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ABI Research connects the smart home with the smart city

Firm recently published report on how the smart home fits into the smart city
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06/08/2018

LONDON—ABI Research recently published “The Emerging Role for Smart Homes in the Smart City,” a report that examines areas of overlap between smart homes and smart cities and the potential for interaction between the two.

SSN Cloud+ conference set for Delray Beach

Industry’s only cloud-focused event offers education, networking and exhibits
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06/06/2018

YARMOUTH, Maine—Security Systems News is excited to announce the dates and location for Cloud+ 2018, which will be held in Delray Beach, Fla., Sept. 5-6.

How I Use My System: Brian Brower

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05/30/2018

Brian Brower, Vivint’s VP of product management, has 20 years of experience in product development. He is also the VP and GM of core services at the company. A big focus for Brower is the apps that Vivint has been developing, such as its new Streety neighborhood-focused app. Security Systems News talked with Brower in mid-May about his home security system.

Specifically Speaking: David Mitchell

Principal security consultant, Mitchell Technical Consultants LLC
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05/30/2018

Security Systems News speaks with David Mitchell, principal security consultant, Mitchell Technical Consultants LLC, based in Phoenix.

ESX announces 2018 Innovation Awards winners

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05/30/2018

IRVING, Texas—ESX today announced the Innovation Awards winners for 2018, a recognition for outstanding products and services that drive the electronic security and life safety industry forward.

How I Use My System: Amanda Cullen

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05/23/2018

Amanda Cullen, director of sales, for ABF Security, based out of Fenton, Mo., started with the company six years ago. She is the second generation in the family-owned business. She oversees the residential and new construction divisions at ABF. In mid-May, Cullen talked with Security Systems News about her home security system.

One thing every sales manager should have

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05/23/2018

I’ve frequently described the sales leadership job—whether the title is chief sales officer, sales manager, or anything in between—as the most vulnerable job on the org chart. Even though there are dozens of factors that lead to sales success and failure, the sales leader is the one person that rides the roller coaster throughout the entire process. In fact, I’ve often stated that being a sales leader is like being an NFL head coach.

News Poll: SSN readers share how they pick events

Most respondents pointed to networking, the attendee base as a key draw
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05/23/2018

YARMOUTH, Maine—Security companies continually watch the landscape of industry events grow and change, and need to budget their time and resources accordingly.

ESA launches new online instructor-led training

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05/23/2018

IRVING, Texas—The Electronic Security Association’s National Training School recently launched its new Online Instructor Led Training (OILT) platform, providing synchronous online training to its customers.

The age of security convergence

A guest commentary from Dr. Spincer Koh, CEO and co-founder of Gorilla Technology
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05/16/2018

According to IHS forecasts, the IoT market will grow to an installed base of 75.4 billion by 2025, with analysts predicting security and industrial asset management among the biggest drivers. In fact, asset protection is of increasing global importance, especially as cybercrime continues to be on a meteoric rise.

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SSN News Poll December 2018

Cybersecurity has been an ongoing topic in the industry, and SIA just released a new study benchmarking the area. The study delves into new increases in cybersecurity spending, cyberthreat vectors, and technologies that could help cybersecurity. Where do you see some of these trends headed?