January 2021

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Integrators and healthcare end-users have pivoted with the times as security work must go on despite COVID restrictions.

Healthcare's New Normal

Jan. 15, 2021
Integrators and end-users have pivoted with the times as security work must go on despite COVID restrictions
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Video Analytics

Is AWS Panorama a Game-Changer for Video Analytics?

Although some already exist, Amazon may have given integrators a new avenue for custom development of deep learning and video analytics applications
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Security Business Product Spotlight: Temperature Screening

Jan. 15, 2021
From thermal devices to wearable scanners, check out the latest products in this emerging market
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Recently, healthcare identification methods such as plastic ID cards and barcoded wristbands are giving way to newer solutions featuring one of three biometric technologies – facial, fingerprint or iris recognition.

Biometrics for Patient Identification

Jan. 15, 2021
Another largely untapped opportunity for integrators to use security technology to solve a common problem in the healthcare market
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Electronic Access Control can address sometimes overlooked areas where touch-free solutions could be deployed, including on mobile medical carts.

More Touchless Opportunities in Healthcare

Jan. 15, 2021
Electronic Access Control can address three sometimes overlooked areas where touch-free solutions could be deployed

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From COVID contact tracing to electronic medical record integration, visitor management system options for healthcare organizations are continually evolving.

Visitor Management Systems Adapt to Healthcare

Jan. 15, 2021
From COVID contact tracing to electronic medical record integration, the options for healthcare organizations are continually evolving
The OSDP Product verification process has already been completed for three products from Wavelynx; three from Farpointe Data; and one from Cypress Integration. Products from Allegion, HID Global, Deister Electronics and Third Millennium are deep into the verification process.
Access Control

OSDP Takes the Next Big Step

Jan. 15, 2021
Updated version of the access control spec and growing list of verified products pave the way for widespread adoption
Brian Coulombe (bcoulombe@rossbar.com) is Principal and Director of Operations at Ross & Baruzzini | DVS. Connect with him on Linkedin at www.linkedin.com/in/brian-coulombe or Twitter, @DVS_RB.
Video Surveillance

Tech Trends: A Quantum Leap in Image Sensors

Jan. 15, 2021
Quantum Dot technology is poised to revolutionize video surveillance
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Security Business 2021 Mobile Apps Guide

Jan. 15, 2021
Integrator-focused apps for installation, productivity and business success
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: The Latest COVID Impacts on Your Business

Jan. 15, 2021
Take a closer look at a new California law, as well as a new wave of vaccine-related phishing attacks
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: A Forgotten Secret to Sales Success

Jan. 15, 2021
Four ways that repetition will improve your performance
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.
Facial Recognition Solutions

Legal Brief: Facial Recognition Makes Steady Progress

Latest NIST study confirms vendor improvements in detecting masked faces
Ric McCullough is President of PSA Security Network. Request more info about PSA at www.securityinfowatch.com/10214742.

Insider Intelligence: Embrace Empathy in 2021

Jan. 15, 2021
How it can help improve relationships with both customers and employees

Securityhunter awarded Social Security Administration BPA

Jan. 5, 2021
Blanket Purchase Agreement to provide security systems and support services to various Social Security Administration (SSA) locations nationwide
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Dealers, Integrators & Installing Companies

Alarm Detection Systems becomes commercial customer of Eastern Bank

Security Alarm Lending Group Selected By Family-Owned Business For Full Banking Solution Including $10 Million Loan Facility For Working Capital
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Installation Tools & Equipment

Henry Siemon named President & CEO of The Siemon Company

Jan. 5, 2021
Carl Siemon, who has served as President and CEO since 1982, will continue to serve on the Board of Directors
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Video Surveillance

Teledyne to acquire FLIR in $8B deal

Jan. 4, 2021
Deal expected to close later this year
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Doyle Security Systems acquires Hart Alarm and Austin Locksmithing & Security

Jan. 4, 2021
Acquisitions expand Doyle's presence throughout New York
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It is the recent advances in deep learning that have attracted billions of dollars of annual investment in video analytics and has resulted in very significant improvements in video analytics capabilities, which has been good news for the security video industry. However, advances in video analytics have historically been a good-news/bad-news situation for the security industry, which has already experienced two over-hyped phases of video analytics, with a third one on the way.
Video Analytics

Real Words or Buzzwords?: Computer Vision

Why a good understanding of the computer vision concept is important for evaluating today’s security video analytics products
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The push for standards and operating consistencies has been an almost Quixotic quest for manufacturers, systems integrators and end-users to facilitate open systems and interoperability.
Video Surveillance

Executive Q&A: The evolution of ONVIF’s Profile M standard

Dec. 24, 2020
Profile M supports metadata and analytic configurations that are so important in today’s digitally-driven security industry
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Brinks Home Security acquires Select Security

Dec. 24, 2020
Acquisition adds more than 38K residential and commercial accounts
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LenelS2 integration with Seek Thermal’s Contactless Thermal Imaging System to support healthy buildings

Dec. 22, 2020
The new integration allows businesses to identify individuals with elevated skin temperature through a contactless solution
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SecurityInfoWatch.com takes a look back at the biggest stories of 2020.

