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Ron Davis, SSI Contributor

Ron Davis is Security Sales & Integration's "What's the Big Idea?" columnist and contributing market analyst. He is president of Davis Marketing Group (DMG), a full-service consulting firm serving the security industry, which also includes GraybeardsRus. He has 35 years of industry experience, including founding Security Associates Int’l in the 1980s.

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Ron Davis's Latest Opinion Posts

Read: Should COVID-19 Give Security Companies Reason to Worry About Their Future?

Should COVID-19 Give Security Companies Reason to Worry About Their Future?

Are you concerned that your company is losing value, or that COVID-19 will help DIY put an end to pro security? Industry veteran and consultant Ron Davis explains why there’s no reason to worry.

Read: How to Get More More Residential Security Business With A/V, Automation

How to Get More More Residential Security Business With A/V, Automation

By “owning the home,” security pros can be a one-stop shop for customers looking for security, A/V and other connected services.

Read: Wholesale Alarm Monitoring Is Changing: Here’s How to Pick the Best Company

Wholesale Alarm Monitoring Is Changing: Here’s How to Pick the Best Company

As the wholesale alarm monitoring segment becomes commoditized, the main differentiating factor today is the quality of service offered to the end user.

Read: How to Hire and Nurture Young Security Professionals

How to Hire and Nurture Young Security Professionals

Ron Davis proposes the establishment of a basic alarm/security industry training program to help new hires.

Read: Why Security Pros Should Be Thankful for Interns and Industry Associations

Why Security Pros Should Be Thankful for Interns and Industry Associations

Ron Davis talks to the president of the Electronic Security Association about the many benefits of hosting internships and joining industry associations.

Ron Davis's Latest Posts

Read: Big Idea of the Month: Plan for Tomorrow by Being Heavily Involved in the Industry Today

Big Idea of the Month: Plan for Tomorrow by Being Heavily Involved in the Industry Today

Ron Davis talks to Becklar CEO Steve Richards about the importance of new technologies and being involved in the security industry.

Read: Big Idea of the Month: Get All Employees Involved in Your Business

Big Idea of the Month: Get All Employees Involved in Your Business

Security industry financial expert Rod Boston shares an industry wake-up call with Ron Davis.

Read: Big Idea of the Month: Put Family Before Business

Big Idea of the Month: Put Family Before Business

Moon Security CEO Mike Miller shares with Ron Davis how he’ll know when is the right time to sell his business.

Read: Big Idea of the Month: Run a Business With Honesty and Integrity

Big Idea of the Month: Run a Business With Honesty and Integrity

Mountain Alarm CEO Eric Garner shares with Ron Davis the most important quality he looked for in the acquisition of his company and more.

Read: Big Idea of the Month: Apply the Golden Rule

Big Idea of the Month: Apply the Golden Rule

Ron Davis shares the secret to having a great work environment and explains the power of writing notes.

Read: Big Idea of the Month: Build Profit Beyond Traditional RMR

Big Idea of the Month: Build Profit Beyond Traditional RMR

Ron Davis talks to ADT President of Dealer Partnerships Joe Nuccio about creating RMR from services beyond monitoring.

Read: An Old Friend Rides Off Into the Sunset

An Old Friend Rides Off Into the Sunset

The passing of Alarm industry pioneer George Smith III prompts pause to ponder losses, contributions.

Read: Big Idea of the Month: Inside the Selling Process

Big Idea of the Month: Inside the Selling Process

Go inside the selling process experienced by Doug Wilson, a former Minneapolis alarm dealer who decided it was time to exit the industry.

Read: Big Idea of the Month: Build Your Foundation With RMR

Big Idea of the Month: Build Your Foundation With RMR

Kelly Bond imparts wisdom learned over the 20 years she’s spent working with different financial companies in the alarm industry.

Read: A Memorial Day Remembrance: No Longer Taking America for Granted

A Memorial Day Remembrance: No Longer Taking America for Granted

Industry icon Ron Davis reflects on his decision to enlist in the U.S. Army in 1956 and how that experience forever changed him.

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