May 2020

Security Vanguard Award With Logos No Background

The Security Vanguard Awards: NOW OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS

June 6, 2024, Security Business and Security Technology Executive (STE) magazines honor the industry’s most innovative and collaborative security projects
Photo: Getty Images
Despite major headwinds, experts say the virus may not be a death sentence for alarm companies (Security Business magazine cover story, May 2020)
Residential Technologies

Residential Security COVID Market Report

May 11, 2020
Despite major headwinds, experts say the virus may not be a death sentence for alarm companies (Security Business magazine cover story, May 2020)
In just one year, Communications Engineering Corp., has radically adapted its business model to the changing dynamics of commercial security integration under the guidance of CEO Kim Lehrman.

CEC Evolves into an MSP

May 11, 2020
In just one year, Communications Engineering Corp., has radically adapted its business model to the changing dynamics of commercial security integration
Rob Simopoulos is the Co-Founder of Defendify, the all-in-one cybersecurity platform that makes cybersecurity possible for Small Business. In his 20+ years in the security industry, he has received awards and recognition from many trusted industry experts and publications. Email him at

Making the Shift to a Converged MSSP

May 11, 2020
Adding IT and cybersecurity services may be the key differentiator that enables integrators to continue to earn new business
Photo: Dahua
Dahua’s solution couples a thermal imaging camera with a blackbody device, which constantly monitors ambient temperature and provides a consistent and accurate reference temperature to the camera.

Tech Trends: Technology to Help with the COVID-19 Fight

May 11, 2020
From access control to thermal and video analytics, here are some solutions integrators can recommend to help healthcare and other vertical markets in need

More content from May 2020

A simple yet effective Connected Living kit combines motion detectors with occupancy and/or contact sensors.
Residential Technologies

Beat Social Distancing with Tech

May 11, 2020
A connected living kit that combines sensors and other security technologies may be just what your caregiver customers are looking for
© SeventyFour/iStock/Getty Images Plus/Getty Images
Select Security transitioned its customer service team to acclimate to the new normal of the work-from-home model.

Adapting to the Work-from-Home Model

May 11, 2020
How Select Security transitioned its customer service team to acclimate to the new normal
Big Bookcover Spring2020

Big Book Spring 2020

May 11, 2020
The Security Industry's Product Guide
ID 159242937 © Microvone |
While software platforms like Zoom, Microsoft Teams and WebEx hava become extremely popular, business owners should be aware of the dangers and develop best practices for security

Video Conferencing Vulnerabilities

May 11, 2020
While software has become extremely popular, business owners should be aware of the dangers and develop best practices for security
Paul Rothman is Editor-in-Chief of Security Business magazine ( Email him your comments or topic suggestions at

Editor's Note: Zoom Overload

May 11, 2020
Managers must find ways to maximize virtual meetings while minimizing the mental exhaustion of employees
Chris Peterson is the founder and president of Vector Firm (, a sales consulting and training company built specifically for the security industry. To request more info about the company, visit

Modern Selling: Virtual Sales Call Best Practices

May 11, 2020
11 ways to adapt to the changing selling environment
ID 178201299 © Milan Surkala |
El Monte, Calif.-based E.R.S. Security Alarm Systems Inc., president David Chao is doing some things differently to enable his business to thrive during the pandemic.

Security Businesses Keep Calm and Carry On

May 11, 2020
How an alarm company and a central monitoring provider have steadied their companies in the face of a pandemic
Timothy J. Pastore, Esq., is a Partner in the New York office of Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP (, where he is Vice-Chair of the Litigation Department. Before entering private practice, Mr. Pastore was an officer and Judge Advocate General (JAG) in the U.S. Air Force and a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice. Reach him at (212) 551-7707 or by e-mail at
Access & Identity

Legal Brief: Tapplock Settles with FTC

Settlement teaches a hard lesson about protecting customers' personal information
Security Business New Prods Esx
Alarms & Monitoring

ESX 2020 Product Spotlight

May 11, 2020
ESX 2020 may be canceled, but you can still see many of the products that would have been on display in Nashville in this exclusive product spotlight from Security Business magazine...
Hannah McDermott is marketing coordinator for PSA Security Network. Request more info about PSA at

Digital Marketing: More Important than Ever

May 11, 2020
With foot traffic down to nothing, here are three ways to ensure customers can still find your business
Better Business Bureau Logo 1200x600
Residential Technologies

Better Business Bureau chastises SimpliSafe for marketing claims

April 24, 2020
NAD recommends the company remove claims including dispatch and alarm verification speed
Residential Technologies

Resideo names new sales position leaders

April 24, 2020
Petrina Zaraszczak, Scott Harkins and Mike Maher named to key roles
Permar 5c4211d1226cd

Per Mar & Midwest Alarm Services acquire GT Fire & Security

Acquisition expands company's presence in Nebraska
Adc Logo Vertical 1595 C (002)
Alarms & Monitoring wins '2020 Excellence in Customer Service Award'

