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Specifically Speaking with Ryan Schonfeld

Founder and president of RAS Consulting & Investigations based in Hermosa Beach, Calif.
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09/06/2017

What's your role at the company?
As the founder and president of RAS Consulting & Investigations, I am in charge of day-to-day operations, overseeing new contracts and projects, working with existing clients to ensure we’re continually adding value, and generally supporting the RAS team.

Guest Commentary: How sales managers can overcome their No. 1 challenge

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09/06/2017

When I was promoted to sales management for the first time, my new boss, Scott, brought me to our corporate headquarters for informal on-boarding. I was 30 years-old, and was taking over a team of seven former peers that were older and more tenured than me. Scott took a risk by promoting me, so he wanted to make sure his decision worked. When I arrived, he skipped the typical pleasantries, and went straight into his message. The words he used to open his monologue still ring in my ears today…

News Poll: Reader opinions vary on PERS offerings for the security dealer

67 percent see mPERS as a large technology in the market
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09/06/2017

YARMOUTH, Maine—Security Systems News asked its readers about personal emergency response systems and how the offering could fit in with a traditional alarm dealer’s portfolio; some see the two systems as different, others say there is opportunity for security dealers.

Five Questions: Eric Thompson

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08/30/2017

Eric Thompson began working for Securitas Electronic Security in April as a talent acquisition specialist, where he focuses on staffing needs throughout every function of the organization. With Securitas growing, Thompson said he has the opportunity to “work with some exceptionally talented people,” onboarding sales professionals and service technicians. Security Systems News asked him five questions.

Guest Commentary: Cloud computing tackles emerging cyber threats

This ‘host’ has the ‘most’ inherent technology safeguards
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08/30/2017

OTTAWA—Cyber threats and ransomware attacks are no match for cloud computing design-built from the ground up for information technology security.

SIA announces keynote speaker for Securing New Ground 2017

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08/23/2017

SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Security Industry Association announced Rose M. Littlejohn, managing director, security, meeting and events services and U.S. travel, PricewaterhouseCoopers, as a keynote presenter for Securing New Ground 2017, to be held in New York City, Oct. 26-27.

BCSI growing to meet industry’s demand for talent

Consultant and recruiter helping integrators overcome hiring challenges
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08/23/2017

BROOMFIELD, Colo.—When Rebecca Bayne founded Bayne Consulting & Search in 2013, her idea was simple: Provide focused, quality-driven consulting, search and recruitment for the physical security integration and fire and life safety industries. Nearly five years later, she has remained true to that mantra, building a strong brand and reputation in the industry as a “go-to” recruiter for top talent.

Specifically Speaking with Steve Rutledge

President and COO, SJR Security Consulting Services LLC based in Chantilly, Va.
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08/23/2017

What's your title and role at the company?

US alarm market to reach $4.9 billion by 2021

The Freedonia Group highlights PERS as interesting segment of the market
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08/15/2017

CLEVELAND, Ohio—The Freedonia Group, a research firm based here, projects that the U.S. security alarm systems market will reach $4.9 billion by 2021, starting at $3.8 billion in 2016, with a CAGR of 5.1 percent between 2016 and 2021.

ESA and CEDIA expand educational offerings to members

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08/09/2017

IRVING, Texas—The Electronic Security Association and CEDIA announced a new training relationship that will expand the educational opportunities for members of both associations.

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SSN News Poll December 2017

In the past month, Nest, Samsung, and Ring, have announced DIY-install security systems with a professional monitoring partner. Do these systems stand to impact the market, positively or negatively?