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    2021 Security Business State of the Industry Report

    Dec. 13, 2021
    Security Business magazine report is the result of a comprehensive research survey of the industry’s top security systems integrators, looking to assess the state of business ...
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    Security Gives Back in 2021

    Dec. 13, 2021
    Despite the challenges in this environment, lots of security integration companies found the time to give back to their communities
    Big Book 2112 Digital Edition Lr 1

    Big Book Winter 2021

    Dec. 13, 2021
    The Security Industry's Product Guide
    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 Avoid Technician Poaching

    Dec. 13, 2021
    A long-term strategy for technician education and advancement – from entry to senior levels – will create a loyal and stable staff
    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.
    Critical Infrastructure

    Tech Trends: Unmanned Infrastructure is the Next Gold Rush

    Dec. 13, 2021
    The new Infrastructure Bill may signal the beginning of a scramble to secure these critical sites

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    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: Customer Education and Business Protection

    Teaching end-users about the functionality of their systems is a key aspect of limiting a security company’s potential liability
    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: 20 Resolution Ideas for Salespeople

    Dec. 13, 2021
    Choose up to five of these suggestions for success in 2022
    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: The Good, Bad and Ugly from my Inbox

    Dec. 13, 2021
    Revelations, trends and tips as we head into 2022
    Matt Barnette is CEO of PSA Security Network. Request more info about PSA at www.securityinfowatch.com/10214742.

    Insider Intelligence: Time to Return to the Office

    Dec. 13, 2021
    Why it might be best to rip off the band aid and get back to in-person collaboration in 2022
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    The Smart Money: Changing Needs for SMBs

    Dec. 13, 2021
    How the pandemic has impacted small business, including technology spending and new opportunities for integrators
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    Access & Identity

    ACRE acquires Feenics, Matrix Systems

    Dec. 1, 2021
    Acquisitions to bolster company's access control portfolio, financial terms of the deals not disclosed
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    Inovonics announces inaugural mobile duress channel partners

    Company's mobile duress solution provides precise indoor room and floor-level location when someone activates a pendant
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    Dealers, Integrators & Installing Companies

    Cross-Fire & Security acquires Alarm & Suppression Inc.

    Nov. 30, 2021
    Acquisition enables company's expansion into northeastern New York and Vermont
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    Video Management Software/VMS

    Speco integrates SecureGuard VMS with I-View Now

    Nov. 30, 2021
    Integration creates an additional way for Speco customers to securely monitor properties
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    Biden's latest cybersecurity directive marks a strategic change by the federal government to proactively address cybersecurity risks, modernize agencies, and develop more synchronized responses.
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    New cybersecurity directive mandates fixes for federal agencies

    Nov. 29, 2021
    The directive marks a strategic change by the federal government to proactively address cybersecurity risks
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    Securitas announces new leadership appointments

    Nov. 29, 2021
    Tony Byerly named president of Global Electronic Security, Kevin Engelhardt to take over as president of Securitas Electronic Security in North America
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    Perimeter Security

    6 reasons to deploy radar in perimeter security applications

    Nov. 24, 2021
    Layering radar with surveillance cameras and other sensors helps create a more robust PIDS solution
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    Security Executives

    Tech notes from the 2021 FM Solutions and Security Strategies Summit

    Nov. 23, 2021
    Event featured a wide range of new and innovative security product offerings
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    Video Analytics

    Calipsa's 2021 Video Monitoring Report shows security industry growth, despite pandemic-driven labor shortages

    Nov. 23, 2021
    Nearly four in video security systems-related businesses reported growth in the past 12 months
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    Access & Identity

    PSIA approves secure credential specification

    Secure Credential Interoperability (SCI) 1.0 specification to have a significant influence on the future of secure mobile credentials
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    Though consumers may be warming up to the idea of having an ever-increasing number of IoT devices in their homes, mixing and matching this tech is now presenting challenges when it comes to interoperability.
    Smart Home

