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.
This podcast centers on three trending areas that should be on the minds of all security dealers: copper theft, personal emergency response systems, and video intercoms. SDM Editor Laura Stepanek speaks with Linear LLC's Duane Paulson and Gary Baker, who describe how technologies in these areas have developed to provide specific functionality for today's lifestyles, as well as measureable security benefits.
Get the inside scoop on the AIREF Golf Classic in this podcast with Bart Diddon, the event’s co-creator, president of U.S.A. Central Station Alarm Corp., located in Port Chester, N.Y., and past president of the Electronic Security Association. Diddon discusses how the AIREF Golf Classic at ISC West was developed, what participants can expect at the tournament, and how the tournament benefits such a great organization, AIREF. You’ll want to sign up after you listen! Click here for the registration form.
Complex projects are very different from simple ones. With the recent rise of PSIM projects that encompass physical security, business continuity and operational aspects, security integrators are going head-to-head with business consultants, who do this routinely. This podcast with Dr. Bob Banerjee examines the characteristics that a successful security integrator will need. Dr. Banerjee is senior director of Training and Development for NICE Systems Security Division. He develops programs and initiatives to educate, train and support NICE's network of security system integrators and dealers, Dr. Banerjee holds a Ph.D. in Artificial Intelligence from the Advanced Research Center at the University of Bristol, England.
In this podcast, Bill Lawrence, director of Service Solutions and Platforms for ADT Security Services, explains the growing interest in video surveillance by both government agencies as well as businesses of every stripe. He discusses what any organization should consider before investing heavily in the technology. Lawrence is a 25-year veteran of both the information technology and physical security industries, with extensive experience in network video surveillance and physical security convergence.
SDM's Contributing Technology Writer, Dave Engebretson, advises technicians about how to test existing fiber cables for electronic security use. He covers how a technician or a salesperson can determine the type of existing fiber proposed for an installation; and the testing methods used to determine the quality of a specific fiber link. Dave describes the next steps to take if the test fails; and how technicians can ensure that the fiber link, once tested, will work with the optoelectronic transmitters and receivers needed to carry the signals. Dave is president of Slayton Solutions Ltd., a networking and fiber training company. Sponsored by Interlogix, a UTC Fire & Security Company.
How is your company addressing what seems more and more like the “mandatory” value add? Today’s end users are looking for more value than ever, and research suggests the mentality is here to stay.Rich Perry, president and CEO of Security Networks, West Palm Beach, Fla., discusses mastering the value add — both for end users and within the industry. He also talks about how new technologies and services affect the value proposition. Sponsored by Interlogix, a UTC Fire & Security Company.