Roughly 10,000 Baby Boomers are turning 65 every day, and will continue to do so for the next 14 years. Couple that with longer lifespans and you’ve got a growing customer base for a PERS business.
The Attrition Measurement Study continues to develop meaningful trends. Results from 2013 —the latest year for which data are available — show that attrition-lost-to-competition increased and residential net attrition rose to a three-year high.
As Ron Rothman, president of Honeywell Security Group, prepares to retire, he talks about what really mattered during his 32 years with the company.
The card reader can and often should be a bigger part of the conversation between the security integrator and his customer.
Apollo Global Management has agreed to purchase Protection 1 and ASG Security.
CSAA International, Vienna, Va., announced the first three featured speakers for its 2015 Annual Meeting in Sonoma, Calif., October 10-14, 2015 with education sessions on October 12-14.
Honeywell, Louisville, Ky., announced that its newest generation of Vindicator® Command, Control and Display Equipment (CCDE) has been certified to protect critical assets at U.S. Air Force bases worldwide.
Vivint, Provo, Utah, announced the Vivint Doorbell Camera, a new Wi-Fi enabled smart home product that integrates seamlessly with the Vivint Sky smart home system.
With so little time and so much to do, Americans have become fixated on efficiency.
Dealer programs are offered by manufacturers, financial firms, monitoring centers and other dealers. Some buy and sell accounts, while others focus on back-end support, marketing and sales support, financial assistance, training help, or product volume commitments. Some require you to sign a contract, while others don’t. What is in or not in that contract matters, of course, but there are some greater considerations that industry experts suggest dealers look into before ever signing on the dotted line.
Securing New Ground® (SNGTM), the executive conference presented by the Security Industry Association (SIA), connects you with the most influential security practioners and supplier partners in the industry. SNGTM is where you learn about strategies to help you achieve future success for your customers.
The shooting death of a young, unarmed African-American in Ferguson, Missouri has polarized racial tensions in the country more than any event since the Trayvon Martin shooting death in Sanford, Florida over two years ago. Some argue that in Ferguson it was a case of self-defense on the part of the police officer, others that it was a clear cut case of someone gunned down because of their skin color, and related to that the perceived, rather than real, danger he posed to the officer. What is missing in all this is any video evidence of what happened between the two individuals.
With Texas market headquarters in San Antonio, Toshiba Business Solutions (USA) Inc. (TBS) — a subsidiary of Toshiba America Business Solutions — employs approximately 1,100 people and provides application solutions including industrial power systems, transmission and distribution systems, and lighting systems to a wide range of industries. The company was in the process of relocating its Texas market headquarters and had an aggressive timeline for moving into both the new headquarters and a secondary location.
The ASIS Foundation will offer 10 security industry professionals the opportunity to earn an undergraduate or graduate degree from its academic partner, University of Phoenix.
The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office successfully deployed a mobile identification solution that allows officers to capture and search fingerprints against state and national FBI databases from any location. The solution, supplied by the U.S. company MorphoTrak, part of the global Morpho (Safran) group of companies, consists of a Morpho Maestro gateway for system communications and 65 cell phone-size MorphoIDent mobile devices for capturing fingerprints in the field.
Delaware Technical and Community College offers educational opportunities for the community, including career/general development, transfer education, workforce training, and lifelong learning. Life safety is a priority for the 147-acre Owens Campus in Georgetown, which spans 10 different buildings and educates over 5,000 students. In order to maintain a high standard of safety, the college decided to install new fire alarm systems with emergency communications (ECS) and mass notification (MNS) capabilities.
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Apollo Global Management has agreed to purchase Protection 1 and ASG Security.
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker presented Louroe Electronics, Van Nuys, Calif., the President’s “E” Award for Exports in a ceremony at the Department of Commerce on May, 18, 2015.
The Department of Public Safety’s Fingerprint Applicant Services of Texas (FAST) program will soon expand its current network of 93 enrollment facilities to include 55 new locations — specifically in more rural areas — where secure and convenient fingerprint-based background checks will be provided at IdentoGO Centers by MorphoTrust USA (Safran), Billerica, Mass. Texas awarded the contract to MorphoTrust, making it the first state to implement the company’s new, state-of-the-art commercial enrollment platform.
IP audio and control company, Barix, appointed LineQ as its distribution partner in the U.S. For years, the company now known as LineQ operated under the name of Barix Technology in the U.S., exclusively distributing Barix devices and solutions to partners and end users in the broadcast, security, live entertainment, professional AV and digital signage industries.
Agent Vi’s video analytics software has been integrated on a wide variety of Samsung network cameras to create feature-rich, high-value solutions that increase both video security and ROI.
Exacq Technologies, part of the Security Products business unit of Tyco, integrated with the Brickstream LIVE sensor from Nomi Corporation, an in-store marketing and analytics provider, for a unified security and retail analytics solution in a single platform.
Fire alarm expert Roy Pollack tests your knowledge of some of the fire alarm system basics.
United Central Control, Inc. (UCC) is driven to be the best wholesale alarm monitoring company in the country. It is UCC’s mission to exceed our dealers’ expectations and drive value to their companies.
In this May 2015 issue of SDM, take a look at this years SDM 100 and join us as we look back on 25 years of the SDM 100.
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May 14, 2015
A bill signed into law this week will allow certain school employees in Oklahoma to carry guns on school property.
May 12, 2015
Security continues to be a top priority in K-12 and higher education facilities across the country as school boards and administrations are looking for better and more cost-efficient means ...
May 1, 2015
According to an updated policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics, school-based “suspicionless” drug testing does little to help identify kids who use drugs and get them into ...
SDM 100 Report
The SDM 100 Report ranks U.S. companies that earn their revenues from the sale, installation, service and monitoring of electronic security systems - such as intrusion and fire alarm, access control, video surveillance, and related low-voltage systems - to residential and non-residential customers.
June 25, 2015
We invite you to join us for the 10th Annual Gala on June 25, 2015 in Baltimore, MD held in conjunction with ESA and CSAA's Electronic Security Expo (ESX). This social event honors and celebrate an incredible group of leading security executives from the nation’s largest installing and monitoring companies ranked on the SDM 100 Report.
May 13, 2015
How do you blend the world of security with business insights? You make it easy and cost effective to deliver video analytics tools to everyone that can use it – Loss prevention, marketers, IT, operations and merchandising professionals. Digital Watchdog® CTO and ISD™ CEO Ian Johnston will discuss Digital Watchdog’s edge solutions. He will be joined by Bob Cutting, SVP of Sales and Operations, and David Klein, Director of Marketing and Communications, of Prism Skylabs.
June 16, 2015
Dave Engebretson, contributing technology writer for SDM, will explain how today’s IP cameras can be easily used by taking advantage of vendor-supplied applications and software tools that will make your installations work as planned.
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