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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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SSI Editor-in-Chief Scott Goldfine talks with leadership at five highly skilled installation firms about how their companies have been affected by the recession and ongoing economic challenges. Scott Goldfine · June 24, 2012

The cover story of February’s SECURITY SALES & INTEGRATION Business Issue features Protection 1 CEO Tim Whall, who participated in an exclusive and extensive interview. There was so much more to the conversation than was practical to include in the print or even extended online version. Plus some of it was more of a personal and overall industry assessment perspective rather than centered on P1 alone. So, here Whall describes his top challenges, security technology and industry consolid Scott Goldfine · February 05, 2012

The cover story of February’s SECURITY SALES & INTEGRATION Business Issue features Protection 1 CEO Tim Whall, who participated in an exclusive and extensive interview. There was so much more to the conversation than was practical to include in the print or even extended online version. Plus some of it was more of a personal and overall industry assessment perspective rather than centered on P1 alone. So, here Whall describes his top challenges, security technology and industry consolid Scott Goldfine · February 05, 2012

For an unbiased assessment of the “new look” of P1 and Tim Whall’s leadership, Editor-in-Chief Scott Goldfine posed several questions to three of the most respected security industry business, finance and investment analysts. Following is what Mike Barnes, partner in Barnes Associates; Ron Davis, principal of Davis Mergers and Acquisitions Group; and Les Gold, partner with Mitchell, Silberberg & Knupp (MS&K) had to say. Scott Goldfine · January 30, 2012

For an unbiased assessment of the “new look” of P1 and Tim Whall’s leadership, Editor-in-Chief Scott Goldfine posed several questions to three of the most respected security industry business, finance and investment analysts. Following is what Mike Barnes, partner in Barnes Associates; Ron Davis, principal of Davis Mergers and Acquisitions Group; and Les Gold, partner with Mitchell, Silberberg & Knupp (MS&K) had to say. Scott Goldfine · January 30, 2012

Anyone who has been in the industry any length of time knows the top two trade shows of the year are ISC West in Las Vegas in the spring and ASIS, which shifts locations each year, in the fall. They both typically draw about 20,000 security industry professionals. ISC has traditionally been a dealer-focused event while ASIS has been more about corporate, institutional and government end users, but these lines have blurred in recent years with large factions of both groups attending. Scott Goldfine · September 29, 2011

Anyone who has been in the industry any length of time knows the top two trade shows of the year are ISC West in Las Vegas in the spring and ASIS, which shifts locations each year, in the fall. They both typically draw about 20,000 security industry professionals. ISC has traditionally been a dealer-focused event while ASIS has been more about corporate, institutional and government end users, but these lines have blurred in recent years with large factions of both groups attending. Scott Goldfine · September 29, 2011

The June issue of SSI features Provo, Utah-based Vivint (formerly APX Alarm) profiled for winning this year’s SAMMY (Sales & Marketing) Award for Best Community Outreach Program. As part of the process, I spoke at length with Kristi Knight, Vivint vice president of corporate communications, not only about the rapidly rising company’s marketing but also about its success, recent name change and controversial tactics. Scott Goldfine · June 09, 2011

A new report filed by CNN indicates the nation's pharmacies are subject of widespread rising thefts and robberies. This story got me fired up thinking about the solutions the security industry could offer these businesses and the associated opportunities for installing contractors and monitoring providers. Scott Goldfine · June 02, 2011

As it turns out that forgetfulness and concentration issues many of us increasingly encounter especially as we get older may be the result of a source much more surprising than age. And no, I am not talking about too much experimenting with illicit substances in college either. According to new research by psychologists at the University of Berkeley, California, the root of your dilemma may be a consequence of too much air travel. Scott Goldfine · December 07, 2010




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