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Help for “fear of IP” sufferers!

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Dealers, do you have a fear of IP? If so, Honeywell has a cure for you.

The industry is transitioning from analog to IP, but some dealers are a bit fearful of the new technology, according to
Shannon Wilson, marketing manager for Honeywell Systems.

“Maybe they think it’s hard to set up; it’s too complicated; they don’t know the IP address of the camera, or they’re just not sure how to do it,” she wrote in a posting today on the Honeywell’s “The Security Channel” blog.

In response, Wilson said said, Honeywell has “simplified the process with our new network video recorder and performance IP cameras. We’re saying it’s 3 clicks to live video, and it’s true.”

To prove that, Wilson said, Honeywell set up a “Honeywell IP Challenge” at one of its ADI sites to let dealers find out for themselves. Check out the video of dealers overcoming their fear of IP.

Meet the editors of SSN and SDN

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03/16/2012

LAS VEGAS—Start your ISC West show with a stop by the ISC West Media Studio (booth number 27065) and meet the editors of Security Systems News and Security Director News.

Want to be in the know? Come to the NFPA show

Highlights of conference and expo this year include panel discussions on the 2013 edition of NFPA 72
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03/14/2012

QUINCY, Mass.—The 2013 edition of NFPA 72, the National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code, will come out this fall. And one of the best ways to learn about content changes in the code is at the 2012 National Fire Protection Association Conference & Expo this June in Las Vegas, according to Lorraine Carli, VP of communications for the NFPA, based here

AICC seeks nationwide license to help multi-state monitors

Bill targets overlapping training, testing and background checks
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03/14/2012

VIENNA, Va.—Citing the “administrative burdens” of multi-state licensing for monitoring companies, the Alarm Industry Communications Committee is planning to introduce a bill to streamline the process across the United States.

Universal Protection Services acquires Silver Shield

Guard company executing plan to have security installation everywhere it has guards
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03/14/2012

SANTA ANA, Calif.—In a move tied to its strategy of having security integration capability everywhere it has guards, Universal Protection Services on March 7 acquired Silver Shield Security of San Jose, Calif.

ADT putting 4,000 iPads in hands of its sales reps

Company says the wireless devices are ‘the future of sales’
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03/14/2012

BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT started providing its sales reps with iPads a few months ago, and has found the wireless devices so useful in boosting sales that it plans to put them in the hands of all its approximately 4,000 reps by the end of 2012, according to Joe O’Connell, VP of residential sales ADT North America.

BRS Labs awarded patent, $2m deal

Behavioral analytics company seals deal with San Francisco MTA
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03/14/2012

HOUSTON—A new patent and a just-closed $2 million deal with the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency is proof that BRS Labs is doing something “truly unique” that the marketplace will value, John Frazzini, president of BRS Labs, told Security Systems News.

Fire company saved by fire alarm

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Friday, March 9, 2012

I got a kick out of reading the following little news article from the Lewiston Sun Journal, a newspaper in Maine, which is where Security Systems News is based. It just underlines that, no matter who you are or what your business is, it pays to have a fire alarm system.

Here’s what the March 8 article had to say:
 

DURHAM — A potentially disastrous fire was averted early Wednesday morning thanks to a monitored alarm system at the Durham Fire and Rescue building on Hallowell Road, fire Chief Bill St. Michel said.

Firefighters were called at 2:28 a.m. and discovered a hanging gas-fired heating unit was smoking in one of the bays. The access panel to the unit was removed, and it was determined the fire in it had gone out.

After ventilating the building and checking all storage areas, the alarm was reset and the five fire trucks and two ambulances were returned to the building.

The monitoring alarm system, while expensive, more than paid for itself in this instance, St. Michel said. Without it, the fire probably wouldn't have been reported until it was spotted by a passing motorist. Although the building is insured, the loss of it and the equipment would mean the town would have to rely on other departments.

St. Michel reminded residents Wednesday that when they turn clocks ahead Sunday to daylight saving time they should replace batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

 

SSN seeks industry’s best young talent for ‘20 under 40’ list

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03/07/2012

YARMOUTH, Maine—They’re the best and the brightest among the next generation of security industry leaders, the young guns of the future who are already making their mark but might not be known yet to their colleagues in the field. If you know someone who fits the bill, it’s time to recognize them.

Gaylord Security expands offices, staff

Company says online customer testimonials aid in rapid growth
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05/05/2011

KENT, Wash.—Gaylord Security Systems, one of the nation’s top 10 ADT Home Security dealers, has weathered the economic downturn so well it has expanded its corporate offices and plans to double its sales and support staff, marketing manager Patrick Smith told Security Systems News.

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