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Women in Security: Angie Wong of Ojo Technology Inc.

We need more women in leadership roles, says Wong
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11/27/2018

FREMONT, Calif.—Angie Wong, president of Ojo Technology Inc., an integration company based here, started an IT networking company back in 1994, and in 2002, after the dot-com bust, was looking for a more viable business plan.

Women in Security: Susan Hunter of Security 101

Hunter says industry has come a long way, but there’s still work to be done
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11/27/2018

NORFOLK, Va.—Susan Hunter opened the Security 101 Hampton Roads office in 2013, drawing on her experience as a data analyst in the Air Force. Her military background and the skills and IT knowledge she gained while serving has helped in her role leading a highly successful Security 101 franchise location here, focused on commercial system integration from Virginia Beach to Williamsburg.

SSN News Poll: Readers weigh in on cyber trends

60 percent of respondents see end users budgeting more for cyber
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11/20/2018

YARMOUTH, Maine—The Security Industry Association recently released a benchmarking study that outlined potential cyber risks and the emerging technologies that could help protect systems. Security Systems News’ readers shared some of their opinions on end user attitudes and rising threats that were outlined in the report.

Specifically Speaking with Mark M. Hankewycz, CPP

Principal, Security & Technology, for M2H Protection, based in Frederick, Md.
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11/20/2018

I’m the president and principal of M2H Protection, a small security and technology consulting firm located in Frederick, Md. I manage the day-to-day security and technology consulting activities. M2H is a service disabled veteran owned small business and our business is mainly focused on working with architects and engineers on new construction and renovations. While our core business is in the mid-Atlantic, our customers take us all over the globe.

How I Use My System: Kevin Link

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11/20/2018

As Per Mar Security Services’ senior manager of technical services, Kevin Link oversees the company’s tech services and centralized service dispatch departments. Link has been with Per Mar for 22 years. In late October, he talked with Security Systems News about the security panel he has at home.

Five Questions: Travis Miller

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11/14/2018

Travis Miller joined Alert 360—the new brand name for both Central Security Group and Guardian Security Systems—in October as the vice president of dealer development. “My role coming in is to really help them strengthen their dealer program and grow that channel, while also looking at acquisitions of companies, acquisition of accounts. The company is just aggressively looking to grow over the next three to five years,” Miller said. In late October, Security Systems News asked Miller five questions.

Security Systems News welcomes the “20 under 40” Class of 2018 winners

Integrator and End User categories have been combined into one group
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11/06/2018

YARMOUTH, Maine—Security Systems News is proud to recognize another class of promising young professionals with its “20 under 40” awards. Among this year’s honorees are professionals from large security companies—including ADT, Securitas Electronic Security and G4S—as well as stand-out end users such as KeyBank, Harley Davidson and the Cleveland Indians.

‘20 under 40’ Class of 2018—John Bekisz Jr.

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11/06/2018

John Bekisz Jr., 31

Systems integration manager, Securitas Electronic Security Inc.

Elmsford, N.Y.

‘20 under 40’ Class of 2018—Shannon Beritzhoff

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11/06/2018

Shannon Beritzhoff, 31

Branch manager, First Alarm

Richmond, Calif.

‘20 under 40’ Class of 2018—John Butrim

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11/06/2018

John Butrim, 37

Director of national accounts, ADT Security

Pompano Beach, Fla.

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