August 2021

IP Network Surveillance Cameras

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Dual illumination and built-in AI support predictive solutions in city surveillance and perimeter protection applications - GSX 2022 Booths 1152 and 2843
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School Security

Market Report: School Security

Aug. 12, 2021
As America heads into the 2021-22 school year, security integrators are seeing installations and upgrades increase to pre-pandemic levels (Security Business Cover Story August...
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As many campuses across North America are poised to reopen for the first time in months in the fall semester, backlogged access control projects are coming to the forefront, with integrators and end-users scrambling to make sure everything is ready for the first classes.
Access Control

Sponsored Roundtable: Access Control on Campus

Aug. 12, 2021
As many campuses across North America are poised to reopen for the first time in months in the fall semester, backlogged access control projects are coming to the forefront (sponsored...
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Take a closer look at the latest strategies and technologies to help mitigate the active shooter threat in schools.
School Security

Closer Look: Active Shooter Prevention and Response

Aug. 12, 2021
The latest strategies and technologies to help mitigate this major school security threat
Like a smoke detector monitoring the air and alerting when smoke is detected, ViraWarn monitors the air and immediately alerts when coronavirus particles are detected. The patented sensor technology focuses on the unique electrochemistry of spiked protein viruses, including COVID-19 and influenza, to trigger an alert.

Sensor Tech Enters the New Normal

Aug. 12, 2021
Revolutionary virus detector may be the future of the technology

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Take a deep dive into LPR technologies, including installation best practices with advice for picking the best technology for the job.
License Plate Detection

Tech Deep Dive: Automated License Plate Recognition

Aug. 12, 2021
Installation best practices with advice for picking the best technology for the job
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

Legal Brief: Vaccine Legalities Revisited

The law continues to evolve as cases and lawsuits regarding employer-mandated COVID-19 vaccinations are considered
Ryan Joseph is an Executive Recruiter for Recruit Group (, with a focus on security industry operations, sales, and sales leadership. For help with your security recruiting efforts, contact her at or call (954) 278-8286.

Recruiting Roadmap: 4 Ways to Improve the Hiring Process

Aug. 12, 2021
In this competitive recruiting market, making the process as smooth as possible is the key to filling open positions
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Tying lighting technology into solutions creates a more proactive system that increases homeowner peace of mind.
Home Lighting

Connected Lighting Creates Loyal Customers

Aug. 12, 2021
Tying lighting technology into solutions creates a more proactive system that increases homeowner peace of mind
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Successful integrators must not only prioritize internal measures but demonstrate it in every interaction with their customers.

Integrators Must Walk the Cybersecurity Walk

Aug. 12, 2021
Successful integrators must not only prioritize internal measures but demonstrate it in every interaction with their customers
Jon Polly is the Chief Solutions Officer for ProTecht Solutions Partners, a security consulting company focused on smart city surveillance. Connect with him on linkedin:

Tech Trends: The Death of the Drawing

Aug. 12, 2021
Digital Twins have revolutionized the building and planning process for security and so much more
Smart Home

The Smart Money: Smart Door Locks and Networked Cameras on the Rise

Aug. 12, 2021
Security technologies are catching up to lights, doorbells and thermostats as the most popular smart home devices
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Security Business New Products (August 2021)

Aug. 12, 2021
The latest from security 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: Selling Solutions vs. Solving Problems

Aug. 12, 2021
There is a marked difference between pushing technology and truly being a trusted advisor
Ric McCullough is President of PSA Security Network. Request more info about PSA at

Insider Intelligence: It is All in the Family

Aug. 12, 2021
Why describing your work environment as a family can have unforeseen connotations
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ADT Commercial enters Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS) market

July 26, 2021
Strategic partnership with WG Security Products Inc., to deepen company's retail security capabilities
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Residential Technologies

SecureNet Technologies and COPS Monitoring partner for smart home/video solution bundled with pro monitoring

July 26, 2021
Partnership that gives residential security integrators the ability to meet demand for professionally monitored smart home and security services
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Reader Units

Linear BT135-W and BT125-W Bluetooth Readers from Nortek Control

July 26, 2021
Featuring BLE technologies, readers provide a cost effective, advanced upgrade path
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ISC West

