May 2021

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The Security Vanguard Awards: NOW OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS

July 3, 2023, Security Business and Security Technology Executive (STE) magazines honor the industry’s most innovative and collaborative security projects
COO Michael Zatulov says Los Angeles-based Elite Interactive Solutions saw double-digit growth in 2020 compared to previous years.
Alarms & Monitoring

Monitoring Centers Survive and Thrive Despite the Pandemic

May 13, 2021
Exclusive Security Business magazine roundtable: How technology and planning are keeping central stations moving forward
With our economy shifting towards reduced police resources, restricted budgeting and staffing shortages, law enforcement is going to depend on high-priority verified alarms filtered from traditional alarms to keep up.
Alarms & Monitoring

The Benefits of Video Alarm Verification

May 13, 2021
In addition to reducing false dispatches, VAV can create several RMR opportunities for integrators
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With another sunset on the horizon, LTE-M technology is poised to become the go-to communicator standard for years to come.
Alarms & Monitoring

LTE-M Ushers 5G into Alarm Communications

May 13, 2021
With a focus on machine-to-machine devices, the technology is poised to become the go-to communicator standard for years to come
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Big Book Spring 2021

May 13, 2021
The Security Industry's Product Guide

More content from May 2021

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Take a closer look at the extension of the PPP as well as other potential benefits for security businesses in this article from Mark Battersby.

Dissecting the American Rescue Plan

May 13, 2021
A closer look at the extension of the PPP as well as other potential benefits for security businesses
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Residential security integrators should find opportunities by capitalizing on the convergence of security and smart home technologies.
Residential Technologies

Home Networking is King in 2021

May 13, 2021
Residential security integrators should find opportunities by capitalizing on the convergence of security and smart home technologies
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Safe Haven has achieved residential market success by shifting its focus to partnering with a major home builder.
Residential Technologies

Integrator Connection: Safe Haven Builds a Smart Business

May 13, 2021
Company achieves residential market success by shifting focus to partnering with a major home builder
Brian Coulombe ( is Principal and Director of Operations at Ross & Baruzzini | DVS. Connect with him on Linkedin at or Twitter, @DVS_RB.
Alarm Systems & Intrusion Detection

Tech Trends: The Next Evolution of Motion Detection

May 13, 2021
LiDAR is changing the way integrators approach the well-established technology
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The Smart Money: Shifts in the SMB Landscape

May 13, 2021
Despite the pandemic, security and smart technology buying trends are on the rise among small and medium businesses
Timothy J. Pastore, Esq., is a Partner in the New York office of Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP (, 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
Alarms & Monitoring

Legal Brief: 9 Ways to Mitigate 3G Sunset Liability

As carriers push forward to end 3G, there are several steps integrators should take to protect their business
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This guide using Linkedin will help security professionals make lasting connections that will enhance their careers

How to Use LinkedIn for Virtual Networking

May 13, 2021
A guide to making lasting connections that will enhance your career
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New York's legalization of cannabis may signal the proverbial opening of the floodgates for security projects coast to coast

Editor's Note: The Green Wave is Impossible to Ignore

May 13, 2021
New York's legalization of cannabis may signal the proverbial opening of the floodgates for security projects coast to coast
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New Products from Security Business (May 2021)

May 13, 2021
The latest from security equipment and software manufacturers
Chris Peterson is the founder and president of Vector Firm (, a sales consulting and training company built specifically for the security industry. To request more info about the company, visit

Modern Selling: 5 Ways to Become a Better Public Speaker

May 13, 2021
As restrictions ease, salespeople will soon find themselves speaking in public again...learn how to be more effective when you do
James Gallagher is Manager of Integrator Services for PSA Security Network. Request more info about PSA at

Insider Intelligence: 5 Steps to More Effective Meetings

May 13, 2021
Tips on making company meetings more productive and engaging
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Convergint to acquire BranchServ and CustomVault

CustomVault designs and installs complex, high-security modular vault solutions
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Dealers, Integrators & Installing Companies

Cook & Boardman Group acquires Texas-based H&H Door

April 23, 2021
H&H provides opening solutions including doors, frames, hardware, overhead doors, access control, intrusion detection, fire systems and Division 10 specialty products
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Home Alarm Systems

