Brian Ciasnocha, Per Mar Security Service’s director of sales-electronic security, has been in the industry for 16 years. He started with ADT in 1999 and joined Per Mar in October 2014. In early March, Ciasnocha talked with Security Systems News about the system he uses at home.
HONOLULU—A group of 100 technology folks brought some serious security thought-leadership on topics such as identity management, cybersecurity, privacy and big data during the Hawaii Information Communication & Technology Association’s (HICTA’s) “Trends in Technology” trade show, which took place in Honolulu in March.
In January, Jennifer Thomas was promoted to her current role as VP of operations for Sonitrol of Fort Lauderdale. She started with the company 12 years ago as an installation coordinator. Thomas said that her career at the company has been an “organic evolution. I’ve taken things on a piece at a time and they’ve all flowed together well.” Security Systems News caught up with Thomas and asked her five questions.
YARMOUTH, Maine—Andrew Lanning enjoys visiting college campuses and “the ubiquity of their Wi-Fi access.” But the reason he is on campus, usually, is that easy Wi-Fi access means easy prey for hackers and cyber threats.
YARMOUTH, Maine—Industry consolidation will accelerate this year with two megamergers—the Tyco/JCI deal and the ADT/Protection 1 merger—expected to close by the end of 2016. Does this activity help or hurt the industry? Respondents to Security Systems News’ latest news poll who said massive consolidation is good just barely edged out those who said these megadeals hurt the industry. Meanwhile, another group of respondents said they have other things to worry about.
Rich Cowan is Dynamark’s new director of sales for the western U.S., “basically, everything west of Texas,” as he described it. “My job is to introduce Dynamark to the western United States,” he said, a territory where the company is less prevalent. Prior to this role, he worked for COPS Monitoring for 12 years. Security Systems News caught up with Cowan, based out of Gilbert, Ariz., and asked him five questions.
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?