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SSN marks 10 years of celebrating Women in Security

This year features women from JCI, Resideo, CMS and others
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11/27/2018

YARMOUTH, Maine—For the 10th consecutive year, Security Systems News has the honor of featuring several outstanding Women in Security, each of whom has stood out in her company and within the industry. This year’s profiles include women from different areas of the business, including commercial integrators, manufacturers and monitoring centers.

Women in Security: Susan Hunter of Security 101

Hunter says industry has come a long way, but there’s still work to be done
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11/27/2018

NORFOLK, Va.—Susan Hunter opened the Security 101 Hampton Roads office in 2013, drawing on her experience as a data analyst in the Air Force. Her military background and the skills and IT knowledge she gained while serving has helped in her role leading a highly successful Security 101 franchise location here, focused on commercial system integration from Virginia Beach to Williamsburg.

Women in Security: Angie Wong of Ojo Technology Inc.

We need more women in leadership roles, says Wong
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11/27/2018

FREMONT, Calif.—Angie Wong, president of Ojo Technology Inc., an integration company based here, started an IT networking company back in 1994, and in 2002, after the dot-com bust, was looking for a more viable business plan.

Women in Security: Jana Rankin, VuTeur

Start-up CEO blazes her own path in the security industry
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11/27/2017

AUSTIN, Texas—Jana Rankin is CEO of VuTeur, a company that uses real-time location services, or RTLS, technology to provide emergency management and asset protection to a variety of markets, including educational facilities, enterprise organizations, transportation, healthcare, government and entertainment venues.

Women in Security: Suzie Nye, AvantGuard

Nye suggests encouraging more female support at industry events
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11/27/2017

OGDEN, Utah—Suzie Nye, the vice president of operations for AvantGuard Monitoring Centers, has been with the company for 27 years.

Women in Security: Renee Mallonee of MONI Smart Security

Mallonee highlighted mentoring as a way to increase inclusion of women in the industry
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11/27/2017

DALLAS—Renee Mallonee, director of marketing for MONI Smart Security, has been with the company for 10 years, starting as a marketing coordinator in 2007 and also serving as a marketing manager before entering her current role.

Women in Security: Anu Herranen of Nortek Security & Control

Herranen said number of women in industry is comparable to other tech fields
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11/27/2017

CARLSBAD, Calif.—Anu Herranen, Nortek Security & Control’s director of marketing and branding, has focused on technology in several different areas, holding positions at Microsoft and Nokia before entering the security industry by joining Nortek in late 2015.

Women in Security: Christine Lanning, IST

Lanning leads her company to a bright future
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11/27/2017

WAIPIO, Hawaii—Christine Lanning is president of Hawaii-based Integrated Security Technologies Inc., a woman-owned systems integrator recognized as a Hawaii Business Magazine Best Places to Work six out of the last seven years.

Women in Security: Ina Staris, Securitas ES

Securitas’ legal counsel guiding company during pivotal time
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11/27/2017

UNIONTOWN, Ohio—Ina Staris was hired as vice president, legal, general counsel & corporate secretary for Securitas Electronic Security in February 2016, just one month after the Diebold acquisition was finalized, and was instrumental in making the transition smooth for customers during this pivotal time for the company. She is part of a team of eight senior leaders who report to Securitas ES president Tony Byerly.

SSN highlights women throughout the industry

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11/27/2017

YARMOUTH, Maine—For the ninth consecutive year, Security Systems News gets to shine a light on the achievements of women in security today, looking at ways in which we can get more women, in general, involved in upper management and leadership roles. While the industry still has a long way to go, most agreed it is changing for the better.

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SSN News Poll October 2020

With the flurry of activity in partnerships and acquisitions recently — ADT partnering with Google to take on the smart home market; Motorola buying Pelco; Johnson Controls acquiring Qolsys; and S3 expanding into Western Virginia — this month’s News Poll looks to gauge the M&A market.