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‘20 under 40’ winner: Living up to the legacy of 9/11

Douglas Farber, 39, security director, World Trade Center
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12/20/2013

NEW YORK—There’s virtually no other place in the United States that compares to the 16-acre property Douglas Farber is charged with keeping safe, he says.

'20 under 40’ winner: Protecting a DOD security provider

Dante Moriconi, 34, physical security manager, L-3 Communication Systems-West
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12/20/2013

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah—Dante Moriconi's job is to physically protect a company that provides security solutions to the U.S. government, including the Department of Defense, Homeland Security, Department of State and Department of Justice.

'20 under 40’ winner: Protecting passengers on one of nation’s largest mass transit systems

Brian Weaver, 33, senior asset protection specialist, Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Transit
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12/20/2013

MINNEAPOLIS—Overseeing 5,500 surveillance cameras, security for park-and-ride lots in remote areas, license plate recognition and access control across a transit system kept Brian Weaver and his staff of two busy.  

Meet SDN's first five ‘20 under 40’ award winners

Douglas Farber, Ralph Nerette, Natalie Runyon, Dante Moriconi, Brian Weaver
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12/20/2013

YARMOUTH, Maine—Security Director News last week named its new class of “20 under 40” winners, and this week we introduce you in more detail to five of these young up-and-comers in the physical security industry.

Study: Active shooter events tripled since 2009

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12/17/2013

SAN MARCOS, Texas—The number of “active shooter” events in the United States has tripled since 2009, according to research by Texas State University.

Announcing! Security Director News’ ’20 under 40’ honorees

And what a prestigious group it is
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12/16/2013

YARMOUTH, Maine—It keeps getting tougher and tougher to select Security Director News’ "20 under 40" finalists—and that’s a good thing for the industry.

Former 9/11 FDNY commissioner: Voice notification vital

Tom Von Essen, now a safety consultant for Honeywell’s Gamewell-FCI division, says deployment of mass notification systems is too slow
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12/16/2013

NORTHFORD, Conn.—Voice notification is an essential part of mass notification systems, says Tom Von Essen, former commissioner of the New York Fire Department who served during 9/11 and its aftermath.

Video and analytics moving further toward the perimeter

Intelligent devices and video surveillance are becoming important components of outer perimeter security
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12/13/2013

ENGLEWOOD, Colo.—The growing trend of deploying video surveillance and analytics devices for perimeter security is showing no signs of abating. The market is poised to reach $160 million by 2017, up from $90 million in 2013, according to a report from IHS Research.

TSA sued over guarding airport exits

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12/06/2013

WASHINGTON—Several national airports have sued the Transportation Security Administration over its directive that would turn exit security over to airport officials at the start of the year, news reports say.

State of the Industry: Looking ahead

School security looms large for 2014
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12/06/2013

IRVING, Texas—The past year on Capitol Hill will be remembered for legislative inaction and partisan rifts so deep they culminated in a 16-day government shutdown.

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