    Interoperability key to sustaining smart home tech adoption

    Nov. 17, 2021
    Industry execs discuss the importance of streamlining IoT device control during CONNECTIONS conference

    Alarm Financial Services provides financing in busy M&A market

    AFS provided financing for three recent integrator acquisitions
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    Installation Tools & Equipment

    NSI Industries acquires TechLogix Networx

    Nov. 17, 2021
    Fiber optic technology company to help Platinum Tools expand beyond copper-based solutions
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    March Networks achieves CyberSecure Canada certification

    Nov. 16, 2021
    Certification demonstrates company has put into place requirements developed by the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security
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    PSA announces new partnership with Zenitel

    Nov. 16, 2021
    New agreement to provide PSA members and owners an opportunity to work with Zenitel directly
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    Access & Identity

    Latch announces partner products with global access control leaders

    Nov. 16, 2021
    Company announces new relationships with Marks USA, TownSteel and dormakaba
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    Bosch recently opened a new Training and Experience Center in Bentonville, Ark.
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    Bosch opens Training and Experience Center

    Located in Bentonville, Ark., center showcases immersive displays of the company’s latest offerings
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    The Security Industry Association (SIA), has named Edison Shen as its new director of standards and technology.
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    SIA names new director of standards and technology

    Edison Shen to lead SIA's standards and technical program activities, develop content on cybersecurity and technology topics for members
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    President Joe Biden signed the Security Equipment Act of 2021 into law this week, which requires the FCC to ban all new equipment authorizations for entities on the agency's so-called 'Covered List.'
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    Biden signs 'Secure Equipment Act'

    Nov. 12, 2021
    Law requires FCC to adopt rule banning new equipment authorizations for Hikvision, Dahua and other manufacturers on 'Covered List'
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    Dealers, Integrators & Installing Companies

    Bates Security acquires Central Security and Electronics

    Nov. 12, 2021
    Florida acquisition will become the company's fifth branch office
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    Residential Technologies

    Brinks Home and Sunnova launch exclusive partnership to sell home security and energy solutions

    Nov. 11, 2021
    The agreement will allow Sunnova to offer its customers options from the Brinks Home portfolio of smart home security solutions
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    Carlyle buys majority stake in Sciens Building Solutions

    Nov. 11, 2021
    Investment to support the growth and development of leading fire and life safety platform
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    Dealers, Integrators & Installing Companies

    Advanced Security Technologies acquires Premier Security and Fire

    Nov. 11, 2021
    Acquisition will help AST continue its growth in the residential and commercial markets
    Brivo announced on Wednesday that it has entered into an agreement to merge with Crown PropTech Acquisitions and subsequently become a publicly traded company.
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    Brivo to go public

    Nov. 10, 2021
    Cloud access control firm to merge with SPAC, become publicly listed
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    ADT has entered into an agreement to acquire Sunpro Solar for $160 million in cash and approximately 77.8 million shares of ADT common stock, for a total enterprise value of $825 million. The company will be rebranded as 'ADT Solar' and operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of ADT.

    ADT enters solar market with acquisition of Sunpro

    Nov. 9, 2021
    Company expanding beyond home security to become a 'lifestyle' brand
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    UL has launched its new SafeCyber Digital Security Platform, a suite of solutions aimed at democratizing IoT security and empowering key organizations, such as device manufacturers, suppliers and systems integrators, to take charge of their connected ecosystems. From smart home devices and sophisticated medical devices to advanced automotive and Industry 4.0 technology, UL’s SafeCyber Digital Security Platform aims to mitigate the growing volume of cybersecurity threats.

    UL launches SafeCyber to secure connected devices around the globe

    New platform enables security posture management throughout entire device life cycle, empowering organizations to navigate mounting cybersecurity threats and increased regulations...
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    Convergint announces acquisition of Simpson Security Systems

    The acquisition expands Convergint’s service capabilities across the Southeast and Central regions of the United States