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SSN News Poll: physical security’s place in cybersecurity

Half of respondents say contracting or partnering with a cyber firm is the best step
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12/20/2017

YARMOUTH, Maine—ADT recently finalized its acquisition of DATASHIELD, which will operate under the newly formed brand ADT Cybersecurity. In Security Systems News’ most recent poll, traditional security companies see a space in the cybersecurity world.

How I Use My System: Peter Goldring

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12/20/2017

Peter Goldring has been the chief operating officer for ADR Security since October 2015, and added on the executive vice president role at the beginning of 2017. “I literally grew up in this space. My family was in the business from 1923,” he said. Security Systems News caught up with Goldring in early November to talk about his home security system and how he has it configured.

Five Questions: Stephen Grein

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12/13/2017

Stephen Grein was recently hired as director, Enterprise Solutions, for Guidepost Solutions LLC, a Dallas-based company specializing in compliance, investigations, and security and technology consulting. Grein brings his extensive experience in technology, business expansion strategies, development of engineering solutions, and high-level contract negotiation to the firm. His systems experience includes video systems, cybersecurity, networking equipment and vital network services. Security Systems News asked him five questions.

Allegion surveys baby boomers on smart home interests

Thirty-two percent of responding baby boomers already use smart devices
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12/13/2017

CARMEL, Ind.—Schlage, a lock brand within Allegion, recently looked into the baby boomer generation and its feelings on smart home devices by surveying about 500 U.S. adults aged 53-71.

TechSec 2018 educational program announced

IHS Markit’s Jim Dearing to kick off the conference as the first keynote speaker
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12/13/2017

DELRAY BEACH, Fla.—For years, Security Systems News’ TechSec Solutions conference has been the industry’s premier event to delve into the most current trends in the security industry and look toward future tech. SSN is proud to announce the lineup of speaker and educational sessions for the 2018 conference, held here Feb. 26 and 27.

Five Questions: Jennifer A. Theobald

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12/06/2017

Jennifer A. Theobald recently joined the senior leadership team of Rapid Security Solutions, LLC as vice president of operations. Theobald most recently was a business development manager for Axis Communications; her other credentials include sales, project management and operations positions at Bold Technologies, Milestone Systems and Rapid Response Monitoring. Security Systems News asked her five questions.

SSN News Poll: New companies in DIY space to change the market

Most respondents say these entrants will benefit the industry through increased awareness
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12/06/2017

YARMOUTH, Maine—On Sept. 20, Nest announced a DIY-installed security system with monitoring from MONI Smart Security, on Oct. 2, Samsung announced a DIY system backed by ADT’s monitoring capabilities and Ring announced its Ring Protect DIY system. Security Systems News asked its readership for their thoughts on how these announcements could affect the industry.

SSN highlights women throughout the industry

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11/27/2017

YARMOUTH, Maine—For the ninth consecutive year, Security Systems News gets to shine a light on the achievements of women in security today, looking at ways in which we can get more women, in general, involved in upper management and leadership roles. While the industry still has a long way to go, most agreed it is changing for the better.

Industry veterans create new marketing company

Make Nice Media to specialize in helping security companies
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11/21/2017

STONY BROOK, N.Y.—Make Nice Media is a recently founded marketing company that announced its launch at Honeywell CONNECT 2017, held in San Diego in early November.

Five Questions: Daniel Jackson

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11/15/2017

Surveillance Systems Inc., a commercial integrator based in Rocklin, Calif., recently brought on Daniel Jackson to be director of technical sales, where he not only designs and sells systems but is involved in tech support and overall account management. Security Systems News asked Jackson five questions.

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SSN News Poll August 2018

IHS Markit expects voice-operated alarm systems to grow at a 7 percent CAGR between 2017 and 2022. What’s your opinion of voice activated technologies for home control and security?