April 21, 2020
Annual awards program recognizes companies across the world that provide exceptional customer service
(Image courtesy Northland Controls)
Northland Controls has announced a new managed service offering powered by Everbridge.
Emergency Management Software

Northland Controls announces partnership with Everbridge

Companies to provide Critical Event Management as a Service
(Image courtesy Hanwha Techwin America)
Wilson Bank & Trust, a Tennessee-based independent, community-based bank, has upgraded the security infrastructure at 40 of its locations with Hanwha cameras.
Video Surveillance

Wilson Bank & Trust deploys Hanwha Techwin cameras and recorders

April 21, 2020
Tennessee-based bank upgrades security infrastructure at 40 of its locations
Eagel Eye Networks Logo
Video Management Software/VMS

Eagle Eye Networks cloud VMS enhanced to support elevated body temperature measurement with thermal cameras

April 21, 2020
Elevated body temperature measurement using thermal cameras with AI and analytics can assist with detection of people who may have elevated temperatures
(File photo/NFPA)
The 2020 NFPA Conference & Expo has been cancelled in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Fire & Life Safety

NFPA Conference cancelled

April 20, 2020
Association’s CEO says event will no longer take place due to COVID-19 pandemic
Open Eye Integration Graphic (1)
Access Control

dormakaba Keyscan Aurora integrated with OpenEye Web Services

April 20, 2020
Access control management software to improve cloud-based VMS
Bosch and Sony are ending their sales partnership.
Video Surveillance

Sony Exiting the Security Business

April 15, 2020
Sales/marketing partnership with Bosch to end in December
Firmware Vault Image
Video Management Software/VMS

Genetec Firmware Vault camera firmware update service now supports Axis, Bosch, Hanwha and Panasonic cameras

April 14, 2020
Firmware Vault feature helps IT administrators and systems integrators stay up to date with latest camera firmware to ensure they are protected against cyber threats
Courtesy of Openpath
The index tracks the changes in workplace entries from February 24th, when the federal government first requested $1.24 billion to help combat COVID-19.

Openpath’s Social Distancing Index demonstrates the efficacy of mandated stay-at-home directives in driving state compliance

April 13, 2020
Index shows the need for strong federal regulatory program as America looks to flatten the curve quickly
Photo: ESX
Security Business magazine and SecurityInfoWatch are the media sponsors for the annual OpenXchange Breakfast event at ESX.

ESX 2020 has been canceled

April 13, 2020
2021 event will take place June 15-18 in Louisville, Kentucky
(Image courtesy COPS Monitoring)
U.S. Air Force Veteran Adolphe (Bill) Engler and wife Judy Engler.
Residential Technologies

ADT CEO tests positive for coronavirus

April 9, 2020
Company says Jim DeVries continue to perform his responsibilities
(Image courtesy Shooter Detection Systems)
SDS will be the premier distributor of X.Labs’ latest innovation called Feevr, an artificial intelligence (AI) based, non-contact thermal imaging technology that detects individuals in a crowd with an elevated temperature, a practice that is rapidly being adopted by businesses and public venues as they build their safety and security plans for re-opening facilities to the public when it is safe to do so.
Gunshot Detection

Shooter Detection Systems announces strategic alliance with X.Labs to distribute fever detection device

Company expands its life safety portfolio to include body temperature scanning device that uses thermal imaging and artificial intelligence to scan for individuals with an elevated...
Cisco has entered into an agreement to acquire privately-held Fluidmesh Networks, a leader in wireless backhaul systems.
Wireless & Mesh Technologies

Cisco to acquire Fluidmesh Networks

April 9, 2020
Acquisition to strengthen Cisco's wireless solutions for the industrial Internet of Things
(Photo courtesy ISC West)
ISC West 2020 has been postponed until October due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
ISC West

ISC West moved to October

April 9, 2020
Show will now take place Oct. 5-8 in Las Vegas
(Image courtesy
Tapplock, a Canada-based maker of smart padlocks, has entered into a settlement with agency over allegations that it falsely claimed it locks were “unbreakable” and that it took reasonable steps to secure user data.

FTC announces settlement with Tapplock

April 8, 2020
Agency had accused the smart lock company of false claiming that its products were ‘unbreakable’
Mission 500 Feeding America
Video Surveillance

Mission 500 announces collaboration with Feeding America

April 7, 2020
Targets to provide one million meals to families in need during COVID-19 pandemic
Telguard Canada
Alarm Signal Communications Equipment

Telguard brings cellular fire alarm communicator to Canada

April 1, 2020
Company makes its TG-7FS LTE Universal Cellular Fire Communicator available across Canada
California Alarm Association
Industry Trade Associations

California Alarm Association (CAA) Spring Convention goes virtual

April 1, 2020
May 13-16 event will include industry updates, product and service workshops, and reports on the association’s activities
Abloy Usa Logo
Access & Identity

ABLOY USA rolls out Channel Partner Program

March 30, 2020
Debut of program follows launch of 'ABLOY BEAT' locking solution