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    Security Vanguard Award

    Endeavor Business Media’s Security Group Announces 2022 Security Vanguard Award Projects

    Nov. 11, 2022
    World Equestrian Center, submitted by Sciens Building Solutions, named Vanguard Project of the Year
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    The WEC is the largest equestrian center in the United States, featuring a maze of venues including five equestrian arenas, climate-controlled stables, veterinary clinic, resort hotel, RV park, expo center and more.
    Security Executives

    Security Takes the Reins at WEC

    Nov. 11, 2022
    2022 Security Vanguard Award Project of the Year: A robust video surveillance system integrates with advanced door and access solutions to protect the World Equestrian Center
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    The Harris County courthouse is one of 150 buildings retrofitted by ESI Fire & Security Protection with new upgraded technology from Honeywell and other manufacturers.
    Secured Cities

    Massive Upgrade in Harris County, Texas

    Nov. 11, 2022
    Vanguard Award Honorable Mention: Multi-year retrofit project involved security technology upgrades in more than 150 buildings in the downtown Houston area
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    A unique combination of screening technologies, video surveillance and human/canine patrols made impossibly long lines a thing of the past at the annual Anime Expo.
    Security Executives

    Keeping 350K Anime Expo Attendees Safe

    Nov. 11, 2022
    2022 Vanguard Award Honorable Mention: A unique combination of screening technologies, video surveillance and human/canine patrols made impossibly long lines a thing of the past...
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    As the applications for surveillance devices expand beyond traditional security capabilities and into business intelligence and operations, interest in the technology has expanded among both developers and consumers.
    Video Analytics

    The Democratization of AI

    Nov. 11, 2022
    As the applications for surveillance devices expand beyond traditional security capabilities and into business intelligence and operations, interest in the technology has expanded...

    More content from November 2022

    Paul F. Benne is a 35-year veteran in the protective services industry. He is President of Sentinel Consulting LLC, a security consulting and design firm in based in New York City. Connect with him at www.linkedin.com/in/paulbenne or visit www.sentinelconsulting.us.
    Hosted/Managed Video Surveillance

    Tech Trends: Everything as a Service

    Nov. 11, 2022
    A closer look at the pros and cons of going aaS
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    Commercial Real Estate (CRE) customers can leverage cloud-based and physical access control to modernize the buildings they own or lease.
    Access & Identity

    How PACS Improve the Commercial Tenant and Building Experience

    Nov. 11, 2022
    Commercial Real Estate (CRE) customers can leverage cloud-based and physical access control to modernize the buildings they own or lease
    Today's optical tunrstiles can be intergrated with a variety of technologies, including biometric facial recognition.

    Industry Influencer Q&A: The Evolution of Optical Turnstiles

    An evolved new look also comes with increased functionality, technology integrations, and much more (Sponsored by dormakaba)
    Jennifer Kent is VP of Research for Parks Associates.
    Residential Technologies

    The Smart Money: Three Hot Trends in Residential Security

    Nov. 11, 2022
    From inflation to product innovation and MDU expansion, residential integrators have a lot to pay attention to in 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: Consumer Fraud Lawsuits

    Acquiring and storing sensitive information is simply part of most security integration businesses, thus it is vital to be diligent and responsible with business and sales practices...
    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: Four Steps to Turning Around Poor Sales Performers

    Nov. 11, 2022
    Just saying “you really need to pick it up” never works
    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: When to Go Temporary

    Nov. 11, 2022
    There are many situations where a short-term contracted employee makes more sense than a long-term hire
    Kristie Kidder is Director of Marketing and Communications for PSA Security Network. Request more info about PSA at www.securityinfowatch.com/10214742.

    Insider Intelligence: What’s Keeping Integrators up at Night?

    Nov. 11, 2022
    Four of the hottest topics from last month’s PSA Annual Convention
    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.
    Perimeter Security

    Editor's Note: The War on Lines

    Nov. 11, 2022
    Unchecked queues can lead to impatience, despair, and even violence and injury – but there are emerging and time-tested ways to alleviate them
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    SIA will develop the curriculum for its new apprenticeship program and connect job seekers with security systems integrators for paid apprenticeships featuring on-the-job training, learning and preparation for careers in the industry.
    Associations, Research & Training Organizations

    A closer look at SIA's new Apprenticeship Program

    Nov. 9, 2022
    SIA director of learning and development Dr. Elli Voorhees outlines the early goals for the 2023 program, including potential curriculum, recruitment, job placement, integrator...
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    John Loud, right, with Kirk MacDowell and outgoing ESA Chairman Jamie Vos during the ESA Board Meeting at ESX.

