Threat Extinguisher, a Columbus, Ohio based innovator of a patented, innovative, non-lethal active shooter violence solution, has partnered with Paul Boucherle CPP CSC, founder of Matterhorn Consulting, LLC, to continue guiding their growth. Sam Fasone shared their core mission, "Our passion is saving lives in situations of extreme violence by providing an effective means of communication and defensive solution to the average person during highly stressful events. We have implemented our solution over the last 3 years with leaders looking for a new, proactive and innovative solution that can easily be added to existing security measures." Lifesaving technology The product operates like a fire extinguisher, and automatically communicates through wireless communication Paul Boucherle is a security hall of fame inductee, thought leader, writer, technology innovator, education advisory member and WPV mitigation advocate consultant in the security industry for 42 years. "I have helped technology solution providers, system integrators and end-users grow our industry my entire career, and this tool is a game-changer for the increasing threat of workplace violence. It offers an effective solution to the crucial first 5-minute response of an active shooter scenario to allow people to protect and quickly communicate to security first responders." Threat Extinguisher has installed their solution in schools, churches and corporate sites over the last 3 years, and is now prepared to engage select strategic partners to make this non-lethal and lifesaving technology available to the mainstay of security tools for security professionals. Wireless communication "Matterhorn Consulting has worked with us to help guide our early business development and new technology launch into the security industry for the last 19 months. This relationship has helped us prepare for our next phase of growth," according to Sam Fasone, CEO of Threat Extinguisher. The Threat Extinguisher product was recognised as a Top 30 New Technology in Security Sales and Integration magazine in December of 2018. The product is a long-range, military-grade pepper spray gel canister that operates like a conventional fire extinguisher, and automatically communicates through wireless communication to designated security personnel, monitoring companies, and first responders. It has commercial, industrial and residential applications, while potentially driving RMR growth opportunities.
PSA the systems integrator consortium, announces it will host an education track with sessions during ISC West in Las Vegas, NV on April 9-11, 2019. The PSA education track will be held exclusively on Tuesday, April 9. Members of PSA Committees, PSA executive leadership team, and other industry experts will lead the six sessions that are included in the PSA Track. The sessions being offered will include: The Emerging Leader: The Change Agent in the Security Industry April 09, 2019, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM, Sands 308/309 In today’s fast-paced business environment, organisations are in need of innovative and flexible leaders In today’s fast-paced business environment, organisations are in need of innovative and flexible leaders. Emerging leaders should be the agents of change needed to lead their organisations to success. Emerging leaders must rapidly learn and implement fundamental management skills, develop wide-ranging strategic perspectives, and take their leadership to the next level. Attendees will discover key behaviors and essential skills needed in today’s marketplace for the evolving leaders of tomorrow. Moderator: Chris Salazar-Mangrum, USAV Presenters: Anthony Berticelli, PSA; Henry Hoyne, Northland Controls; Sharon Shaw, Google, LLC. Succession Planning: Hiring, Retaining, and Developing Teams To Keep Your Business Running Smoothly April 09, 2019, 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM, Sands 308/309 We’ve all felt the pain of having a key position unfilled for months, getting bogged down behind training plans, or even postponing retirement because there is no identified backfill. Whether you are an owner, manager, or an individual contributor, open positions can have an impact on your productivity. Succession planning for all positions is critical to the continuity of business, employee retention, and short and long-term success for companies large and small. In this session, panelists will identify how to succession plan for all positions, methods to stay on top of the process, and how to keep your company running on all cylinders through change. Moderator: Chris Salazar-Mangrum, USAV Presenters: Anthony Berticelli, PSA; Paul Boucherle, Matterhorn Consulting LLC Building a Culture of Accountability April 09, 2019, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM, Sands 308/309 How do you get your employees to be more engaged and to take ownership How do you improve the culture of your business? How do you get your employees to be more engaged and to take ownership? To create a culture of accountability where employees are engaged and seek ownership, you start by practicing what you preach. Join leaders in the industry to hear how they work with their teams, discuss