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PSA Security Network
Which suppliers do the largest security dealers use? The SDM 100 Brand-usage lists the top 14 manufacturers and top 9 distributors that earn the business of the largest security companies in the installation and monitoring channel. >>>Keep Reading
IT Security Dominiates PSA-TEC Industry Panel
With topics like building RMR, managed services, standardization, continuing education, finding financial support, growing a business and competing on a national scale, there was plenty to talk about at PSA Security Network’s annual state of the industry/state of the integrator panel today at PSA-TEC in Westminster, Co.; however, one topic seemed to rise above the others to create the most lively discussion.
Insider Intelligence: Biometrics Enters the Mainstream
Many years ago, when I first started selling security systems, biometric devices such as hand geometry readers and fingerprint scanners had only been in our security lexicon for a very short time. Iris recognition devices and palm vein readers were not yet on the security scene. Even back then, early pundits stated that the use of biometrics and biometric readers would soon replace all traditional card readers used in access control and time-and-attendance systems and would be the imminent means for identifying an individual for security purposes. >>>Keep Reading
Preaching about the breach
Chris Peckham, Kratos PSS
The kind of data breach that brought down company CEO, Target’s Gregg Staeinhafel, has yet to occur as the result of a breached physical security device or system.
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Internet security a recurring theme at PSA-TEC
PSA Security Network
The date breach that brought down Target CEO Gregg Steinhafel is being used as a cautionary tale here at PSA-TEC. >>>Keep Reading (pg 28)
‘Sweet 16’ riot generates interest
Tom Dallmann, Dallmann Systems
A security system installed by Dallmann Systems led to the arrest of three students who set fire to a car during a riot that ensued after the University of Kentucky beat Louisville in the April 1 NCAA Sweet 16 game.
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ASG goes south, to Fla. and Louisiana: Optimism abounds after auspicious Q1
Bolstering its platforms in Louisiana and Florida, super-regional security company ASG on April 22 announced two acquisitions: Alarm Detection Systems (ADS) of Houma, La., and Amsafe Security Systems, based in Ft. Lauderdate, Fla. >>>Keep Reading (pg 24)
‘Brave and bold’ will invest in IT
Securadyne, Advance Technology and Safeguard Security
Invest big in IT smarts and do it now. That is what executives from some leading systems integration firms—Securadyne, Advance Technology and Safeguard Security—say they’re working on at their own companies today. >>>Keep Reading
The Security Industry Association (SIA) is pleased to welcome aboard APL Access & Security Inc., Gilbert, Ariz., a security systems integrator specializing in access control, CCTV, intrusion detection, gate systems, electrified door hardware and more. We caught up with Henry Olivares, APL Access & Security president to find out more about his background and his company. >>> Keep Reading
Low Voltage Contractors Sets High Standards
LVC President & CEO Bob Hoertsch
Find out how LVC, a runner-up for SSI’s Installer of the Year (small to mid-size company), creates a company culture of respect and why the firm’s customer care approach is so successful. >>>Keep Reading