Alula BAT-Connect now supports Interlogix Concord 4

April 23, 2021
5G-ready universal communicator will save Concord 4 from the sunset and upgrade it to video and modern touchscreens
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Industry Trade Associations

2021 TMA Excellence and Marvel Awards announced

Vivint Home Security, Universal Atlantic Systems and ADT SoSecure App among top honorees

Surveillance Secure to open Phoenix franchise

April 23, 2021
Colorado military veteran and entrepreneur Jason Bimber to lead the new location
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Emergency Communications Equipment

Edwards announces strategic agreement with ADRF

April 22, 2021
Company to resell ADRF’s Emergency Responder Communication Enhancement Systems
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B Safe acquires B&H Security

April 22, 2021
Purchase to add $200K in RMR to company’s bottom line
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Access Control

Gallagher announces global distribution agreement with Invixium

April 22, 2021
Company to resell Invixium biometric access control solutions worldwide
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After years of unsuccessful attempts and stalled campaigns, New York has officially legalized recreational marijuana.
Cannabis Security

New York cannabis industry gears up security as governor signs legalization bill

April 21, 2021
Proactive cannabis business owners are taking measures to protect their establishments with the help of commercial-grade security systems
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Residential Technologies

PowerHouse Alliance and Azione Unlimited announce partnership

April 20, 2021
New relationship will facilitate growth and profitability for members nationwide.
Tina D’Agostin Chief Executive Officer at Alcatraz.
Access & Identity

Alcatraz AI names Tina D’Agostin Chief Executive Officer

April 19, 2021
D’Agostin brings a wealth of experience building, scaling and managing successful technology companies
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Video Surveillance

Eagle Eye Networks provides guide on how to transform analog security cameras to cloud video surveillance systems

April 19, 2021
Guide offers business owners an overview of cloud system advantages, easy-to-follow best practices, checklists, and what to know when transitioning analog to cloud
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Biden has made it clear that he plans to get this bill passed into law with or without bipartisan cooperation.
Security Industry Services

Proposed Biden infrastructure bill could be a boon for the security industry

April 19, 2021
With more than $2 trillion in possible funding across myriad sectors, physical security upgrades figure to be a priority
Video Surveillance

ONVIF reaches milestone of 20,000 conformant products

April 16, 2021
This new milestone underscores the strong market demand for interoperability of hardware and software offerings
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The semiconductor chip shortage making news in the auto industry points to a bottlenecked supply chain that may spill into the security industry.
Residential Technologies

Potential product shortage looms

April 16, 2021
The semiconductor chip shortage making news in the auto industry points to a bottlenecked supply chain that may spill into the security industry
Steve Burdet, Manager of Solutions Management at Axis Communications, left, chats with Fredrik Nilsson, VP for the Americas at Axis, right, during a virtual press briefing on Wednesday.
Video Surveillance

Axis returns to its security roots

April 15, 2021
Company announces new video surveillance, access control offerings following its foray into other IoT product categories
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Giant Oak's software-as-as-service security screening platform, known as GOST, was borne out of the need that arose for large-scale, high speed screening and vetting of persons during the early years of DHS following 9/11.
Security Executives

Giant Oak brings security screening into the age of AI

April 13, 2021
Company’s GOST technology enables organizations to screen individuals for a wide range of illicit activities
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Residential Technologies

SimpliSafe raises $130M in growth funding

April 13, 2021
Company projected to grow at more than 30 percent, exceed $400M in annualized recurring revenue this year
SAFR matches faces appearing in live video feeds against watchlist images more effectively (99.87%), and with less bias, than humans.
Video Surveillance

SAFR facial recognition integrated with Geutebrück VMS

Featuring real-time, automated, low-bias identification of opt-in staff and persons of interest
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Protective Operations & Guard Services

Protos Security announces rebrand, affirming client commitment

April 13, 2021
This marks the most significant shift since the company’s founding
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Allied Universal's recently completed acquisition of G4S is a deal of historic proportions for the guard services industry.
Protective Operations & Guard Services

Analyst: Allied Universal's acquisition of G4S a deal of 'historic' proportions

April 12, 2021
A look at how the $5.3B transaction came to be and what it means for the industry moving forward
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Convergint acquires Diebold Nixdorf’s Asia Pacific Electronic Security Business

