June 2022

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HES KS210 Server Cabinet Locks

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Learn why incident response is a critical aspect of an effective school security plan, as well as best practices for deployment in this exclusive Technology Roundtable sponsored by Inovonics.

Technology Roundtable: Mobile Duress on Campus

Learn why incident response is a critical aspect of an effective school security plan, as well as best practices for deployment (sponsored by Inovonics)
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Much like the months preceding it, May saw extremely active M&A activity among integration companies, with many now-familiar players making additional 2022 purchases.

Integrator M&A Heats Up in May

June 10, 2022
Recapping some of the top deals of the month, including acquisitions by ADT Commercia, Cook & Boardman, Sciens Building Solutions, Pye-Barker and Guardian Alarm
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While mobile credentials may not completely replace the use of physical cards and keys in the short term, they offer integrators a fast-growing opportunity to meet demands for a mobile-first campus.
School Security

Access Management on School Grounds and Beyond

June 10, 2022
While mobile credentials may not completely replace the use of physical cards and keys in the short term, they offer integrators a fast-growing opportunity to meet demands for...
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School Security

Editor's Note: Let’s Educate the Educators

June 10, 2022
While we wait for badly needed federal and state legislation on minimum school security standards and risk mitigation procedures, integrators need to keep preaching

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Pye-Barker has rapidly expanded to 125 locations in 29 states.

Integrator Connection: Pye-Barker's Rapid Expansion

June 10, 2022
Powered by its Dec. 2021 acquisition of Mountain Alarm, the traditional fire services company has quickly acquired several security companies to form its alarm division
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Emergency communications and mass notification systems and software have grown from single-use to multi-functional methods for handling every aspect of an emergency situation.
Mass Notification Solutions

Tech Spotlight: Mass Notification Evolves

June 10, 2022
The systems have grown from single-use to multi-functional methods for handling every aspect of an emergency situation
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How to talk to customers and help them overcome objections about modernizing their legacy systems
Access Control

Put Customers on an Access Control Migration Path

June 10, 2022
How to talk to customers and help them overcome objections about modernizing their legacy systems
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: How to Handle Confrontation with Customers

June 10, 2022
7 tips to help your sales team navigate unexpected price increases, empty shelves and more
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Residential Technologies

The Smart Money: Impact of Video Analytics on Residential

June 10, 2022
While helping to detect and deter potential criminal activity, AI, machine learning and analytics can help reduce false alarms and accommodate touchless solutions
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: 6 Tips for Young Employee Retention

June 10, 2022
Hiring a millennial is only the first step – the next key is retaining them in a hot job market
Matt Barnette is CEO of PSA Security Network. Request more info about PSA at www.securityinfowatch.com/10214742.

Insider Intelligence: From Upheaval to Evolution

June 10, 2022
5 ways the integration business may have changed forever
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.
Access & Identity

Tech Trends: Mobile Access

June 10, 2022
Demand by college campuses, organizations looking to hire and retain top talent, and building property managers indicate the future is a mobile credential
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: Your Choice of Counsel

Protect your company in the event an insurer or indemnitor needs to represent it
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Security Business New Products (June 2022)

June 10, 2022
The latest from security manufacturers
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School security experts say it is time to start holding administrators responsible for safety on their campuses among other recommendations in the wake of this week's mass shooting at Ross Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.
School Security

Robb Elementary Shooting a Watershed Moment for School Security

May 25, 2022
Experts discuss the tragedy and its implications for the larger industry moving forward
Patrick V. Fiel Sr. is a national security consultant who has worked with thousands of schools providing security services and solutions. He can be reached at (910) 789-4265 or at pvfiel@gmail.com.
School Security

School Security Starts with Relationships

Security integrators should have varied collaborative efforts with both end-user staff and consultants to help reduce the risk of violent incidents
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Guardian Alarm acquires Executive Security Consultants

May 24, 2022
Purchase marks company's second acquisition in the Ohio market this year
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Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Solutions

HID Global acquires Vizinex RFID

May 23, 2022
Acquisition enhances portfolio of high-performance passive RFID tags
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Alarms & Monitoring

Dean Belisle named DMP’s National Sales Trainer

35-year industry veteran and former alarm company president joins the company
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Authorized Dealer Programs

