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Specifically Speaking with Mark Bennett

President of MSB Security Consulting, based in Austin, Texas
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07/10/2015

What differentiates MSB Security Consulting in terms of experience?

How I Use My System: Devon Ritch

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07/08/2015

Devon Ritch is the director of IT for Doyle Security Systems, based in Rochester, N.Y. He started at the company six years ago as IT manager, his first position in the security space. Ritch said he is a “one-man show. Just about anything that’s IT, it’s me.” Among other duties, Ritch uses his home as testing grounds for various systems. In early June, Security Systems News caught up with him on the system he has in place now.

Vivint owners sell guard company for $1.67 billion

Blackstone sells AlliedBarton to French PE group
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07/08/2015

NEW YORK—Blackstone, a private equity firm based here, recently announced the $1.67 billion sale of security guard company AlliedBarton to Wendel, a Paris-based private equity group. AlliedBarton is now looking at acquisitions, Robert Perry, president and CEO of Robert H. Perry and associates, told Security Systems News.

ESX 2015: IoT changing lives, industry

Panelist stress need to respond, adapt
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07/01/2015

BALTIMORE—Just as the smartphone has transformed the way people conduct their day-to-day lives, the Internet of Things will, too, said panelists at ESX 2015.

The great ESX 2015 roundup

TechVision Challenge, other changes in program well-received, chairman says
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07/01/2015

BALTIMORE—ESX 2015 brought some positive changes to the program, held here June 24-26, according to ESX chairman George De Marco.

‘Leadership is 24/7. It’s not a job, it’s a position’

Ret. Maj. Gen. James Champion delivers ESX Keynote
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07/01/2015

BALTIMORE—Leadership is of top importance in both military service and the business world, said retired U.S. Army Special Forces Officer Maj. Gen. James Champion during his opening keynote address at ESX, held here.

Vivint owners sell AlliedBarton for $1.67 billion

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06/30/2015

NEW YORK—Blackstone, a private equity firm based here, today announced the $1.67 billion sale of security guard company AlliedBarton to Wendel, a Paris-based private equity group.

Security Systems News launches Cloud+

SSN introduces the security industry’s first conference dedicated to ‘all things cloud’
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06/22/2015

FOSTER CITY, Calif.—Security Systems News today announced it is launching the security industry’s first conference dedicated to all things cloud. Cloud+ will take place Dec. 7-8 in Silicon Valley at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Foster City, Calif.

CCTV market headed for growth, changes

Analog-based systems most prevalent now, IP-based to take over
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06/19/2015

NOIDA, India—The CCTV market is poised for growth, according to a RNCOS report, with a 7.5 percent CAGR expected in North America from 2014 to 2020, and a 12.2 percent CAGR globally during the same time period.

Industry favors women in the workplace

Diversity is good for business, say 81 percent
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06/17/2015

YARMOUTH, Maine—Readers responded positively when Security Systems News asked in its latest News Poll about women in the security industry. Many respondents have women in their company in executive roles, including some who are mentoring other females, and a vast majority said gender diversity is helpful for business.

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SSN News Poll January 2017

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?