Year in Review: The Top 10 Most Read Stories of 2020

Dec. 22, 2020
A look back on the events that made industry headlines in a year defined by Covid-19
Matt Barnette will take over as CEO of PSA Security Network on Jan. 1.

PSA Security Network names Matt Barnette CEO

Dec. 21, 2020
Former HID, Mercury Security executive to take over for retiring Bill Bozeman
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Badging & Visitor Management Systems and Software

Honeywell acquires Sine Group

Dec. 15, 2020
Sine’s technology to provide a cloud-based mobile platform for Honeywell Forge
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IFSEC rescheduled to July 2021

Dec. 15, 2020
Event will now take place just a week prior to ISC West
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A new study from the National Retail Federation, which polled loss prevention executives at 61 companies, found that 75% of retailers had experienced an increase in organized retail crime activity in the past year, up from 68% last year. Additionally, losses from ORC averaged nearly $720,000 per $1 billion in sales, a 2% increase from last year.

Study: ORC continues to plague retailers at record levels

Dec. 15, 2020
Losses from ORC top $700K per $1B in sales for the fifth year in a row
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Alarms & Monitoring

Alarm.com acquires Shooter Detection Systems

Dec. 14, 2020
Company continues to build on its commercial solutions portfolio with latest purchase
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ADT completes acquisition of CellBounce

Dec. 10, 2020
Company’s 3G-to-4G radio conversion technology now certified for use on AT&T’s network
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Access Control

ASSA ABLOY integrates Aperio wireless technology with Connect ONE from Connected Technologies

Dec. 10, 2020
Protect more doors cost-effectively, works with leading control panels
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Video Surveillance

SIA names new chair and vice chair to lead SIA RISE community

Erin Mann of Allegion Canada and Kelsey Carnell of Axis Communications will guide RISE in fostering the careers of young security talent
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Access & Identity

Johnson Controls and Microsoft announce global collaboration

Industry giants launch integration between OpenBlue Digital Twin and Azure Digital Twins
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G4S has agreed to be acquired by Allied Universal as part of a $5 billion deal between the tow companies.
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G4S agrees to be acquired by Allied Universal

Dec. 8, 2020
$5B deal brings six-month long bidding war for company to a close
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ASSA ABLOY announces Medeco Security Locks ISO 27001 recertification

Dec. 8, 2020
Company continues to prioritize information security standards in manufacturing
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General Security buys Access Alarm & Security Systems of Florida

Dec. 8, 2020
Transaction facilitated by Davis Mergers & Acquisitions Group
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MCA acquires CodeLynk

Dec. 8, 2020
Company continues its security portfolio expansion
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Video Insight VMS plug-in and MOBOTIX thermal camera integration helps detect elevated skin temperature and issue alerts.
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Panasonic i-PRO and MOBOTIX partner on thermal camera solution

Dec. 4, 2020
Video Insight VMS plug-in and MOBOTIX thermal cameras detect elevated skin temperature and issue alerts
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Access Control

Touch-free eBook from dormakaba helps facilities design ‘cleaner’ buildings

Dec. 4, 2020
Addresses the five most critical points where hygiene is important
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ADT Commercial acquires CLS Technology

Dec. 3, 2020
Acquisition to expand company’s capabilities in the Houston market
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Video Management Software/VMS

Milestone extends technical support hours, enhances comprehensive services

Dec. 2, 2020
Technical support now available to company's partners two hours earlier
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Convergint Technologies announces two acquisitions

Company deepens its expertise in financial and healthcare industries with purchase of Innovative Medical Systems and Smith Hamilton, Inc.
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The Calipsa Video Monitoring Report 2020 found 47% of respondents said the pandemic had stimulated business growth, providing an average 33% increase in clients and a 30% boost in revenue. More than a third (37%) of businesses reported no change in performance, while 16% said their operations had declined.
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Calipsa survey shows video monitoring centers surviving COVID-19

Nov. 25, 2020
Nearly half of respondents report increased business during pandemic
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ComNet adds Razberi line to product offering

Razberi solution suite combined with ComNet communication products will enable companies to deploy a simple, secure, video surveillance system
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Mobile Communications of America acquires S3 Integration

Nov. 25, 2020
Purchase expands MCA’s geographic footprint
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ESA's National Training School releases four new video CEU courses

Courses are available now and will help students maintain certifications and licenses
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Jim Geyer has joined Sage Integration as vice president of sales.

Sage Integration names Jim Geyer vice president of sales

Nov. 18, 2020
Industry veteran brings 22 years of sales management experience