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Brivo’s Steve Van Till publishes book

Security veteran explores five technologies transforming physical security in the digital age
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09/20/2017

BETHESDA, Md.—Steve Van Till, co-founder, president and CEO of Brivo, a cloud services provider, recently published a book entitled The Five Technological Forces Disrupting Security: How Cloud, Social, Mobile, Big Data and IoT are Transforming Physical Security in the Digital Age.

News Poll: Harmful alarm ordinances worry security companies

More education for end users would help false alarms, 59 percent said
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09/20/2017

YARMOUTH, Maine—In order to combat false alarms, some municipalities—most recently with Sandy Springs, Ga.—seek to bring false alarm fines to alarm companies, and 70 percent of respondents to SSN’s latest News Poll say that this can be a big problem for the industry.

SSN begins Leadership Talks

New weekly webinar series on Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. Eastern
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09/20/2017

YARMOUTH, Maine—Security Systems News last week started a new webinar series to showcase different approaches to leadership from notable professionals in the industry.

How I Use My System: Jack Doyle

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09/13/2017

Jack Doyle, business development manager for Doyle Security Systems, is focused on sales and marketing campaign with the company as well as operational efficiencies. Security Systems News talked with Doyle about the system he uses at home.

Specifically Speaking with Ryan Schonfeld

Founder and president of RAS Consulting & Investigations based in Hermosa Beach, Calif.
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09/06/2017

What's your role at the company?
As the founder and president of RAS Consulting & Investigations, I am in charge of day-to-day operations, overseeing new contracts and projects, working with existing clients to ensure we’re continually adding value, and generally supporting the RAS team.

News Poll: Reader opinions vary on PERS offerings for the security dealer

67 percent see mPERS as a large technology in the market
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09/06/2017

YARMOUTH, Maine—Security Systems News asked its readers about personal emergency response systems and how the offering could fit in with a traditional alarm dealer’s portfolio; some see the two systems as different, others say there is opportunity for security dealers.

Guest Commentary: Cloud computing tackles emerging cyber threats

This ‘host’ has the ‘most’ inherent technology safeguards
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08/30/2017

OTTAWA—Cyber threats and ransomware attacks are no match for cloud computing design-built from the ground up for information technology security.

Five Questions: Eric Thompson

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08/30/2017

Eric Thompson began working for Securitas Electronic Security in April as a talent acquisition specialist, where he focuses on staffing needs throughout every function of the organization. With Securitas growing, Thompson said he has the opportunity to “work with some exceptionally talented people,” onboarding sales professionals and service technicians. Security Systems News asked him five questions.

BCSI growing to meet industry’s demand for talent

Consultant and recruiter helping integrators overcome hiring challenges
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08/23/2017

BROOMFIELD, Colo.—When Rebecca Bayne founded Bayne Consulting & Search in 2013, her idea was simple: Provide focused, quality-driven consulting, search and recruitment for the physical security integration and fire and life safety industries. Nearly five years later, she has remained true to that mantra, building a strong brand and reputation in the industry as a “go-to” recruiter for top talent.

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SSN News Poll November 2017

In the past month hurricane Harvey has struck Texas and Hurricane Irma has greatly impacted Florida. As companies that provide life safety, peace of mind and security, how do you prepare for large natural disasters?