October 2020

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Today's greenhouse growing almost always includes an automated light deprivation system. Integrators should specify IR cameras in growhouses to minimize light pollution and accommodate this growing method.
Cannabis Security

Cannabis Security 101

Oct. 9, 2020
A look at how the roles of basic technologies function in a growing and retail environment
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Highlights from the ongoing SecurityInfoWatch.com cannabis security regulations series include Alaska, California, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri and Pennsylvania
Cannabis Security

Cannabis Regulations by State

Oct. 9, 2020
Highlights from the ongoing SecurityInfoWatch.com series include Alaska, California, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri and Pennsylvania
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Michael Revness takes a closer look at the immediate and lasting effects of the virus on RMR multiples, creation costs, volume of deals and more

COVID and the Alarm Industry Acquisition Market

A closer look at the immediate and lasting effects of the virus on RMR multiples, creation costs, volume of deals and more
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A look inside the ADS Security monitoring center control room.
Central Station Alarm Monitoring

Preparing for a Monitored Future

Oct. 9, 2020
2020 Monitoring Resource Guide: From COVID-19 to AI, new technologies and end-user demands are driving innovation
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Third-Party Providers

2020 Directory: Third Party & Wholesale Central Station Monitoring

Oct. 9, 2020
Annual Security Business magazine section with featured and state-by-state listings of providers in the United States and Canada

More content from October 2020

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EMCS, an alarm receiving center in the UK, has transformed its video monitoring efficiency using AI-based false alarm reduction software.
Alarms & Monitoring

False Alarm Reduction via AI and Analytics

Oct. 9, 2020
2020 Monitoring Resource Guide: After years of development, intelligent software can now significantly reduce false alarms and dispatches
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Early planning for the coming 3G/CDMA sunset is vitally important for integrators, and starting now allows plenty of time to contact reluctant clients multiple times.
Alarms & Monitoring

5 Steps to Sunset Success

Oct. 9, 2020
2020 Monitoring Resource Guide: Create a 3G/CDMA replacement strategy that benefits both customers and your business
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Central Station Alarm Monitoring

Monitoring Resource Guide 2020: New Products

Oct. 9, 2020
New products for your monitoring operation
Ray Coulombe is Founder and Managing Director of SecuritySpecifiers and the CONSULT Technical Security Symposium. Reach him at ray@SecuritySpecifiers.com, through LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/raycoulombe or follow him on Twitter, @RayCoulombe.
Access Control

Tech Trends: OSDP Goes Mainstream

Oct. 9, 2020
Hear from the vendors who embrace it, and why integrators and consultants can help continue to push the ball forward
Timothy J. Pastore, Esq., is a Partner in the New York office of Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP (www.mmwr.com), 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 tpastore@mmwr.com.

Legal Brief: Election Security

How AI and other security technology can pave the path to confidence in November
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: Avoid Face-to-Face Awkwardness

Oct. 9, 2020
7 tips on how to handle in-person customer meetings as we get back to the new normal
Birttany Board is Marketing Manager for USAV, a division of PSA Security Network. Request more info about PSA at www.securityinfowatch.com/10214742.

Insider Intelligence: Work/Life Lessons from Motherhood

Oct. 9, 2020
5 things my newborn taught me about the workplace
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A look at the Idemia ID analysis machines in use for a pilot project at Ronald Reagan Airport. The officer stands behind the shield, and human-to-human contact is non-existent.
Access & Identity

Editor's Note: DIY Security Evolves Beyond Homeowners

Oct. 5, 2020
COVID and social distancing means Do-it-Yourself security is taking on a whole new meaning for the commercial market
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Alarms & Monitoring

TMA’s OPS-TECH 2020 to Showcase Innovation

Three-part program (Operations, Technology and Video) to be presented Nov. 9-12 and 17-18
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Residential Technologies

Nortek Security & Control to rebrand as Nortek Control

Sept. 23, 2020
While still heavily invested in the security market, company aims to encompass all of its brands under the simplified name
Restaurant Kit

Instanalysis: SimpliSafe launches business-focused DIY offering

Sept. 17, 2020
Industry experts weigh in on the impact of these new security systems targeting retail, healthcare and other SMB customers
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Residential Technologies

Yale to unveil new branding

180-year-old company plans to update logo, website and more to reflect its broader offering of smart home products
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Smart Home

Z-Wave Alliance launches new long-range specification

Sept. 17, 2020
includes 4x wireless range, 10x node scalability for larger network support, 10-year coin cell battery life, and maintains Z-Wave backward compatibility and interoperability
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Convergint partners with Seal Telecom in Latin America

Strategic partnership to expand integrator's reach
Installation Tools & Equipment

ASSA ABLOY Interactive Egress Calculator

Sept. 17, 2020
Specify Code Compliant Doors and Hardware
Xandar Kardian took top honors in the ESX Innovation Awards and the TechVision Challenge for its smart home occupancy management and detection solution that uses radar technology.
Alarms & Monitoring

ESX announces 2020 product awards

Sept. 17, 2020
Xandar Kardian takes top honors for its Smart Home System Using Radar
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Some recent innovations and emerging technologies are changing the ways that cannabis businesses secure their products and facilities.
Cannabis Security

Top emerging security technologies in the cannabis industry

Sept. 16, 2020
How to secure your stash with some of the most innovative security strategies available
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We’ve become desensitized to people and organizations announcing that their accounts and data centers have been compromised.

