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Five Questions: Gary Franklyn

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08/26/2016

Gary Franklyn was recently promoted to the newly created position of senior vice president of dealer sales at SAFE Security, a national security company headquartered in San Ramon, Calif. Franklyn is responsible for all facets of dealer management including dealer sales and marketing and dealer recruitment and retention. He is based out of Scottsdale, Ariz., working in SAFE’s branch Safeguard Security.

How I Use My System: Bob Boland

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08/24/2016

Bob Boland, customer service and operations manager for Custom Alarm, has been with the Rochester, Minn.-based business for five years. He takes care of the company’s central station operation, which means there’s “never a dull moment,” according to Boland. Security Systems News got the chance to talk with Boland in early August about the system he has at home.

IHS research: Systems integration market to grow

Growth driven mainly by increases in the service and maintenance sector
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08/24/2016

LONDON—New findings from global research firm IHS Markit reveal that the global market for security systems integration will grow to $75.7 billion by 2020, up from $60.3 billion in 2015.

News Poll: DIY represents an opportunity for traditional companies

Seventy-one percent said their company either offers DIY or is considering it
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08/17/2016

YARMOUTH, Maine—Traditional security companies like LOUD Security and Select Security have been looking at expanding their offerings with DIY. Most respondents to Security Systems News’ latest poll said DIY gives companies access to more streams of revenue and new markets.

Security industry alarmed about overtime pay rule

New law more than doubles income threshold for eligibility
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08/16/2016

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Department of Labor (DoL) recently submitted revisions to the Fair Labor Standards Act that would more than double the salary threshold for earning overtime pay, starting Dec. 31, 2016.

Specifically Speaking with Shawn M. Whalen

Electrical department manager/communications & security specialist for Burns & McDonnell, based in Minneapolis
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08/09/2016

How did you get into security consulting? What’s your role with Burns & McDonnell’s global security group?

Security in the retail sector on the rise

Retail to join government and hospitality as top vertical markets
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08/05/2016

LONDON—Across the globe, retail spaces will purchase more physical security measures, such as cameras and EAS (electric article surveillance) systems, and the Americas will be a strong region in the forecast period from 2016 to 2020, according to a July 28 report from research firm Technavio.

How I Use My System: Jeremy Bates

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08/02/2016

Jeremy Bates has grown up in the industry, and now serves as the president of family-owned Bates Security/Sonitrol of Lexington. “I have done everything; started out [as] the weekend janitor, all the way up through customer service and sales, central station operator, admin-type work, and been running the company the last 10 or so years,” he said. Security Systems News got to talk with him in mid-June about his new system.

Specifically Speaking with Jeremy Zweeres

Senior associate of Ducibella Venter & Santore in Hamden, Conn.
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08/01/2016

DVS, a well-known consulting firm, was acquired by Ross & Baruzzini in 2015. How has that deal changed the way you do business?

ASIS to give back to host communities with Security Week

Week of free seminars to become annual event at ASIS
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07/27/2016

ORLANDO, Fla.—ASIS is adding to this year’s show its inaugural Security Week, a series of seminars held during the show for local business and organizations to better prepare for current physical security threats.

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SSN News Poll October 2016

ESA and SIA have recently come out against the latest overtime ruling, which more than doubles the threshold for earning overtime pay. How will it impact your business?