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Caterpillar, Goldman Sachs, Time Warner, Microsoft and You at SNG 2014

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.

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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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ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Rounds Through the Security Industry

 The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is beginning to make its rounds through the security industry. It is very touching to watch the videos of security professionals who have accepted the challenge, as they acknowledge their own personal ties to the disease.  

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Introducing: PEQ

Jim Johnson, executive vice president and general manager at Icontrol, released the following blog sharing the company’s thoughts on the addition of a DIY product targeting the consumer space.
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Yale Locks & Hardware To Donate 10 Percent of Online Purchases To Habitat for Humanity

Yale Locks & Hardware has partnered with Habitat for Humanity on a 90-day program to donate 10 percent of purchases on its shopping site to help Habitat create affordable housing, while also offering homeowners a 10 percent discount on purchases.

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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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