Owners in the News – September 2014

October 6, 2014
Vivint creates CSO position, taps Albaugh

Joe Albaugh, who joined Vivint in the newly created position of chief security officer, brings significant cyber expertise, having previously served as chief information security officer at the U.S. Department of Transportation and also at the Federal Aviation Administration. 

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ASG consolidates in South Texas

In a deal that boosts its RMR in South Texas to $1.2 million, super regional ASG Security has acquired Laredo Alarms of Loredo, Texas.

(pg 20)

Insider Intelligence: Focus on a Fulfilling Conference ExperienceBarbara Shaw

As we enter trade show season, is there anything we can do to help improve levels of productivity at conferences when presented with a multitude of distractions? I posed this question to an industry veteran who has advised very large organizations on this particular challenge. As a Council Vice President and faculty member for ASIS International, Howard Belfor, CPP, reflects on the best advice he’s pooled from his nearly four decades of industry conference experiences as an attendee, exhibitor, presenter and judge.

Top Systems Integrators Brand ResultsPSA Security Network

Which suppliers do the largest systems integrators use? This Top Systems Integrators brand-usage report lists the top 15 manufacturers and top 13 distributors that earn the business of the largest systems integrators in the physical security channel.

Does Your Company Have Curb Appeal?Barbara Shaw

If you only look successful on the outside, but don’t take care of your character on the inside, your effectiveness as a leader will be reduced.

The American Craftsman style of architecture and design that began at the end of the 19th century represented a beautiful harmonzation of form and design. The Craftsman architects believed that the interior décor of the building was to be in congruence and balance with the sturdy structure of the exterior and the natural beauty of the surrounding grounds. It has been said that the owner of an original Craftsman home must take great care and should observe the Craftsman philosophy of grace and symmetry to preserve the character of the structure. Preserving character is not exclusive to maintaining the exterior framework and surroundings; it’s the interior charm that often makes an impact.

News Briefs: Stanley Security

Stanley Security, Indianapolis, Ind., announced that Joshua Jackson, director, Global Product Integration, was elected as vice chairman of the Physical Security Interoperability Alliance (PSIA). 

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Profiting from Physical/Logical ConvergenceEric Yunag, Dakota Security Systems 

SDM talks to four experienced integrators about the future of convergence, how integrators can profit from it, and what will actually drive growth of the market. 

(Pg 89)

PSA Introduces Cybersecurity Program and Events

The comprehensive program is aimed to help security integrators identify, assess and monitor cybersecurity threats.