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Microsoft's Michael Korgan to keynote Cloud+

Korgan to discuss how physical security integrators, end users and manufacturers can profit from cloud
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10/23/2015

FOSTER CITY, Calif.—Michael Korgan, Microsoft National Security Officer, will be the keynote speaker at Cloud+, the first ever physical security conference dedicated to cloud-based security technology, conference organizers announced today. Cloud+ will take place here in Silicon Valley, Dec. 7-8.

Potter expands fire division with three acquisitions

It buys Harrington, Evax and CPG product lines
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10/20/2015

ST. LOUIS—Potter Electric Signal Company has acquired three product lines in the fire alarm industry: Harrington Fire Alarm, Evax Systems and CPG Signals. The deals allow Potter to expand its fire system, voice product and mass evacuation lines and into the “explosion-proof” market.

Five Questions: Jason Sidok

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10/19/2015

Jason Sidok started working part time for his father’s security and fire alarm company, Home and Commercial Security, when he was 16. He recently was promoted to VP operations from director of customer support. In his new role, he will help manage daily operations, including the technical, sales and customer service departments, and is responsible for strategic goal setting and growth of the organization, as well as vendor relations, product lines, training and customer support and marketing. Security Systems News caught up with Sidok to ask him five questions.

How I Use My System: Jeffrey Kahn

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10/19/2015

Jeffrey Kahn, COO for Wayne Alarm Systems, based in Lynn, Mass., started with the company in 2011. He has known Wayne’s president and CEO Ralph Sevinor for years, “I was at a company called Ultraguard Protective Systems, and we used Wayne as our monitoring center.” Security Systems News talked with Kahn about the system he uses at home.

New academic security program takes proactive approach

University of Phoenix offering bachelor’s degree in security, criminal justice and tech
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10/09/2015

WASHINGTON—Mark Logan, the assistant dean of the University of Phoenix’s Security and Criminal Justice program, wants to make everyone comfortable where they live.

ISC East picks up steam, organizer says

Growing show focuses on hot topics this year
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10/05/2015

NORWALK, Conn.—Cyber security melding with physical security, dealers and installers competing with the DIY market, law enforcement’s wearable cameras: All will be hot topics at this year’s ISC East conference, scheduled for Nov. 18-19 in New York City.

With managed services and the cloud: The integrator needs to be focused on the ground

Guest Commentary: Feenics' Sam Shalaby on SaaS
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09/23/2015

Software as a Service (SaaS) is becoming an increasingly prevalent delivery model, as technologies that support these services mature. Yet, getting security system integrators to adopt this business model has proven to be challenging.

Specifically Speaking with René Rieder Jr.

Associate Principal, Arup, New York
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09/21/2015

What kinds of security projects do you focus on at Arup?

ASIS announces Accolades winners

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09/21/2015

ANAHEIM, Calif.—ASIS announced 10 manufacturer winners of this year’s ASIS Accolades. The awards recognize innovative new product and service solutions. The association also named a Judges Choice winner. Winners will be honored during the networking luncheon held here on Monday, Sept. 28. Winners and ASIS booth numbers are listed below.

North America will lead card-based access control

Global market to grow at around 11 percent CAGR over the next five years
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09/16/2015

AUNDH, India—Future Market Insights, a research firm based here, projects that the card-based electronic access control market in North America will grow from around $2 billion in 2014 to $3 billion by 2020, with a CAGR between 7 and 8 percent.

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