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SSN News Poll: Companies get set for ISC West in 2018

Respondents show interest in The Connected Security Expo @ ISC West
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03/21/2018

YARMOUTH, Maine—ISC West 2018, which will be held in Las Vegas from April 11 through 14, is one of the biggest trade shows and gathering points for the security industry. From mid-February to mid-March Security Systems News gathered opinions from its readers on the upcoming show.

Five Questions: Greg Peninger

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03/07/2018

Greg Peninger was recently hired as Dynamark Security Centers’ director of sales for the southern region of the United States, which covers from Texas to Florida. Peninger’s role will cover account management as well as growing within the territory. He is based outside of Austin, Texas. Peninger has been in the industry for more than 20 years and has owned his own security and home automation company. In late January, Security Systems News asked him five questions.

Rave Mobile Safety conducts survey on employee safety

Emergency communication business examines how prepared companies are for an emergency
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03/07/2018

FRAMINGHAM, Mass.—Rave Mobile Safety, an emergency communication software provider based here, took a look at companies’ emergency preparedness by surveying people around the U.S.

How I Use My System: Teresa Gonzalez

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02/28/2018

Teresa Gonzalez became the president of United Central Control in 2008. Lydia Security Monitoring acquired UCC in January 2016 and Gonzalez continues to lead the brand. Gonzalez talked with Security Systems News in early December about her home security system and what she likes about it.

SSN News Poll: Security is increasingly interested in CES

More SSN readers appear to be attending the show
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02/21/2018

YARMOUTH, Maine—Several companies in the security industry used CES 2018 as a platform to launch new products and offerings, including ADT, Alarm.com, Vivint and Medical Guardian to name a few.

Five Questions: Michael Ritt

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02/21/2018

Michael Ritt started in the industry in 2005 at AlarmWatch. He was recently hired as Security Partners’ director of dealer support in November 2017. In his new role, he oversees three of the company’s sites—in Lancaster, Pa.; San Antonio, Texas; and Las Vegas. In college, he was a music major. In mid-January, Security Systems News asked Ritt five questions.

Specifically Speaking with Jeff McCormack

AVP technical leader/sr. program manager with AECOM, based in Baltimore, Md.
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02/21/2018

As the AVP technical leader/sr. program manager for AECOM, McCormack provides technical and leadership support for MTA Systems Equipment & Engineering Department.

Parks Associates looks at smart home market, company tactics

Sixty percent of respondents to a Parks Associates survey say they don’t need to remotely control their devices
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02/14/2018

DALLAS—Parks Associates, a research firm based here, released a report that outlines how the smart home market and its products are changing and what companies are doing about overcoming barriers, entitled “Evolution of Smart Home Products and Services.”

Specifically Speaking with Brandon Frazier

Senior technology consultant, Elert & Associates Technology Consultants, based in Stillwater, Minn.
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02/14/2018

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How I Use My System: Gene Miller

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01/31/2018

Gene Miller, sales representative with Cen-Signal, has been with the company for 19 years, originally starting as an operator with the wholesale monitoring center. The company is based in Columbus, Ga. Miller talked with Security Systems News in mid-December about the security system he uses at home.

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SSN News Poll July 2018

The guidelines for the EU GDPR—or General Data Protection Regulation—will become enforceable on May 25. These regulations, while being focused on European countries and their citizens, will have impacts for U.S.-focused companies. Is your security company concerned about the GDPR?