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Five Questions: Jeff Dietz

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05/16/2018

Jeff Dietz joined AvantGuard in early February as the operations manager, running the company’s Rexburg, Idaho, site. He has about 15 years of experience in call centers; this is his first role in the security industry. “What I’m really trying to create here in Rexburg is a culture of fun around some high performance goals,” he said. Security Systems News talked with Dietz in early May to ask him five questions.

ESX closing keynote panel to focus on school safety

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05/10/2018

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—ESX will focus its final Main Stage session on enhancing school security during the Closing Keynote Luncheon, starting at 12:15 p.m. on Friday, June 22. A mixed panel comprised of industry representatives will address the recurrence of violence in U.S. schools, and ways to make learning environments safer for children.

Freedonia sees positive future for US safety and security drones

Market to grow between 2016 and 2019, quadruple between 2019 and 2022
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05/09/2018

CLEVELAND, Ohio—The market for drones in safety and security applications in the U.S. has a bright future, according to a report from The Freedonia Group, a research firm based here. The company predicts the market to reach a value of about $1 billion by 2022.

Keynote speakers announced for Cyber:Secured forum

Leaders from U.S. Attorney’s Office to discuss cybercrime trends
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05/07/2018

DENVER—The Security Industry Association, PSA Security Network and ISC Security Events have announced the keynote speakers for the upcoming Cyber:Secured Forum—an event centered on how to improve and maintain the cybersecurity of integrated solutions and physical security systems.

Specifically Speaking: Kevin Richmond

President/senior security consultant, K2 Security Consulting, based in Denver
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05/02/2018

Security Systems News speaks with Kevin Richmond, president/senior security consultant, K2 Security Consulting, based in Denver

Are you ready for GDPR?

The guidelines, which become enforceble on May 25, may impact U.S. companies
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05/02/2018

Much has been written about the EU GDPR, or General Data Protection Regulation, which was adopted on April 27, 2016 and becomes enforceable on May 25. Yet given the unique challenges involved, surprisingly little has been devoted to the process of ensuring compliance for the operation of video surveillance, access control and other physical security systems.

Five Questions: Jared Roberts

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04/25/2018

Jared Roberts was hired by Gallaher as its Alcoa sales manager in November 2017. He is now responsible for helping to focus and train the sales team at the company’s Alcoa, Tenn., headquarters.

SSN News Poll readers weigh in on emergency solutions

Readers recommend stronger doors, access control measures to better protect schools and businesses
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04/19/2018

YARMOUTH, Maine—Security Systems News recently asked its readers about emergency management solutions and which systems or measures would most help to keep a school or business safe. Readers say the industry can be more involved and provide stronger doors.

How I Use My System: Jim Boots

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04/18/2018

Jim Boots, Central Security Group’s chief revenue officer, started with the company four years ago. His position involves coordinating revenue generation across multiple channels, including our branch network, inside sales, and the company’s authorized dealer program. Boots recently talked with Security Systems News about his home security system.

SIA announces New Product Showcase Award winners

IPConfigure takes top honors in juried awards program presented annually at ISC West
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04/18/2018

LAS VEGAS—The Security Industry Association announced winners of the SIA New Product Showcase Awards Program. Winners were recognized on stage here at ISC West 2018, April 10-13, and IPConfigure took top honors as Best in Show.

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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?