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President of Sentinel Consulting, based in New York

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Nominations open for Security Systems News’ ‘20 under 40’ Class of 2016

Nominate a colleague or yourself

YARMOUTH, Maine—If you have an exceptional colleague, one who deserves recognition for their work in the security industry, we’d like to hear about them. Security Systems News is calling for nominations for its annual “20 under 40” awards.

Qualcomm, ADT, August to talk trends at ESX

Panelists will assess the competitive landscape for the security industry

FORT WORTH, Texas—ESX on May 3 announced that speakers from Qualcomm, ADT and August will be the panelists for its OpenXchange Breakfast, which will take place here on June 8.

How I Use My System: Joe Ebright


Joe Ebright joined Shiver Security Systems, a full service company based in Cincinnati, two years ago. The company maintains its own central station and last year moved into a new building. As the company’s territory sales manager, Ebright sells and manages accounts—for Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. In mid-April, just after ISC West, Security Systems News spoke to Ebright about the system he has at home.

Tyco Security Products' Anita Santos at Mentor Factor

Santos will speak on 'putting courageous leadership into practice'

WESTFORD, Mass.—Tyco Security Products announced that Anita Santos, Tyco Security Products VP of marketing, on May 2 will speak at an event developed by Mentor Factor, a professional development program for high-potential women in the financial services industry. The event will take place in New York.

ESX 2016 announces Innovation Award winners

Ten finalists will compete in Texas for ‘best of show’ honors

FORT WORTH, Texas—The 25 Innovation Award winners (see full list below) were announced by ESX today, and 10 finalists will be chosen from that list to battle it out in the second annual ESX TechVision Challenge, an interactive competition held live at ESX 2016 in the Fort Worth Convention Center, Texas, on Tuesday, June 7.

Five Questions: Wayne Campbell


Wayne C. Campbell recently joined Advance Technology as director of operations. He brings knowledge of customer service, leadership and change management to his new role at the growing company based in Scarborough, Maine. Prior to his new position, he worked as the customer support group manager for the IDEXX Laboratories, where he managed a team of nearly 100 customer-facing professionals performing onsite software/hardware installation, onboarding, training and support. Security Systems News recently asked Campbell five questions.

Parks Associates asks consumers about the smart home

Survey says consumers with security systems show more intentions to buy into smart home

DALLAS—In a Parks Associates’ survey of homeowners with broadband connections, those with a security system were more likely to say they intend to buy a smart home device in the next 12 months.

Market Trends: The golden years of the PERS market

Not all PERS device users are in their golden years; however, a user could be a 68-year-old long distance runner

YARMOUTH, Maine—The users of personal emergency response systems (PERS) are getting younger. They are generally technologically savvy. The technology is getting more advanced. And so monitoring stations, manufacturers and dealers have reasons to believe the golden age of PERS market growth has begun.

ESOP is a good idea, industry says

Some respondents said it doesn’t motivate employees

YARMOUTH, Maine—Integration firms Tech Systems and Pro-Tec Design both implemented Employee Stock Ownership Plans in the last 12 months, and most respondents to Security Systems News’ latest poll said that ESOP is a good plan, benefiting the owners and the employees.



SSN News Poll December 2016

Some companies take a focused approach to breaking into­—or growing within particular—vertical markets; "We are really heavy on the casino side, so we decided—let’s be the No. 1 gaming integrator in North America,” said Surveillance Systems Inc. president Todd Flowers. Where do you see the next big opportunity?