Are You Cyber Savvy?

Are You Cyber Savvy?

Digital breaches devastate your business. From loss of customer trust to prolonged law enforcement investigations to customer lawsuits, you will not only have to deal with time-consuming issues, but issues that will put a dent in your pocketbook. In an already challenging business environment, owners...
Brand Loyalty and Customer Experiences

Brand Loyalty and Customer Experiences

Meatloaf? Chicken soup? King ranch casserole? Fried chicken? Chocolate cake? Apple pie? What’s that one dish your mom used to make to which no other replica can compare? The single recipe that even a Michelin-star chef could not compete on your palate’s battlefield?  Maybe she brought...
How to Respond to Industry Critics

How to Respond to Industry Critics

First the good news: Throughout the country, there is growing support for the Model Alarm Ordinance — developed by SIAC in partnership with leading law enforcement organizations such as the National Sheriffs’ Association and  International Association of Chiefs of Police.   Now, the bad news: Industry critics are still using a misleading statistic —...
Cash is King — Right?

Cash is King — Right?

Many small business owners — freshman or veteran — think profit is the true measure of their enterprise’s success, even more valuable than other business investments. Is this true? Well, no offense to George, Thomas, Abe or Benjamin, but the answer is “no.”   Cash is the “gasoline” for your business “machine,” but your profit...
4 Arrows to Implement into Your Marketing Quiver for 2021

4 Arrows to Implement into Your Marketing Quiver for 2021

As I reflect on the small security business landscape of 2020, I think one of the greatest lessons learned was that of being agile enough to pivot while staying relevant. It was motivating and inspiring to see small security businesses literally shuffle entire business plans and create ways...
Global Security Industry Statement on Cybersecurity Threats

Global Security Industry Statement on Cybersecurity Threats

As representatives of the security practitioners and security solutions providers responsible for protecting people and assets around the globe, our organizations have long championed and promoted robust cyber readiness education and adherence to international cyber security standards. We share a...
Must-Know Trends for All Electronic Security and Life Safety Professionals

Must-Know Trends for All Electronic Security and Life Safety Professionals

The start of 2021 seems to have the same feel as the end of last year with masks still mandated, required social distancing, closed businesses, remote working and an overall slow reopening of states — although some are opening faster...
Comments on Commercial in 2021

Comments on Commercial in 2021

As commercial will see more doors reopen this year — even if modified in terms of limited numbers of people inside spaces, the wearing of masks, moving to a hybrid physical-digital experience, etc. — courage is being restored as the...
Focus on Fire in 2021

Focus on Fire in 2021

COVID was the catalyst that caused a slowdown of the fire market, however, toward the end of 2020, the market began to bounce back. Throughout 2021, the fire market is expected to keep improving and realize improved stability.  “The industry has adapted...
Newness, Resilience and Gratitude Stewards Us Forward

Newness, Resilience and Gratitude Stewards Us Forward

The turn of the year always seems to bring a sense of newness, but this year, within that newness, we must find the resiliency to continue down the road of recovery — professionally and personally — all the while, demonstrating...

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