    Security Business Exclusive Q&A: New ESA Chairman John Loud

    Nov. 8, 2022
    Coming off a long-awaited victory against false alarm fines in Georgia, the renowned security business owner looks ahead to two years at the helm of the Electronic Security Association...
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    Protos Security names Mark Hjelle as CEO

    Oct. 26, 2022
    Protos Security announced that its board of directors appointed Mark Hjelle as chief executive officer and a member of the board effective immediately.
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    Threat Detection, Imaging & Inspection

    Teledyne to acquire ETM-Electromatic

    Oct. 26, 2022
    Company makes high-energy X-ray subsystems for defense and security applications
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    Video Surveillance

    Milestone Systems unveils Kite, a VSaaS solution for small- and medium-sized markets

    Oct. 26, 2022
    Milestone Systems announced the launch of Milestone Kite, a scalable VsaaS solution for small- to medium-sized businesses that will complement the company’s existing XProtect ...
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    Alarm System Control Panels

    DMP 711S Pre-Programmable Zone Expansion Modules

    Now programmed into the panel via a 10-digit serial number to save installation time
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    Access Control Accessories

    SDC EA Series Door Prop Alarms

    Compatible with all access control systems, but can also function as a stand-alone solution
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    License Plate Detection

    IDIS DC-T6224HRXL NDAA-compliant license plate capture camera

    Oct. 24, 2022
    Has a detection range of over 325 yards (100m) in full light and advanced IR to capture flawless images at up to 66 feet (20m).
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    Sensors & Detectors - Audio-based

    AXIS D3110 Connectivity Hub

    Oct. 24, 2022
    For secure integration of sensors and audio equipment into network systems
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    License Plate Detection

    Vicon Roughneck Pro LPR Cameras (V2008-WNL-LPR and V2000B-W310LPR)

    Oct. 24, 2022
    Ideal for single-lane, stop-and-go use-cases to control access, grant permissions and manage privacy in applications such as drop-off/pick-up lines, gated entrances, parking garages...
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    Video Surveillance

    Luma x20 Surveillance Line from Snap One

    Oct. 24, 2022
    Includes cameras, NVRs, app and more
    Video Analytics

    Sensormatic Computer Vision for Retail

    Can be used in conjunction with existing camera infrastructure to facilitate next-generation AI in retail environments
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    Night-Vision, Thermal & Infrared Cameras

    SightLogix SightSensor TC4 Dual-Imager Camera

    Oct. 24, 2022
    Combines the power of thermal detection and visible color
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    Alarms & Monitoring

    Alarm.com acquires Noonlight's next generation connected safety platform

    Oct. 21, 2022
    Alarm.com announced it completed a majority-stake acquisition of Noonlight, a next-generation connected safety and event management platform that enables new applications and ...
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    Security Industry Services

    Ambient.ai achieves SOC 2 Type II certification

    Oct. 21, 2022
    Certification solidifies Ambient.ai’s position as one of the most secure solutions in the physical security space
    Industry News

    Cognyte to divest portion of threat intelligence analytics offering

    Oct. 21, 2022
    Cognyte Software has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Situational Intelligence solutions, which are part of Cognyte’s Threat Intelligence Analytics offering, to...
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    Security Executives

    Everbridge appoints Sheila Carpenter as CIO to oversee company’s global information systems

    Oct. 21, 2022
    Everbridge announced the appointment of Sheila Carpenter as CIO responsible for leading the company’s global information technology (IT) efforts, including corporate IT infrastructure...
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    Video Surveillance

    Snap One joins ONVIF, gains certification for multiple product lines

    Oct. 21, 2022
    Snap One announced that it has joined the ONVIF open forum, which provides and promotes standards for interoperability of IP-based physical security products.
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    Video Surveillance

    Arcules and Wesco align strategies to accelerate adoption of cloud-based video surveillance

    Oct. 20, 2022
    Through the partnership with Wesco, Arcules will now be able to expand its reach through Wesco’s vast distribution network
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    Access & Identity

    Real Words or Buzzwords?: Physical Security Watershed Moment

    We have reached a juncture in physical security technology that is making most of our past thinking irrelevant
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    Access Control

    ASSA ABLOY readies sale of Emtek, Yale smart residential in response to DOJ complaint

    Oct. 19, 2022
    Sale will pave the way for acquisition of Spectrum Brands' HHI division
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    Security Executives

    Omnigo Software announces Kevin Lafeber as new CEO

    Oct. 17, 2022
    Omnigo Software announced that Kevin Lafeber is joining the company as chief executive officer. Prior to joining as CEO, Kevin served as a board member of Omnigo.“As a Board Member...
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    Lenses & Lens Accessories

    OMNIVISION OS05B CMOS image sensor

    Combines pixel technology and quantum efficiency in a 5-megapixel design for professional and high-end consumer security cameras.
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    Access & Identity

    Volaris Group acquires, renames Hitachi ID Systems as Bravura Security

    Oct. 14, 2022
    Volaris Group announced it has acquired Hitachi ID Systems, which it has renamed as Bravura Security.
    Anti-Drone Technologies

    DedroneDefender Counter-Drone Jammer

    Oct. 14, 2022
    Connected gun for targeted precision Radio Frequency (RF) jamming
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    Eastern Bank welcomes Crime Prevention Security Systems as commercial customer

    Oct. 14, 2022
    CPSS is a family-owned business servicing North and Central Florida
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    Video Intercoms

