October 2021

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The lingering pandemic has caused scarcity of security products, fleet vehicles and other basic tools, posing unprecedented challenges for integrators (Security Business Oct. 2021 cover story).

Special Report: The Supply Chain

Oct. 8, 2021
The lingering pandemic has caused scarcity of security products, fleet vehicles and other basic tools, posing unprecedented challenges for integrators (Security Business Oct. ...
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Supply chain issues are affecting manufacturers and distributors nearly across the board, leading to price inflation, product shortages and more.

Executives Speak: Supply Chain Issues

Oct. 8, 2021
Publicly traded manufacturers and distributors disclose problems, successes as part of third-quarter earnings
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The digital transformation of building environments in the post-COVID world will be built on security technologies.

Proptech: The Next Emerging Market for Integrators

Oct. 8, 2021
The digital transformation of building environments in the post-COVID world will be built on security technologies
For a car deadlership, blanketing the area with automated video protection while avoiding false alarms can be the foundation for a very resilient security solution.
Alarms & Monitoring

Best Practices for Video Monitoring Services

Oct. 8, 2021
How integrators can expand their monitoring offerings by deploying camera systems for automated outdoor intrusion detection
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Cellular communications present many benefits for fire alarm monitoring beyond simply being a “POTS alternative.”
Alarms & Monitoring

The Rise of Cellular for Fire Alarm Signal Transmission

Oct. 8, 2021
Five ways cellular communications presents benefits beyond simply being a “POTS alternative”

More content from October 2021

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Third-Party Providers

2021 Wholesale & Third-Party Central Station Monitoring Directory

Oct. 8, 2021
Annual Security Business magazine section with featured and state-by-state listings of providers in the United States and Canada
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IQ-certified companies are dedicated to reducing false alarms and saving customers hundreds of dollars in fines.

How IQ Certification can be a Differentiator

Oct. 8, 2021
Integrators certified by The Monitoring Association make quality service into a competitive advantage
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Take a look at five steps integrators and their clients should take in response to a breach as part of an insurance claim.

Insure Your Future: The Ransomware Response Playbook

Oct. 8, 2021
Five steps integrators and their clients should take in response to a breach as part of an insurance claim
Jon Polly is the Chief Solutions Officer for ProTecht Solutions Partners www.protechtsolutionspartners.com, a security consulting company focused on smart city surveillance. Connect with him on linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/jonpolly.

Tech Trends: Integrators Get Their Piece of the PII

Oct. 8, 2021
Personal Identifiable Information and privacy concerns are guiding many new security implementations
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Residential Technologies

The Smart Money: Tech Enables Residential Integrators to Diversify

Oct. 8, 2021
Connected lights, locks, doorbells and cameras providing peace of mind and awareness for homeowners
Ryan Joseph is an Executive Recruiter for Recruit Group (https://recruitgrp.com), with a focus on security industry operations, sales, and sales leadership. For help with your security recruiting efforts, contact her at ryan@recruitgrp.com or call (954) 278-8286.

Recruiting Roadmap: Innovative Incentives for New Employees

Oct. 8, 2021
Four ways to attract new hires as we head into the fourth quarter
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: Taking Your Contracts Beyond Borders

Be sure to seek counsel when it comes to protecting your relationships with international subcontractors
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Security Business New Products (October 2021)

Oct. 8, 2021
The latest from security manufacturers
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: How to Weather the Forecasting Process

Oct. 8, 2021
Four best practices for sales managers
Paul Rothman is Editor-in-Chief of Security Business magazine. Email him your comments and questions at prothman@securitybusinessmag.com. Access the current issue, full archives and apply for a free subscription at www.securitybusinessmag.com.

Editor's Note: On the Hunt for Data

Oct. 8, 2021
Business forecasting in this economic environment requires intelligence – both artificial and old fashioned
Anthony Berticelli is VP of Operations for PSA Security Network. To request more information about PSA, visit www.securityinfowatch.com/10214742.

Insider Intelligence: Accountability of Leadership

Oct. 8, 2021
Taking responsibility for "losses" is job one of a great leader
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Hikvision recently posted a security advisory on its website alerting customers of a cyber vulnerability that could potentially affect millions of cameras and NVRs deployed around the globe.
Video Surveillance

Report: Cybersecurity vulnerability could affect millions of Hikvision cameras

Sept. 21, 2021
Company announces updated firmware version to address the issue
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Alarms & Monitoring

Freeus acquires FallSafety app suite

Sept. 21, 2021
FallSafety has developed an award-winning suite of apps and services for lone workers, working at height, workplace safety, and personal safety solutions
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Kastle Systems launches KastlePark offering for parking management

Sept. 21, 2021
KastlePark seeks to revolutionize the parking industry by providing commercial building management with a more efficient and cost-effective means for managing their parking operation...
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Dealers, Integrators & Installing Companies

Convergint acquires ATS Alaska and ATS Facility Systems

Acquisition to expand company's Northwest presence with first technology center in Alaska
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Prosegur Security and Everseen partner for AI retail security offering

Sept. 21, 2021
Initially, the two companies will roll out retail-specific solutions focused on checkout intelligence, parking lot solutions, process automation and supply chain security
“I have been fortunate in my past to help launch innovative technologies and to create new RMR business models. What Turing is doing now is every bit as ground-breaking and I am confident that Computer Vision, A.I., and VSaaS will follow that same trajectory.' - Ron Rothman
Video Surveillance

