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SSN News Poll: Is 2018 the year of the acquisition?

It has been a busy year for M&A, according to 69 percent
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10/17/2018

YARMOUTH, Maine—It seems as though 2018 is a hot year for financial transactions in the security industry. At the time of writing, Security Systems News has covered more than 65 mergers and acquisitions this year.

Five Questions: Wendi Grinnell

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10/03/2018

Wendi Grinnell was recently promoted to the newly created position of vice president for VIZpin, a designer and manufacturer of a smartphone-based, Bluetooth-enabled access entry system. She joined VIZpin in January 2017 as marketing director, and has more than 20 years of marketing and sales leadership experience. Security Systems News asked Grinnell five questions.

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.

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.

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?

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