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    As CES wraps up, two integrators weigh in on trends, technologies and changes in the residential market.
    Residential Technologies

    The State of the Smart Home

    Feb. 11, 2022
    As CES wraps up, two integrators weigh in on trends, technologies and changes in the residential market
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    Anatomy of a Successful Service Integrator

    Feb. 11, 2022
    NSCA and PSA have collaborated on research that sheds light on what makes some integrators more successful in their shift to a service-based revenue model than others
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    Security Business CES 2022 Product Report

    Feb. 11, 2022
    Check out some of the hot tech from the CES show floor
    DFG consists of a hydrophobic layer, a dielectric layer, a patterned transparent electrode, and a cover glass added in front of a camera lens.
    Camera Accessories

    From the Car to the Surveillance Camera

    Feb. 11, 2022
    Microsystems Inc. introduces the world’s first self-cleaning glass module for camera lenses
    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: The Security Industry’s Ultimate Tech Trend

    Feb. 11, 2022
    As the digital transformation takes hold, investors and massive funding are flocking to our industry

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    Alarms & Monitoring

    The Smart Money: Residential Monitoring Advancements

    Feb. 11, 2022
    As security and smart home functionality increases, so does the demand for professional monitoring and false alarm reduction
    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. Use 'Security Business' as a coupon code to receive a 10% lifetime discount at www.vectorfirmacademy.com. To request more info about the company, visit www.securityinfowatch.com/12361573.

    Modern Selling: Five Principles of Effective Sales Training

    Feb. 11, 2022
    You can train internally or outsorce, but be sure to always include these tenets
    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 Gauge Cultural Fit

    Feb. 11, 2022
    Three interviewing tips that will help you see a candidate from a different perspective
    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.
    Video Surveillance

    Legal Brief: Warrantless Surveillance Case Again Favors Law Enforcement

    Two years after a landmark decision on video surveillance, appellate court affirms in a new case
    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: Be Your Parents’ Guardian

    Feb. 11, 2022
    Step one is protecting those you love; step two could be applying it to customers
    Anthony Berticelli is VP of Operations for PSA Security Network. To request more information about PSA, visit www.securityinfowatch.com/10214742.

    Insider Intelligence: Leading the Right Crowd

    Feb. 11, 2022
    Once you have the right talent and attitude on your team, leading them becomes easier and more enjoyable
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    Security Business New Products (February 2022)

    Feb. 11, 2022
    The latest from security manufacturers
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    The Matter interoperability protocol has garnered massive interest from some of the smart home industry's heaviest hitters.
    Residential Technologies

    Why Matter Matters

    Feb. 11, 2022
    Inside one of the hottest smart home trends at CES: Device interoperability
    Using ThirdEye's remote assistance software, a field technician can connect with another tech or expert to help walk them through a project or installation.
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    Cool Tech for Field Techs

    Jan. 31, 2022
    ThirdEye’s Mixed Reality glasses may unlock a new level of efficiency for installers
    Advanced driver-assistance systems use high frequency radio waves to get range, direction and velocity of objects that appeared like “blobs.' With Oculii, the “blobs” are suddenly objects with detail.
    Video Surveillance

    Ambarella's New SoC Makes AI Processing a Reality

    Jan. 26, 2022
    Chips borne from needs of the auto industry could revolutionize video surveillance
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    Industry Trade Associations

    Security-Net welcomes e.Norman Security Systems

    Jan. 25, 2022
    Move expands integrator group's reach in Greater Chicago
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    Industry Trade Associations

    National Capital Region Security Forum (NCRSF) to become part of SIA in 2022

    NCRSF’s mission is to address issues facing the security industry in the federal market space
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    AlarmQuest acquires Homeguard Burglar and Fire Alarm Inc.

    Jan. 25, 2022
    Acquisition expands integrator's presence in western North Carolina

    CTSI acquires Systems Electronics of North Carolina

    Jan. 25, 2022
    Integrator is CTSI's eighth acquisition since partnering with Wind Point in June of 2020
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    Brinks Home announces partnership with Denovo to grow summer sales program

    Jan. 25, 2022
    New relationship expected to add more than 200 sales representatives in 2022 season
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    MOBOTIX acquires video analytics provider Vaxtor Group

    Jan. 25, 2022
    Vaxtor specializes in Optical Character Recognition (OCR), Deep Learning technologies and License Plate Recognition
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    (ISC)² Entry-Level Cybersecurity Certification Exam pilot program now open

    Jan. 25, 2022
    Certification creates a clear pathway to a rewarding career in cybersecurity
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    Loss Prevention Solutions

    SES announces EAS partnership with Nedap

    Jan. 25, 2022
    Securitas Electronic Security’s strategic partnership with Nedap further expands SES’ leadership and offerings in EAS and retail loss prevention solutions to clients across North...
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    Video Surveillance

    Speco Technologies adds to its management team

    Jan. 25, 2022
    The company will be adding three new employees to its customer support, finance and tech support teams
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    From left-to-right: Cole Schrier and Parker Hendricks.