Rasilient Launches New Branding at ISC West 2021

July 26, 2021
Company showcases cybersecure platforms for global video storage networks
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Alarm System Control Panels

ClareOne Smart Home Panel and surveillance solutions from Clare Controls

July 26, 2021
All-in-one touchscreen panel offers a unified experience for security, surveillance, and smart home capabilities
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Facial Recognition Solutions

Vicon’s Biometric Access Control Kiosk

July 23, 2021
Includes advanced facial recognition technology as well as optional thermal temperature detection
Alarm System Control Panels

Qolsys IQ Panel 4 from Johnson Controls

All-In-One smart security panel includes SmartMount installation system, 8MP Panel Camera, Bluetooth Music Streaming, and IQ Base Table Stand Subwoofer
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Network Video Recorders (NVRs)

OpenEye MV-Series (OE-MVX) Recorder

July 23, 2021
Ideal for small business customers
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Reader Units

Suprema X-Station 2 intelligent access control terminal

July 23, 2021
Credential options include mobile access, QR and barcodes, as well as RFID cards and PIN
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Alarm Signal Communications Equipment

Universal Fire Alarm Communicators from Telguard

July 23, 2021
Line includes 5G Sole Path Communicator and an Internet/5G Dual Path Communicator
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Although Pivot3 offered very high value to the security industry and its customers, few physical security integrators, consultants and end users fully understood the underlying technology and the overall value of its offerings, and so Pivot3 didn’t take the security world by storm even though to technologists it seemed like a possibility.
Video Surveillance

A consultant’s response to Quantum's acquisition of Pivot3

Though the company's technology couldn’t find a home in the IT world, it is still game-changing for the security domain
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Hikvision has resigned its membership in the Security Industry Association as the company says it no longer want to share membership in the organization alongside security industry publication IPVM.
Video Surveillance

Hikvision resigns its SIA membership

July 21, 2021
Company says it no longer wants to be a member alongside IPVM
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The Gallagher Proximity and Contact Tracing Report utility can be used to help identify cardholders who have shared areas simultaneously with those testing positive for an infectious virus.
ISC West

Tech notes from Day 2 of ISC West 2021

July 21, 2021
Covid mitigation solutions remain prominent technologies in the industry and on the show floor
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Access & Identity

How to plan for a future-proofed access control system

July 21, 2021
Alcatraz AI discusses what an autonomous access control platform can do as COVID-19 continues to muddy the security scene
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Perimeter Security

Live from ISC West 2021: OptaSense

July 20, 2021
An in-depth look at the company's perimeter intrusion detection system
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Joe Grillo is the CEO of ACRE.
Access & Identity

ACRE charts new course in wake of acquisition, pandemic

July 20, 2021
A conversation with company CEO Joe Grillo
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Live from ISC West 2021: Ghost Robotics

July 20, 2021
Company's Q-UGV 'Dog' turns heads at annual conference
At ISC West 2021, HySecurity will offer attendees the ability to experience a live demonstration of in-the-field access point administration.
Gates & Gate Control Equipment

HySecurity HyNet connectivity gate management systems

July 20, 2021
In cooperation with an offsite partner, HySecurity will highlight connectivity and remote operation from a centralized security location.
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March Networks has announced a new highly scalable Linux version of its video management software (VMS) that can support up to 3,000 cameras on a single server.
Video Management Software/VMS

March Networks debuts new Linux version of its video management software

July 20, 2021
Command software can support up to 3K cameras on a single server
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UAVs can be used to both protect and threaten airspace security in numerous ways.
Anti-Drone Technologies

Dedrone helps mitigate security risks in an expanding market

July 20, 2021
As threats from nefarious drone users continues to expand, security challenges must be addressed
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Teleportivity's QR Video Intercom product enables businesses to have intercom capabilities for their offices without the need to install hardware or even have guests download an app.
Intercom Solutions

A new security application for QR codes

July 20, 2021
New tech from Teleportivity gives users video intercom capabilities without the need for hardware
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Nick Badyal, software engineer for Ghost Robotics, shows off the company's Vision 60 quad-legged autonomous unmanned ground vehicle (Q-UGV) at ISC West 2021.
ISC West

