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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.

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.

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: Christine Lanning took to technology early

Suggestions for success: 'Join technical organizations, go to the conferences, join PSA Security, read the trade publications'
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11/05/2014

HONOLULU—Christine Lanning, president of Integrated Security Technologies, a systems integration firm based here, always expected to have a technology-centric career. As a child, she soldered LED lights onto circuit boards for fun, she was the first kid on the block to have a home computer, and the only third-grader who turned in school reports printed out on a dot matrix printer.

Women in Security: Janet Fenner, 'know the product'

Gender diversity may be enhanced by SIA’s efforts
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11/05/2014

RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J.—Janet Fenner, senior marketing group manager for Samsung Techwin America, drifted into security early in her career. Fenner was doing marketing for a company that went through several acquisitions. “Along the way I ended up working in a [physical security division] that specialized in identity,” she said.

Women in Security: Maria Moretti, joining the industry by accident, staying on purpose

American Alarm’s Maria Moretti says a broad-based industry education is key to success
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11/05/2014

ARLINGTON, Mass.—There were very few women in the security industry in 1985, when Maria Moretti, upon graduating from Northeastern University in Boston, joined American Alarm, based here. While her introduction to the industry was something of a happy accident, her decision to make a career in security was deliberate—a result of the satisfaction she derived from helping people in critical situations.

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.

Submit nominations for 'Women in Security' issue

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Readers: We're looking for your help.

As we've done for the past five year, SSN is preparing to do a special report about women in security.

Women in Security: 2013 Special Report

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

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