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    Towering above Manhattan West is the One Manhattan West and nearly completed Two Manhattan West office buildings, as well as The Eugene luxury high-rise apartments.

    Vanguard Award Top Project: Manhattan's Newest Crown Jewel

    Nov. 12, 2021
    Nearly a decade in the making, the new mixed-use Manhattan West is a testament to collaboration and innovation, and is the 2021 Security Vanguard Project of the Year
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    SDF project leadership team includes David Prince, Director of IT Operations, Megan Atkins Thoben, the Director of Operations and Business Development at Louisville Regional Airport Authority, and Dan Mann, Executive Director of the Louisville Regional Airport Authority.
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    Vanguard Award Honorable Mention: Louisville Airport Upgrade Creates Showcase Ops Center

    Nov. 12, 2021
    Louisville airport leads with its advanced operations center build-out as the centerpiece of its security masterplan
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    Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee is a level-one academic medical center that underwent an access control retrofit that was unique.
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    Vanguard Award Boxerbaum Award Winner: Froedtert Hospital Security Retrofit

    Nov. 12, 2021
    The 2021 Elliot A. Boxerbaum Award winner for best consultant-submitted project collaboration takes hospital security to a new level
    The drones are triggered for launch either by motion detection or via a pre-planned mission mode.
    Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (Drones)

    Vanguard Award Honorable Mention: Drones on Patrol

    Nov. 12, 2021
    University of New Mexico, Counter Drone and Stone Security create a model use-case for UAVs as a surveillance resource
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    Converting a Global Security Operations Center (GSoC) into a managed service is a business model that is rapidly growing, and could prove to be a reliable avenue for integrator RMR.

    Emerging Service: Global Security Operations Center as a Service

    Nov. 12, 2021
    Integrators can offer their own GSOC to enable customers to bring on new services quickly while relying on the expertise of those who do this for a living

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    The Pozio devices for smartphones are nifty looking and elegant, and they include built-in chargers as well. It is not a stretch of the imagination to see a one of these devices in front of every chair at a conference table.
    Security Executives

    Editor's Note: New Tech Makes Sure Nobody is Listening

    Nov. 12, 2021
    Pozio’s technology to silence phone microphones debuts for consumers, but commercial applications are coming
    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.
    Access & Identity

    Tech Trends: A Future Without Passwords?

    Nov. 12, 2021
    Startup ProveID looks to end our dependence on passwords using proximity-based and persistent authentication
    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: How to Find Diversity in Security

    Nov. 12, 2021
    Four ways companies can widen their net and attract more diverse options when it comes to hiring
    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: Beware Those Tricky Installment Transactions

    Knowing state-by-state laws is key for selling to customers who want to pay equipment off over time
    Parks Associates reports a 34% Average Revenue Per Unit increase when it comes to standalone broadband service.
    Residential Technologies

    The Smart Money: The Home Network Plays Increasing Role

    Nov. 12, 2021
    Modern living and many security deployments have come to depend on advances in Wi-Fi networking
    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: Post-Pandemic Networking

    Nov. 12, 2021
    Five tips for anyone to effectively network in this new environment
    Security Business New Prods

    Security Business New Products (November 2021)

    Nov. 12, 2021
    The latest from security manufacturers
    Candice Aragon is the VP of Marketing and Events for PSA Security Network. Request more info about PSA at www.securityinfowatch.com/10214742.

    Insider Intelligence: Getting to the Core

    Nov. 12, 2021
    How a core values articulation exercise can help shape or revamp your business
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    Workers test video surveillance components inside a manufacturing facility in Shenzhen, China, in April 2010. Legislation recently passed by the U.S. House would bar the FCC from reviewing or granting new equipment authorizations to companies on the agency's 'Covered List.'
    Video Surveillance

    Congress passes bill banning new FCC equipment authorizations for Hikvision, Dahua and others

    Oct. 29, 2021
    Secure Equipment Act would enshrine proposed rule introduced by FCC earlier this year into law
    Alarm Detection Systems
    Dealers, Integrators & Installing Companies

    Alarm Detection Systems acquires Break Point Security

    Oct. 25, 2021
    Acquisition to enhance company's protective services capabilities in Denver Metro area
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    Dealers, Integrators & Installing Companies