Tech notes from Day 1 of ISC West 2021

July 20, 2021
A look at some of the new security innovations on display at this year's show
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Bullistic Barriers is showcasing its new RaDeBuRe (Rapid Deployment Bullet Resistant Riot Fence) solution this week at ISC West 2021 (booth #14149).
Security Fencing

First time exhibitor Q&A: Bullistic Barriers

July 19, 2021
Company’s RaDeBuRe solution provides new way to mitigate against social unrest
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dormakaba will showcase multiple innovations in booth 14027 at ISC West, July 19-21, 2021, in Las Vegas.
Access Control

dormakaba demonstrates the new role of access control solutions in security, safety and hygiene

July 19, 2021
Company’s latest innovations front and center in ISC West booth #14027
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Video Surveillance

Eagle Eye Networks shows solutions for enterprise and multisite customers at ISC West 2021

July 19, 2021
Demand for cloud video surveillance continues unabated as North America returns to work
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Access Control

Live from ISC West 2021: Alarm Lock

July 19, 2021
National Training Manager Andy Phelps discusses the company's AirAccess solution
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Lumeo enables users to build their own custom analytics or choose for a variety of pre-built algorithms that they can then leverage in their own applications.
Video Analytics

Lumeo looks to turn video analytics into a commodity

July 19, 2021
Company's technology enables users to build their own custom algorithms with limited technical expertise
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Installation Tools & Equipment

Industry Spotlight: Platinum Tools' Jason Chesla

July 19, 2021
Company's director of sales discusses what’s new from the company at ISC West 2021
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Alarm System Mobile Apps

NAPCO's Gemini Commercial Mobile App

Provides smart multi-tier controls for business accounts of all sizes
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Video Surveillance Storage

Quantum acquires surveillance assets of Pivot3

July 19, 2021
Purchase enables company to address the video storage needs of the entire marketplace
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Video Surveillance

Industry Spotlight: How Vicon is addressing NDAA concerns

July 16, 2021
A conversation with industry veteran Bret McGowan
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Access Control

ONVIF releases Profile D for access control peripherals

July 14, 2021
Designed to provide ONVIF interoperability for devices such as locks, credential/biometric readers, PIN pads, and more
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Seagate has deployed Genetec Security Center to secure their global campuses and regional offices.
Video Surveillance

Seagate Technology chooses Genetec to secure its global campuses

July 14, 2021
Genetec Security Center and Seagate data storage enable efficient handling of petabytes of high-resolution video, door, and sensor data to provide a scalable solution for large...
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PSA announces leadership changes for PSA Security and USAV

July 14, 2021
Cate Jenkins joins PSA’s HR team, Katie Blough promoted to role of customer success manager
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Gates & Gate Control Equipment

Codelocks Gate Panic Hardware Kits

July 13, 2021
Contain all components required for a straightforward installation, and can now include a surface-mounted exit device
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Motorola Solutions announced this week that it has entered into an agreement to acquire cloud-based mobile access control provider Openpath for an undisclosed sum.
Access Control

Motorola Solutions to acquire Openpath

July 13, 2021
Terms of the deal not disclosed
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Video Surveillance

IDIS announces tech partnership with Inner Range

July 2, 2021
Technology integration set to support global growth for integrated security management
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Hanwha Techwin's 2 MP P Series AI Cameras

New cameras feature object detection, classification and feature extraction, AI-enhanced noise reduction and compression, and digital auto-tracking
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Access & Identity

ONVIF releases Profile M for Metadata and Events for Analytics Applications

June 30, 2021
Profile M provides a standard way of communicating metadata and events between analytics-capable services and devices like IP cameras.
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Cable & Network Testing Equipment

Platinum Tools NetXpert XG2 10G Network Tester

June 22, 2021
Performs multiple tests across copper, fiber, and wireless networks up to 10G
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ISC West

SIA announces winners of the 2021 SIA New Product Showcase Awards

Lumeo named 'Best New Product,' Teleportivity takes home 'Judge's Choice Award'
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IDIS NDAA-Compliant 12MP IR Super Fisheye Camera

June 16, 2021
Camera provides complete visual awareness and wide area coverage
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Paxton10 CORE Cameras

May 18, 2021
Camera series feature edge processing and storage, plug-and-play installation