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Specifically Speaking with Charles LeBlanc

Principal, Director of Engineering for BLW Security Group
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11/21/2014

Tell me about the origin of BLW and why you describe BLW’s approach to security consulting and engineering as holistic?

Five Questions: Jack Johnson

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11/21/2014

Jack Johnson is Securadyne Systems’ new director of strategic sales. Previously, he was co-founder and VP of sales and marketing for Intelligent Access Systems of North Carolina, which was acquired by Securadyne in 2014. He also was co-founder of Entry Systems Inc., which specialized in nationwide sales, service and deployment of hotel locking systems. He has more than 35 years of experience in the industry. In October, Security Systems News caught up with Jack and asked him five questions.

‘Get with the social media program’

Company reputations, brands, customer loyalty—and sales—are at stake, pro says
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11/19/2014

ORLANDO, Fla.—Jeffrey Gitomer, best-selling author and sales and customer service professional, likes to quote Bob Dylan—a lot. “The times, they are a changin’,” he said during his keynote speech at Honeywell’s Connect2014, held here.

News Poll: ADT and TycoIS' to look at small business

Smaller regional providers not too worried about ADT and TycoIS’ focus
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11/14/2014

YARMOUTH, Maine—Now that the non-compete between ADT and TycoIS has expired and both companies have indicated that they will go after the small business market, should regional security companies be nervous about losing market share to the big national? Not too much, according to the latest SSN News Poll.

Women in Security: Specifically Speaking with Jeanine C. Lovejoy

Principal/Owner, The Consulting Group
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11/05/2014

Your consulting company began as an environmental design firm and branched out to include security consulting in 2006. How would you describe your approach to security specification projects, and can you name a few projects you’ve worked on?

ESA pushes forward during lame-duck session

A number of important issues still on table will, at least, be picked up next year
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11/04/2014

ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Electronic Security Association doesn’t expect much to happen to benefit the industry in the waning days of the lame-duck Congressional session, but that doesn’t mean it’s not pursuing its goals to the fullest.

Five Questions: Josh Cummings

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11/03/2014

Josh Cummings recently was promoted to director, engineering services, for Minneapolis-based VTI Security. He is charged with engaging and coordinating the engineering activity in all VTI offices. He will report to Rick Allan, chief technology officer, and they will identify best practices, lead VTI’s technology decisions and guide the technical training needs for the company.

Google’s Brian Katz to keynote TechSec 2015

TechSec 2015 educational program line up, speakers announced
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10/15/2014

DELRAY BEACH, Fla.—Safety in the cloud, the battle for decision-making with video surveillance and the affect of retail-focused security technology on other vertical markets are among the topics that will be examined and debated at TechSec 2015, the security industry’s p

Fighting ORC requires new tech, partnerships, experts say

New England ORC conference grows
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10/15/2014

WORCESTER, Mass.— Loss prevention specialists were encouraged to embrace new technology and to network and form partnerships with law enforcement at the eighth annual conference of the New England Organized Retail Crime Alliance, which convened here last month.

SIA questions GSA pricing policy

Anecdotal evidence shows companies are being unfairly rejected
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10/08/2014

WASHINGTON—Uncertainties surrounding the General Service Administration’s new schedule pricing policies for products and services need to be further examined, according to Jake Parker, government relations director at the Security Industry Association.

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SSN News Poll January 2015

John Loud of LOUD Security spoke at Honeywell’s recent Connect2014 event for its dealers about the need for an appropriate company culture that builds engagement and productivity and adds a “fun factor” to the workplace. How does your company handle its culture? Tell us what you think.

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