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SSI’s 2014 Industry Forecast: S.I.C. Consulting’s Mitch Reitman

What major technology and market changes does Mitch Reitman, principal at S.I.C. Consulting, envision for 2014? Read his response on that question and much more in the latest Under Surveillance blog.


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The October issue of SSI features a guide to selecting a third-party central monitoring station in which nine providers are spotlighted. I conducted extensive interviews with executives from all of them, most of which could not be shoehorned into the print publication. In this exclusive bonus blog, Affiliated Monitoring Vice President Daniel Oppenheim discusses training, value-adds and increasing RMR. Scott Goldfine · October 09, 2013

In this Q&A, Vector Security CEO Pam Petrow addresses the larger false alarm issue as well as how technology advancement such as video verification can help. Scott Goldfine · October 06, 2013

The October issue of SSI features a guide to selecting a third-party central monitoring station in which nine providers are spotlighted. I conducted extensive interviews with executives from all of them, most of which could not be shoehorned into the print publication. In this exclusive bonus blog, Monitronics Int'l Vice President of Operations Bruce Mungiguerra discusses false alarm prevention, RMR opportunities and why dealers should do business with his company. Scott Goldfine · September 29, 2013

SSI Editor-in-Chief Scott Goldfine relates an experience he had during a visit to the National Air and Space Museum of the Smithsonian Institution that begs important questions about security practices in the latest Under Surveillance blog. Scott Goldfine · August 26, 2013

Why are some electronic security firms faring worse than they did three years ago? Bonus material from SSI's annual Operations & Opportunities Report (OOR) reveals the answers. Scott Goldfine · August 11, 2013

Read the bonus material from SSI's annual Operations & Opportunities Report (OOR). Scott Goldfine · August 04, 2013

The July issue of SSI includes a far-reaching roundtable on the subject of video surveillance innovation featuring experts from eight industry-leading manufacturers. An additional expert who I have had the pleasure of knowing and collaborating with numerous times over several years is Arecont Vision Executive Vice President Scott Schafer. Here he addresses many of the same questions and issues as his eight colleagues did in the print piece and recent blogs of mine. Scott Goldfine · July 29, 2013

SSI’s annual Best of the Best issue (July 2013) includes profiles of seven of the industry best-run installing security contracting companies. My interviews with executives and managers from runner-up Bates Security covered much ground not included in print. Following is the third of a few bonus excerpts, with Bates' Jeremy Bates, Olivia Duvall and Bryan Bates here discussing finding, motivating and retaining employees. Be on the lookout for more online extras from Bates Security, as well as oth Scott Goldfine · July 21, 2013

SSI’s annual Best of the Best issue (July 2013) includes profiles of seven of the industry best-run installing security contracting companies. My interviews with executives and managers from runner-up Bates Security covered much ground not included in print. Following is the second of a few bonus excerpts, with Bates' Sonny Bates, Jeremy Bates and Bryan Bates here addressing business strategies and sales & marketing methods. Be on the lookout for more online extras from Bates Security, as well a Scott Goldfine · July 16, 2013

How does Bates Security address customer service issues? Bates Security's Jeremy Bates, Olivia Duvall and Bryan Bates answers the question in this exclusive interview. Scott Goldfine · July 14, 2013




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