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SSN celebrates women in security

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11/29/2016

YARMOUTH, Maine—For the eighth consecutive year, Security Systems News is highlighting women who are making their mark in the traditionally male-dominated world of security.

Women in Security: Custom Alarm looks at connected home tech

Company CEO discusses key technologies, educating staff
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11/29/2016

ROCHESTER, Minn.—Custom Alarm’s CEO Melissa Brinkman talked with Security Systems News about the company’s increased approach to smart home technologies.

Women in Security: Washington Alarm looks to grow

Company hopes to complete the year's second purchase
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11/29/2016

SEATTLE—Shannon Woodman has been working with family-owned Washington Alarm full-time since 2000. Now in the role of COO, she said the company is focused on growth.

Women in Security: iluminar's Eddie Reynolds

CEO and co-founder blazing her own path
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11/29/2016

IRVINE, Calif.—Edwina “Eddie” Reynolds is president, CEO and co-founder of iluminar, a manufacturer and global supplier of infrared and white light illuminators, as well as license plate recognition products.

Women in Security: The Protection Bureau, 40 years and going strong

SVP Karen Baker helps sustain family-run business
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11/29/2016

EXTON, Pa.—The Protection Bureau, a national security integration company based here, is a family-run business with more than 40 years of success serving both the residential and commercial security markets.

Axis VP’s global role evolves with firm’s big growth

‘Multicultural aspect” of job right fit, she says
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11/18/2015

SAN ANTONIO—After doing some consulting work for Axis Communications in the mid-90s, Bodil Sonesson was recruited by Axis in 1996, the year it introduced the first network camera.

Three perspectives on how to use social media

It’s not about sales, it’s about brand awareness, customer trust, recruiting employees
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11/18/2015

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.—When using social media, be consistent, use images or graphics, and find the right outlet for your company, according to representatives from three security companies.

Making Dakota Security a finely tuned machine

Bethany Taylor says process improvement and efficiency at the systems integrator means ensuring all the ‘parts and gears’ work smoothly
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11/17/2015

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.—Her title is director of operations for systems integration firm Dakota Security, but Bethany Taylor likens her job to being a mechanic who does “regular maintenance and inspection of the business.”

Industry favors women in the workplace

Diversity is good for business, say 81 percent
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06/17/2015

YARMOUTH, Maine—Readers responded positively when Security Systems News asked in its latest News Poll about women in the security industry. Many respondents have women in their company in executive roles, including some who are mentoring other females, and a vast majority said gender diversity is helpful for business.

Women in Security: ‘Women can bring different perspective to female customers,' Beth Reid-Giles says

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11/05/2014

DALLAS—More single women are buying their own homes these days, and they want to feel safe there. Sometimes it takes a woman’s understanding of security issues to make sure customers do feel safe, according to Beth Reid-Giles, owner of Ranger Technology Solutions.

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SSN News Poll April 2020

As the industry moves to more of a managed services model — PSA’s Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) program is good proof of that — this month’s News Poll looks at what companies are doing to increase their overall RMR through this type of business model.