Turing Video brings Ron Rothman on as President

Sept. 21, 2021
Former Global President of Honeywell Security & ADI Distribution joins startup
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Central Station Alarm Monitoring

TMA Annual Meeting converted to virtual format

Sept. 20, 2021
Meeting will now take place online Oct. 12-14
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Mission 500's annual 'Back to School Backpack' event organized by Mission 500 for students at Crosspointe Elementary School in Boynton Beach, Fla., provided essential school supplies to children in need.
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Security professionals bring school supplies to children in need with Mission 500’s Florida backpack initiative

Sept. 20, 2021
Organization hosts 'Back to School Backpack' event at Boynton Beach elementary school
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Guard Services apps

RSPNDR makes its U.S. debut

Sept. 20, 2021
Alarm response technology connects monitoring stations to guards in just one click
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Business Services for Security Dealers & Integrators

WorkWave to acquire TEAM Software

Sept. 17, 2021
With the addition of TEAM Software, WorkWave expands service software dominance across the cleaning, janitorial, and security verticals
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As people increasingly return to offices, warehouse facilities, manufacturing plants, and other facilities in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses need to ensure that workplace violence training will be a priority.
Security Executives

Workplace violence mitigation and the pandemic

Sept. 17, 2021
Even amid dealing with the challenges presented by Covid-19, businesses are increasingly taking a proactive approach to the issue
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Access Control

Carrier to acquire BrokerBay

Sept. 17, 2021
Purchase of real estate software developer to strengthen company's access solutions
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Allen Riggs has joined PSA Security Network as its new Chief Financial Officer.

Allen Riggs joins PSA as Chief Financial Officer

Sept. 15, 2021
Riggs come to PSA with over 20 years of executive and management experience
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Alarms & Monitoring

IACP endorses SIAC's Model Alarm Ordinance

Sept. 15, 2021
Model ordinance incorporates best practices in alarm management
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Video Surveillance

Eagle Eye Networks new Premium Support Program delivers industry-leading customer experience

Sept. 15, 2021
The new subscription-based service provides designated Premium Support agents who work with you and your reseller to continuously optimize your cloud video surveillance system...
An ONVIF add-on is one or more features that solve a particular use case; for instance, a need for standardizing file formats when exporting video.
Access & Identity

ONVIF introduces add-on concept for increased feature interoperability and flexibility

Sept. 15, 2021
An ONVIF profile involves a fixed and comprehensive set of features that enable a functional product to be developed solely on the profile specification
Alarm Systems & Intrusion Detection

LENSEC integrates with Bosch intrusion control panels

Sept. 13, 2021
New solution provides a Unified Security Platform
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Gabrielle Shea to receive 2021 SIA Industry Advocate Award

Shea will be honored for public policy leadership and support of SIA's government relations initiatives during part three of the 2021 SIA GovSummit
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Alarm.com named a PSA technology partner

Sept. 13, 2021
Company’s platform integrates with a growing variety of IoT devices through its apps and interfaces
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Invixium and Open Options sign strategic distribution partnership

Sept. 13, 2021
Open Options to distribute Invixium solutions integrated with DNA Fusion access control software
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Mission 500's annual softball game scheduled for Oct. 9th in Overpeck County Park, N.J.

Sept. 13, 2021
All welcome to join in the fun and games to help children in need
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The lessons learned from Sept. 11, 2001, will be remembered as long as there are Americans who understand its effect and experienced its pain.
Secured Cities

Is simply remembering 9-11 enough?

Sept. 10, 2021
Applying the security lessons learned following the terror attacks two decades ago must be the legacy of the tragedy
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Under an order issued this week by President Joe Biden, businesses in the U.S. that employ more than 100 employees will soon have to ensure their workers are fully-vaccinated or tested weekly for Covid-19.

Biden issues vaccine-or-test mandate for private employers

Sept. 10, 2021
Order will require millions to show they are vaccinated against COVID-19 or take weekly virus tests
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Access & Identity

ASSA ABLOY to acquire Kwikset, Baldwin and more for $4.3B

Sept. 8, 2021
Company looks to create residential access control powerhouse with strategic acquisition of Spectrum Brands’ Hardware and Home Improvement division
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CTSI to acquire AFA Protective Systems

Sept. 7, 2021
Acquisition is the fourth by CTSI since it became part of the Wind Point portfolio last year
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Video Analytics

Agent Vi acquired by Irisity

Sept. 2, 2021
Video analytics pioneer bought by Sweden-based firm for approximately $67.5M in cash and shares
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SYNNEX completes previously announced merger with Tech Data

Sept. 2, 2021
Company to now be known as TD SYNNEX
The Phantom FC40 is the beloved Phantom, all grown up. It comes with its own built-in DJI-designed smart camera, which supports 720p/30fps HD video and can be controlled through an iOS or Android app running over a 2.4G Wi-Fi connection.
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (Drones)

The status of drone technology in security

Advances in the future, along with their simplicity, will propel the expanding use of drones
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Video Surveillance Storage

Quantum to acquire EnCloudEn

Aug. 31, 2021
Purchase of hyperconverged software startup to extend company’s HCI offerings for the surveillance market
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Access Control

ProdataKey adds Anti-Passback to its access control capabilities

Aug. 30, 2021
Requires individuals to scan out through a corresponding exit reader before their credential can be used to re-enter a premises
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Foundation for Advancing Security Talent extends free job postings to the FAST jobs board for SIA and ESA members

Aug. 30, 2021
Members will be able to list jobs for free through August 2022 to help the security industry recover from the business impact of the COVID-19 pandemic