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Who wins as access control moves to the cloud?

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07/26/2016

The security industry is notorious for proprietary systems that make it difficult to integrate different components/devices with one another. The cloud will change this for all manufacturers, and will quickly have an impact on the installer channel.

Five Questions: Tim Kudela

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07/25/2016

Protection 1, a full-service business and home security company, recently hired Tim Kudela as branch sales manager for its Seattle office. In his new role, Kudela is responsible for managing the sales activities of the residential and commercial sales consultants in his area, including hiring and training new consultants. Kudela, who has been in the industry for 31 years, began his career as an entry-level technician and has worked his way through all levels of the business up to branch management. Security Systems News asked Kudela Five Questions.

Report: More monitoring for mHealth devices

Perceptions about PERS users are something to overcome
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07/20/2016

LONDON—The market for monitored mHealth devices is on the rise globally from 2016 to 2021, and North America will be the largest market in the forecast period.

Where are you in the 2G Sunset?

15 percent of respondents still have many customers on 2G
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07/13/2016

YARMOUTH, Maine—Respondents to Security Systems News’ latest poll on the 2G sunset show highly varied experiences: half said that areas lost 2G service before expected, 65 percent still have accounts to change over, and 25 percent said they can relax—there’s plenty of time before the sunset.

How I Use My System: Matt Eyrich

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07/08/2016

Matt Eyrich is the VP of commercial sales for LOUD Security, based in Kennesaw, Ga. He joined the company four years ago to lead the commercial sales division for the company. Since then, the division has added on an administrative employee, two sales people and is looking to hire a third commercial salesperson. Security Systems News got the chance to talk with Eyrich about the system he chose for his home

Mission 500 security industry softball fundraiser is Aug. 20

Organizers hope to raise $100,000 for kids
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07/06/2016

RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J.—Mission 500, a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the needs of children and communities in crisis, will hold its security industry softball game fundraiser Saturday, Aug. 20, from noon to 3 p.m. at Eisenhower Park in Westbury, N.Y.

Five Questions: Bob Grove

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07/01/2016

Select Security recently named Bob Grove as its new director of field operations and training. Grove first joined Select Security in 2003 as an installation technician and quickly rose through the ranks, most recently serving as the technical training manager. In addition to ensuring training across the enterprise, Grove now oversees more than 60 technicians and managers of the operations team. Security Systems News caught up with Grove and asked him five questions.

Specifically Speaking with Darnell Washington

President, CEO for SecureXperts, based in Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
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06/24/2016

Is SecureXperts an IT security consultant or a physical security consultant? Can you describe your services and tell us who your customers are?

How does your company handle cybersecurity?

Many respondents consider hiring a cybersecurity expert
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06/22/2016

YARMOUTH, Maine—Cybersecurity is a topic that has dominated industry events, like PSA-TEC. While 71 percent of respondents to Security Systems News’ latest poll have never experienced a cybersecurity breach, 29 percent say they have experienced a breach at their home or business.

Select Security restructures management

Company positions itself for continued growth this year
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06/21/2016

LANCASTER, Pa.—Select Security, a super-regional based here, announced changes to its senior leadership team, part of a restructuring of the company in preparation for continued growth this year. The company recently reached $1m in RMR, following several years of rapid growth both organically and through acquisition.

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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?