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    Take a closer look at 5 key trends exposed at CES 2021.
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    How security integrators can leverage the “cool gadget” hype coming out of CES.

    CES Tech Creates Opportunity

    Feb. 12, 2021
    How security integrators can leverage the “cool gadget” hype
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    Security Business Product Spotlight: CES 2021 Edition

    Feb. 12, 2021
    New security products from the 2021 Virtual CES show floor
    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: Vaccination Implications

    Legal considerations facing security integrators range from customers denying access to facilities to employee exceptions
    Brandon Reich is CEO of SecureBI (www.securebi.com), a business and strategic advisory firm exclusively serving the physical security and IoT industries. In more than 20 years in the security industry, he has held executive positions at companies including Honeywell, Pelco and Pivot3. Follow him on Twitter at @Brandon_Reich or email him at b@securebi.com.

    Tech Trends: Is The ‘Clean’ Building the New ‘Smart’ Building?

    Feb. 12, 2021
    Enterprise organizations are rethinking the workspace of the future, which brings major implications to security technology providers

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    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: Open Your Mind to CES Innovations

    Feb. 12, 2021
    You would be surprised how many consumer products could be adapted to the security industry
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    Integrators hoping to provide comprehensive smart home and business protection could with specialty water monitoring systems, popular at CES
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    The Case for Water Monitoring

    Feb. 12, 2021
    Integrators hoping to provide comprehensive smart home and business protection could start with these specialty systems, popular at CES
    Sciens Building Solutions CEO Terry Heath (center) with technicians Tim Larkin and Larry Brugh.

    Integrator Connection: Sciens' Buy and Build Playbook

    Feb. 12, 2021
    Thanks to a clear vision and philosophy, Sciens Building Solutions has quickly built and grown its fire and security services business
    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: The Sales Manager Playbook

    Feb. 12, 2021
    5 ways to ditch the spreadsheets and take a more active role in helping your sales team to succeed
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    Alarms & Monitoring

    Q&A: ESA President Jamie Vos

    Feb. 12, 2021
    New Electronic Security Association president faced unprecedented challenges in first six months
    Anthony Berticelli is VP of Operations for PSA Security Network. To request more information about PSA, visit www.securityinfowatch.com/10214742.

    Insider Intelligence: It is Time to Make a Change

    Feb. 12, 2021
    The stage was set in 2020 as we learned to be flexible and open to change...now you should take action
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    Q&A: New PSA CEO Matt Barnette

    Feb. 9, 2021
    Industry veteran talks recovery, the future of the organization, plans for the annual PSA-TEC and more
    DEN Smart Home earned a 2021 CTA Innovation Award for its new Integrated Strike.

    CES: Dutch company adds intelligence to the electric strike

    Jan. 27, 2021
    DEN Smart Home takes an alternative approach to smart locks

    Tony D’Onofrio Named CEO and Managing Director of Prosegur Security’s retail business unit

    Jan. 26, 2021
    Prior to joining Prosegur, D’Onofrio served as CEO of TD Insights, a retail and security consultancy firm
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    Alarms & Monitoring

    Netwatch Group appoints Kurt Takahashi as CEO

    Jan. 26, 2021
    Former Pelco, AMAG exec to lead video and alarm monitoring businesses
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    Business Services for Security Dealers & Integrators

    Constellation Affiliated Partners acquires INSUREtrust

    Jan. 26, 2021
    INSUREtrust sepcializes in distributing cyber liability, technology errors & omissions and miscellaneous professional liability coverages
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    Dealers, Integrators & Installing Companies

    Sage Integration opens Dallas-Fort Worth office

    Jan. 26, 2021
    Facility becomes the integrator's third national location
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    Brinks Home Security announces long-term contract with largest dealer, Skyline Security

    Jan. 26, 2021
    Partnership will increase profitability and lay foundation for shared growth
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    Market research firm Memoori projects that the world market for video surveillance products will grow at a CAGR of around 7% over the next five years, driven by a number of factors including pent-up demand following the COVID-19 pandemic, AI video analytics software, Video Surveillance as a Service (VSaaS), integration across the three sectors, and IoT.
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    Report: Video surveillance market poised for strong rebound in wake of Covid

    Jan. 21, 2021
    New research from Memoori predicts industry growth will be influenced by the evolution of tech, geopolitical challenges
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    Kimberlite completes acquisition of Security First Alarm King

    Purchase represents the first non-Sonitrol transaction by company in its continuing growth and acquisition strategy in California and the West Coast
    The Electronic Security Association is now the sole owner of ESX, as The Monitoring Association (TMA) will no longer co-own and sponsor the event.
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    Electronic Security Association (ESA) takes sole ownership of ESX show

    Jan. 20, 2021
    The Monitoring Association (TMA) ends affiliation with annual event
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    Access Control

    Feenics Inc. unveils its CloudForce Alliance Program

    New partner program is designed to distinguish and build a community of Feenics’ best in class systems integrators
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    Allied Universal acquires Atlanta-based SecurAmerica

    Jan. 20, 2021
    SecurAmerica is a privately held, Georgia-based security company with 49 offices located throughout the United States
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    SOSLAB’s solid-state LiDAR ‘ML’ won the CES Innovation Award in the Vehicle Intelligence & Transportation category with its modular optics and size, which is smaller than that of the iPhone 12.

