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David Paja, president of Honeywell Security & Fire, discusses recent buys under his purview, Xtralis and RSI Video Technologies, and related topics in a Q&A.


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Tyco International and Johnson Controls announced on Monday they plan to merge the two companies in a deal worth reportedly $20 billion. The deal brings together two of the most prominent security and fire/life safety firms with a combined annual revenue of $32 billion. SSI Staff · January 27, 2016

Hikvision USA/Canada President Jeffrey He spoke with SSI to address the company's relationship with communist China, its goals for 2016 in the video surveillance market and its integration with Control4 for smart homes. Scott Goldfine · January 27, 2016

Alarm companies need to perform their due diligence when screening potential employees, especially those that you will trust in a customer's house. Extensive background checks are a must when hiring installers, subcontractors and others. By Jeffrey D. Zwirn · January 26, 2016

Lockheed Martin has entered into a definitive agreement to separate and combine its realigned Information Systems & Global Solutions (IS&GS) business segment with Leidos in a tax-efficient Reverse Morris Trust transaction, unlocking $5 billion in estimated enterprise value for Lockheed Martin stockholders. SSI Staff · January 26, 2016

Anyone can sell security products. But it takes a true professional to ensure the access control solution for a client is the most suitable one for their security needs. Each building has its own unique security challenges. By Minu Youngkin · January 25, 2016

Manufacturing giants Johnson Controls Inc. and Tyco Int'l plan to merge, creating an industrial conglomerate with $32 billion in annual revenue. The deal is reportedly worth $20 billion and brings together two of the most prominent security and fire/life safety firms. SSI Staff · January 25, 2016

Access control systems are an important component of any end user's security system. For security integrators, check out the latest access control technology (biometrics, NFC, etc.) advances to make sure your systems are up to date and help end users get the best return on investment. By Hank Monaco · January 22, 2016

Today's generation of employees has a different set of career goals than the traditional generation. In order to satisfy these employees and keep them growing in your security company, make sure there is proper communication and a clear track for them to follow and shoot towards. Paul Boucherle · January 21, 2016

Check out the seventh and final chapter of ConnectWise's "Ultimate Guide to As-a-Service." By Tom LeBlanc · January 20, 2016

The 1094-C and 1095-C are perhaps the most important tax forms the United States government has introduced since the W-2, but many security integration companies do not know what they are or how to file them. These important tax forms pertain to the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, and how employees qualify for healthcare through a company. By Mitch Reitman · January 20, 2016




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