    Aiphone IX Series announces integration with Genetec Security Center

    Oct. 13, 2022
    This integration enables Aiphone IX Series customers to easily incorporate their video intercom systems as part of a larger unified security platform
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    Security Executives

    Citing growth, Camect expands executive team

    Oct. 13, 2022
    Camect announced it is expanding its executive team following the achievement of two major milestones.
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    Video Surveillance

    i-PRO rolls out new EZ-2 Partner Portal

    Oct. 13, 2022
    i-PRO Americas announced the release of the new i-PRO EZ-2 Partner Portal to enhance and simplify the way integrators, resellers and distribution partners conduct business with...
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    PVM offers live intervention, not pre-recorded messages, from intervention specialists in a central monitoring station.
    Alarms & Monitoring

    The video surveillance transformation

    Oct. 12, 2022
    Proactive video monitoring, or PVM, is one of several emerging solutions available to security providers
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    Alarms & Monitoring

    AvantGuard acquires Armstrong’s National Alarm Monitoring

    AvantGuard announces the acquisition of Armstrong’s National Alarm Monitoring and their monitoring centers and offices in Dartmouth, Montreal, Edmonton and Moncton, Canada.
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    Alarms & Monitoring

    Knightscope announces acquisition of CASE Emergency Systems

    Oct. 11, 2022
    Knightscope announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire CASE Emergency Systems and to close on the transaction during October. The acquisition is planned to boost...
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    Security Executives

    RightCrowd supports continued growth with appointment of 2 new vice presidents

    Oct. 10, 2022
    RightCrowd announced the appointment of two new vice presidents to its expanding team of experienced security professionals.
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    Guard Services Providers

    Security Services Holdings acquires MG Security Services

    Oct. 10, 2022
    Security Services Holdings (dba Protos Security) announced that it has acquired MG Security Services.
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    Pye-Barker Fire & Safety acquires Metro Fire & Safety Equipment

    Oct. 7, 2022
    Pye-Barker Fire & Safety is pleased to announce its acquisition of Metro Fire & Safety Equipment in New Jersey to strengthen Pye-Barker's footprint in the state and the surrounding...
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    Uber CSO Joe Sullivan’s conviction stemming from a cyber-breach cover-up has put many Chief Security Officers and C-Suites on notice.
    Security Executives

    Sullivan verdict sends shockwaves through the security industry

    Oct. 7, 2022
    The Uber CSO’s conviction stemming from a cyber-breach cover-up has put many Chief Security Officers and C-Suites on notice
    The shift from CTSI to Pavion is the result 10 integrator acquisitions over the past 15 months: The Security Division of EC&M Electrical, DavEd Fire Systems, Collaborative Technology Solutions, The Protection Bureau, Star Asset Security/Ion247, AFA Protective Systems, Structure Works, Enterprise Security Solutions, Systems Electronics and Firecom.

    CTSI relaunches as Pavion

    Oct. 7, 2022
    After 10 acquisitions in 15 months, the integrator is uniting them all under the rebranded umbrella
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    Video Surveillance

    March Networks acquires cloud-based data analytics platform from DoIT Software

    Oct. 6, 2022
    Acquisition accelerates company's move to cloud-based video for operational efficiency, loss prevention and business intelligence
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    Matter 1.0 will support common smart home products, including lighting and electrical, HVAC controls, safety and security sensors, door locks and more.
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    Smart homes take a step closer to interoperability with Matter 1.0 release

    Oct. 6, 2022
    Initial release to support common smart home products, including lighting and electrical, HVAC controls, safety and security sensors, door locks and more
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    Lone Star Communications acquires CareSight to expand alarm management services for hospital decision makers

    Oct. 5, 2022
    Effective immediately, CareSight will operate as a majority-owned division of Lone Star Communications Companies.
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    All SAS employees will remain with the company post-close and serve as an integral part of RapidFire's growth strategy in the New Mexico region.

    RapidFire makes its first 'Buy & Build' move, acquiring NM-based Security & Access Systems

    Oct. 4, 2022
    Acquisition to be the "first of many" for the integrator group, according to CEO Mike McLeod
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    Alarms & Monitoring

    Velodyne Lidar acquires AI software company Bluecity

    Oct. 4, 2022
    Velodyne Lidar announced the company has acquired Bluecity, a Montreal-based artificial intelligence (AI) software company.
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    Top national systems integrator Tech Systems and solutions provider Securitronics announce merger

    Sept. 30, 2022
    The two security companies will blend their expertise in both physical and cybersecurity to create a robust service provider
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    Door Hardware

    Camden Door Controls' 1500 line of Fire Rated electric strikes for mortise and cylindrical lockets

    Sept. 28, 2022
    August 2022, Mississauga, Ontario -- Camden Door Controls is pleased to bring to market its 1500 line of Fire Rated electric strikes for mortise and cylindrical lockets. The line...
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    Hosted/Managed Video Surveillance

    Vivotek's Vortex VSaaS Solution

    Sept. 1, 2022
    Offering is a key component of company’s development strategy