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Five Questions: Kurtis Erdman

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06/18/2018

Kurtis Erdman, recently hired at third party monitoring center NMC as its South Eastern regional sales manager, is based out of Pensacola, Fla. “I’m really tasked with promoting the NMC brand throughout the Southeast,” Erdman said. He called Southeast a “relatively untapped area” for NMC—“The Southeast is really a ripe territory for us. There’s lots of business there. There’s lots of great independent alarm installers.” In early June, Security Systems News asked Erdman five questions.

SSN News Poll gauges reader familiarity with GDPR

As of early June, most respondents know a little bit about the GDPR but are learning more
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06/18/2018

YARMOUTH, Maine—The EU General Data Protection Regulation—better known as the GDPR—became enforceable as of May 25. This regulation addresses how personal data of EU citizens is handled, with GDPR fines that could amount to more than 1 million euros per violation.

Specifically Speaking with Jarod Stockdale

Director security consulting and design, NV5, in Hollywood, Fla.
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06/18/2018

What's your role at the company?

NV5 is a dynamic engineering and consulting firm.We offer a wide variety of services from environmental and civil engineering, to mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire, and technology design. My role as a director in the Buildings, Technology, and Sciences (BTS) division of the company is to help lead the future of our business.

Mission 500 announces security industry service trip to Puerto Rico

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06/13/2018

MIAMI—Working closely with the security industry to serve the needs of children and communities in crisis, Mission 500 is pleased to announce the date for its third Service Trip to Ponce, Puerto Rico. The devastation from Hurricane Maria has left thousands of residents without electricity and basic supply of clean water and food. This year’s trip is scheduled for Oct. 31 to Nov. 4, 2018, where volunteers will work with local partners to help families in need.

ABI Research connects the smart home with the smart city

Firm recently published report on how the smart home fits into the smart city
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06/08/2018

LONDON—ABI Research recently published “The Emerging Role for Smart Homes in the Smart City,” a report that examines areas of overlap between smart homes and smart cities and the potential for interaction between the two.

SSN Cloud+ conference set for Delray Beach

Industry’s only cloud-focused event offers education, networking and exhibits
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06/06/2018

YARMOUTH, Maine—Security Systems News is excited to announce the dates and location for Cloud+ 2018, which will be held in Delray Beach, Fla., Sept. 5-6.

How I Use My System: Brian Brower

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05/30/2018

Brian Brower, Vivint’s VP of product management, has 20 years of experience in product development. He is also the VP and GM of core services at the company. A big focus for Brower is the apps that Vivint has been developing, such as its new Streety neighborhood-focused app. Security Systems News talked with Brower in mid-May about his home security system.

Specifically Speaking: David Mitchell

Principal security consultant, Mitchell Technical Consultants LLC
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05/30/2018

Security Systems News speaks with David Mitchell, principal security consultant, Mitchell Technical Consultants LLC, based in Phoenix.

ESX announces 2018 Innovation Awards winners

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05/30/2018

IRVING, Texas—ESX today announced the Innovation Awards winners for 2018, a recognition for outstanding products and services that drive the electronic security and life safety industry forward.

How I Use My System: Amanda Cullen

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05/23/2018

Amanda Cullen, director of sales, for ABF Security, based out of Fenton, Mo., started with the company six years ago. She is the second generation in the family-owned business. She oversees the residential and new construction divisions at ABF. In mid-May, Cullen talked with Security Systems News about her home security system.

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SSN News Poll August 2018

IHS Markit expects voice-operated alarm systems to grow at a 7 percent CAGR between 2017 and 2022. What’s your opinion of voice activated technologies for home control and security?