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ISC East announces keynoters for 2018

Show starts inaugural Keynote Series with this year’s event
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09/12/2018

NEW YORK—ISC East, to be held here Nov. 14-15, recently announced two keynote speakers for this year’s event: Philip Halpin, senior vice president & head of global security for financial firm Brown Brothers Harriman, and James A. Gagliano, a retired FBI supervisory special agent, CNN law enforcement analyst, and adjunct assistant professor at St. John’s University.

How I Use My System: Andy Stadler

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09/05/2018

Andy Stadler, the East Region sales representative for Security Partners, has been with the company for over 10 years. His experience ranges from dispatch operator to dealer support. He then transitioned into sales to share his knowledge and experience with our dealers. In mid-August, he talked with Security Systems News about the home security system he uses.

SSN readers weigh in on recent tariffs

Tariffs will impact security, most likely making cameras more expensive, respondents say
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09/05/2018

YARMOUTH, Maine—Trade tariffs have recently been announced on a variety of products and materials that could impact the physical security industry in the United States. Most respondents to Security Systems News’ latest news poll are in agreement that recently announced tariffs will impact the security industry, though opinion varied on whether trade will get better or worse in the near future.

Designing safer intelligent security systems with building automation

Ai-tronics’ Sheldon Gabriel provides a guest commentary on the topic of bringing systems together
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08/22/2018

Security systems installed in a typical facility consists of cameras, access control, intrusion sensors and fire alarms. Typically, these devices are placed behind a firewall on a dedicated network. Building control systems are installed on a secondary network can contains lighting, HVAC, fire protection, elevators/lifts, chillers and air/moisture sensors. These systems serve their purpose and will continue to be adapted and make facility systems design more complicated. This complexity can be controlled using common development tools and platforms. Not only will this approach make the process of creating smarter, safer, more energy efficient systems but will also reduce the number accidental deaths and injuries that occur every year.

Specifically Speaking with Anthony Frassetta

Sr. security and telecommunications specialist—Aviation Division, Burns Engineering Inc., based in Philadelphia
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08/15/2018

What kinds of systems do you design/specify and what services does the company provide?

ASIS to focus on school security with its 2018 Security Cares Program

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08/15/2018

ALEXANDRIA, Va.—ASIS International yesterday announced the educational line-up for this year’s free Security Cares community security education program, which will be held during the Global Security Exchange, Sept. 23 to 27 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Parks studies IoT interoperability and customer expectations

43 percent of survey respondents see Amazon Echo integration as important
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08/08/2018

DALLAS—Parks Associates released a report, titled “Interoperability and the Internet of Things,” that said voice control integrations are high on consumers’ wish lists when it comes to new smart devices and most consumers only have one smart device, among other findings.

Nominations sought for first-ever SIA Progress Award

Award to recognize individual dedicated to the advancement of women in security
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08/08/2018

SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Security Industry Association has opened nominations for the inaugural SIA Progress Award, an initiative sponsored by SIA’s Women in Security Forum.

Securing new opportunities in the government security sector

A guest commentary from Jeff Huggins, ASSA ABLOY's director of government programs
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08/01/2018

Government contracts on any level—be they federal, state or municipal—can be complex. And in no other industry is the complexity more prevalent than in security. Whether it is in the systems that protect the networks where data lives, or the physical security components that protect the building and people within, the requirements and expectations for security dealers and integrators taking on government contracts are incredibly high.

Specifically Speaking with Bret Emerson

President and owner of Commtech Design Inc. based in Rockford, Mich.
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08/01/2018

What kinds of systems do you design/specify and what services does the company provide?

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Poll

SSN News Poll December 2018

Cybersecurity has been an ongoing topic in the industry, and SIA just released a new study benchmarking the area. The study delves into new increases in cybersecurity spending, cyberthreat vectors, and technologies that could help cybersecurity. Where do you see some of these trends headed?