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Five Questions: Jason Beardsley

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08/09/2017

Jason Beardsley, partner, Security 101, was recently hired to help lead the opening of the company’s new Los Angeles franchise location. Security Systems News asked him five questions.

Specifically Speaking with Damon Sickmon

Principal for Rykartan Consulting in Loveland, Colo.
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08/02/2017

What's your role at the company?

News Poll: Industry has mixed feelings about millennial employees

Companies show range in percentage of employees born after 1980, before 2000
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08/02/2017

YARMOUTH, Maine—Several industry events—including ISC West, ESX and Honeywell’s CONNECT—have had presentations dedicated to the topic of millennial employees and how to train them. Security Systems News received both positive and critical responses when it asked for opinions on Generation Y—those born between 1980 and 2000.

Mark Cuban to deliver ASIS 2017 keynote address

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07/26/2017

ALEXANDRIA, Va.—ASIS International yesterday announced that entrepreneur, technology visionary, and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban will deliver the keynote address at the Monday, Sept. 25 luncheon at the organization’s 63rd Annual Seminar and Exhibits—ASIS 2017.

Global VMS market to reach $10 billion in the next several years

MarketsandMarkets names AxxonSoft, Milestone, 3VR, Genetec among major vendors
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07/19/2017

PUNE, India—The market for video management software will rise $3.71 billion in 2016 to $10.54 billion by 2021, according to a report from research firm MarketsandMarkets.

How I Use My System: Jeff Likosar

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07/13/2017

Jeff Likosar, ADT’s CFO, entered his role—and the industry—last October. Previously he worked in a variety of industries, including industrial manufacturing and technology spaces. Likosar talked with Security Systems News in early July about his security system. Specifically, he likes the ability to access his system from the ADT Pulse app on his phone.

How I Use My System: Cindy Nash

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06/28/2017

Cindy Nash is MONI Smart Security’s chief information officer and has been with the company for about a year and a half. “My team and I are responsible for providing all of the technology platforms and support for the company,” Nash said. Security Systems News caught up with Nash to talk about her home security system.

What truly makes an event meaningful?

10th annual ESX solidifies a decade of success
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06/21/2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—It’s a wrap on the 10th annual Electronic Security Expo (ESX), which took place here June 13-16. Connections were made. Ideas were shared. And quality conversations were had.

News Poll: Security and smart home spaces see a range of customers

Most respondents indicate cameras and video doorbells as the hottest smart home device
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06/21/2017

YARMOUTH, Maine—The smart home is a strong force in the industry, leading Security Systems News to ask its readers how the technology fits into customers’ priorities. Responses were pretty evenly split between whether customers prioritize security, the smart home, or a mix of both.

Five Questions: Rob Driscoll

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06/09/2017

Rob Driscoll was recently promoted at Koorsen Fire & Security to the role of director, business integration. Driscoll, who is now entering his 13th year with the company, will now be focused on acquisitions, national account work and contract negotiations. “We’re primarily a fire protection company,” he said. “Security, however, has been … the fastest segment of growth probably over the last 10 years or so.” Security Systems News caught up with Driscoll in early April to ask him five questions.

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SSN News Poll December 2017

In the past month, Nest, Samsung, and Ring, have announced DIY-install security systems with a professional monitoring partner. Do these systems stand to impact the market, positively or negatively?