Security Systems News

JUN 2018

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Page 16 of 42 J UNE 2018 SECURITY SYSTEMS NEWS news 10 Cloud Sept. 5-6, 2018 Delray Beach Marriott Florida Conference Networking Exhibits Education Sponsorships available! Contact: Rick Rector, Publisher, Security Systems News, "Cloud+ is the best conference I have ever been to and provided tremendous value for our company." - Rob Lydic, Global VP of Sales, ISONAS "We've implemented changes based on what we learned at Cloud+, changes that are helping our integrator partners add cloud to their business so they can benefi t from a recurring monthly revenue model." - Laura O'Sullivan, Head of Marketing, Manything... By Spencer Ives YA R M O U T H , M a i n e — S e c u - rity Systems News is excited to announce the opening of this year's "20 under 40" nominations, a distinction for up-and-coming young professionals that are really making a name for themselves in the security industry. "The Security Systems News '20 Under 40' awards, now in their 12th year, allow us to recognize the next generation of security industry leaders in both the inte- grator and end user communities," said Paul Ragusa, SSN's editor. "We here at SSN feel is vitally impor- tant to shine a light on the best and brightest young profession- als helping to shape the industry today and blazing a new path for- ward. The future of the security industry is in their hands." Each year we select two classes of "20 under 40" award winners, one class for integrators and one for end users. Each class recogniz- es 20 security professionals under the age of 40; each nominee must be born in 1978 or later. The integrator class encompass- es employees from alarm dealers, integrators and monitoring com- panies, while the end user class recognizes security directors and similar professionals. People from manufacturing companies and consultants are not eligible. Our 2017 integrator class fea- tured individuals from ADT, Rapid Response Monitoring, MONI Smart Security, and Securitas ES, among others. The 2017 end user class honored employees from Ver- izon, U.S. Bank Stadium, MAPFRE Insurance and Square Inc. To nominate a colleague, indus- try contact or yourself, please visit ssn20under40. The 2018 winners of "20 under 40" awards will be honored at a special reception at SSN's next TechSec Solutions conference, to be held in 2019 in Delray Beach, Fla. If you have any questions, please contact SSN's editor Paul Ragusa at PRagusa@SecuritySys- SSN SSN opens nominations for "20 under 40" awards ESX closing panel to tackle school safety By SSN Staff N A S H V I L L E , Te n n . — E S X will focus its final Main Stage session on enhancing school security during the Closing Keynote Luncheon, starting at 12:15 p.m. on Friday, June 22. A mixed panel comprised of industry representatives will address the recurrence of vio- lence in U.S. schools, and ways to make learning environments safer for children. The three panelists are all passionate about improving school safety and security, and each member was chosen for their unique perspective. Together, they will convey the possibility for change, in response to what seems to be a growing threat to public safety. Ryan Petty, an experienced telecom and technology pro- fessional, lost his daughter, Alaina, in the February shoot- ing at Marjor y Stoneman Douglas High School in Park- land, Fla. He is an advocate for improving school safety through community action and public policy. Guy Grace is an end user, serving as director of Security and Emergency Planning for Littleton Public Schools. Brian Thomas serves as pres- ident and CEO of A3 Commu- nications, and has extensive experience installing security systems for various school dis- tricts. "This topic is complex and emotional, and a strong com- munity is required to raise the level of awareness and security in our schools, so all children can be safe and secure while they learn," George De Marco, ESX chairman, said in the announcement. This diverse panel will dis- cuss practical ways integrators can strategize with schools and universities to take a multifac- eted approach to ensure safety and peace of mind for children, educators and parents. SSN design and consulting work for system integrators; Tyco SimplexGrinnell, Johnson Controls, United Technolo- gies and Kratos Public Safety and Security. I held electrical, fire and security contractor's licens- es in Illinois, was a State of Texas fire alarm planning superintendent, a State of Ari- zona responsible party, past executive officer of the Auto- matic Fire Alarm Association (Arizona Chapter), American Society of Certified Engineer- ing Technicians (Phoenix Chapter), and ASIS Interna- tional (Arizona Chapter). I have designed and managed commercial systems projects since 1986. Safety and security cours- es and certifications were achieved throughout my career. My current certifica- tions and recent industry train- ings are the National Institute for Certification in Engineer- ing Technologies - Level IV, Axis Certified Professional, S P e A ki N g Continued from page 8 Sp E aki N g see page 11

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