April 8, 2021
Company to join Convergint's APAC subsidiary ICD Security Solutions
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Allied Universal recently appointed Mike Beregovsky as Chief Merger & Acquisition Officer and Co-Head of Strategy & Investor Relations.
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Video Surveillance

Panasonic i-PRO partners with Genetec on cloud-based digital evidence management system

April 7, 2021
Provides law enforcement agencies with a cost-effective and secure solution
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The Bosch ×2 Connect Video Partner Program is designed to connect system integrators with the sales tools, education, and practical business support to help them grow their businesses.
Video Surveillance

Bosch launches ×2 Connect Video Partner Program

Program designed to provide integrators with sales tools, education, and practical business support
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Genetec has announced the addition of privacy and performance monitoring features to its premium maintenance program, Genetec Advantage.
Video Surveillance

Genetec enhances its Advantage maintenance program with new privacy and performance monitoring features

April 7, 2021
KiwiVision Privacy Protector and KiwiVision Camera Integrity Monitor now included with all new and existing Genetec Advantage subscriptions
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Today’s new category of card personalization solutions dramatically alters the printer selection process in both emerging and traditional markets.
Access & Identity

Specialized inkjet tech provides integrators new opportunities in emerging, traditional ID card markets

April 6, 2021
Integrators who understand best practices for deploying each type of inkjet printer technology can bring high-value capabilities to a broader set of customers
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C.H. (Choong Hoon) Ha has been appointed as the new president of Hanwha Techwin America.
Video Surveillance

Hanwha Techwin America appoints C.H. (Choong Hoon) Ha as new president

April 5, 2021
KiChul (KC) Kim promoted to head of global sales and strategic marketing at Hanwha Techwin headquarters in Korea
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Georgia legislators have passed a bill that bans local governments from issuing fines to alarm companies over false alarms incurred by their customers.
Alarms & Monitoring

Georgia legislature passes bill prohibiting cities from fining alarm companies for false calls

April 1, 2021
Measure, expected to be signed by governor, makes controversial Sandy Springs ordinance illegal
Dealers, Integrators & Installing Companies

Convergint expands in Latin America with Seal Telecom acquisition

In September 2020, Seal and Convergint entered into an exclusive strategic partnership
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Resideo buys Norfolk Wire & Electronics

April 1, 2021
Acquisition enhances growing data communications product category within ADI Global Distribution
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SnapAV acquires HCA Distributing

April 1, 2021
Newly expanded product lines now available in the Denver and Salt Lake City stores
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This graphic provides a breakdown of the M&A deals within the physical security industry in 2020 by product segment and the values they each represented of total industry M&A for the year.
Video Surveillance

Report: Security industry sees declining M&A values

March 31, 2021
Memoori predicts market will see regained M&A momentum over the next five years but at more modest growth levels
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Access Control

Kastle Systems launches vaccination authentication solution for building access

March 30, 2021
Vaccination status and testing results layer on top of existing access control technology
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Emergency Communications Equipment

Potter Electric acquires SureCall's ERCES business

Acquisition expands company’s capabilities in emergency radio communication systems
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ShotSpotter’s own gunfire data also showed a significant increase in retail area shootings, rising 42 percent from 2019 to 2020 in areas with ShotSpotter coverage.
Gunshot Detection

Shotspotter expands into retail sector as violent incidents at retail locations rise

March 30, 2021
Gunshot incidents up 40% in 2020 as the company now offers outdoor detection for U.S.-based stores and malls
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Sage Integration has named Ross Westermann as its national project manager.

Sage Integration adds national project manager

March 26, 2021
Ross Westermann to handle increasing client demand for advanced enterprise security services
Video Analytics

BCDVideo launches A&E program to empower security specifiers

March 26, 2021
Consultants can stay ahead of the curve by leveraging BCDVideo’s dedicated A&E portal and robust education resources through the new A&E program
A jury comprised of 20 integrators from around the globe and S&ST will rate the new solutions and choose three winners
Video Surveillance

Security & Safety Things launches second App Challenge for development of creative customer solutions

March 26, 2021
Application developers are challenged with creating specialized video analytic applications for specific use cases in retail, transportation/ smart cities, healthcare and entertainment...