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The security industry gives back

Twenty-three percent of companies reward employees for volunteering
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09/16/2015

YARMOUTH, Maine—Systems integration firm SSI founded Allegiant Giving to aid veterans and residential security company Alliance Security donates systems to domestic abuse victims. SSI and Alliance are not alone in their charitable efforts—Security Systems News’ latest News Poll shows 89 percent of responding companies involve themselves in charities.

Industry goes to bat for children in need

Mission 500 softball game raises $75,000
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09/15/2015

RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J.—Representatives from dozens of security companies raised nearly $75,000 in a fundraising softball game Sept. 12, held by Mission 500, the nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the needs of children and communities in crisis.

Guest Commentary: Liability issues that face today's security management

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09/11/2015

First, let me admit, before my career path took me into the security sector, I used to be one of the “bad guys.”

Lippert Award given to Frank De Fina posthumously

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09/10/2015

SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Security Industry Association today announced that Frank De Fina, former senior director, strategic sales, for Hikvision USA, will receive the 2015 George R. Lippert Memorial Award posthumously.

How I Use My System: Trey Alter

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09/08/2015

Trey Alter, CEO of Dynamark, has been with the company since he was in high school. He is a Security Systems News “20 under 40,” Class of 2014. “I spent my early years just trying to learn all of the different aspects of the security business, from installing to selling to inventory control. I’ve had pretty much every position you can have in the security industry on my way to where I am today,” he said. Alter talked with SSN in July about the system he has at home.

Z-Wave Alliance to include integrators

End users will soon be able to find certified installers through Alliance
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09/02/2015

FREMONT, Calif.—Mitchell Klein, the new executive director for the Z-Wave Alliance, said the alliance is broadening its scope to include integrators and installers.

Five Questions: Tom McNeil

VP of sales at Security Partners
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09/01/2015

Tom McNeil, former middle linebacker and team captain for the Purdue University football team with security industry experience at United Central Control and CMS, is the new VP of sales for Security Partners, where he will oversee the company’s national sales force. Security Systems News caught up with McNeil in Chicago to ask him five questions.

North American PERS market to hit $3 billion in 2020

Mobile PERS called important trend
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08/24/2015

MADHAPUR, India—The North American PERS market is growing at a 4.2 percent CAGR according to a recent IndustryARC report, and it will rise from $2.2 billion in 2014 to around $3 billion in 2020.

News Poll: Millennials love technology

Industry divided on whether to change training techniques
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08/19/2015

YARMOUTH, Maine—Millennials have entered the workplace, but are they fundamentally different from previous generations? Security Systems News readers said yes in this month’s News Poll: Generation Y is noticeably more tech savvy, they said.

Clearing up cloud confusion

The promise of the cloud, definitions, trust
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08/17/2015

DELRAY BEACH, Fla.—Cloud pioneers—security manufacturers who say they’re fully committed to cloud-based systems—believe it’s only a matter of time before all security systems rely, to some degree, on the cloud.

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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?