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Specifically Speaking with René Rieder Jr.

Associate Principal, Arup, New York

What kinds of security projects do you focus on at Arup?

ASIS announces Accolades winners


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.

North America will lead card-based access control

Global market to grow at around 11 percent CAGR over the next five years

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.

The security industry gives back

Twenty-three percent of companies reward employees for volunteering

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

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


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.



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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