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Specifically Speaking with René Rieder Jr.

Associate Principal, Arup, New York
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09/21/2015

What kinds of security projects do you focus on at Arup?

Industry goes to bat for children in need

Mission 500 softball game raises $75,000
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09/15/2015

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.

Milestone, Genetec top VMS market

They’re largest vendors, IHS says
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09/09/2015

YARMOUTH, Maine—Milestone Systems and Genetec are the two largest vendors of video managed software in the $1.1 billion VMS market, according to IHS.

How I Use My System: Trey Alter

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09/08/2015

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.

Eyewitness Surveillance secures $15 million

Funding aimed at strategic growth, market penetration
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09/02/2015

HANOVER, Md.—Eyewitness Surveillance, a provider and installer of video monitoring solutions for auto dealerships and metal recyclers, has received $15 million in new financing from The PrivateBank.

Five Questions: Tom McNeil

VP of sales at Security Partners
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09/01/2015

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.

Matlins' new gig includes e-commerce

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

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.

 

 

 

News Poll: Millennials love technology

Industry divided on whether to change training techniques
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08/19/2015

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.

There’s a bright side for traditional dealers with DIY/MIY, really

UCC's Mark Matlock discusses opportunities in the market
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08/14/2015

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.

New Viscount CEO Sieracki looks to commercial market

Sieracki touts cybersecurity benefits of ‘panel-less’ architecture
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08/05/2015

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.

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