Alert 360 and ACA create merged dealer program for acquisitions, training and more

May 23, 2022
Combined program will expand search for bulk portfolio acquisitions and dealer relationships in key markets across the country
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Unlimited Technology announces appointment of three senior execs

Daniel Tews named CFO, Chris Horan COO, and Joe Baker West Coast GM
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ADI opens new global headquarters in New York

May 23, 2022
ADI Melville Support Center part of new facility
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Pye-Barker Fire & Safety acquires Paradise Fire Protection in Utah

Company expands its market density in the suburban communities north of Salt Lake City
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Badge Printers & Printing Supplies

SMART-51 Series Card Printers from IDP

Ideal for corporate IDs, access control badges, student IDs, loyalty/gift cards, national IDs and driver’s licenses
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Cards & Tokens

Crescendo C2300 Cards from HID Global

May 20, 2022
Enables organizations to implement Zero Trust security architecture
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Speco Digital Deterrent cameras (models O4TDD1M AND O4BDD1M)

May 20, 2022
Equipped with both audio and visual deterrence as well as advanced analytics
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Sciens Building Solutions adds SoCal integrator to its family

Time and Alarm Systems has joined the Sciens platform, adding to their capabilities across the country and allowing Sciens to now serve the entire state of California
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Access Control

Brivo announces integration with ZeroEyes

May 20, 2022
Integration enables users to lock doors remotely when an active shooter is present
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Candice Aragon, VP of Marketing and Events for PSA Security Network, introduces the highly anticipated State of the Industry Panel at PSA TEC, which included (L-R): Chuck Wilson, CEO of the National Systems Contractors Association (NSCA); James Rothstein, the new Chair of the Board of Directors for the Security Industry Association (SIA); Matt Barnette, CEO of PSA Security Network; and moderator Kasia Hanson of Intel.

PSA TEC Talks Focus on Challenging Environment for Integrators

May 20, 2022
Business owners and execs commiserate over supply chain woes and other business hurdles, as well as successes and strategies at well-attended conference
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The Information Security Triad (sometimes just “Security Triad” for short) has provided a rock-solid three-pillar approach to developing a sound cyber security strategy, using the security design objectives of establishing and maintaining Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability (CIA).

Real words or buzzwords? Attack surfaces

Attack surfaces expand in a cyber-physical systems environment
Videotec provides ruggedized video surveillance cameras.
Video Surveillance

Motorola Solutions acquires Videotec S.p.A.

May 16, 2022
Videotec’s fixed and PTZ cameras are designed to withstand extreme conditions and hazardous environments
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Industry Trade Associations

SIA now accepting applications for the 2022 SIA Women in Security Forum Scholarship

May 16, 2022
SIA established the Women in Security Forum Scholarship program in 2020 to further educational opportunities for women to thrive in the security industry
Global security manufacturer, Gallagher, celebrated the official opening of their European Headquarters in Warwick, United Kingdom, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and celebration event on 12 May.
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Gallagher cuts ribbon on European Headquarters

May 16, 2022
The company celebrated the official opening of its European Headquarters in Warwick, United Kingdom
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ADT Commercial acquires Denver-based Key-Rite Security

May 12, 2022
Acquisition strengthens company's ability to serve mid-market, national and large-scale commercial customers across Colorado and the U.S.
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TSI will offer CriticalArc’s SafeZone technology to its base of over 1,000 customers across the U.S., with an initial focus on healthcare clients, followed by other vertical markets, under a recently inked partnership.
Emergency Management Software

TSI and CriticalArc partner to deliver SafeZone to healthcare workers

May 10, 2022
Solution to help protect hospital staff amid rise in workplace violence
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Central Station Alarm Monitoring

Preliminary technical review period now open for the TMA-AVS-01 Alarm Validation Standard

Review and comments requested from security industry, law enforcement and emergency communications professionals by June 17
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The 5400 Series not only offers key voice evacuation and emergency response features, but also provides solutions for day-to-day communications and paging needs.
Mass Notification Solutions

AtlasIED's 5400 Series Voice Evacuation System

May 10, 2022
Supports effective mass communications through easy-to-install, scalable, all-in-one solutions
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Brent Duncan has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Interface Security Systems.
Video Surveillance

Brent Duncan named CEO of Interface Systems

May 10, 2022
Michael Shaw to serve as Executive Chairman
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The ComNet CNGE6FX2TX4PoE is a six-port switch that offers four Gbps TX ports that support the IEEE802.3at standard and provide up to 30 watts of PoE to PDs.
Networking Equipment

ComNet's CNGE6FX2TX4PoE Unmanaged Switch

Six-port switch offers four Gbps TX ports that support the IEEE802.3at standard and provide up to 30 watts of PoE to PDs
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Dan Marston has been appointed Regional Vice President for Allied Universal Technology Services Canada.

