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    GSX+ ISC West 2020 Product Preview from Security Business & SecurityInfoWatch

    Sept. 11, 2020
    An exclusive look at more than 150 new products that would have been on display during in-person trade shows at GSX or ISC West
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    To reinforce social distancing in checkout lines, some retailers are integrating IP speaker systems with surveillance cameras and crossline detection analytics.
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    IP Technology Helps Navigate COVID-19 Challenges

    Sept. 11, 2020
    As businesses struggle to implement new technology to stop the spread of the virus, many are realizing that the foundational tools are already in place
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    Users wave their hands in front of these sensors to open doors; thus, minimizing high-frequency touchpoints and ultimately reducing the spread of germs.

    Contactless Technologies Create a Touch-Free Future

    Sept. 11, 2020
    From the front door to the sales office, manufacturers are enabling integrators to meet the skyrocketing demand for limited physical engagement with technology
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    As they deploy thermal temperature screening solutions, integrators must adhere to several key installation aspects, including using a blackbody reference point.

    Technology Q&A: Thermal Temperature Screening

    Sept. 11, 2020
    Installation tips and must-know details for deployment as part of a COVID reopening plan
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    Using smart cameras equipped with object detection analytics, the enforcement process of COVID-related health and safety policies can be automated.
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    Smart Surveillance Creates Smart Reopening

    Sept. 11, 2020
    Transforming surveillance cameras into multi-purpose sensors may be the key

    More content from September 2020

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    Because of jobsite health and safety precautions, security integrators should be mindful that a job that once took 100 hours to complete may now take 120 hours.

    11 Ways COVID has Changed Security Integration

    Sept. 11, 2020
    The definition of a security integrator is constantly evolving, and businesses must adapt to survive
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    Security integrators should review existing coverage as liability and other concerns remain throughout the pandemic.

    Insure Your Future: COVID Insurance Considerations for Integrators

    Sept. 11, 2020
    Security integrators should review existing coverage as liability and other concerns remain throughout the pandemic
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    NIST digitally applied mask shapes to photos and tested the performance of face recognition algorithms developed before COVID appeared. Because real-world masks differ, the team came up with variants that included differences in shape, color and nose coverage.
    Facial Recognition Solutions

    Legal Brief: Can Facial Recognition Technology Survive Masks?

    New NIST study exposes flaws, but the study itself was flawed as well
    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: Turn Over a New LEAF

    Sept. 11, 2020
    Standards platform enables access control interoperability for cards, readers and key control
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    Security Teaching/Education Services

    Virtual Education on Tap

    Sept. 11, 2020
    Check out a handful of the many training sessions that will be available to attendees of GSX+ and ISC West
    Chris Peterson is the founder and president of Vector Firm (www.vectorfirm.com), a sales consulting and training company built specifically for the security industry. To request more info about the company, visit www.securityinfowatch.com/12361573.

    Modern Selling: Analytical People, the Toughest Sell

    Sept. 11, 2020
    Nine ways to move the meter with these buyers
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    Enterprise video deployments can benefit by switching to IPSAN-based architecture for storage and playback systems.
    Video Surveillance Storage

    How to Overcome NVR Limitations

    Sept. 11, 2020
    Why enterprise deployments can benefit by switching to IPSAN-based architecture for storage and playback systems
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    Access Control

    Cyber Vulnerability in Access Control

    Sept. 11, 2020
    Tips and tricks to keep your customers’ credential-based systems secure
    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: Down with Dealers

    Sept. 11, 2020
    Why the security industry’s lexicon desperately needs updating
    Tim Brooks is VP of Sales & Vendor Management for PSA Security Network. Request more info about PSA at www.securityinfowatch.com/10214742.

    Insider Intelligence: Master the Monotony

    Sept. 11, 2020
    Tedium and routine can actually become great avenues to personal and professional development
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    ADT joins Zigbee Alliance

    Aug. 25, 2020
    Company added to organization's Project Connected Home over IP working group to develop a unified connectivity protocol for smart home device manufacturers
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    Residential Technologies

    Z-Wave Alliance formalizes Standards Development Organization

    Aug. 25, 2020
    Founding members include Alarm.com, ASSA ABLOY, Leedarson, Ring, Silicon Labs, StratIS and Qolsys
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    Many aging access control systems urgently need to be upgraded, according to a survey of 1,800 higher education security and IT professionals conducted by Genetec and HID Global.
    Access Control Software & Management Systems

    Genetec and HID survey shows higher education institutions ready to move from legacy access control systems and embrace new technology

    Aug. 25, 2020
    Over half of respondents want to unify their access control credentials to support multiple applications; 44% want better integration with other security systems/components
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    The Security Industry Association (SIA) this week released a set of guiding principles to help law enforcement, as well as public and private entities, develop policies for responsible and ethical use of facial recognition systems.
    Facial Recognition Solutions

    SIA looks to clear the air on facial recognition

    Aug. 21, 2020
    Association develops a set of nine core principles for the technology’s use
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    Developed by the Wi-Fi Alliance with a certification program expected to be available in 2021, IEEE 802.11ah, or more commonly known as “Wi-Fi HaLow,” is a low-power, long-range Wi-Fi standard that provides 10 times the range, 100 times the area and 1,000 times the volume of traditional Wi-Fi – ideal for an access control system at a large enterprise with multiple cameras, locks, doors, etc.
    Wireless Access Control Solutions

    Wi-Fi HaLow standard a new modality for wireless access control

    Aug. 19, 2020
    Technology expected to deliver advanced functionality, cost savings for residential and enterprise deployments alike
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    Video Surveillance

    Calipsa and Immix launch AI video verification solution for central stations

    Aug. 19, 2020
    Integration will enable Immix customers to add Calipsa’s False Alarm Filtering technology to their cameras directly
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    Vector Security Networks has hired David Fisher as Division President.

