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What ‘five-star experience’ means to end users

Citigroup security director offers advice to dealers

ORLANDO, Fla.—Being “connected” means a lot to end users, but it all comes down to one word—partnership, dealers were told at Honeywell’s Connect2014 event held here in November.

Integrator develops video monitoring system for mass transit

Minuteman Security Technologies takes its

ANDOVER, Mass.—Minuteman Security Technologies is getting into product manufacturing with the introduction of TransitSentry, a mobile IP video surveillance and security monitoring system designed specifically for mass transit vehicles.

Systems integration market to increase 9 percent by 2018

Streamlining is fueling growth

WELLINGBOROUGH, England—The security system integration market worldwide rose nearly $5 billion to $59.5 billion from 2012 to 2013 and is expected to increase more than 9 percent through 2018, according to a new report from IHS Research, based here.

Northland Challenge: Security, service and globalization

Systems integrator Northland Controls travels to Uganda and Rwanda for the 2014 Northland Challenge

BUGIRI, Uganda—A look of concern crosses Northland Controls CEO Pierre Trapanese’s face.

Security and service


JANJA, Rwanda—Northland Controls is helping to bring electricity to a part of Rwanda that is off the grid.

Kastle Systems is behind Capital Shield

Security company provides 1,000 cameras to private entities in Washington, D.C., for public private partnership

FALLS CHURCH, Va.—Kastle Systems is donating 1,000 cameras to private businesses in the District of Columbia as part of “Capital Shield,” a public-private partnership designed to give law enforcement officials access to private security cameras in the case of emergency.

Women in Security: Christine Lanning took to technology early

Suggestions for success: 'Join technical organizations, go to the conferences, join PSA Security, read the trade publications'

HONOLULU—Christine Lanning, president of Integrated Security Technologies, a systems integration firm based here, always expected to have a technology-centric career. As a child, she soldered LED lights onto circuit boards for fun, she was the first kid on the block to have a home computer, and the only third-grader who turned in school reports printed out on a dot matrix printer.

Tech Systems goes ESOP route

No private equity or strategic buyer for Tech Systems

ATLANTA—Darryl Keeler, CEO of Tech Systems, announced this week that his privately held company will transition to an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). The process will take a while, but ultimately Tech Systems employees will have full ownership of the systems integration company, which is based here.

Extravision provides high security for marijuana grower

Canadian integrator finds transparency leads to customer loyalty

RUHENGERI, Rwanda—At 375,000 square feet, Vida Cannibis will likely be the largest indoor marijuana grower in North America and its security system will be comprehensive.

TycoIS execs outline small business plan

TycoIS sees opportunity in fragmented market

ATLANTA— TycoIS plans to start its incursion into small business by securing a foothold in five key markets, and it’s go-to-market strategy can be summed up in two words: Go local.



SSN News Poll November 2015

Security industry executives need to make careful decisions about attending tradeshows and conferences. Time away from the office needs to be worth the time and money. How do you decide which events to attend?

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