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Mega-brewery protects 700 workers with Eaton MNS

Great Southwestern Fire & Safety installs ALERiTY platform

SARASOTA, Fla.—When MillerCoors sought a new integrated emergency communications solution for its 150-acre mega-brewery in Fort Worth, Texas, it went with Eaton.

SIA’s happy new year hinges on federal funds for schools, train surveillance rules

Other ongoing efforts remain on its agenda, too

WASHINGTON—Federal funding for school security technology and surveillance requirements for train cars are among the Security Industry Association’s top priorities for 2015, according Jake Parker, SIA’s director of government relations.

Global market for mass transit security to grow 76 percent by 2018

Railroads projected to be key growth area

LONDON—The global mass transit security market will grow 76 percent from 2013 to 2018 according to a TechNavio report that assesses the value of this market through examining surveillance, infrastructure, and identification.

Specifically Speaking with Charles LeBlanc

Principal, Director of Engineering for BLW Security Group

Tell me about the origin of BLW and why you describe BLW’s approach to security consulting and engineering as holistic?

Five Questions: Jack Johnson


Jack Johnson is Securadyne Systems’ new director of strategic sales. Previously, he was co-founder and VP of sales and marketing for Intelligent Access Systems of North Carolina, which was acquired by Securadyne in 2014. He also was co-founder of Entry Systems Inc., which specialized in nationwide sales, service and deployment of hotel locking systems. He has more than 35 years of experience in the industry. In October, Security Systems News caught up with Jack and asked him five questions.

‘Get with the social media program’

Company reputations, brands, customer loyalty—and sales—are at stake, pro says

ORLANDO, Fla.—Jeffrey Gitomer, best-selling author and sales and customer service professional, likes to quote Bob Dylan—a lot. “The times, they are a changin’,” he said during his keynote speech at Honeywell’s Connect2014, held here.

News Poll: ADT and TycoIS' to look at small business

Smaller regional providers not too worried about ADT and TycoIS’ focus

YARMOUTH, Maine—Now that the non-compete between ADT and TycoIS has expired and both companies have indicated that they will go after the small business market, should regional security companies be nervous about losing market share to the big national? Not too much, according to the latest SSN News Poll.

Women in Security: Specifically Speaking with Jeanine C. Lovejoy

Principal/Owner, The Consulting Group

Your consulting company began as an environmental design firm and branched out to include security consulting in 2006. How would you describe your approach to security specification projects, and can you name a few projects you’ve worked on?

ESA pushes forward during lame-duck session

A number of important issues still on table will, at least, be picked up next year

ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Electronic Security Association doesn’t expect much to happen to benefit the industry in the waning days of the lame-duck Congressional session, but that doesn’t mean it’s not pursuing its goals to the fullest.

Five Questions: Josh Cummings


Josh Cummings recently was promoted to director, engineering services, for Minneapolis-based VTI Security. He is charged with engaging and coordinating the engineering activity in all VTI offices. He will report to Rick Allan, chief technology officer, and they will identify best practices, lead VTI’s technology decisions and guide the technical training needs for the company.



SSN News Poll January 2016

There's a lot of private equity interest in security. Many top security companies, such as Vivint, Protection 1, CSG Security and Alarm Capital Alliance, are PE-backed. What do you think about private equity's involvement in the security industry?

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