best practices, and describe the components that build a culture of accountability. Moderator: Paul Boucherle, Matterhorn Consulting LLC Presenters: Christine Lanning, Integrated Security Technologies; Shad McPheters, Northland Controls; Ric McCullough, PSA RMR: Transforming the Security Integrator April 09, 2019, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM, Sands 308/309 Now more than ever, it is imperative for security companies to be successful at generating recurring monthly revenue (RMR). Security companies without an RMR component miss out on the steady, long-term monthly income that can be generated from service contracts, remote monitoring services, and other automated features and components end users are increasingly looking for. In this session, attendees will discover how to increase stability in their security company’s cash flow. Additionally, end users will learn about the value of having ongoing support and smooth, reliable operation of their systems. Presenter: Bill Bozeman, PSA Marketing Strategies for Small to Medium Sized Security Companies April 09, 2019, 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM, Sands 308/309 The goal of marketing is to connect your business’ value to the right customer base. Marketing to potential customers is the lifeblood of your security company. It is a simple concept but can take on many different shades. There is no magic bullet. In this session, attendees will examine which strategies may be viable and which could potentially be a waste of company resources. Session attendees will identify which marketing strategies and techniques to utilise and adapt to align within their business and company budget. Moderator: Tim Brooks, PSA Presenters: Robbie Danko, LVC Companies; David Morgan, Security Dealer Marketing; Jamie Goswieler, Vector Firm The Convergence of Cyber and Physical Security- A Shared Responsibility The IP-enablement of security technology has created an ever-growing cyber impact on the physical security industry April 09, 2019, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Sands 308/309 The IP-enablement of security technology has created an ever-growing cyber impact on the physical security industry. While well intended, this convergence has created a new security threat that both public and private organisations are struggling to combat. In this session, attendees will hear about the shared responsibility of the manufacturer, integrator, and end user and the protections that are being implemented to harden physical security systems, along with the challenges that both the integrators and end users face with the implementation of technologies and the convergence of cyber and physical security. Moderator: Gary Hoffner, Photo-Scan of Los Angeles, Inc. Presenters: Andrew Lanning, Integrated Security Technologies; David Brent, Bosch Security
PSA announced a partnership with Matterhorn Consulting to enable PSA members to hire their next generation talent from military veterans who have served our country. As part of PSA’s Business Solutions program, Matterhorn Consulting has provided PSA with experienced consulting, thought leadership and training content for the last 14 years. Military veteran employment opportunities The Veteran Hiring Program, SalesMarines, is a new service from Matterhorn Consulting that helps veterans from the United States military find employment, matching up employers’ needs with veterans’ skill sets. The team is led by Paul Boucherle, a Marine Corps veteran who served during the Vietnam War. His first-hand experience with the military has motivated him to help veterans transition their military skills into the civilian workplace. “Implementing a Veteran Hiring Program (VHP) can be very challenging for many PSA owners and we wanted to demystify and simplify the risk and process,” said Paul Boucherle CPP CSC and founder of Matterhorn Consulting. “We are leveraging our 39 years of security industry experience and 6 years of military service (USMC) to help veterans and infuse integrators with strong, disciplined, and well-trained talent.” Training and education SalesMarines dives deep into a veteran’s skill set to not just identify what they already qualify for, but the program also identifies and supports training and education to challenge the veterans to achieve their employment goals. The team also works closely with employers to establish productive relationships with the veterans that would fit within the company culture. They offer support to the employer on the specialised hiring process and benefits that are associated with this classification of employment. “Employing our United States veterans is a fundamental way to give back to those who have fought for our country.” said Bill Bozeman, president and CEO of PSA. “Paul and his team have demonstrated the devotion to helping veterans make the switch into civilian life and PSA is honoured to provide this partnership to our integrators, opening the job pool up for these brave individuals.” The PSA Business Solutions program is a suite of value-added resources and services to help enhance integrators’ business models, reduce operating costs, and keep them competitive in the marketplace.
