Security Systems News

MAR 2018

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Security industry coming together 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 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 history that touch on emerging indus- try trends such as cybersecurity, audio- visual systems integration, RMR and so much more." H AVING BEEN in the industry for more than two years now—boy, that went fast—I have seen first- hand some of subtle, yet significantly positive changes that have gone on in j u s t t h e s e p a s t f e w years. For starters, the open architecture and con- nectivity that we are seeing between sup- pliers, which are no longer creating these proprietary systems, is a good parallel to what is going on within security overall, as the security community is really starting to partner and team up to make sense of all this change while providing the best possible solutions. A g re a t e x a m p l e o f t h i s " c o m e together" theme—cue the Beatles song, please—is the recent announcement from PSA, SIA and ISC Security Events (Reed Exhibitions, the global tradeshow company) that they have joined forces to offer a cybersecurity summit June 4-6, 2018, in Denver. It was also announced that PSA will host an education track with sessions and a workshop during ISC West in Las Vegas, April 10-12, 2018, with the PSA education track held exclusively on Tuesday, April 10. Titles for the sessions include: Essential Leadership Skills for the Emerging Leader; Leading Conflict: Using Conflict to Foster Leadership; The Art of Client Loyalty - How to Build, Earn, and Retain Loyal Customers; Cybersecurity Tier Zero - A Guide to the First Steps of Cyber Hardening; Build- ing Managed Service Into Your Business - Benefits to You and the Customer; and The Key to Executing Business Strategy. PSA president and CEO Bill Boze- man told Security Systems News that the education at ISC West and the new joint effort to create a cybersecurity show are good examples of everyone com- ing together for the greater good of the industry. "It really isn't self-serving," said Boze- man. "If you want to do something for the whole industry, you can't just do it with PSA, so the three of us partnering together can really make a difference, and I am really excited about this part- nership." Bozeman is also excited about PSA TEC this month, March 12-16, at its new location at the Sheraton Downtown in Denver with more than 140 new edu- cation sessions for systems integrators serving the security and audio-visual markets, dedicated exhibit hours where more than 100 vendors will showcase their product and services, and new net- working events that tap into the unique offerings of Denver. "For over 40 years, TEC has focused on providing high quality education to serve the most progressive integrators in the security industry," Bozeman told SSN. "That legacy continues this year with the most session offerings in our Paul Ragusa Most-read stories at from Jan. 19 to Feb. 16, 2017 1. Familiar faces are new owners at AvantGuard, Freeus 2. Red Hawk acquires two 3. Convergint partners with Ares Management 4. Northland opens new offi ce 5. Kastle Systems acquires Urban Alarm EDITORIAL 11 SECURITY SYSTEMS NEWS MARCH 2018

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