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AI and smart homes: We may not notice the future

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03/28/2018

The Jetsons are not walking through your front door anytime soon. Or perhaps they’re already here and you don’t remember life without them. That’s the way technology blends into our lives, often without a formal invitation. The security industry knows this.

Five Questions: Ronald Virden

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03/28/2018

Ronald Virden was recently appointed COO for ACRE, a global provider of security products and solutions for the access control, intrusion, smart traffic and video surveillance markets. Virden is a seasoned global executive with extensive experience with Fortune 50 organizations, including most recently at UTC. Security Systems News asked him five questions.

A security company’s three keys to compete

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03/28/2018

What does it take to be successful in the noisy, competitive security market? Based on the data we have on over 4,000 security salespeople, it takes three key competences, “Hunter,” “Qualifier,” and “Consultative Seller.” I thought it would be fun to dive into that data further for more insights.

How I Use My System: Mark Ein

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03/21/2018

Mark Ein, chairman of Kastle Systems, recently told Security Systems News about the security system he has at his home.

Global public safety and security market growing

North America expected to be largest market share
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03/21/2018

PUNE, India—According to a MarketsandMarkets study, the market for public safety and security is growing globally, with the North American market comprising the biggest share.

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.

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SSN News Poll October 2018

Every Thursday at 12:30 p.m. Eastern, Security Systems News hosts its webinar series “Leadership Talks.” SSN gets the chance to talk about a range of leadership tactics and styles from prominent figures throughout the physical security industry. How does your security company define leadership?