Focus areas include cybersecurity, marketing, leadership, RMR, project management, and technical topics PSA Security Network, an electronic security cooperative, announced it will host an ISC West 2017 education track with sessions and a workshop during ISC West in Las Vegas, Nevada, April 4-5, 2017. Various PSA Committee members, staff, and other industry experts will lead the eight sessions that are included in the PSA Track. Focus areas include cybersecurity, marketing, leadership, RMR, project management, and technical topics including robotics. The sessions being offered will include: Cybersecurity and Security Installations: Hardening IP Connected Physical Security Equipment April 4, 2017, 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM Unlike previous security methods, a properly designed physical security platform unleashes the value of the Internet of Things by aggregating information from people process, data and things. This unleashing brings a cascade of data from IP-enabled devices, machines and business systems connected via unmodified Ethernet. This panel team will discuss commonly used tools to perform network enumeration, how to uncover potential weaknesses in your system, and best practices to better secure your devices. Presenters: Ray Coulombe, Security Specifiers; Andrew Lanning, Integrated Security Technologies; Chris Peckham, Kratos Public Safety & Security Solutions, Inc.; Wayne Smith, Tech Systems, Inc. Recurring monthly revenue structure is at the forefront of news in the security industry RMR Model in the Security Industry: How It Works and Why We Need It April 4, 2017, 10:10 AM – 11:15 AM Recurring monthly revenue structure is at the forefront of news in the security industry. Not only does it provide a critical infrastructure to increase business and company value, but it also allows customers an affordable way to implement a physical security system and to stay up to date with technology. The panel will discuss ways to implement an RMR model, and why it is the future of the security industry. Presenters: Bill Bozeman, PSA Security Network; Kim Tran, Northland Controls; Rob Simopoulos, Advance Technology; Patrick Berry, BluBØX. Cementing Customer Loyalty in Competitive Times April 4, 2017, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Do your customers really love you? Or, are you certain or are you guessing? Loyalty comes from building, developing, and maintaining a strong relationship with your customers. Determining both the right attitude and the right behaviours to keep the relationship solid is key in today’s tough market. In this panel discussion, learn to engage with clients and build an atmosphere of trust that will keep your business solid in the heavily competitive environment. Presenters: Paul Cronin, Atrion; Tim Brooks, PSA Security Network; Christine Lanning, Integrated Security Technologies; Sharon Shaw, Tech Systems, Inc.; Mark Krause, Target Corporation. Robotics: Upcoming Legislation and Government Regulations You Need to Know Now April 4, 2017, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Robotics are quickly evolving and adapting to many industries and new developments are occurring daily which will affect many industry verticals. While businesses and industries are becoming more aware of the potential impact of robotics technologies on society, they also have the unique ethical and legal challenges which emerge when intelligent machines and humans occupy the same environments. What efforts are being made to address current regulation and legislation? This panel discussion will address what impact these regulations will have on the security industry in the future. Presenters: Bill Bozeman, PSA Security Network; Michael Kobelin, Sharp Robotics Business Development; General William J. Marshall III, New Jersey Institute of Technology; Jack Wu, Nightingale Security. Industry leaders need to manage the risk associated with planned and unplanned departures in key positions Operational Workshop: Project Management in the Physical Security Space April 4, 2017, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM This session will provide attendees with an understanding of the most efficient processes and procedures to effectively allocate resources to implement physical security programs. Additionally, content will provide security project managers with the application of management best practices to support budget-conscious allocation of physical security resources across an organisation’s portfolio of facilities. Reviewing project life cycle best practices in a collaborative environment will provide best practices to take home and