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Paul Strohm, president and COO of Lenexa, Kan.-based C&C Group, serves as vice president of the InsideIQ Building Automation Alliance, discusses the state of interoperability in the physical security…


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Paul Strohm, president and COO of Lenexa, Kan.-based C&C Group, serves as vice president of the InsideIQ Building Automation Alliance, discusses the state of interoperability in the physical security arena, including its challenges and opportunities. By Rodney Bosch · December 01, 2013

Linear President Michael O’Neal joins the conversation to discuss 2GIG, which was a sister company of Vivint, and the burgeoning market for home control solutions and services. By Rodney Bosch · October 31, 2013

The much anticipated Automated Security Alarm Protocol (ASAP) managed by the Central Station Alarm Association went live in April 2012 in Richmond, Va.  Bill Hobgood, an IT authority for the city of Richmond, discusses the progress of the ASAP program. By Rodney Bosch · October 23, 2013

As home automation and interactive services continue on an upward trajectory, electronic locks are becoming a part of the sales conversation alongside lighting controls, remote thermostats and other connected devices. Keith Brandon, director of residential access solutions for Kwikset, joins the conversation to discuss the fledgling market for these “smart” locks in the home.  By Rodney Bosch · September 09, 2013

With AT&T declaring it would phase out its 2G networks by 2017, Sprint's Craig Creason discusses his company's strategic course to expand its own 2G service. By Rodney Bosch · July 31, 2013

TRG Associates President John Brady discusses the latest attrition results and related topics of TRG and Central Station Alarm Association's (CSAA) Attrition Measurement Study. By Rodney Bosch · July 01, 2013

The Z-Wave Alliance is a consortium of more than 200 independent manufacturers that build wireless home control products based on the Z-Wave standard. Mark Walters, chairman of the group, joins the conversation to discuss the increasingly competitive home automation/home security landscape. By Rodney Bosch · June 03, 2013

Tom Connaughton is Director, Life Safety & Security Services, for Intertek, the product testing and certification firm. He joins the conversation to discuss trends and challenges in the fire/life-safety industry, as well as the codes adoption process. April 30, 2013

Paul Cronin is senior vice president of Atrion, a Warwick, R.I.-based IT services company, and former CEO of 1nService discusses challenges integrators face in the midst of evolving market trends. By Rodney Bosch · April 02, 2013

As the new Chairman of the Steering Committee for the Open Network Video Interface Forum, Per Björkdahl of Axis Communications is now leading the organization’s charge to create and promote IP standards within video surveillance and other physical security areas. He joins the conversation to discuss ONVIF’s work. By Rodney Bosch · March 06, 2013




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