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ESX announces competitors for 2016 TechVision Challenge

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05/13/2016

FORT WORTH, Texas—ESX announced the 10 companies, all ESX Innovation Award Winners, that will face off with in this year’s TechVision Challenge for the title of ESX’s “Best in Show.”

Specifically Speaking with Paul F. Benne

President of Sentinel Consulting, based in New York
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05/06/2016

How is Sentinel Consulting different from consulting firms that work for architects?

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

Nominate a colleague or yourself
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05/06/2016

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
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05/04/2016

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

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05/02/2016

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'
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04/29/2016

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
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04/27/2016

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

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04/26/2016

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
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04/25/2016

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
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04/20/2016

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.

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Poll

SSN News Poll January 2017

Some companies this year have discussed the benefit of moving from operating their own central stations to partnering with a third party monitoring center, including RFI Communications, Red Hawk Fire & Security and Comtronics. Will more companies switch to using wholesale centrals?