July 2020

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A massive cloud-based security initiative serves as a proof of concept for a new way for integrators to approach the smart city vertical

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Massive cloud-based security initiative serves as a proof of concept for a new way for integrators to approach the smart city vertical
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How integrators can build a foundation for success in the fast-rising smart cities vertical

Emerging Market: Smart Cities

July 8, 2020
How integrators can build a foundation for success in this fast-rising vertical
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New tax-related legislation will enable integrators to potentially infuse the business with some needed cash.

How to Find COVID Tax Relief

July 8, 2020
New legislation to allow carrybacks on losses enables integrators to potentially infuse the business with some needed cash
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With big tech companies now distancing themselves from facial recognition technology, will it survive social justice reforms?
Facial Recognition Solutions

Legal Brief: Facial Recognition Again Under Fire

With big tech companies now distancing themselves from the technology, will it survive social justice reforms?
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Take a look at these practical ways for security integrators to adopt the as-a-service revenue model

How Integrators Can Adopt SaaS

July 8, 2020
Practical ways to adopt the as-a-service revenue model

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Brian Coulombe is Principal and Director of Operations at DVS, a division of Ross & Baruzzini. Contact him at bcoulombe@rossbar.com, through Linked in at www.linkedin.com/in/brian-coulombe, or on Twitter @DVS_RB.
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Tech Trends: The Door Hardware Dilemma

July 8, 2020
Vendors have stepped up to make the often confusing task of designing openings easier
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Partnership Possibilities 2020

July 8, 2020
Security Business magazine's annual listing of active and recruiting authorized dealer programs
Paul Rothman is Editor-in-Chief of Security Business magazine (www.securitybusinessmag.com). Email him your comments or topic suggestions at prothman@securitybusinessmag.com.

Editor's Note: It Has Always Been a Matter of Trust

July 8, 2020
At the risk of sounding cliché, trusted advisors are more important than ever
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Video analytics can enable integrators to move security technology expenditures from a pure cost center to a profit center.
Video Analytics

How Video Analytics Boost Value

July 8, 2020
Smart security devices can enable integrators to move security technology expenditures from a pure cost center to a profit center
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New Products from Security Business magazine

July 8, 2020
Check out the new products featured in the July 2020 issue of Security Business
Ric McCullough is President of PSA Security Network. Request more info about PSA at www.securityinfowatch.com/10214742.

Insider Intelligence: Use CARE when Working from Home

July 8, 2020
These concepts can focus you and your teams as we continue down this mostly unexplored work environment path
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Integration software platforms may hold the key to tying old systems with new ones when it comes to government security.

Modernizing Legacy Government Security Systems

July 8, 2020
Integration software platforms may hold the key to tying old systems with new ones
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If you are thinking of selling your business, here’s how a business broker might be able to help

How to Value Your Security Business

July 8, 2020
If you are thinking of selling your business, here’s how a business broker might be able to help
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Access & Identity

Access Control Trends & Technology 2020

July 8, 2020
A bonus publication to Security Business, Security Technology Executive and Locksmith Ledger magazines.
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The role of access control in the modern era of converged infrastructure is set to become one of the most challenging discussions in the security industry for the next decade.
Access & Identity

A New World of Technology Convergence Set for Access Control Industry

July 8, 2020
The new paradigm of access control is leading to a need for a clear definition of identity-driven access management
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New opportunities for today’s locksmiths are driven by advanced door and access control technologies.

New Technologies Drive Evolving Lock Market

July 7, 2020
As the market for digital security products and services grow traditional locksmith services face new options
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Biometrics like facial recognition are integrating themselves into the fabric of a new approach to post-COVID-19 access control.

The Role of Biometrics in a Post COVID-19 World

July 7, 2020
Experts say touchless modalities will likely grow while fingerprint, other touch-based solutions will see their use decline
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In Crisis Technology Mode

July 7, 2020
Editor's note from the 2020 Access Control Trends & Technology bonus publication
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As school districts around the United States plan for the upcoming fall sessions, there is little doubt that it will not be business as usual.
Access & Identity

With a New School Year Comes a New Normal

July 7, 2020
Strategic safety and security protocols will mandate how schools implement security systems (A technology roundtable sponsored by dormakaba)
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With the ease of set-up, use and management, card-based access control systems are the most secure way to give access to the right person at the right time.
Access & Identity

For Solid Access Control, Security Begins with Trust

July 7, 2020
Enhanced card security is characterized by advanced technologies like biometrics, Bluetooth and mobile apps
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A variety of widely adopted access control and other trusted identity technologies will play a key role in facilitating these measures and best practices for safe re-openings.
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How to Use Trusted Identity Technologies to Safely Re-Open Workplaces

July 7, 2020
Proactive measures and best practices will help normalize organizational operations during the global pandemic
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ISC West moves to all-virtual format

June 25, 2020
In-person event canceled after being twice rescheduled
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Panasonic i-PRO Sensing Solutions Corporation of America (PIPSA) will branded as simply i-PRO moving forward.
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Panasonic to be branded as i-PRO

June 24, 2020
Company to take a fresh approach to the market in wake of spin-off
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A strong security program based upon experience, best practices, and standards must be developed and implemented.
Cannabis Security

