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


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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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.

There’s a bright side for traditional dealers with DIY/MIY, really

UCC's Mark Matlock discusses opportunities in the market

First and foremost, I am careful not to plant any stakes in the ground regarding the future of this industry. I have been in the electronic security industry for 30 years, and I have never witnessed anything like the sweeping changes in the industry today, especially regarding DIY/MIY.

The biggest booths at ASIS 2015

Protection 1 to ‘make a splash’ again

ANAHEIM, Calif.—At ASIS International’s 2015 Seminar and Exhibits, which will take place here Sept. 28-Oct. 1, Protection 1 is upping its presence and other top companies, such as ASSA ABLOY and Axis, are looking toward being greener, while TycoIS and STANLEY focus on interactivity.



SSN News Poll December 2016

Some companies take a focused approach to breaking into­—or growing within particular—vertical markets; "We are really heavy on the casino side, so we decided—let’s be the No. 1 gaming integrator in North America,” said Surveillance Systems Inc. president Todd Flowers. Where do you see the next big opportunity?