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.
On October 16, 2013, Jay Hauhn, chief technology officer and vice president of industry relations at Tyco Integrated Security, was named the new president of the Central Station Alarm Association International. In this Q&A, Hauhn discusses two big projects he will take on as CSAA's new president, the biggest challenges our industry faces in the monitoring space and how CSAA can help, cooperation among associations and more.
Mel Mahler, after 22 years with ADS Security, Nashville, Tenn., has stepped down as chairman and CEO to enter retirement. He speaks to SDM about the factors that led to his decision to retire, retirement plans, and reflections on his security career.
Timothy Whall, Protection 1's CEO, describes why Protection 1 tackled its three biggest changes the company has undergone since his arrival in 2010 - and reveals the processes that helped make them happen.
Vivint's candid CEO, Todd Pedersen, talks to SDM about the new acquisition agreement for the Blackstone Group to buy majority stake in the company. Pedersen reveals his growth strategy, new services, and what a $2 billion valuation means for the company.
The general outlook across the industry is highly optimistic as dealers and manufacturers ride the wave of integrated technologies and consumer interest to more and more growth. But there are also cautionary notes. Read more about SDM February Issue.