    Live from CES: Security related tech trends - Part 2

    Jan. 19, 2021
    Technologist Steve Surfaro examines innovations in nano sensors, smart locks, LiDAR, and more
    The Paxton10 platform will allow users to use a smart watch as a mobile credential.
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    Paxton10 Combines Access Control, Video Surveillance

    Jan. 18, 2021
    The System will be available in the United States beginning Feb. 1.
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    125th NFPA Anniversary Conference Series unveiled

    Jan. 15, 2021
    The 2021 NFPA Conference & Expo will not happen as scheduled and instead will be replaced with a year-long, targeted, virtual experience

    Fedora Security and Intertech Ci merger will provide key technologies to more industries

    Jan. 15, 2021
    Fedora Intertech will serve organizations in the U.S. and abroad, combining Fedora Security’s innovative security technologies and Intertech’s expertise in systems integration...
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    The Vision, pictured above, is one several product lines offered by the LOCKLY.

    LOCKLY looks to stand out in a crowded smart lock market

    Jan. 14, 2021
    Company’s head of sales discusses their plans for the professional market, new product launches at CES 2021
    SAAM's revolutionary smoke detectors are available in ceiling-mount (pictured in white), as well as countertop versions (pictured in black).
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    Live from CES: A new method of smoke detection

    Jan. 14, 2021
    SAAM’s proprietary spectroscopy-based technology detects chemical changes in the air for early warning
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    Ring unveiled customer-controlled video encryption on Wednesday.

    Ring unveils end-to-end video encryption

    Jan. 14, 2021
    Customer-controlled service further protects video from doorbells and cameras
    Microsoft President Brad Smith delivers a keynote address during CES 2021.

    Microsoft president hopes SolarWinds, Covid-related hacks serve as 'clarion calls' for tech industry

    Jan. 13, 2021
    Brad Smith says industry and nations need to take a stand against these kinds of cyberattacks during CES keynote
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    Alarm Financial Services provides loan to Alarms Incorporated in acquisition of Verified Alarms

    Alarms Inc. has also specialized in residential and commercial alarm systems for about 40 years
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    Software drives new era of video surveillance innovation at CES

    Jan. 13, 2021
    Solutions on display during tradeshow highlight how software-driven solutions are revolutionizing the industry
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    Israel-based Essence unveiled 5G-capable PERS and intrusion detection systems at CES 2021.

    CES: Essence brings 5G to PERS, intrusion detection

    Jan. 13, 2021
    Cutting-edge cellular communications technology brings variety of benefits to the product offerings
    2GIG has not unveiled the Edge panel, but it won a CTA award during the CES show.

    2GIG panel wins CTA Security and Surveillance Product of the Year Award

    Jan. 13, 2021
    New EDGE Security Panel and Builder Program earn coveted honors from Consumer Technology Association
    The Skydio X2 is an AI-enhanced drone made for Enterprise and First Responder use.

    Live from CES: Security related tech trends - Part 1

    Jan. 12, 2021
    Expert Steve Surfaro takes a closer look at innovations in 3D cameras, 5G, AI, WiFi and more
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    COPS Monitoring achieves HIPAA compliance with Compliancy Group

    Jan. 12, 2021
    COPS has earned Seal of Compliance, a distinction issued only to organizations that have implemented an effective HIPAA compliance program
    Brian Duffy has been promoted from Chief Operating Officer of Per Mar to President and Chief Executive Officer effective January 1, 2021.

    Brian Duffy named CEO of Per Mar Security Services

    Duffy joined Per Mar full-time in 2012 as General Manager of the Cedar Rapids, Iowa branch
    All Systems Vice President David Govro (left), All Systems Founder Gary Venable, SR. (center), and SWC President Todd Lucy (right).

    South Western Communications acquires All Systems

    Jan. 12, 2021
    SWC’s acquisition of All Systems aligned with its strategic growth initiative to diversify its business and service area
    The new Alarm.com video doorbell unveiled at CES uses video analytics to detect a person and notify a homeowner.

    Alarm.com unveils new video doorbell and LTE sensor at CES

    Jan. 11, 2021
    Touchless doorbell option supports social distancing requirements; while sensor brings connectivity to any area that can receive LTE signals
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    Barnes Buchanan Conference canceled

    Jan. 8, 2021
    Annual Alarm Industry and Market Overview expected to be available in March
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    Protesters storm the Capitol and halt a joint session of the 117th Congress on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington, D.C.
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    Capitol siege a security failure on multiple levels

    Jan. 8, 2021
    Experts weigh in on what went wrong and what needs to be to be done to prevent similar breaches
    LenelS2 has announced a strategic agreement with Bosch Building Technologies to resell Bosch IP cameras in North America and Europe.

    LenelS2 announces strategic agreement with Bosch Building Technologies to resell Bosch IP cameras

    Jan. 7, 2021
    Bosch IP cameras integrate with all LenelS2 video management solutions, joins Carrier’s Healthy Buildings Program
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    ShotSpotter release report that reveals a dramatic rise of 48 percent in gunshot incidents during 2020

    Jan. 7, 2021
    New Year’s eve logs 12,266 gunshot alerts in 24 hours; nearly double the three-year average
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    Allegion acquires Yonomi

    Jan. 6, 2021
    Company expands its capabilities in the smart home market with purchase of IoT cloud platform developer