Security Systems News

JAN 2018

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TechSec 2018 program announced! Tim Purpura, VP & GROUP PUBLISHER Brook Taliaferro, EDITORIAL DIRECTOR Paul Ragusa, EDITOR Spencer Ives, MANAGING EDITOR Peter Macijauskas, E-MEDIA MANAGER SEND PRESS RELEASES TO: EDITORIAL OFFICE 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 Tim Purpura, VP & GROUP PUBLISHER Tel: 207-846-0600, Ext. 217 MIDWEST AND EASTERN STATES Brad Durost, REGIONAL SALES MANAGER 207-846-0600, Ext. 274 WESTERN STATES AND WESTERN CANADA Rob Akert, REGIONAL SALES DIRECTOR Tel: 623-376-9513 MARKETPLACE SALES Cath Daggett Tel: 207-846-0600, Ext. 300 Lise Dubois, PRODUCTION DIRECTOR Tel: 207-846-0600, Ext. 214 SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION Security Systems News PO Box 47860 Plymouth, MN 55447-0860 Tel: 800-869-6882 Publishers of specialized business publications PRESIDENT & CEO EXECUTIVE VP 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 Profi t." The second day's keynote speaker, Hart Brown, EVP and COO of Firestorm Solu- tions, will help attendees understand cyber risks and how to build resiliency, alongside hands-on demonstrations. Brown has two decades of experi- ence with insurance, risk manage- ment, crisis management, security and cyber-incident protection, both in the public and private sectors. Every year, Security Systems News honors a new class of upcoming security professionals with its "20 under 40" award. The recognition is given to 20 notable professionals within the secu- rity—installers, integrators, dealers and those in monitoring centers—and 20 rising end users. "'20 under 40' Panel: Game Show Edi- tion" features four recent award winners and their take on the viability of new technologies. At the close of the fi rst day, following the session "'20 under 40' Panel: Game Show Edition," there will be a poolside networking reception to honor all of the "20 under 40" Class of 2017 award winners—a great event to meet some of the most promising names in the industry. The conference will be held at the Delray Beach Marriott in Delray Beach, Fla., Feb. 26 and 27, 2018. Visit the conference's website,, to view the entire program and list of speakers and for hotel room block information. For information on sponsorship oppor- tunities, contact Tim Purpura at: tpurpura@ Most-read stories at from Nov. 16 to Dec. 18, 2017 1. Convergint Technologies buys again 2. Access control in the cloud 3. Industry veterans create new marketing company 4. Women in Security: Renee Mallonee of MONI Smart Security 5. SSN highlights women throughout the industry 6. DIY's impact on security signifi cant 7. Women in Security: Anu Herranen of Nortek Security & Control F OR YEARS, Security Systems News' Tech- Sec Solutions conference has been the industry's premier event to delve into the most current trends in the security indus- try and look toward future tech. SSN is proud to announce the lineup of speaker and educa- tional sessions for the 2018 conference, held here Feb. 26 and 27. Jim Dearing, senior analyst, security & building technologies for IHS Markit, will deliver the opening keynote. He has authored a range of reports relevant to the physical security industry, including electronic access control, intrusion, residential security and identity management software. Dearing will present exclusive data on dis- ruptive trends, such as mobile credentials, the threat of IT and the integration of access con- trol with open standards, to give some insight into what the industry should be focused on in the future. Educational sessions at the 2018 conference address a variety of top- ics relevant to today's security pro- fessionals. The program includes "Is IT Killing the Integrator?," "State of the Industry: Disruptive Technolo- gies in Security Today," "Access Control Holds the Keys to New Tech," "'20 under 40' Panel: Game Show Edition," "Rise of the Robots within Security," and "Leveraging AI to Predict and Spencer Ives THE BEST, JUST GOT BETTER with the All New BAT LTE Protect your business against future cellular sunsets with the latest innovaঞon from ipDatatel. This Universal Alarm Communicator uঞlizes a 4G LTE connecঞon which delivers a stronger signal with an extended coverage area making it the perfect soluঞon for any installaঞon, even in remote areas. It is compaঞble with most panels from Honeywell, DSC and GE/Caddx including Concord 4/Concord 4 Express. Learn more @ 4G LTE on Verizon GE Concord now supported! Dual-Antennas allow for beer range 2X + ipDatatel and Resoluঞon Products have merged to form one great company. Learn more @ SECURITY SYSTEMS NEWS JANUARY 2018 EDITORIAL 8

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