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Five Questions: Eric Moe

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10/24/2018

Eric Moe was recently promoted and is now Milestone System’s director of sales North America, in charge of both field sales and inside channel management for alignment under a common reporting line. He has been with Milestone since 2013, moving from director of sales operations responsible for inside sales, partner service and sales support, partner & business development.

FAA bill to impact security industry

Bill sets policies for not just drones but security technology as well
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10/24/2018

WASHINGTON, D.C.—President Trump signed into law on Oct. 5, H.R. 302, the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018, a bill that provides a roadmap for FAA-related policies, programs and procedures that will impact the security industry in a number of ways, from the use of counter-drone measures to the expanded use of CCTV and biometric technology within airports.

SSN News Poll: Is 2018 the year of the acquisition?

It has been a busy year for M&A, according to 69 percent
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10/17/2018

YARMOUTH, Maine—It seems as though 2018 is a hot year for financial transactions in the security industry. At the time of writing, Security Systems News has covered more than 65 mergers and acquisitions this year.

Specifically Speaking with Wael Lahoud

Director and principal consultant, Goldmark Security Consulting Inc. in Mississauga, Ontario
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10/17/2018

Specifically Speaking column with Wael Lahoud, director and principal consultant, Goldmark Security Consulting Inc. based in Mississauga, Ontario

Larry Folsom recognized with SIA award

Folsom to receive Jay Hauhn Excellence in Partnerships Award
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10/17/2018

SILVER SPRING, Md.—SIA recently named Larry Folsom as this year’s recipient of the Jay Hauhn Excellence in Partnerships Award, which recognizes security professionals who foster collaboration in the industry. The award will be presented at the SIA Honors Night on Nov. 14 in New York City.

Steve Van Till authored the ASIS Security Industry Book of the Year

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10/10/2018

LAS VEGAS—ASIS International recognized The Five Technological Forces Disrupting Security: How Cloud, Social, Mobile, Big Data and IoT are Transforming Physical Security in the Digital Age by Steve Van Till, CEO of Brivo, as the 2018 ASIS Security Industry Book of the Year at GSX, held here Sept. 23-27.

How I Use My System: Jonathan Byrd

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10/03/2018

Jonathan Byrd, manager of marketing for Dynamark Security Centers, has been with Dynamark for a little more than three years. He and his wife like using the system to play practical jokes, such as unlocking the front door or turning off lights remotely during a scary movie. Byrd spoke with Security Systems News about his home security system in early September.

Five Questions: Wendi Grinnell

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10/03/2018

Wendi Grinnell was recently promoted to the newly created position of vice president for VIZpin, a designer and manufacturer of a smartphone-based, Bluetooth-enabled access entry system. She joined VIZpin in January 2017 as marketing director, and has more than 20 years of marketing and sales leadership experience. Security Systems News asked Grinnell five questions.

SSN readers discuss leadership styles

Vast majority prefer an open and collaborative approach
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09/26/2018

YARMOUTH, Maine—Security Systems News features leaders, in articles, through the annual “20 under 40” awards, and in the Leadership Talks series. In the latest SSN News Poll, respondents talked about leadership approaches and how to encourage the next wave of influential professionals in the security industry.

Specifically Speaking with Jeff Smith

Principal and VP of TEECOM, based in Oakland, Calif.
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09/26/2018

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

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SSN News Poll January 2019

With Thanksgiving just around the corner and the holiday season shortly behind, and with companies already planning the budget for 2019, it’s getting time to look ahead at what the new year will hold for the industry. What do you see as top trends for 2019?