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SSN opens ‘20 under 40’ nominations

You can now nominate eligible security professionals for the '20 under 40' Class of 2018
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04/18/2018

YARMOUTH, Maine—Security Systems News is excited to announce the opening of this year’s “20 under 40,” nominations, a distinction for up-and-coming young professionals that are really making a name for themselves in the security industry.

ISC West 2018 biggest ever

Sherida Sessa and Will Wise give ssnTVnews a breakdown of the conference, plus "breaking news" on ISC East in November
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04/18/2018

LAS VEGAS—ISC West 2018, sponsored by the Security Industry Association, continued the momentum it has built over the past few years with its biggest and most successful conference to date.

Specifically Speaking with Robert E. Summers

Principal consultant for Summers Associates LLC, based in Pasadena, Calif.
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04/06/2018

What's your title and role at the company?

How I Use My System: Todd Homitz

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04/04/2018

Todd Homitz, Guardian Protection Services’ marketing project manager, has been with the company for 11 years. “Two years ago, I transitioned to my current role as the marketing project manager and really enjoy getting to interact with all teams, staying on top of the latest projects and trends, and even helping ideate new programs and projects,” he said. In late February, he told Security Systems News about his home alarm system.

A security company’s three keys to compete

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03/28/2018

What does it take to be successful in the noisy, competitive security market? Based on the data we have on over 4,000 security salespeople, it takes three key competences, “Hunter,” “Qualifier,” and “Consultative Seller.” I thought it would be fun to dive into that data further for more insights.

AI and smart homes: We may not notice the future

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03/28/2018

The Jetsons are not walking through your front door anytime soon. Or perhaps they’re already here and you don’t remember life without them. That’s the way technology blends into our lives, often without a formal invitation. The security industry knows this.

Five Questions: Ronald Virden

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03/28/2018

Ronald Virden was recently appointed COO for ACRE, a global provider of security products and solutions for the access control, intrusion, smart traffic and video surveillance markets. Virden is a seasoned global executive with extensive experience with Fortune 50 organizations, including most recently at UTC. Security Systems News asked him five questions.

Global public safety and security market growing

North America expected to be largest market share
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03/21/2018

PUNE, India—According to a MarketsandMarkets study, the market for public safety and security is growing globally, with the North American market comprising the biggest share.

SSN News Poll: Companies get set for ISC West in 2018

Respondents show interest in The Connected Security Expo @ ISC West
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03/21/2018

YARMOUTH, Maine—ISC West 2018, which will be held in Las Vegas from April 11 through 14, is one of the biggest trade shows and gathering points for the security industry. From mid-February to mid-March Security Systems News gathered opinions from its readers on the upcoming show.

How I Use My System: Mark Ein

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03/21/2018

Mark Ein, chairman of Kastle Systems, recently told Security Systems News about the security system he has at his home.

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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?