    Doyle Security acquires STAT Communications

    Oct. 25, 2021
    Acquisition will add an operating branch in Watertown, N.Y.
    Kevin Gaylord, who founded Gaylord Security in 1995, was named CEO of SafeStreets - ADT's Largest Authorized Provider - in March 2017.
    Dealers, Integrators & Installing Companies

    Safestreets announces leadership changes

    Oct. 25, 2021
    Jared Chappell moves to CEO; Kevin Gaylord will now serve as Chairman of the Board for ADT dealer
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    Securitas Electronic Security forms strategic partnership with Sensormatic

    Oct. 25, 2021
    SES to continue partnership that existed between Sensoratic and FE Moran
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    Cook & Boardman acquires Galeno and Associates

    Oct. 25, 2021
    Massachusetts-based company provides opening solutions including doors, frames, hardware and Division 10 specialty products
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    CTSI acquires The Protection Bureau

    Oct. 22, 2021
    Purchase to expand company's footprint, integration capabilities
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    K-12 schools experienced an 18% increase in cyberattacks in 2020 over 2019, and that 377 school districts across 40 states suffered a record-setting 408 publicly disclosed cybersecurity incidents.

    Cybersecurity threats challenge K-12 schools’ resilience and preparedness

    Oct. 22, 2021
    The Lewisville Independent School District mitigates its cyberattack risks that increased during the COVID-19 crisis
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    Video Surveillance

    Speco releases video surveillance and access control catalog

    Oct. 19, 2021
    Features in-depth explanations of basic product functionality as well as cutting-edge features
    Lynn De Seve Lippert Award

    SIA names Lynn de Séve as 2021 George R. Lippert Memorial Award winner

    Oct. 19, 2021
    GSA Schedules president and longtime SIA member to be recognized during 2021 SIA Honors Reception
    Morgan Hertel is Vice President of Technology and Innovation at Rapid Response Monitoring
    Alarms & Monitoring

    Morgan Hertel begins term as TMA president

    Oct. 19, 2021
    Association also recognizes Stanley C. Lott Memorial and Mel Mahler award winners during annual meeting
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    The CEDIA Expo was held during September in Indianapolis.
    Residential Technologies

    Spotlight on Security at CEDIA Expo 2021

    Oct. 19, 2021
    September show revealed residential trends in cybersecurity, lighting, access control and more
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    Dunbar buys Integrity Systems, Inc.

    Oct. 19, 2021
    Acquisition enables company to provide security integration services in Washington, D.C. metro region
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    Access Control

    RemoteLock acquires SmartLock Europe

    Oct. 14, 2021
    Acquisition will enable company to bolster its international presence with strategic expansion in UK and European Markets
    Video Analytics

    Hanwha Techwin, Azena, and KT Corp partner to provide rich AI video solutions at the edge

    Oct. 13, 2021
    By making these solutions available in Korea, Hanwha Techwin and Azena fast-track the adoption of edge AI analytics in that market
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    While IoT is a well understood term and is widely used correctly, it is applied uniformly to two very distinct categories of devices: legacy products that are connected to the Internet but remain highly vulnerable to cyber-attack, and devices that were engineered from the start to be IoT devices that are not only cyber-hardened devices but communicate securely over the Internet and maintain full data and remote control communications protection. This latter category of devices is referred to as IoT Native.
    Security Executives

    Real Words or Buzzwords: IoT and IoT-Native

    Keeping IoT devices from compromising the cybersecurity of physical security systems
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    M3T Corp names new COO and promotes two new directors

    Oct. 12, 2021
    Tamara Metcalf, Steve Nibbelink, and Tom Beers transition leadership roles to position the firm to deliver exceptional customer experiences
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    Convergint acquires German-based integrator Keyotel

    Company doubles its footprint in country and establishes new office in Frankfurt
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    ADT Commercial buys Edwards Electronic Systems

    Oct. 7, 2021
    Acquisition to expand company’s footprint in the Carolinas
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    The Gunnebo Group acquires the entrance control company HC2