    Vector Security Networks hires David Fisher as division president

    Aug. 19, 2020
    Fisher to oversee sales, growth, retention and hands-on operational aspects of company
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    Gil Briman has been named CEO of BriefCam.
    Video Analytics

    Gil Briman appointed CEO of BriefCam

    Aug. 19, 2020
    Veteran executive tapped to lead company’s next phase of growth
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    Access Control

    ONVIF introduces release candidate for Profile D for access control peripherals

    Aug. 19, 2020
    Profile candidate designed to provide ONVIF interoperability for a wide range of devices
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    Thomas Jensen has been named as the new CEO of Milestone Systems.
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    PSA announces corporate social responsibility program

    Aug. 13, 2020
    Program aimed at bettering the PSA community and the low-voltage systems integration industry as a whole
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    SIA opens SIA RISE Scholarship opportunity for young security professionals

    Program to help awardees expand their professional knowledge in a variety of areas
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    The BoonAssist TQ manual revolving door has been tested and certified to confirm with UL Standard 325 and CSA 22.2, a standard established by UL (United Laboratories) for door, drapery, gate, louver, and window operators and systems.
    Access Control

    Boon Edam announces UL certification on newest revolving door

    Aug. 13, 2020
    BoonAssist TQ manual revolving door has achieved UL 325 certification and CSA 22.2 for Canada
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    Video Surveillance

    Pivot3 validation enables Bosch customers to utilize infrastructure purpose-built for video

    Aug. 13, 2020
    Company's hyperconverged surveillance series now certified with BVMS
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    The plaintiffs in the case against Sandy Springs, Ga., over its alarm ordinance that allows the city to charge alarm companies for the false alarms of its customers recently filed a petition seeking a rehearing of their appeal before the full appeals court.

    Alarm industry seeks another hearing before appeals court in Sandy Springs case

    Aug. 11, 2020
    Plaintiffs say city ordinance violates their right to due process under federal and state laws
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    ScanSource to sell its Latin America business outside Brazil to Intcomex

    Aug. 11, 2020
    Move part of effort to align company’s investments with higher-growth, higher-margin businesses
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    Genetec announces favorable conclusion in patent infringement case

    Aug. 11, 2020
    Company takes occasion of litigant’s settlement payment to make public its firm stance against nuisance lawsuits from non-practicing entities
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    As integrators prepare for the implementation of the interim Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) published last month, many questions remain about how the rule will be interpreted and what exactly the final rule will look like.

    Integrators prepare for full NDAA implementation

    Aug. 7, 2020
    As interim FAR takes effect next week, many questions remain
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    Central Station Alarm Monitoring

    Study: Average compensation for monitoring center managers in 2018 was $82K

    New TMA wage and compensation survey to assist security industry businesses with competitive compensation practices
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    ADI cancels remaining 2020 expos

    Aug. 5, 2020
    Distributor to ramp up online training opportunities until expos relaunch in Feb. 2021.
    Johnson Controls has acquired the remaining stake in smart security technology provider Qolsys Inc., having owned a majority since 2014. The company will offer Qolsys products, like the IQ Panel 2 Plus pictured above, throughout global markets.
    Alarm Systems & Intrusion Detection

    Johnson Controls acquires remaining stake in Qolsys

    Aug. 4, 2020
    Qolsys founders, leadership team to assume key role in JCI’s global intrusion business
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    STANLEY Security recently announced its investment in Evolv Technology, a provider of artificial intelligence (AI)-based touchless security screening.
    Threat Detection, Imaging & Inspection

    STANLEY Security forms strategic partnership with Evolv Technology

    Aug. 4, 2020
    Investment supports company’s commitment to advancing security and safety with screening technology
    ADT announced on Monday morning that Google will make a $450 million investment in ADT - a total of 6.6% of the company - as part of a new strategic partnership where ADT will offer Nest products in addition to its traditional professional and DIY securtiy offerings.
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    Instant Analysis: ADT and Google Join Forces

    Aug. 3, 2020
    As the technology giant muscles into professional security, ADT plans internal technology transition
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    Motorola acquires Pelco for $110M

    Aug. 3, 2020
    Pelco to remain as a standalone brand within company’s video portfolio
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    Global alarm monitoring service revenues are expected to grow 3.8% annually over the next several years, reaching $63.1 billion in 2024, according to a new report from The Freedonia Group.
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    Study: Global alarm monitoring service revenues to top $63B in 2024

    July 31, 2020
    Revenue growth to be driven by increased penetration of high-value services
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    Iowa recently enacted legislation that prohibits cities and counties across the state from fining alarm companies for the false alarms incurred by their customers.