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Meet the Editors of Security Systems News
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03/23/2015

YARMOUTH, Maine—Security Systems News will hold a Meet the Editors session from 9:30-10 a.m. April 15 at ISC West.

Specifically Speaking with Robert Haddad

Principal, Shen Milsom & Wilke
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03/23/2015

Yours is the first A&E firm I’ve heard about that started as an acoustical engineering firm, then progressed into AV, IT systems design and infrastructure and then security. How big is your company and what kinds of security projects do you work on?

How I Use My System: John Spooner

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03/23/2015

John Spooner, executive VP for Alarm Detection Systems, based in Aurora, Ill., has been in the industry for 28 years. Spooner rose from service technician, to installation manager, service manager then to EVP of operations. Four years ago Spooner was appointed to his current role. In February, he talked with Security Systems News about the system he has at home.

Transforming products to services

Women in security technology profile: Irene Lam, VP of R&D and engineering, Tyco Security Products
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03/18/2015

BOSTON—After eight years working for startups, Irene Lam joined Tyco Security Products in 2004 to check out the 9-to-5 world of corporate America.

Let's meet at ISC West

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

As some of you may know, I joined the industry in November when I started at Security Systems News. This means that 2015 will be my first time at the ISC West show. I'd love to meet everyone, and hear everything, but that might not be possible, so reach out to me when you can. I already have several appointments set up, but I’ll be as accommodating as I can be.

Also, give me a heads up on what you’d like to talk about. Definitely tell me if your company will be showcasing something big at ISC West, like mergers and acquisitions, new directions for the company, opening another central station or releasing a new software platform—or anything else notable.

If you want to meet me, or have something new to talk about with your company, feel free to reach out to me by email at sives@securitysystemsnews.com to set something up. Just let me know what you’ll be doing at ISC West and where.

I look forward to seeing those of you who will be at the show in person!

Tri-Ed stuffs backpacks with school supplies for 450 Mission 500 children

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03/13/2015

WOODBURY, N.Y.—Employees of Tri-Ed and its parent company, Anixter, filled 450 backpacks with notebooks, folders, rulers, pencils and other items for childhood education for Mission 500.

Northeast’s snow and central stations

How do monitoring centers handle it?
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03/11/2015

YARMOUTH, Maine—Amidst record-breaking amounts of snow, totaling more than 100 inches in some cities this winter, central stations in the Northeast still needed to operate fully staffed.

APT to rename itself after a tree in April

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY—Alarm Protection Technology, also variously known as Alarm Protection and APT, will change its name next month to Alder.

On the heels of a big court win against resi giant ADT, which sued APT for trademark infringement and deceptive and fraudulent sales practices, APT told Security Systems News that a rebranding is in the works.

Before the ADT vs. APT case went to trial in February, a federal judge had issued a preliminary injunction preventing Alarm Protection Technology from using its APT acronym. So the company temporarily dropped the “T” and went by Alarm Protection, according to the company’s general legal counsel, Adam Christian.

The company could go back to using its full name now that it has won its case, Christian said, but is opting instead to go with Alder.

“Alder, comes from alder tree. We like the symbol of the tree. It’s a tree of protection, a tree of opportunity and it reflects family as well,” Christian said.

It also reflects the company’s future expected growth and expansion of services, he said, declining to comment specifically on what that service expansion will include.

“There will be other services that are closely aligned with protection and our interests,” he said.

 

 

NorthStar doubles credit facility to $80m

Organic growth primary goal, CEO says
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03/04/2015

OREM, Utah—NorthStar Alarm Services has increased its credit facility to $80 million, doubling it in 20 months, according to CEO Jason Christensen.

How I Use My System: Bob Gates

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03/04/2015

Bob Gates joined Alarm Monitoring Services in September of 2014 as the company’s VP of sales and marketing, responsible for seeking new accounts and new types of business. Gates holds a B.S.

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