.

Five Questions: Jack Sigler

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09/25/2017

Jack Sigler was recently hired to the role of national director, Security Systems and Engineering, for Allied Universal, a $5.1 billion security company with more than 150,000 employees. Based in the company’s Richardson, Texas, office, he oversees the national sales team for the Monitoring and Response Center (MaRC). Security Systems News recently asked Sigler five questions.

Specifically Speaking with Michael Wright

Principal and chief technology officer, California Technical Concepts in Oakley, Calif.
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09/25/2017

How did you get started in security and designing/specifying and what is your background?

SSN begins Leadership Talks

New weekly webinar series on Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. Eastern
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09/20/2017

YARMOUTH, Maine—Security Systems News last week started a new webinar series to showcase different approaches to leadership from notable professionals in the industry.

Speco is ‘Giving You More’

As much of the industry is focused on low price and high volume, Speco is adding more value
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09/20/2017

AMITYVILLE, N.Y.—When I asked T.J. Dickson, Speco Technologies VP of sales and marketing, what the message was behind Speco’s new tagline “Giving You More,” he noted that the phrase has a much deeper meaning than what appears on the surface, as it relates to how the company is responding to the current price pressures going on within the video surveillance market.

News Poll: Harmful alarm ordinances worry security companies

More education for end users would help false alarms, 59 percent said
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09/20/2017

YARMOUTH, Maine—In order to combat false alarms, some municipalities—most recently with Sandy Springs, Ga.—seek to bring false alarm fines to alarm companies, and 70 percent of respondents to SSN’s latest News Poll say that this can be a big problem for the industry.

How I Use My System: Jack Doyle

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09/13/2017

Jack Doyle, business development manager for Doyle Security Systems, is focused on sales and marketing campaign with the company as well as operational efficiencies. Security Systems News talked with Doyle about the system he uses at home.

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