Security Systems News

JAN 2019

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Security Mega Panel set for TechSec key technology trends impacting inte- grators and the industry today, while looking at which ones have the greatest potential and present the greatest chal- lenges moving forward. He will also look at what the most successful integrators are doing today to navigate the ever-changing playing field within security, from increasing their company valuation, to moving to a more managed services, recurring revenue-based business model that is becoming more prevalent today. Most-read stories at www.securitysystemsnews.com for 2018 1. ADT growing its commercial business 2. Security Systems News welcomes the "20 under 40" Class of 2018 winners 3. MONI to become BRINKS Home Security 4. Honeywell Homes and ADI spin to be renamed Resideo 5. Allied Universal acquires U.S. Security Associates 6. ESX announces 2018 Innovation Awards winners 7. Parks Associates predicts about 27 percent of households to hav security by 2021 8. Amazon shakes up home security business 9. Women in Security: Lisa Roy of JCI 10. Vivint to pay ADT $10 million in deceptive sales lawsuit settlement 11. Red Hawk acquires two 12. Alarm.com unveils SMB solution 13. Medical Guardian launches Freedom Guardian 14. ADT launches ADT Go 15. Best Buy to purchase GreatCall for $800 million S ECURITY SYSTEMS News is excited to announce its TechSec Solutions conference, Feb. 25-26, 2019, in Delray Beach, Fla., will include a Securi- ty Industry Mega Panel featuring leaders from the industry's top associations and organizations, who will come together to give their perspective on, and vision for the future of security. The session brings together Don Erick- son, CEO, Security Industry Association, Merlin J. Guilbeau, C E O , E l e c t r o n i c Security Association Inc., Michael Gips, Chief Global Knowl- edge and Learning Officer, ASIS Inter- n a t i o n a l , a n d B i l l Bozeman, President and CEO, PSA Secu- rity, a global system integration collabor- ative, to look at the current state of the industry, new trends and technologies that are impacting, dis- rupting and shaping the industry, and what the more successful companies are doing to stay relevant and profitable. Each of the panelists brings a wealth of experience, knowledge and industry perspective to the session, and each of them spoke about how excited they are to be able to get together on one session to provide a four-dimensional view, so to speak, of the industry. "I'm looking forward to participat- ing on the TechSec Mega Panel with my esteemed colleagues discussing the cur- rent disruptive state of the industry and h o w n e w t re n d s and technologies w i l l s h a p e t h e i n d u s t r y m o v i n g forward," Guilbeau told SSN. G i p s a d d e d , "We've seen many examples of suc- c e s s f u l t e c h n i c a l c o n v e r g e n c e o f physical and cyber security systems. B u t c o n v e rg e n c e of reporting lines, departments, per- s o n n e l , p o l i c i e s , a n d p r o c e d u r e s has lagged behind. What's taking so long, and is com- plete convergence inevitable?" In addition to taking on the big themes, trends and topics of the day, this mega panel will also answer questions from the audience during a devoted Q&A portion at the end of this extended session. Bozeman is also presenting the day one keynote, an "Integrator State of the Union," giving a unique glimpse at the Rick Rector, PUBLISHER rrector@securitysystemsnews.com Brook Taliaferro, EDITORIAL DIRECTOR Paul Ragusa, EDITOR pragusa@securitysystemsnews.com Spencer Ives, MANAGING EDITOR sives@securitysystemsnews.com Peter Macijauskas, E-MEDIA MANAGER pmacijauskas@unitedpublications.com SEND PRESS RELEASES TO: EDITORIAL OFFICE editor@securitysystemsnews.com Tel: 207-846-0600 ADVERTISING OFFICE Security Systems News 106 Lafayette St., PO Box 998 Yarmouth, ME 04096 Tel: 207-846-0600 NEW ENGLAND STATES AND EASTERN CANADA Rick Rector, President & PUBLISHER Tel: 207-846-0600, Ext. 267 rrector@securitysystemsnews.com MIDWEST AND EASTERN STATES Brad Durost, REGIONAL SALES MANAGER 207-846-0600, Ext. 274 bdurost@securitysystemsnews.com WESTERN STATES AND WESTERN CANADA Rob Akert, REGIONAL SALES DIRECTOR Tel: 623-376-9513 rakert@securitysystemsnews.com MARKETPLACE SALES Cath Daggett Tel: 207-846-0600, Ext. 300 cdaggett@securitysystemsnews.com Lise Dubois, PRODUCTION DIRECTOR ldubois@unitedpublications.com SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION www.securitysystemsnews.com/subscribe Security Systems News PO Box 1888 Cedar Rapids, IA 52406-1888 800-553-8878 Publishers of specialized business publications CEO PRESIDENT J.G. Taliaferro Jr. Rick Rector For custom reprints or digital reuse, please contact our reprint partner, The YGS Group, by calling 717-505-9701, Ext. 100, or by visiting unitedpublications@theygsgroup.com Michael Gips Merlin Guilbeau Bill Bozeman Don Erickson "I'm looking forward to participating on the TechSec Mega Panel with my esteemed colleagues discussing the current disruptive state of the industry and how new trends and technologies will shape the industry moving forward." —Merlin Guilbeau, Electronic Security Association Inc. SECURITY SYSTEMS NEWS JANUARY 2019 www.securitysystemsnews.com EDITORIAL 10

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