Dan Marston joins Allied Universal

May 9, 2022
Marston to lead and expand Allied Universal Technology Services in Canada

LVC earns Notifier Million Dollar Award

LVC leverages the supplier to provide clients with a variety of fire alarm and life safety solutions
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Brivo's Unified Credential is a new cross-platform smart credential that is compatible with select wireless locks and Brivo Smart Readers to improve security while leveraging existing door locks and devices.
Cards & Tokens

Brivo Unified Credential

May 5, 2022
Eliminates proximity cards and combines credentials across Brivo and select Schlage and ASSA ABLOY devices within Brivo Access
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Altus Fire and Life Safety acquires Fire Systems, Inc.

May 5, 2022
Company continues its growth trajectory into southern New England with its sixth acquisition
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The U.S. is reportedly looking into imposing sanctions against Hikvision over its alleged enabling of human rights abuses by the Chinese government.
Video Surveillance

Report: U.S. may impose sanctions on Hikvision

May 4, 2022
Biden administration looking at taking punitive action against company for allegedly enabling human rights abuses
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Dealers, Integrators & Installing Companies

Cook & Boardman acquires Pa.-based Electronic Systems Group (ESG)

ESG represents C&B's 20th acquisition since being acquired by Littlejohn in October 2018
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Don Joos will join the ACRE executive team as the company's new CEO effective May 23, 2022.
Access & Identity

Don Joos tapped to lead ACRE as its new CEO

May 3, 2022
Joos previously served as President and CEO of TPx Communications
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Sonitrol has launched a Gunshot Detection Solution, powered by 3xLOGIC, which identifies the firing of a gun using concussive ultrasonic force recognition technology.
Gunshot Detection

Sonitrol Gunshot Detection Solution

May 3, 2022
Technology already being deployed at Ind. high school, other sites in planning stages
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Access & Identity

dormakaba to sell its Mesker business to principals of Trimco and Metal Manufacturing Industries

May 2, 2022
Company to operate under a new entity known as 'Mesker MBM, LP' following deal’s close
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Joe Grillo will be retiring as CEO of ACRE effective May 20, 2022.
Access & Identity

ACRE CEO Joe Grillo announces retirement

May 2, 2022
Don Joos named as the company's new chief executive
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The mass shooting on a Brooklyn subway car earlier this month that left 10 people wounded and 19 others injured, has once again raised questions about security on the country’s mass transit systems.
Critical Infrastructure

Lessons learned from the Brooklyn subway shooting

April 29, 2022
Experts weigh in on the potential impact of the attack on mass transit and how the industry can better stay ahead of future threats
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With the advantages of rapid plug-and-play installation and no upfront or ongoing license fees, the DV-1304 gives retailers essential actionable intelligence, including queue monitoring, heat mapping, occupancy monitoring, and real-time activity data from specified locations.
Video Analytics

IDIS DV-1304 AI Box for Retail

April 27, 2022
Simple add-on gives retailers powerful business insights without the price tag
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Even with markets as volatile as they are currently with a war in Ukraine and a pandemic that continues to cause uncertainty around the world, valuations for security companies remain high.

Wall Street still bullish on security

April 22, 2022
Despite current supply chain woes and other challenges, many investors see the industry as a safe bet in uncertain times
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Access & Identity

Allegion to acquire Stanley Access Technologies for $900M

April 22, 2022
Deal marks Stanley's exit from the security market
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Security Executives

Registration opens for GSX 2022

April 22, 2022
Event to take place Sept. 12-14 in Atlanta
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Video Surveillance

Motorola Solutions acquires Calipsa

April 19, 2022
Company continues to bolster is video surveillance offerings with addition of analytics provider