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Specifically Speaking with Anthony Frassetta

Sr. security and telecommunications specialist—Aviation Division, Burns Engineering Inc., based in Philadelphia
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08/15/2018

What kinds of systems do you design/specify and what services does the company provide?

ASIS to focus on school security with its 2018 Security Cares Program

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08/15/2018

ALEXANDRIA, Va.—ASIS International yesterday announced the educational line-up for this year’s free Security Cares community security education program, which will be held during the Global Security Exchange, Sept. 23 to 27 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Parks studies IoT interoperability and customer expectations

43 percent of survey respondents see Amazon Echo integration as important
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08/08/2018

DALLAS—Parks Associates released a report, titled “Interoperability and the Internet of Things,” that said voice control integrations are high on consumers’ wish lists when it comes to new smart devices and most consumers only have one smart device, among other findings.

Nominations sought for first-ever SIA Progress Award

Award to recognize individual dedicated to the advancement of women in security
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08/08/2018

SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Security Industry Association has opened nominations for the inaugural SIA Progress Award, an initiative sponsored by SIA’s Women in Security Forum.

Securing new opportunities in the government security sector

A guest commentary from Jeff Huggins, ASSA ABLOY's director of government programs
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08/01/2018

Government contracts on any level—be they federal, state or municipal—can be complex. And in no other industry is the complexity more prevalent than in security. Whether it is in the systems that protect the networks where data lives, or the physical security components that protect the building and people within, the requirements and expectations for security dealers and integrators taking on government contracts are incredibly high.

Specifically Speaking with Bret Emerson

President and owner of Commtech Design Inc. based in Rockford, Mich.
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08/01/2018

What kinds of systems do you design/specify and what services does the company provide?

SIA seeks nominations for 2018 George R. Lippert award

High honor recognizes service and leadership in the security industry
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08/01/2018

SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Security Industry Association is now seeking nominations for the 2018 George R. Lippert Memorial Award, an honor presented annually to a distinguished individual for long-term, selfless service to the security industry and to SIA. The Lippert Award will be presented during SIA Honors Night on Wednesday, Nov. 14, in New York City. Nominations for 2018’s award are being accepted through Friday, Aug. 24.

News Poll: SSN readers positive on voice interaction

Majority of poll respondents see smart home control as voice’s best application
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07/25/2018

YARMOUTH, Maine—IHS Markit recently released data that the market for voice operated alarm systems will be growing to 2022. Security Systems News asked its readers how they feel about the technology and most say it’s a meaningful user interface.

Five Questions: Curtis Robertson

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07/03/2018

Curtis Robertson is now the central station manager at CPI Security, based in Charlotte, N.C. He took on the new role, in addition to his previous role as the company’s account creation manager, on May 21. In late June, Security Systems News caught up with Robertson to ask him five questions.

How I Use My System: Bryan Viau

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06/27/2018

Bryan Viau, chief operating officer of VTI Security, has been with the company for 21 years. “[For] the first part of my career, I ran a software company that we owned, called Loss Control Solutions and when we sold that division I came back to VTI,” he said. Viau recently put a new system in his home and talked with Security Systems News about it in late May.

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SSN News Poll October 2018

Every Thursday at 12:30 p.m. Eastern, Security Systems News hosts its webinar series “Leadership Talks.” SSN gets the chance to talk about a range of leadership tactics and styles from prominent figures throughout the physical security industry. How does your security company define leadership?