ST. LOUIS—Potter Electric Signal Company has acquired three product lines in the fire alarm industry: Harrington Fire Alarm, Evax Systems and CPG Signals. The deals allow Potter to expand its fire system, voice product and mass evacuation lines and into the “explosion-proof” market.
Jason Sidok started working part time for his father’s security and fire alarm company, Home and Commercial Security, when he was 16. He recently was promoted to VP operations from director of customer support. In his new role, he will help manage daily operations, including the technical, sales and customer service departments, and is responsible for strategic goal setting and growth of the organization, as well as vendor relations, product lines, training and customer support and marketing. Security Systems News caught up with Sidok to ask him five questions.
Jeffrey Kahn, COO for Wayne Alarm Systems, based in Lynn, Mass., started with the company in 2011. He has known Wayne’s president and CEO Ralph Sevinor for years, “I was at a company called Ultraguard Protective Systems, and we used Wayne as our monitoring center.” Security Systems News talked with Kahn about the system he uses at home.
NORWALK, Conn.—Cyber security melding with physical security, dealers and installers competing with the DIY market, law enforcement’s wearable cameras: All will be hot topics at this year’s ISC East conference, scheduled for Nov. 18-19 in New York City.
Software as a Service (SaaS) is becoming an increasingly prevalent delivery model, as technologies that support these services mature. Yet, getting security system integrators to adopt this business model has proven to be challenging.
ANAHEIM, Calif.—ASIS announced 10 manufacturer winners of this year’s ASIS Accolades. The awards recognize innovative new product and service solutions. The association also named a Judges Choice winner. Winners will be honored during the networking luncheon held here on Monday, Sept. 28. Winners and ASIS booth numbers are listed below.
AUNDH, India—Future Market Insights, a research firm based here, projects that the card-based electronic access control market in North America will grow from around $2 billion in 2014 to $3 billion by 2020, with a CAGR between 7 and 8 percent.
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.
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?