implement immediately. Presenter: Sharon Shaw, Tech Systems, Inc. Leading Through Industry Change: Succession Planning and Leadership in a Merger and Acquisition Market April 4, 2017, 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM Today’s business environment is characterised by near-constant change. It’s an environment where acquisitions and investments are picking up the pace and are modifying the configuration of existing organisations. Industry leaders need to manage the risk associated with planned and unplanned departures in key positions, as well as the prevention of loss of knowledge and relationships that reside with key employees. Managing the impact of demographic shifts in the workplace is a business imperative that executives can no longer afford to ignore. This session will discuss the impact of mergers and acquisitions on a business, as well as creating the right approach to helping their organisations sustain the necessary leadership to support business growth and a smooth succession plan. Presenters: Berry Epstein, Vertex Capital; Eric Yuang, Convergent Technologies; Brent Franklin, Unlimited Technologies; Jim Henry, Kratos Public Safety & Security Solutions, Inc. To protect your organisation, you must take a proactive and comprehensive approach to this quickly increasing risk Increasing Your Brand Recognition Through Social MediaApril 4, 2017; 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Tapping the vast audience of the social web is a low-cost way to catapult a business brand. This presentation will uncover how to effectively build a company’s brand using social media, which allows organisations to develop new relationships and strengthen existing relationships. This will help drive brand awareness, loyalty, and word-of-mouth marketing. Discover networks which support a company’s brand image, identify valuable content, and outline effective social media strategies. Presenter: David Morgan, Security Dealer Marketing. The 7 Questions they Cyber Criminals Don’t Want You to Ask! April 4, 2017; 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM/ April 5, 2017; 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM All leadership in business has a fiduciary responsibility to protect their company, its shareholders, employees, and customers. Part of this responsibility includes detecting cyber risks and mitigating those risks. To protect your organisation, you must take a proactive and comprehensive approach to this quickly increasing risk. This panel discussion led by PSA’s Cybersecurity Committee will address the top seven questions end users and system integrators make sure they have addressed to reduce the risk of cyberattacks. Presenters: Paul Boucherle, Matterhorn Consulting LLC; Darnell Washington, SecureXperts; Sal D’Agostino, IDmachines; Andrew Lanning, Integrated Security Technologies.
In addition to new sessions on cyber security and robotics, PSA has also announced various speaker lineups PSA Security Network, the world’s largest electronic security cooperative, recently announced the addition of several new sessions and the lineup of key industry experts slated to speak at PSA TEC 2016 to be held in Westminster, CO on May 9-12, 2016. New sessions that have been added to the schedule for Thursday, May 12 in recent weeks include: Robotic Technologies and the Future of Physical Security; Thursday, May 12 | 8:30 a.m. Robotics and Automated Guarding; Thursday, May 12 | 10:15 a.m. Commercial Integrated Access Control Solution; Thursday, May 12 | 10:15 a.m. Robotic Security: Where it's at and Where it's Going (Panel Discussion); Thursday, May 12 | 1:15 p.m. Assessment, Control and Monitoring Strategies for Internal Cyber Hygiene (Presented by the PSA Cybersecurity Advisory Committee); Thursday, May 12 | 1:15 p.m. Space is limited in these sessions so new attendees are encouraged to register now or current attendees may modify their registrations to add these sessions to their agendas. “We are pleased to announce these new additions to the educational lineup for PSA TEC,” said Anthony Berticelli, director of education for PSA Security Network. “Robotics and cybersecurity are two of the biggest developments in the security market in the last 12 months. We felt it was critical to bring these additional sessions to TEC to ensure our attendees were getting a comprehensive overview of the industry landscape and how these trends might impact their businesses moving forward.” In addition to new sessions, PSA TEC also announced the lineup of speakers for the annual State of the Industry and State of the Integrator panels. This year, the State of the Industry panel