RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J.—Representatives from dozens of security companies raised nearly $75,000 in a fundraising softball game Sept. 12, held by Mission 500, the nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the needs of children and communities in crisis.
Trey Alter, CEO of Dynamark, has been with the company since he was in high school. He is a Security Systems News “20 under 40,” Class of 2014. “I spent my early years just trying to learn all of the different aspects of the security business, from installing to selling to inventory control. I’ve had pretty much every position you can have in the security industry on my way to where I am today,” he said. Alter talked with SSN in July about the system he has at home.
Tom McNeil, former middle linebacker and team captain for the Purdue University football team with security industry experience at United Central Control and CMS, is the new VP of sales for Security Partners, where he will oversee the company’s national sales force. Security Systems News caught up with McNeil in Chicago to ask him five questions.
Think Protection, the mass market home alarm company launched by industry veteran Joel Matlin in June, is preparing for another launch next month: an e-commerce store.
“The launch is incredibly exciting as potential customers can order an alarm system through the store 24/7 from anywhere in the world," Matlin's son, Adam Matlin, Think Protection's COO, told me.
"With us operating throughout the U.S. and Canada, we believe the e-commerce store will present a fantastic opportunity to dramatically expand our brand and our high value/low cost value proposition,” he said.
Joel Matlin is CEO of the company, based and Toronto and Florida. He previously founded AlarmForce and Frisco Bay Industries.
YARMOUTH, Maine—Millennials have entered the workplace, but are they fundamentally different from previous generations? Security Systems News readers said yes in this month’s News Poll: Generation Y is noticeably more tech savvy, they said.
First and foremost, I am careful not to plant any stakes in the ground regarding the future of this industry. I have been in the electronic security industry for 30 years, and I have never witnessed anything like the sweeping changes in the industry today, especially regarding DIY/MIY.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia—Scott Sieracki, newly named CEO of access control provider Viscount, believes the company offers an economical alternative to traditional access control and also addresses current cybersecurity concerns.