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Yale Locks & Hardware To Donate 10 Percent of Online Purchases To Habitat for Humanity

July 22, 2014

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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Frank De Fina Exits Samsung Techwin America

May 29, 2014

SDMwishes the very best to Frank De Fina, executive vice president of Samsung Techwin, Ridgefield Park, N.J., who is leaving the company at the end of this week for personal reasons. 

 The split is “amicable,” according to De Fina, who has more than 30 years industry experience, including a 26-year run at Panasonic, where he eventually became president of Panasonic System Solutions.  

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IESA in the News

May 13, 2014

 Kudos to Kevin Lehan of the Illinois Electronic Security Association for being featured on WGN-TV Chicago on May 9, on one of its Midday News Segments. 

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The Last Man Standing – a Salute to John Burton

April 10, 2014
In today’s lightning-fast business environment where jobs, careers and companies rarely make it past single annual digits, John’s longevity in our industry is truly an accomplishment. How many people do you know who have worked in our industry for the same company for four decades?
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Are Spiders a Nuisance for Your CCTV?

February 25, 2014
A shout out to Clinton Electronics, headquartered in Loves Park, Ill., for multi-tasking. The company both a) solved a common CCTV nuisance (spiders) and b) made us smile with its video announcing a solution.
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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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In the July issue of SDM Magazine, read the 19th Annual Top Systems Integrator Report to see which companies drew in the highest revenue for 2013. Find out what social media can do to improve your security business, how to control the ebb and flow of your company money and also find out if your company is entitled to prevailing wage. Read about the latest technology for the security industry and catch up on the latest news and products.
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