You’re not as smart as you think you are: Phishing with Covid-19 as bait

Sept. 16, 2020
We need to understand how social engineering, and by extension (spear) phishing, works
Navigate360 was borne out of the merger of three different organizations including; ALICE Training Institute, one of the leading providers of active shooter response training; NaviGate Prepared, a developer of software for schools to aid them in creating student threat assessments, safety planning, and drill scheduling and logging among other features; and SafePlans, creator of the Emergency Response Information Portal (ERIP), an all-hazards emergency preparedness platform.
Security Executives

Navigate360 provides a one-stop-shop for security preparedness

Sept. 16, 2020
Merger of ALICE Training Institute, NaviGate Prepared and SafePlans creates diversified safety planning organization
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G4S announced on Monday that it has rejected a bid by Canada-based GardaWorld to buy the company for nearly £3 billion ($3.8 billion).
Protective Operations & Guard Services

G4S rebuffs GardaWorld takeover bid

Sept. 14, 2020
Company makes its third acquisition offer for G4S in as many months
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SIA released a statement on Thursday in response to the decision of the city council in Portland, Ore., this week to ban public and private use of facial recognition technology, calling the decision 'shortsighted.'
Facial Recognition Solutions

SIA: Portland's facial recognition ban shortsighted

Sept. 10, 2020
Association says decision to prohibit the technology's use by businesses impacts their ability to secure facilities, protect people
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Fulcrum Biometrics expands into Europe with acquisition of UK-based DelaneyBiometrics business

Sept. 9, 2020
Move positions company to enter and expand in the growing European Identity and Access Management market
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Students at Crosspointe Elementary School in Boynton Beach, Florida will once again have essential school supplies, provided by COPS Monitoring thanks to the generous efforts of the “Back to School Backpack Event.”
Central Station Alarm Monitoring

Mission 500 holds annual ‘Back to School Backpack Event’

Sept. 9, 2020
Security professionals overcome the challenges of COVID-19 to help bring school supplies to children in need
Adept Audio, a new loudspeaker branch focused on the needs of the security industry, announced its line of audio solutions is now available through ADI Global Distribution.
Residential Technologies

Adept Audio announces distribution agreement with ADI Global Distribution

Sept. 9, 2020
New lIne of security dealer-focused architectural loudspeakers now available at ADI
Video Surveillance

ONVIF goes live on GitHub for Open Source Development

Sept. 9, 2020
ONVIF interoperability specifications are already publicly available as open standards and are implemented by more than 400 manufacturers
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New features added to IPVideo Corp.'s HALO Smart Sensor

Sept. 8, 2020
Air quality monitoring, BACnet integration and cleaning chemical signature verification among solution's new capabilities
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SIA, ESA launch Foundation for Advancing Security Talent

Sept. 2, 2020
New nonprofit organization dedicated to connecting talented, motivated individuals with opportunities in the security technology and life safety field
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SAGE Integration have partnered to deliver facial authentication solutions to enterprise businesses to help modernize access control.
Facial Recognition Solutions

Alcatraz announces partnership with SAGE Integration

Sept. 2, 2020
Companies to expand modern access control solutions along the East Coast, Midwest
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ISC East 2020 has been converted to a half-day digital event.

ISC East converted to half-day digital conference

Sept. 2, 2020
Virtual event to occur Nov. 18
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Paxton recently announced that their free COVID-secure live webinars are now available on demand.
Access & Identity

Paxton COVID-secure tutorials and resources launched on demand

Sept. 2, 2020
Webinars can be watched anywhere, anytime at your convenience
As a result of the challenge, 21 new applications will be added to the Security & Safety Things Application Store
Video Analytics

Security & Safety Things announces winners of App Challenge for innovation in AI-enabled smart camera applications

Winning applications include hand pose detection, parcel detection and privacy masking solutions
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Allied Universal acquires Service Works Inc.

Aug. 31, 2020
Acquisition of N.J.-based integrator to expand company’s technology services in the greater New York City market
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Strict surveillance laws surrounding cannabis dispensaries account for every stage of the plant’s growth, trimming, harvesting, packaging, and transportation processes.
Cannabis Security

Cannabis facilities upgrade security technology with help of savvy systems integrator

Aug. 27, 2020
A customized approach while meeting state requirements highlights a multifaceted cannabis security project