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Looking for a Change? The 3 Most Important Aspects of a Potential Dealer Program

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.

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The Crisis in Ferguson and the Role of Video Surveillance in City Safety

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.


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AiN Group 2014 Live & Learn Conference

AiN (Authorized Integrators Network) Group, now in its 13th year, held its first stand-alone conference in late January at the Sandpearl Resort in Clearwater Beach, Fla. AiN is the managing partner of GE Home and Security Technologies (GEHT), a network of about 200 dealers who are authorized to sell and install GE-branded security systems from Interlogix, as well as sound systems, lighting, home automation, central vacuum, and other technologies from approximately 30 approved vendors.


Diebold Security added more than 30 new national and global commercial customers in 2013. Bill Fitzhenry, vice president of Commercial Sales for North America, Diebold Security, discusses what led to such growth and describes Diebold Security’s strategy going forward.

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2015 April

In the April 2015 edition of SDM we look at alarm systems as a part of our State of the Market series. Also, get a look at cutting-edge biometrics products to be showcased as ISC West and learn the 7 keys to helping customers get the most out of their mobile surveillance features.
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Access Control in 2015

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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.
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Vertical Sector Focus: Critical Infrastructures

criticalhomepagethumbFrom terrorism to vandalism, it’s preparedness, response, training and partnerships. Learn about some of the critical security issues facing this sector.

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