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    Rob Martin (ARUP) Tjay Mitchell (PM for Stone) Joey Edmunds (VP Stone)

    Security Vanguard Award 2020: Stone Security Spearheads ARUP Laboratories Project

    Nov. 10, 2020
    Utah-based integrator leverages its technology expertise while avoiding a COVID curveball to deliver the top security project of 2020
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    From left-to-right: Capt. Jeff Barrett, Executive Officer for the Richmond County Marshal's Office, Brett Cooke, Senior Project Manager at A3 Communications, and Lt. Steven Douglas of the Richmond County Marshal's Office security division, stand outside the Augusta-Richmond County Judicial Center.

    Vanguard Award Honorable Mention: A Security Upgrade Unlike Any Other

    Nov. 10, 2020
    Richmond County, Ga., migrates from analog to IP-based security systems with the help of A3 Communications
    School Security

    Vanguard Award Honorable Mention: Puerto Rico Strong

    Nov. 10, 2020
    Commonwealth overhauls security technology in its schools in wake of hurricanes
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    Most high-end thermal cameras quote an accuracy of around +/- .2 degrees. Higher-end cameras tend to have reasonably good precision.
    Night-Vision, Thermal & Infrared Cameras

    Tech Trends: Thermal Temperature Scanning Lessons Learned

    Nov. 10, 2020
    Setting proper expectations is the key for effective deployment
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    It doesn't cost a penny to get value from a customer's positive experience, but it does take a solid strategy.

    How to Manage Your Company's Online Reviews

    Nov. 10, 2020
    It doesn't cost a penny to get value from a customer's positive experience, but it does take a solid strategy

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    Integrators and contractors who work with the government should prepare to comply with new cybersecurity requirements of the CMMC.

    New DoD Security Certification on the Horizon

    Nov. 10, 2020
    Integrators and contractors who work with the government should prepare to comply with new cybersecurity requirements
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    Whether managing a fleet or a counter-drone solution, the technologies can create RMR and other business opportunities for integrators

    The Revenue Potential of Drones

    Nov. 10, 2020
    Whether managing a fleet or a counter-drone solution, the technologies can create RMR and other business opportunities for integrators
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    IP intercom systems can help ease the burden that the pandemic has placed on end-users in the multi-tenant buildings market.
    Access & Identity

    COVID and Visitor Management in Multi-Tenant Facilities

    Nov. 10, 2020
    How IP intercom systems can help ease the burden that the pandemic has placed on end-users in this market
    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: Five Things to do after Losing a Sale

    Nov. 10, 2020
    Even a loss can be an opportunity to learn and lay the groundwork for future wins
    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: COVID and the Courts

    As integrators adjust to new working conditions, industry-related rulings take a pause
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    Wave to open switches are just a part of the Safer2Open line from ASSA ABLOY.
    Access Control

    Touchless Access Control in Focus at ISC West

    Nov. 10, 2020
    ASSA ABLOY and Allegion discuss COVID-related technology options and strategies at virtual event
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    New Products from Security Business magazine (Nov. 2020)

    Nov. 10, 2020
    The latest new products from security manufacturers
    Julie Rolles is Training Manager for PSA Security Network. Request more info about PSA at www.securityinfowatch.com/10214742.

    Insider Intelligence: Gratitude in Tough Times

    Nov. 10, 2020
    The current environment can make it difficult to keep a positive attitude...use these five tips to make it easier
    PSA Security Network CEO Bill Bozeman explained how Amazon is attempting to attract integrators to be their installation force during the recent PSA Adapt Conference.

    PSA Adapt Recap: Integrators Adjust to Changing Conditions

    Nov. 9, 2020
    While COVID dominated most of the business discussions, news of Amazon's continued push into the security integration industry made news at virtual event
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    While many industry observers were concerned a decade ago about the reentry of cable and telcos into the market, the increased competition from these firms pales in comparison with the disruption brought about by do-it-yourself technologies that are now being leveraged by tech giants Google, Amazon and others, as another touchpoint into the home.

    Inroads made by big tech, DIY a wake-up call for residential integrators

    Oct. 22, 2020
    Experts discuss challenges, opportunities in the smart home security market during Snap Pro Live event
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    The Nest Secure was a DIY combination of alarm, keypad and door/window sensors.
    Residential Technologies

    Google discontinues Nest Secure DIY security system

    Oct. 22, 2020
    Company tight-lipped on whether move is related to its new stake and collaboration with ADT
    Powerhouse Alliance

    PowerHouse Alliance adds 7 new distribution warehouses

    Oct. 22, 2020
    With the addition of seven locations, the 11 distributor members will stock 55 locations in total across the continental U.S.
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    Video Surveillance

    Dahua USA announces product rebranding

    Oct. 22, 2020
    Recategorization designed to help security integrators more easily identify which video surveillance solutions are better suited for small vs. enterprise applications.
    Surveillance Secure

    Integrator Surveillance Secure breaks ground on new facility

    Rapidly growing commercial security franchise concept expanding operations in Maryland
    Access Control

    dormakaba offers new blended training model for certifications

    Oct. 22, 2020
    Combination of in-person and virtual options available
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    Video Surveillance

    SIA unveils 2021 Security Megatrends

    Oct. 21, 2020
    Artificial intelligence tops list for first time, impact of COVID gives rise to touchless/frictionless access solutions
    Brinks Home Security Settles Lawsuit With Edge
    Residential Technologies

    Brinks Home Security settles lawsuit with Edge Security over deceptive sales practices

    Oct. 20, 2020
    The lawsuit is one of several filed by Brinks Home Security in recent months in order to protect its customers
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    Video Surveillance

