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Z-Wave Alliance to include integrators

End users will soon be able to find certified installers through Alliance

FREMONT, Calif.—Mitchell Klein, the new executive director for the Z-Wave Alliance, said the alliance is broadening its scope to include integrators and installers.

Five Questions: Tom McNeil

VP of sales at Security Partners

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.

North American PERS market to hit $3 billion in 2020

Mobile PERS called important trend

MADHAPUR, India—The North American PERS market is growing at a 4.2 percent CAGR according to a recent IndustryARC report, and it will rise from $2.2 billion in 2014 to around $3 billion in 2020.

News Poll: Millennials love technology

Industry divided on whether to change training techniques

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.

Clearing up cloud confusion

The promise of the cloud, definitions, trust

DELRAY BEACH, Fla.—Cloud pioneers—security manufacturers who say they’re fully committed to cloud-based systems—believe it’s only a matter of time before all security systems rely, to some degree, on the cloud.

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

UCC's Mark Matlock discusses opportunities in the market

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.

The biggest booths at ASIS 2015

Protection 1 to ‘make a splash’ again

ANAHEIM, Calif.—At ASIS International’s 2015 Seminar and Exhibits, which will take place here Sept. 28-Oct. 1, Protection 1 is upping its presence and other top companies, such as ASSA ABLOY and Axis, are looking toward being greener, while TycoIS and STANLEY focus on interactivity.

Citizens Bank wants to grow its security lending

Mooney, Needham join specialized security alarm group

BOSTON—Citizens Bank wants to do more security alarm deals and “expand around the edges” to adjacent businesses, Greg Buscone, SVP and market manager of Specialized Banking at Citizens Commercial, told Security Systems News.

Specifically Speaking with Bill Jacobs

Principal consultant, Jacobs Group Consulting, San Diego, Calif.

What's the specialty of Jacobs Group Consulting?

How I Use My System: Eric Garner


Eric Garner is the COO of family-operated Mountain Alarm, an installer based in Ogden, Utah. He has worked full time with the company for eight years, and manages the relationship between the company’s offices in Utah, Idaho, Colorado, Arizona and Montana. Security Systems News caught up with Eric and talked about his home system…



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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