will focus on recent market trends, challenges and opportunities facing integrators and manufacturers, and look forward to what the next five years might hold for the industry. State of the Industry panelists: Michael Kaiser, Executive Director, National Cyber Security Alliance Dave Carter, Managing Director, NetOne Chuck Wilson, Executive Director, NSCA John E. Mack, Executive Vice President, Imperial Capital Bill Bozeman, President and CEO of PSA Security Network (moderator) The State of the Integrator Panel will bring together a panel of expert integrators who will discuss new business models, corporate culture and resource management, and vendor relation strategies for success. State of the Integrator panelists: Brent Franklin, President, Unlimited Technology Carey Boethel, Founder, President and CEO, Securadyne Systems LLC Mike Meridith, President, SEi Jeffrey Nunberg, Founder, President and CEO, Integrated Security Systems Paul Boucherle, Founder/Principal, Matterhorn Consulting (moderator)
The PSA track at ISC West will cover best practices in systems integration, risk management, video analytics trends PSA Security Network®, the world’s largest electronic security cooperative, recently announced it will host an education track at ISC West 2016 and cybersecurity sessions at the Connected Security Expo @ ISC West in Las Vegas, NV. The PSA track at ISC West will feature a full day of training sessions on April 5, 2016 covering best practices in systems integration, risk management, video analytics trends, and the skills needed to migrate the convergence of IT in the physical security industry. The sessions being offered will include: Taking the Edge Off of Systems Integration April 5, 2016 | 8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m. Presenters: Paul Boucherle, Principal, Matterhorn Consulting; Nigel Waterton, Sr. Vice President of Corporate Strategy & Development, Aronson Security Group; Chad Parris, President, Security Risk Management Consultants, LLC; Wayne Smith, President, Tech Systems Are We Secure? Business Know-How for the Risk Discussion April 5, 2016 | 8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m. Presenter: Paul Cronin, Senior Vice President, Partner, Atrion; David Willson, President/Chief Executive Officer, Titan Info Security Group; Fred Terry, System Integration Section Manager and Cyber Security Lead, Burns & McDonnell Engineering Video Analytics: The Real Past and the Imagined Future April 5, 2016 | 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Presenters: Bill Bozeman, President/Chief Executive Officer, PSA Security Network; Matthew Kushner, President and CEO, 3xLOGIC; AJ Frazier, Vice President, Sales for the Americas, Agent Vi; Mahesh Saptharishi, PhD, Chief Technology Officer, Senior Vice President, Avigilon The Hottest IT Skills in the Physical Security Space April 5, 2016 | 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Presenters: Eric Yunag, President and CEO, Dakota Security Systems Inc.; Randy Gross, Chief Information Officer, CompTIA; Jerry Bowman, InfraGard National Board of Directors; David Sime, VP of Engineering and Delivery, Contava In addition, PSA Security Network will host four education sessions at the Connected Security Expo which will be co-located with ISC West. The Connected Security Expo @ ISC West is a conference led event where industry professionals will experience physical security from an IT security lens. IT security professionals will join physical security leaders from a wide range of industries to explore how physical security can help mitigate cyber threats and bridge the gap between security and IoT. The following sessions will be offered on April 6-7, 2016: Mitigating Cybersecurity Attacks on Physical Security Systems April 6, 2016 | 10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Presenter: Darnell Washington, President / Chief Executive Officer, SecureXperts Engaging the Board in Cyber Security April 6, 2016 | 3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Presenters: Bill Bozeman, President and CEO, PSA Security Network; Andrew Lanning, Co-Founder, Integrated Security Technologies; Wayne Smith, President, Tech Systems Inc.; Paul Cronin, Senior Vice President, Partner, Atrion How Effective is Your Incident Response Plan? April 7, 2016 | 2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Presenter: David Willson, Attorney/Cyber Consultant, Titan Info Security Group Cybersecurity: Three Steps to Counter External Attacks on Physical Security Systems April 7, 2016 | 3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Presenter: Rodney Thayer, Smithee, Spelvin, Agnew & Plinge, Inc.