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News Poll: DIY represents an opportunity for traditional companies

Seventy-one percent said their company either offers DIY or is considering it
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08/17/2016

YARMOUTH, Maine—Traditional security companies like LOUD Security and Select Security have been looking at expanding their offerings with DIY. Most respondents to Security Systems News’ latest poll said DIY gives companies access to more streams of revenue and new markets.

Security industry alarmed about overtime pay rule

New law more than doubles income threshold for eligibility
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08/16/2016

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Department of Labor (DoL) recently submitted revisions to the Fair Labor Standards Act that would more than double the salary threshold for earning overtime pay, starting Dec. 31, 2016.

Specifically Speaking with Shawn M. Whalen

Electrical department manager/communications & security specialist for Burns & McDonnell, based in Minneapolis
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08/09/2016

How did you get into security consulting? What’s your role with Burns & McDonnell’s global security group?

Security in the retail sector on the rise

Retail to join government and hospitality as top vertical markets
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08/05/2016

LONDON—Across the globe, retail spaces will purchase more physical security measures, such as cameras and EAS (electric article surveillance) systems, and the Americas will be a strong region in the forecast period from 2016 to 2020, according to a July 28 report from research firm Technavio.

How I Use My System: Jeremy Bates

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08/02/2016

Jeremy Bates has grown up in the industry, and now serves as the president of family-owned Bates Security/Sonitrol of Lexington. “I have done everything; started out [as] the weekend janitor, all the way up through customer service and sales, central station operator, admin-type work, and been running the company the last 10 or so years,” he said. Security Systems News got to talk with him in mid-June about his new system.

Specifically Speaking with Jeremy Zweeres

Senior associate of Ducibella Venter & Santore in Hamden, Conn.
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08/01/2016

DVS, a well-known consulting firm, was acquired by Ross & Baruzzini in 2015. How has that deal changed the way you do business?

ASIS to give back to host communities with Security Week

Week of free seminars to become annual event at ASIS
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07/27/2016

ORLANDO, Fla.—ASIS is adding to this year’s show its inaugural Security Week, a series of seminars held during the show for local business and organizations to better prepare for current physical security threats.

Who wins as access control moves to the cloud?

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07/26/2016

The security industry is notorious for proprietary systems that make it difficult to integrate different components/devices with one another. The cloud will change this for all manufacturers, and will quickly have an impact on the installer channel.

Five Questions: Tim Kudela

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07/25/2016

Protection 1, a full-service business and home security company, recently hired Tim Kudela as branch sales manager for its Seattle office. In his new role, Kudela is responsible for managing the sales activities of the residential and commercial sales consultants in his area, including hiring and training new consultants. Kudela, who has been in the industry for 31 years, began his career as an entry-level technician and has worked his way through all levels of the business up to branch management. Security Systems News asked Kudela Five Questions.

Report: More monitoring for mHealth devices

Perceptions about PERS users are something to overcome
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07/20/2016

LONDON—The market for monitored mHealth devices is on the rise globally from 2016 to 2021, and North America will be the largest market in the forecast period.

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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?