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News Poll: Security and smart home spaces see a range of customers

Most respondents indicate cameras and video doorbells as the hottest smart home device
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06/21/2017

YARMOUTH, Maine—The smart home is a strong force in the industry, leading Security Systems News to ask its readers how the technology fits into customers’ priorities. Responses were pretty evenly split between whether customers prioritize security, the smart home, or a mix of both.

Five Questions: Rob Driscoll

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06/09/2017

Rob Driscoll was recently promoted at Koorsen Fire & Security to the role of director, business integration. Driscoll, who is now entering his 13th year with the company, will now be focused on acquisitions, national account work and contract negotiations. “We’re primarily a fire protection company,” he said. “Security, however, has been … the fastest segment of growth probably over the last 10 years or so.” Security Systems News caught up with Driscoll in early April to ask him five questions.

Mobile credentials: Trusted identities

A guest commentary on transforming how people move through buildings and interact with systems and services
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06/07/2017

Today’s buildings are getting smarter while the people inside them are becoming more mobile and connected. Trusted identities bring everything together, helping to secure, customize and enhance the user experience in today’s smart buildings, empower the occupants to do more there with greater efficiency, and deliver new capabilities that embrace the power of the Internet of Things (IoT).

Allegion looks at consumers’ experiences with security

Fifty-six percent of survey respondents either lost or misplaced their house key
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05/31/2017

CARMEL, Ind.—Allegion, with Wakefield Research, recently surveyed about 1,000 U.S. adults to learn more about their experiences with security.

Five Questions: Mike Wells

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05/31/2017

Mike Wells, who has been with Midwest Alarm Services for 13 years, was recently promoted to business development manager. He is responsible for managing the direct sales staff in Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois and Nebraska for life safety products and services. Wells holds a NICET level II in fire alarm. Security Systems News asked him five questions.

How I Use My System: Jeff Kesterson

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05/31/2017

Jeff Kesterson, owner of Nightwatch Security & Telephone, based in Sedalia, Mo., likes that he can access his home security system from his Tesla. In mid-April, Security Systems News talked with Kesterson about his home security system and how he has it set up.

Specifically Speaking with Drew Deatherage

Vice president and co-founder of Crux Technology & Security Solutions in Fort Worth, Texas
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05/31/2017

My role is all things business development. We are small, so in addition to being a principal and managing client relationships, I manage sales, marketing (with outside help), and building strategic business relationships.

News Poll: Respondents positive on ISC West 2017

80 percent said that networking was the biggest benefit of the show
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05/24/2017

YARMOUTH, Maine—On this year’s ISC West Show Floor, and in speaking with Reed Exhibitions staff afterward, Security Systems News’ editors heard the show had great attendance. In SSN’s latest News Poll, respondents largely agreed.

ESX announces 2017 innovation award winners

Award recognizes products and services driving the industry forward
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05/24/2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—The Electronic Security Expo announced the winners (see list below) for its 2017 Innovation Awards, recognizing outstanding products and services that drive the electronic security and life safety industry forward.

How I Use My System: Anne Campau

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05/17/2017

Anne Campau, Comtronics’ executive vice president and general counsel, has been with the company since 1999. She has a background in mergers and acquisitions, which she brought to Comtronics. In late March, Security Systems News spoke with Campau about the home security system that she uses.

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SSN News Poll September 2017

A variety of dealers and monitoring centers have taken interest in the PERS, mPERS and medical monitoring space. How do you think PERS and security could interact?