LONDON—The global mass transit security market will grow 76 percent from 2013 to 2018 according to a TechNavio report that assesses the value of this market through examining surveillance, infrastructure, and identification.
WASHINGTON—Federal funding for school security technology and surveillance requirements for train cars are among the Security Industry Association’s top priorities for 2015, according Jake Parker, SIA’s director of government relations.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Many gadgets aimed at the home automation market were showcased at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show—some look useful while others sound farfetched. What's your input on the latest home automation widgets?