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SSN checks in with winners from the first '20 under 40' class

Class of 2007 honorees reflect on changes over the past 10 years in the industry
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10/05/2016

YARMOUTH, Maine—Every year, Security Systems News recognizes 20 young professionals in the systems integration and monitoring space for their accomplishments. This month, SSN is announcing its 10th year of “20 under 40” integrator winners. To commemorate this, SSN caught up with several of the first honorees—the Class of 2007—to hear their perspective about how the industry has changed over the past 10 years, and what might be ahead in the next 10 years.

How I Use My System: Danny Holmgren

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10/05/2016

Danny Holmgren, president of Phoenix-based Titan Alarm, has been in the industry for 11 years. Holmgren was with Titan when the company opened in 2008. He started by focusing on the company’s commercial sales, and last year was promoted to his role as president. Security Systems News got the chance to talk with Holmgren about the alarm system he uses at home.

Poll: Industry opposes overtime ruling

While many oppose it, some showed support for the changes
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09/28/2016

YARMOUTH, Maine—The U.S. Department of Labor submitted revisions to the Fair Labor Standards Act that would more than double the current threshold for earning overtime pay. Industry associations, such as ESA and SIA have publicly opposed the ruling, saying it will overwhelm the small businesses in the industry. Just under half of respondents to Security Systems News’ latest poll on the ruling say it should be entirely blocked.

Mission 500 holds second annual softball game

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09/28/2016

EAST MEADOW, N.Y.—Mission 500, a non-profit charity driven by the security industry and dedicated to serving the needs of children and communities in crisis, raised more than $55,000 at its second annual Security Softball Game on August 20th at Eisenhower Park here, the organization announced Sept. 27.

Specifically Speaking with Eric L. Wagner Sr., NICET

Data/Fire/Security designer for SSOE Group in Toledo, Ohio
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09/28/2016

How did you get into security consulting?

SIA selects Fredrik Nilsson of Axis as Lippert Award winner

Industry veteran, innovator to be honored at gala in NY
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09/28/2016

SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Security Industry Association has selected Fredrik Nilsson, VP, Americas, Axis Communications, as the recipient of the 2016 George R. Lippert Memorial Award.

Avi Rosenthal opens consulting firm

IoT industry veteran to help up-and-coming companies enter the marketplace
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09/15/2016

SAN DIEGO—Avi Rosenthal, who has worked in the IoT realm for 20 years, has opened a full-service consulting firm, IoT Consulting, to help companies get their products manufactured and marketed.

Allied Universal helps secure ASIS conference

Company’s new robots patrol exhibit hall, wow attendees
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09/14/2016

ORLANDO—Attendees at ASIS International’s 62nd Annual Seminar and Exhibits here, Sept. 12-15, were able to see first-hand Allied Universal’s new robots in action, as they were part of the overall physical security provided for the conference by the facility services and security company.

Five Questions: Gary Franklyn

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08/26/2016

Gary Franklyn was recently promoted to the newly created position of senior vice president of dealer sales at SAFE Security, a national security company headquartered in San Ramon, Calif. Franklyn is responsible for all facets of dealer management including dealer sales and marketing and dealer recruitment and retention. He is based out of Scottsdale, Ariz., working in SAFE’s branch Safeguard Security.

How I Use My System: Bob Boland

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08/24/2016

Bob Boland, customer service and operations manager for Custom Alarm, has been with the Rochester, Minn.-based business for five years. He takes care of the company’s central station operation, which means there’s “never a dull moment,” according to Boland. Security Systems News got the chance to talk with Boland in early August about the system he has at home.

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SSN News Poll January 2017

Some companies this year have discussed the benefit of moving from operating their own central stations to partnering with a third party monitoring center, including RFI Communications, Red Hawk Fire & Security and Comtronics. Will more companies switch to using wholesale centrals?