    Mission 500 launches new website

    Oct. 20, 2020
    New site supports objective and goals of organization
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    The Alarm.com Smart Water Valve+Meter is now available to service providers partnered with Alarm.com and its subsidiaries.
    Smart Home

    Alarm.com makes its Smart Water Valve+Meter available to service providers

    Oct. 20, 2020
    Z-Wave shutoff valve combines innovative technology with high-quality plumbing hardware
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    Access Control

    PSIA elects Jason Ouellette and Ewa Pigna as officers

    Peter Boriskin to continue in his role as organization’s treasurer
    The latest guidelines are available at no cost on the PASS website along with a matching checklist tool, and PASS encourages education professionals, public safety personnel and security solutions providers to take advantage of these free resources.
    School Security

    Partner Alliance for Safer Schools releases 2020 update to Safety and Security Guidelines for K-12 Schools

    Fifth-edition guidelines expanded to address evolving security challenges facing today’s schools
    (Photo courtesy SIA)
    SIA has named Andrew Lanning as the 2020 recipient of the SIA Progress Award.

    Andrew Lanning to receive the 2020 SIA Progress Award

    Integrated Security Technologies co-founder will be recognized during Securing New Ground
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    SIA has selected Min Kyriannis as the 2020 recipient of the Jay Hauhn Excellence in Partnerships Award.
    Security Industry Services

    Min Kyriannis to receive 2020 Jay Hauhn Excellence in Partnerships Award

    Kyriannis will be recognized for her leadership in security industry collaboration during Securing New Ground on Oct. 21
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    Feenics President Denis Hébert has been named as the 2020 recipient of the George R. Lippert Memorial Award.
    Access Control

    Denis Hébert named 2020 SIA George R. Lippert Memorial Award winner

    Feenics president recognized for efforts to strategically shape SIA's future
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    Beyond fostering diversity and inclusion just because it is the right thing to do from a moral perspective, according to Willem Ryan, Vice President of Marketing and Communications at AlertEnterprise, there are actually metrics for building a business case for gender and ethnic diversity in organizations.
    Security Executives

    Why gender and ethnic diversity are important in security

    Oct. 16, 2020
    ISC West panel explores how the industry can broaden its appeal to women and minorities
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    Collaborative efforts between systems integrators and contractors have kept large projects on track during the pandemic.

    Large systems integrator benefits from taking a proactive COVID-19 approach

    Oct. 14, 2020
    VIP Systems has managed to keep its business strong during the pandemic by working closely with its contractors
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    Access Control

    ACRE partners with WaveLynx Technologies to drive mobile access control growth across its brands

    Oct. 14, 2020
    RS2. Vanderbilt and Open Options to launch ACT ID leveraging WaveLynx’s multi-technology readers
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    Brent Duncan has been promoted to President and COO of Interface Security Systems.
    Alarms & Monitoring

    Interface Security Systems promotes Brent Duncan to President and COO

    Oct. 14, 2020
    Company has seen a 165 percent increase in new customer acquisitions under Duncan’s leadership as Chief Revenue Officer
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    ADI recently opened a new branch location in Scarborough, Ontario.
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    Anixter is now distributing the Safe Zone Gunshot Detection System in North America.
    Gunshot Detection

    Anixter to distribute the Safe Zone Gunfire Detection System

    Appointment provides additional market support for solution designed to save the minutes that can save lives in an active shooter incident
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    Associations, Research & Training Organizations

    SecureXperts approved as Vendor for DoD Cybersecurity Maturity Model (CMMC) Marketplace

    Oct. 12, 2020
    The CMMC highlights the growing concern among U.S. national security officials of possible cybersecurity breaches from Chinese sources
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    Smart Home

    Resideo announces availability of its ProSeries security and smart home platform

    Oct. 8, 2020
    Professionally installed and monitored security, life safety and smart home control system now available in North America
    Longtime security business owner and former CSAA President Howard 'Bud' Wulforst was honored with ESA's Morris F. Weinstock Person of the Year Award at the ESA Leadership Summit on Wednesday.
    Industry Trade Associations

    ESA honors Wulforst and others at virtual summit

    Oct. 1, 2020
    Longtime security business owner named Weinstock Person of the Year
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    Video Surveillance

    ONVIF introduces Profile M release candidate for metadata and analytics for smart applications

    Sept. 29, 2020
    Draft specification paves the way for increased interoperability of IP cameras or analytics applications with video management systems
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    Hanwha Techwin America has received the UL CAP (Cybersecurity Assurance Program) certification for its recently-launched range of IP cameras featuring Wisenet 7 SoC (System on Chip).
    Video Surveillance

    Hanwha receives UL cybersecurity certification for Wisenet 7 cameras

    Sept. 29, 2020
    Company is one of just a few camera manufacturers globally to be granted this certification
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    The 'Ring Always Home Cam,' pictured above, was one of several new product launches from Ring last week.
    Residential Technologies

    Ring launches indoor drone cam, other security devices

    Sept. 28, 2020
    Company also debuts new line of automotive security products
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    Securitas to acquire integration business of STANLEY Security in five countries

    Sept. 28, 2020
    Purchase aligns with company’s goal of doubling the size of its security solutions and electronic security business
    A look at the panelists from Tuesday's GSX+ session, 'Security 2030 and Beyond'

    Panel: The future of security is already here

    Sept. 23, 2020
    Live from GSX: COVID and other factors have essentially pressed the fast-forward button on our industry
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    Also referred to as post-Millennials, the iGeneration or the Homeland Generation, Gen Zers were born between the mid-1990s and mid-2000s. With approximately 69 million members of Gen Z in the U.S., they are more numerous than their Millennial precursors, and they are just now moving into the work force.

    Gen Z and working in the new normal: Live from GSX+

    Sept. 22, 2020
    Education session focuses on attracting a new generation of security employees