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Specifically Speaking with Eric L. Wagner Sr., NICET

Data/Fire/Security designer for SSOE Group in Toledo, Ohio
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09/28/2016

How did you get into security consulting?

SIA selects Fredrik Nilsson of Axis as Lippert Award winner

Industry veteran, innovator to be honored at gala in NY
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09/28/2016

SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Security Industry Association has selected Fredrik Nilsson, VP, Americas, Axis Communications, as the recipient of the 2016 George R. Lippert Memorial Award.

Avi Rosenthal opens consulting firm

IoT industry veteran to help up-and-coming companies enter the marketplace
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09/15/2016

SAN DIEGO—Avi Rosenthal, who has worked in the IoT realm for 20 years, has opened a full-service consulting firm, IoT Consulting, to help companies get their products manufactured and marketed.

Allied Universal helps secure ASIS conference

Company’s new robots patrol exhibit hall, wow attendees
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09/14/2016

ORLANDO—Attendees at ASIS International’s 62nd Annual Seminar and Exhibits here, Sept. 12-15, were able to see first-hand Allied Universal’s new robots in action, as they were part of the overall physical security provided for the conference by the facility services and security company.

Five Questions: Gary Franklyn

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08/26/2016

Gary Franklyn was recently promoted to the newly created position of senior vice president of dealer sales at SAFE Security, a national security company headquartered in San Ramon, Calif. Franklyn is responsible for all facets of dealer management including dealer sales and marketing and dealer recruitment and retention. He is based out of Scottsdale, Ariz., working in SAFE’s branch Safeguard Security.

How I Use My System: Bob Boland

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08/24/2016

Bob Boland, customer service and operations manager for Custom Alarm, has been with the Rochester, Minn.-based business for five years. He takes care of the company’s central station operation, which means there’s “never a dull moment,” according to Boland. Security Systems News got the chance to talk with Boland in early August about the system he has at home.

IHS research: Systems integration market to grow

Growth driven mainly by increases in the service and maintenance sector
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08/24/2016

LONDON—New findings from global research firm IHS Markit reveal that the global market for security systems integration will grow to $75.7 billion by 2020, up from $60.3 billion in 2015.

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?

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SSN News Poll April 2017

For many companies in the security industry, finding the right people can be a challenge. SSN spoke with several professionals about this difficulty. How does your company attract, hire the best employees?