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Cloud will enhance M&A activity

"New" security dealer will emerge, John Mack says
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12/09/2015

FOSTER CITY, Calif.—The cloud’s benefits to end users, dealers and integrators will lead to more funding for M&A, according to John Mack EVP, co-head of investment banking and head of mergers and acquisitions, Imperial Capital.

Honeywell survey: Two-thirds feel unsafe at home

Security is key driver for at-home connectivity, company says
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12/04/2015

MINNEAPOLIS—An email survey from Honeywell found that of 1,031 U.S. adults, two-thirds felt unsafe in their own homes.

Specifically Speaking with Jeff Spivey

President of Security Risk Management in Charlotte, N.C.
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11/30/2015

During our conversation you mentioned the “new security model.” Can you explain what you mean by that?

Reed opens new conference at ISC West

Event to cover the overlap of IT and physical security
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11/24/2015

LAS VEGAS—Reed Exhibitions is debuting a new conference alongside ISC West, April 6-8, to focus on IT and cyber concerns in physical security: the Connected Security Expo @ ISC West, complete with its own exhibits, educational tracks and keynotes.

Bank survey forecasts lots of M&A activity for 2016

Some of the Honeywell dealers who responded said they’ll acquire three or four companies
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11/24/2015

CHEVY CHASE, Md.—Dealers will be actively acquiring over the next year, according to a recent survey from Capital One Commercial Banking.

Specifically Speaking with Sean A. Ahrens

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11/23/2015

What kinds of security project do you focus on at Aon?

Specifically Speaking with Walter 'Skip' Adams

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11/23/2015

What kinds of customers/projects do you work with?

How I Use My System: Robert Forsythe

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11/23/2015

Robert Forsythe is the president of US Monitoring, a wholesale monitoring company based in Oklahoma City. He is also the president of C & C Products a rep firm for security products, also based in Oklahoma City. He started in the industry in 1989 as a service manager with Rollins Security.

Drones have a place in security

SSN poll: 71 percent think drones are good for business
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11/20/2015

YARMOUTH, Maine—Drones have applications in physical security, according to 76 percent of respondents to Security Systems News’ latest poll. In fact, about half of poll respondents said they are working with drones already.

Five Questions: Cassie Weaver

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11/18/2015

Cassie Weaver was appointed the operation coordinator for Dakota Security, a PSA Security owner based here, in May. She assists with sales and engineering and other duties around the office. Dakota Security has more than 100 employees. Its operations are concentrated in the upper Midwest with offices in Des Moines, Iowa; Omaha, Neb.; Fargo, N.D.; and Chicago. It also has an East Coast office in New York, and a West Coast office in Phoenix. Originally from Iowa, Weaver’s family moved to South Dakota when she graduated from high school. She eventually moved away but then returned to the area. Security Systems News talked with her in November and asked her five questions.

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SSN News Poll July 2016

With cybersecurity dominating much of the conversation at PSA-TEC and elsewhere, this month’s News Poll wants to know how your company is addressing cybersecurity.

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