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How I Use My System: Jonathan Byrd

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10/03/2018

Jonathan Byrd, manager of marketing for Dynamark Security Centers, has been with Dynamark for a little more than three years. He and his wife like using the system to play practical jokes, such as unlocking the front door or turning off lights remotely during a scary movie. Byrd spoke with Security Systems News about his home security system in early September.

Specifically Speaking with Jeff Smith

Principal and VP of TEECOM, based in Oakland, Calif.
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09/26/2018

What kinds of systems do you design/specify and what services does the company provide?

SSN seeks nominations for great Women in Security

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Security Systems News is preparing to once again highlight notable women in the security industry, with a special Women in Security feature in our December print edition, as well as online.

Security has traditionally been a male-dominated industry. SSN has been doing this feature for several years and the response has been great each year—hearing from various professionals and companies about the importance of promoting diversity in the industry.

If there is a woman in your business that you feel should be applauded, please email her name and contact information to us, along with a message about why you believe she should be recognized. Emails can be sent to [email protected].

If you are interested to see SSN’s Women in Security profile articles from last year, this article will give you an overview and direct you to each piece. 

SSN readers weigh in on recent tariffs

Tariffs will impact security, most likely making cameras more expensive, respondents say
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09/05/2018

YARMOUTH, Maine—Trade tariffs have recently been announced on a variety of products and materials that could impact the physical security industry in the United States. Most respondents to Security Systems News’ latest news poll are in agreement that recently announced tariffs will impact the security industry, though opinion varied on whether trade will get better or worse in the near future.

How I Use My System: Andy Stadler

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09/05/2018

Andy Stadler, the East Region sales representative for Security Partners, has been with the company for over 10 years. His experience ranges from dispatch operator to dealer support. He then transitioned into sales to share his knowledge and experience with our dealers. In mid-August, he talked with Security Systems News about the home security system he uses.

SSN features leaders

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Friday, August 24, 2018

Leadership is a big topic around the Security Systems News office right now.

We have our Leadership Talks series. Through this series, we get the chance to talk with notable professionals throughout the industry about their distinct leadership approaches and styles.

This series inspired our currently News Poll, which you can find by clicking here. We’d like to hear from all of our readers about the styles of leadership you respond best to, as well as what best suits your company. Feel free to weigh in and we always appreciate extra comments.

On top of those two items, we have chosen (but are not yet announcing) the 2018 class of winners for Security Systems News’ annual “20 under 40” awards. Through this annual recognition, we get to speak to a whole group of promising young professionals that stand as the current and next generations of leaders for the physical security industry—both in the dealer, integrator and monitoring side, as well as the end user side.

We are now in the beginning phases of reaching out to and congratulating this year’s honorees. In the process, we are hearing about how they lead teams, groups, or entire companies, and the leaders that mentored these “20 under 40” winners when they first started in the industry.

Keep an eye out in future months for the whole collection of feature articles on this year’s “20 under 40” class. Be sure to also take note of the leaders you see in your company and, if eligible, nominate them for next year’s awards.

Specifically Speaking with Anthony Frassetta

Sr. security and telecommunications specialist—Aviation Division, Burns Engineering Inc., based in Philadelphia
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08/15/2018

What kinds of systems do you design/specify and what services does the company provide?

Specifically Speaking with Bret Emerson

President and owner of Commtech Design Inc. based in Rockford, Mich.
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08/01/2018

What kinds of systems do you design/specify and what services does the company provide?

News Poll: SSN readers positive on voice interaction

Majority of poll respondents see smart home control as voice’s best application
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07/25/2018

YARMOUTH, Maine—IHS Markit recently released data that the market for voice operated alarm systems will be growing to 2022. Security Systems News asked its readers how they feel about the technology and most say it’s a meaningful user interface.

’20 under 40’ nomination deadline extended

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Tuesday, July 3, 2018

We’ve been receiving a lot of great submissions for our “20 under 40” awards but we’d like to give companies more time to submit their best and brightest professionals under the age of 40.

The new deadline is July 20, 2018. Please have all of your nominations submitted by this date.

This award is a great way to recognize up-and-coming professionals—from either the integrator side or the end user side—and those eligible can certainly nominate themselves.

As a reminder, we do have two classes in our annual “20 under 40” awards, each class containing 20 professionals. We have our Integrator class, which includes integrators, installers, dealers or monitoring center professionals. We also have our End User class, which encompasses security directors and professionals that protect non-security companies.

Unfortunately, manufacturers and consultants are not eligible for this award.

If you—or a professional you know—stand out in either of these categories, click here to enter a nomination.

All of our winners of these two classes will be recognized at a special reception at Security Systems News’ 2019 TechSec Solutions conference. This event will be held in Delray Beach, Fla., at the Delray Beach Marriott, Feb. 25 and 26, 2019.

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