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Women in Security: Maria Moretti, joining the industry by accident, staying on purpose

American Alarm’s Maria Moretti says a broad-based industry education is key to success
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11/05/2014

ARLINGTON, Mass.—There were very few women in the security industry in 1985, when Maria Moretti, upon graduating from Northeastern University in Boston, joined American Alarm, based here. While her introduction to the industry was something of a happy accident, her decision to make a career in security was deliberate—a result of the satisfaction she derived from helping people in critical situations.

Women in Security: Janet Fenner, 'know the product'

Gender diversity may be enhanced by SIA’s efforts
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11/05/2014

RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J.—Janet Fenner, senior marketing group manager for Samsung Techwin America, drifted into security early in her career. Fenner was doing marketing for a company that went through several acquisitions. “Along the way I ended up working in a [physical security division] that specialized in identity,” she said.

Women in Security: Christine Lanning took to technology early

Suggestions for success: 'Join technical organizations, go to the conferences, join PSA Security, read the trade publications'
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11/05/2014

HONOLULU—Christine Lanning, president of Integrated Security Technologies, a systems integration firm based here, always expected to have a technology-centric career. As a child, she soldered LED lights onto circuit boards for fun, she was the first kid on the block to have a home computer, and the only third-grader who turned in school reports printed out on a dot matrix printer.

Who are today’s women leaders in security?

Security Systems News editors look for input on annual special report on women leaders in the security industry
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09/23/2013

YARMOUTH, Maine—The November issue of Security Systems News will include the annual special report entitled “Women in Security.”

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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.