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Rodney Bosch, Senior Editor

Although Bosch’s name is quite familiar to those in the security industry, his previous experience has been in daily newspaper journalism. Prior to joining SECURITY SALES & INTEGRATION in 2006, he spent 15 years with the Los Angeles Times, where he performed a wide assortment of editorial responsibilities, including feature and metro department assignments as well as content producing for latimes.com. Bosch is a graduate of California State University, Fresno with a degree in Mass Communication & Journalism. In 2007, he successfully completed the National Burglar and Fire Alarm Association’s National Training School coursework to become a Certified Level I Alarm Technician.

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Rodney Bosch's Latest Opinion Posts

Read: Case of the Missing Yard Signs: Brinks Makes Good on Technician’s Disregard

Case of the Missing Yard Signs: Brinks Makes Good on Technician’s Disregard

A technician for a Brinks authorized dealer inexplicably jettisons a pair of yard signs at a customer’s residence, but all’s well that ends well.

Read: Why Employing More Women in Leadership Roles Drives Innovation

Why Employing More Women in Leadership Roles Drives Innovation

Research shows a statistically significant relationship between management diversity and innovation, as companies with higher levels of gender diversity achieve more revenue from new products and services.

Read: Are Mass Video Surveillance Privacy Concerns Easing Amid Virtues?

Are Mass Video Surveillance Privacy Concerns Easing Amid Virtues?

Our planet is essentially under surveillance around the clock with security cameras, satellites, drones and more. Privacy concerns are undeniable, but all those imaging technologies are having a positive effect too.

Read: Consider Cybersecurity Conferences to Identify Strategic Partners

Consider Cybersecurity Conferences to Identify Strategic Partners

For installing security contractors looking to add cybersecurity services to their portfolios, cyber conferences can be a great start.

Read: Michael Flink Quietly Moves Into David Paja’s Role as Honeywell Security & Fire President

Michael Flink Quietly Moves Into David Paja’s Role as Honeywell Security & Fire President

Flink, who most recently served as ADI’s global president, replaces Paja who has taken another position outside of the security industry.

Rodney Bosch's Latest Posts

Read: State of Residential Security 2020: Dealers Discuss Pain Points, Strategies to Succeed

State of Residential Security 2020: Dealers Discuss Pain Points, Strategies to Succeed

Executives from four installing security contractors delve into DIY, the dearth of qualified technicians and the uphill battle to inform customers.

Read: Activist Groups Want Facial Recognition Banned on College Campuses

Activist Groups Want Facial Recognition Banned on College Campuses

Fight for the Future and Students for Sensible Drug Policy contend facial recognition poses a threat to students’ basic liberties and academic freedom.

Read: Anixter Ends Bidding War; Agrees to Wesco’s $4.5B Buyout Offer

Anixter Ends Bidding War; Agrees to Wesco’s $4.5B Buyout Offer

Anixter announced plans in October to be acquired by a Clayton, Dubilier & Rice affiliate for $3.8 billion; however, the deal allowed for better proposals.

Read: Anixter Favors New $100 Per Share Cash-and-Stock Offer by Wesco

Anixter Favors New $100 Per Share Cash-and-Stock Offer by Wesco

Rival bidder Clayton, Dubilier & Rice will have five business days to negotiate a counter offer, according to Anixter’s announcement.

Read: ADT Acquires Defenders, Its Largest Independent Dealer

ADT Acquires Defenders, Its Largest Independent Dealer

ADT says the deal enhances its ability to bring new initiatives to a broader customer base more quickly, including consumer financing, DIY gear and more.

Read: Wesco Not Going Quietly, Submits Improved Buyout Bid for Anixter

Wesco Not Going Quietly, Submits Improved Buyout Bid for Anixter

Wesco raised its buyout bid for rival wholesale distributor Anixter to $97 a share in cash and stock, up from $93.50 a share.

Read: Anixter Agrees to CD&R’s Sweetened Buyout Bid Over Wesco

Anixter Agrees to CD&R’s Sweetened Buyout Bid Over Wesco

The revised per-share consideration represents a premium of about 31% over Anixter’s closing price on Oct. 29. The new bid is now valued at $4.3 billion.

Read: Editor’s Choice: Rodney’s Top SSI Column Picks From 2019

Editor’s Choice: Rodney’s Top SSI Column Picks From 2019

Senior Editor Rodney Bosch highlights a plum from each of SSI’s regular columns and columnists from the past year.

Read: 5 Trends That Defined Each Year in the 2010s Decade

5 Trends That Defined Each Year in the 2010s Decade

Here are select trends pulled from every year of the 2010s that were featured in the Gold Book’s “How the Experts See It” lists.

Read: Hot Tips to Successfully Sell Commercial Audio Systems

Hot Tips to Successfully Sell Commercial Audio Systems

AtlasIED Vice President of Sales Michael Peveler provides insights and advice for security dealers and integrators to win in the commercial audio space.

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