Setting the Baseline for Security Planning in the Cannabis Industry

Security best practices are an essential element for establishing a cannabis operation
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Alarms & Monitoring

ADT's Nakatani named fifth president of PPVAR

June 23, 2020
He succeeds Joey Rao-Russell in guiding the Partnership for Priority Verified Alarm Response
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GSX 2020 converted to an online event

June 22, 2020
Virtual conference named 'Global Security Exchange Plus,' will take place Sept. 21-25

PSA names two integrator execs to Board of Directors

June 19, 2020
Bret Bongard is president of LVC Companies and Louis Boulgarides is president and CEO of Ollivier Corporation
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A look inside the SES monitoring center.
Alarms & Monitoring

Securitas named TMA's Monitoring Center of the Year

June 19, 2020
Company heads up TMA Excellence Awards, with employees from AvantGuard and Alarm Detection Systems also honored
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The PATSCAN Multi-Sensor Covert Threat Detection Platform can identify the people who fall outside the criteria range and they also feature a module to detect whether people are wearing masks, which in areas where they may be mandated -- like food processing plants – is a key determinant.
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Layered security solutions adapted to battle COVID-19

June 19, 2020
As organizations and businesses prepare for reopening, AI emerges as a useful detection tool
SAFR Inside enables network cameras like the AXIS Q1615 Mk III to reduce video processing server overhead and achieve new lows in total cost of ownership.
Facial Recognition Solutions

SAFR Facial Recognition now runs on AXIS Camera Application Platform (ACAP)

Edge AI processing lowers the cost of deploying Facial Recognition for touchless access and security; mask detection another plus feature
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Parks' Connections Conference goes virtual

June 18, 2020
Research firm combines U.S. and Europe events to create a full connected home event featuring virtual sessions, research and networking
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Smart Home

SnapAV announces inaugural global partner event

June 18, 2020
Snap Pro Live to feature virtual and local in-store sessions with training, keynotes, networking and more
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Video Surveillance

Motorola completes IndigoVision acquisition

June 18, 2020
Products to complement Motorola’s existing video portfolio
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Annual CONSULT Conference canceled

June 15, 2020
Nashville event nixed in favor of 2021 event in San Antonio; Boxerbaum Award submissions still to be accepted
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XProtect on Amazon Web Services now available in AWS Marketplace

June 12, 2020
Customers with a cloud-first strategy and those looking for a hybrid VMS solution can now deploy a pre-configured XProtect as an elastic solution
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Access Control

OSDP approved as an international standard

IEC approves access control communications standard, will be published as IEC 60839-11-5 in July 2020
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This graphic shows the number of monitored alarm accounts globally from 2017 to 2021.
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Omdia: Residential alarm market to see reduced 2020 revenues due to COVID-19

June 9, 2020
Industry’s global revenue forecast reduced by 3 percentage points because of pandemic
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ADT Commercial has won a contract to provide security technology and monitoring services for Dollar Tree and Family Dollar stores nationwide.

Dollar Tree taps ADT Commercial for locations nationwide

June 8, 2020
Company to provide security solutions and monitoring services at the majority of U.S. Dollar Tree and Family Dollar locations
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Each P-Guard robot is equipped with two VIVOTEK MS9390-HV 180 degree panoramic network cameras.
Video Surveillance

VIVOTEK joins Enova Robotics police robot project to Enforce COVID-19 lockdown in Tunisia

June 5, 2020
Each ‘P-Guard’ robot delivers 360-degree, zero blind-spot surround imagery by using two VIVOTEK MS9390-HV cameras
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Matt 'Kush' Kusher stands outside his restaurant KUSH in Wynwood, Miami, Fla., April 29, 2020. Kusher and other restaurant owners are struggling after being denied funds from the first Paycheck Protection Program, PPP, and need the help from the second roll out to prevent from closing their businesses. (Charles Trainor Jr./Miami Herald/TNS)

Trump signs update to Paycheck Protection bill

June 5, 2020
Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act lets businesses qualify for loan forgiveness up to $10 million if they meet certain criteria
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Essence Group joins the Zigbee Alliance to develop open standards for smart home devices

June 5, 2020
Project Connected Home over IP intends to simplify development for device manufacturers and increase compatibility for consumers
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Mission 500 launches M500 club to drive participation in new virtual events

June 2, 2020
Virtual fundraising strategy implemented to assist families in need
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According to a recent survey conducted by Parks Associates at the end of 2019, adoption of home control systems saw a 38% year-over-year growth rate.
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Report: Adoption of home control systems sees 38 percent year-over-year growth rate

June 2, 2020
New research shows that the security channel has been vital in promoting the value of smart home tech
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New online training from Paxton gives installers even more options

May 29, 2020
Training consists of bite-sized modules arranged by product
The next CEDIA Expo will be held in Sept. 2021 in Indianapolis

CEDIA Expo Canceled

May 28, 2020
Residential technology show was scheduled for September in Denver; program to be held virtually
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ISC West remains scheduled for October 5-8 at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas.

Reed Exhibitions forms Health & Safety Task Force

May 28, 2020
Group to develop and implement policies and best practices around COVID-19 response and prevention for ISC West