    HC2 is an Italian innovative and fast-growing entrance control company based outside Milan
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    I-3 CEO receives patent for ‘National Access Control Center’

    Oct. 6, 2021
    Concept would centralize biometric access control in a cloud-based environment
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    PSA adds viisights to its technology partner lineup

    Addition brings behavioral recognition for real-time video intelligence to PSA offerings
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    Hosted/Managed Video Surveillance

    Arcules expands access control support through integration with Keep by Feenics

    Oct. 6, 2021
    New integration provides users with expanded access control functionality and insight into more converged security data
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    Video Surveillance Storage

    BCDVideo rebrands to BCD

    Oct. 5, 2021
    By moving to one brand, the company reasserts its position as technology partner and advisor for video storage
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    Delta to acquire March Networks for $114M

    Oct. 5, 2021
    Taipei-based company specializes in switching power supplies and thermal management products
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    Residential Technologies

    ADT partners with Redfin to support the home buying process

    ADT will equip Redfin Direct Access homes with smart locks and sensors to enable prospective buyers to enter and tour a home
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    Access Control

    Johnson Controls incorporates open standard PLAI Adapter into C•CURE 9000 for physical access control system compatibility

    Oct. 4, 2021
    Open standards approach enables enterprises to easily manage personnel identity and physical access across disparate physical access control platforms
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    Video Analytics

    Live from GSX 2021: Evolon

    Sept. 30, 2021
    A conversation with CEO Kevin Stadler
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    Mass Notification Solutions

    Live from GSX 2021: Vector Solutions

    Sept. 30, 2021
    Company's LiveSafe solution provides mobile emergency notification and risk management platform for organizations
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    The detection area for Optex's REDSCAN Pro sensor can be divided in up to eight independent zones, one for each object target size, sensitivity and output, and/or level of threat.
    Security Executives

    Tech Notes from Day 2 of GSX 2021

    Sept. 29, 2021
    Innovations on display at this year's show encompass a broad range of product segments
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    Power Systems & Supplies

    Live from GSX 2021: Solis Energy

    Sept. 29, 2021
    An in-depth look at the company’s outdoor power systems for security applications
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    Gunshot Detection

    Live from GSX 2021: Databuoy

    Sept. 29, 2021
    Company president and founder Kathleen Griggs provides an overview of the company’s gunshot detection solution and new Geofab panic button
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    RaySecur has developed a new desktop-sized 3D scanner dubbed 'MailSecur' that leverages millimeter wave technology to scan packages for a wide variety of threats.
    Threat Imaging Solutions

    RaySecur offers a new approach to mailroom screening

    Sept. 28, 2021
    Company's MailSecur scanner leverages millimeter wave technology to scan packages for threats in real time
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    Live from GSX 2021: Teledyne FLIR

    Sept. 28, 2021
    A conversation with Strategic Global Business Development Manager Kai Moncino
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    Live from GSX 2021: Hanwha Techwin America

    Sept. 28, 2021
    SVP of Sales for North America Tom Cook provides a virtual tour of the company’s booth at annual tradeshow
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    Alvarado demonstrated an integration with an IDEMIA facial access control device at GSX 2021.
    Security Executives

    Tech Notes from Day 1 of GSX 2021

    Sept. 28, 2021
    In-person conference returns to Orlando with a wide array a new product introductions
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    Axis Communications launched is new ARTPEC-8 system-on-chip (SoC) during GSX 2021.
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    Axis debuts next gen SoC during GSX

    Sept. 27, 2021
    Company’s ARTPEC system-on-chip promises to bring AI analytics to the edge
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    ASSA ABLOY to Showcase Solutions for Creating Safe, Healthy Spaces at GSX 2021

    Sept. 27, 2021
    ASSA ABLOY Booth #1353 will feature a New Product Showcase with all of these new products
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    TopoONE aggregates threat intelligence data into a single pane of glass for end-users.
    Emergency Management Software

    First-time exhibitor Q&A: Topo.ai

    Sept. 27, 2021
    Company's threat intelligence solution aggregates data into a common operating picture for corporate security teams
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    Video Analytics

    Security & Safety Things rebrands as Azena

    Sept. 22, 2021
    Company says new name represents corporate growth, positions it for the future