    Sage Integration adds senior account executive and account executive

    Jan. 24, 2022
    Rapid business growth spurs the need for new hires
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    Former President Donald Trump's supporters storm the U.S. Capitol in an effort to overturn the 2020 election results on Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington, D.C.
    Security Executives

    Lessons learned from Jan. 6

    Jan. 21, 2022
    A look at what has changed a year after the deadly Capitol riot
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    Vicon Regional Sales Manager Dan Craig
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    Industry veteran Dan Craig joins Vicon

    Jan. 21, 2022
    Craig appointed as regional sales manager for Ohio, Michigan, West Virginia, Western Pennsylvania, and Northeast Kentucky
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    From left to right: Janet Fenner, Tracy Larson, Jason Lutz, and Sarah Flanagan
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    Mission 500 announces new additions to its advisory board

    Jan. 21, 2022
    Janet Fenner and Tracy Larson named as co-chairs, Jason Lutz and Sarah Flanagan to take over as treasurer and secretary respectively
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    Snap One acquires Staub Electronics

    Jan. 20, 2022
    Acquisition of Canadian distribution partner to expand company’s North American local branch footprint
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    Letter of intent signed for Cloudstructure's acquisition of IPG

    Jan. 20, 2022
    Cloud video surveillance company signs LOI with upstart IoT cybersecurity company
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    Ambient.ai brings 'computer vision intelligence' to physical security

    Jan. 19, 2022
    Company exits stealth mode with $52M already raised in venture funding
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    ADT and Ford launch Canopy
    Alarms & Monitoring

    ADT and Ford partner to develop new vehicle security offering

    Jan. 18, 2022
    Canopy, a new joint venture between the two companies, will launch in early 2023
    CGL Technologies will join with Security-Net under the leadership of newly appointed Principal, Christopher Wetzel.

    Security-Net welcomes CGL Technologies as its newest member

    Jan. 18, 2022
    Fast-growing New England integrator brings its vast enterprise-level expertise under the leadership of Christopher Wetzel
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    Ambarella's Jermove Gigot at CES 2022
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    CES 2022 tech notes wrap-up

    Jan. 14, 2022
    Great strides in AI processing, pathogen detection and sterilization demonstrated during this year's show
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    Alarms & Monitoring

    Johnson Controls acquires AI software firm FogHorn

    Jan. 12, 2022
    Acquisition to expand company’s leadership in smart and autonomous buildings
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    BCD develops new iDRAC software integration for Windows 10 and 11

    Jan. 11, 2022
    Feature gives integrators and end-users the ability to proactively monitor servers and predict hardware failures
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    Security 101 partners with major investment group

    Jan. 10, 2022
    Gemspring Capital partnership focused on accelerating the integration group's growth
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    Tech notes from Day 2 of CES 2022

    Jan. 7, 2022
    Innovations on display run the gamut of next-gen security and safety offerings
    While the Umbrella mPERS device is perfectly suited for senior care applications, Essence says it can also be used in commerical enterprise security scenarios, such as for lone workers.
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    Essence unveils 5G mPERS

    Jan. 7, 2022
    Mobile panic button system to pave the way for company's expansion into commercial enterprise security deployments
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    Residential Technologies

    New and noteworthy smart home products from CES 2022

    Jan. 7, 2022
    Industry stalwarts and newcomers continue to push the boundaries of innovation in today’s connected homes
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    Tech notes from Day 1 of CES 2022

    Jan. 6, 2022
    In-person conference returns to Las Vegas with a multitude of groundbreaking technologies
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    Qualcomm gave CES attendees a virtual look into the car cockpit of the future. Imagine how this technology could be used in a Security Operations Center.
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    Automotive Tech the Driving Force at CES

    Jan. 5, 2022
    Tons of news from the auto industry isn't necessarily a bad thing for the security industry
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    Wireless Access Control Solutions

    Real Words or Buzzwords: Bluetooth vs. Bluetooth LE

    Why strong due diligence product evaluations are required for Bluetooth-enabled security and safety technologies
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    Cook & Boardman acquires National Millwork

    Acquisition expands company’s capabilities in commercial and multi-family construction projects
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    RSA Conference moved to June due to Covid-19 concerns

    Jan. 3, 2022
    Event was scheduled to take place next month in San Francisco
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    Asset and GPS Tracking

    HID Global acquires InvoTech Systems

    Dec. 27, 2021
    Acquisition enhances company's textile and laundry applications portfolio