June 2023

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Prompted by the Uvalde tragedy, the Texas legislature has taken swift action to mandate K-12 school security enhancements.

K-12 School Security Legislation Fast-Tracked

June 7, 2023
Recent tragedies prompt Texas and Tennessee to allocate millions to school security initiatives
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The latest version of the PASS school security checklist includes descriptions and deployment help for weapons detection, gunshot detection, biometrics, vaping detection and much more.

New PASS School Security Guidelines Include Emerging Tech

June 7, 2023
The latest version of the school security checklist includes descriptions and deployment help for weapons detection, gunshot detection, biometrics, vaping detection and much more...
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Product Spotlight: School & Campus Security

June 7, 2023
Security Business magazine brings you the latest security products designed for schools and universities
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Still a widely used technology in commercial fire and alarm systems, copper-based telephone lines are poised to rise in costs dramatically, creating a new opportunity for integrators.
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POTS: Not Dead Yet

June 7, 2023
Still a widely used technology in commercial fire and alarm systems, copper-based telephone lines are poised to rise in costs dramatically, creating a new opportunity for integrators...
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It is critical that integrators understand the differences in video analytics offerings to be able to present the best possible solution to customers.
Video Analytics

Video Analytics: Edge vs. Cloud vs. On-Prem

June 7, 2023
It is critical that integrators understand the differences to present the best possible solution to customers

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Access & Identity

Editor's Note: A Big Win for Sustainability

June 7, 2023
The concept is growing beyond its buzzword status as real solutions emerge in security
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 Control Software & Management Systems

Tech Trends: Bringing Order to the Chaos of Access Control Software

June 7, 2023
How integrators can understand and choose from the many access control management systems and software
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PSA CEO Matt Barnette moderated the annual State of the Integrator panel, which included (from left) Jamie Vos, Ryan Kaltenbaugh and Dee Ann Harn.

Sound Bites: PSA's State of the Integrator Panel

June 7, 2023
Hot topics at the Dallas event included manufacturers working direct with end-users, supply chain, M&A and more
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: Changes to FTC's Negative Option Rule may Impact Security

FTC considers consumer protection enhancements when it comes to recurring payments
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 Maximize the Sales Manager Role

June 7, 2023
Four ways to take an active role in helping salespeople close more deals
Kristie Kidder is Director of Marketing for PSA Security Network. Request more info about PSA at www.securityinfowatch.com/10214742.

Insider Intelligence: How to Become a Security Industry Thought Leader

June 7, 2023
Four ways to enhance your visibility and influence in the industry
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: HR Hacks for Small Businesses

June 7, 2023
Six ways to handle human resources without a dedicated employee or department
Alarms & Monitoring

The Smart Money: False Alarm Reduction Driving Sales

June 7, 2023
Research reveals that residential consumers are making buying decisions with false alarm reduction in mind
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School & Campus Security & Safety Month

Oct. 10, 2023
Endeavor Business Media’s Security Group, the Partner Alliance for Safer Schools (PASS), and American School & University magazine present this unique webinar series coming in...
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U.S. Dept. of Labor Approves SIA Apprenticeship Program

Program to grow career development opportunities with integration companies and diversify the industry’s talent pipeline
Theft and organized retail crime are “increasingly urgent issues” that are limiting product availability, creating a less convenient shopping experience and putting employees and shoppers in harm’s way, said Target Chairman and CEO Brian Cornell.

Retail shrink could cost Target $500 million in profits in ’23

May 18, 2023
Retailing giant Target Corp. says theft and retail shrinkage have become “urgent” issues that are affecting the company’s bottom line.
This exclusive summit will gather the most influential executives and thought leaders from large, small, public, private, and global companies, providing a unique opportunity for networking, knowledge sharing, and industry growth.
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Thought leaders gathering this fall for inaugural Access Control Summit

May 17, 2023
Lee Odess brings together industry leaders to address the pressing issues and present the innovation and initiatives in the access control and smart lock industry.
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SIA welcomes new chair and vice chair to lead SIA Women in Security Forum

Alice DiSanto – vice president of global marketing at Rajant – will serve as chair of the WISF Steering Committee, with Candice Aragon – vice president of marketing and education...
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Z-Wave Alliance announces new membership tiers

May 16, 2023
These new tiers have been created to broaden the organization’s reach, foster innovation, and add new opportunities for membership involvement that support the continued growth...
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Latch to acquire Honest Day’s Work, Jamie Siminoff’s latest company

May 16, 2023
The acquisition will integrate the two companies’ teams, resources, and know-how to advance Latch’s mission of making spaces better places to live, work, and visit, while further...
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Alarms & Monitoring

Kirk MacDowell to receive prestigious Moody Award

May 16, 2023
Created in 2004 by the Security Industry Alarm Coalition (SIAC), the Moody Award is given annually to an individual who demonstrates a passion for advancing positive alarm management...
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Qognify, Johnson Controls announce integrations

The integration of both software products enables users to better understand situations based on the synchronization of event and video data, allowing a faster and more targeted...
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June 7th Webinar: Solutions for Safer Schools Using Emerging Security Technologies

June 7, 2023
Join us as our distinguished panel of experts will explain the various options available for keeping schools safe and students protected -- from universal locking solutions and...
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PowerHouse Alliance announces new board

May 10, 2023
The PowerHouse Alliance kicked off 2023 with a roar, starting with a long-anticipated expansion into Canada with the addition of Evolution Home Entertainment Corp to the consortium...
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Snap One's new co-headquarters features innovation center for hardware, software

May 10, 2023
The center will have an expanded number of state-of-the-art laboratories, test areas and training facilities.
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Former Tesla Product Leader Parag Vaish tapped to drive digital transformation at Evolv Technology

May 10, 2023
Vaish brings an extensive background in technology, having led product innovation for Tesla, Microsoft, Google, Walt Disney Company, and StubHub.
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Monitronics enters Restructuring Support Agreement to reduce debt by ~$500m

May 10, 2023
The current lenders under the company’s 2019 takeback term loan facility, including funds managed by Monarch Alternative Capital LP and Invesco Senior Secured Management, Inc....
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Pavion acquires Premier Security Solutions

May 10, 2023
It is the fifteenth acquisition for Pavion since partnering with Wind Point Partners ("Wind Point") in June 2020.
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Roku enters the DIY home security space

May 10, 2023
Streaming provider's Home Monitoring System SE includes sensors, keypad, hub, siren and optional pro monitoring

PSA announces Technology Partner Award winners at TEC 2023

The PSA Technology Partner accolades recognize outstanding partners based on customer service, shipping support, lead generation returns, product performance, and cybersecurity...
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SALTO acquires TouchByte, introduces face recognition access control

May 8, 2023
Bringing TouchByte under the SALTO Group umbrella reinforces SALTO’s commitment to innovation and the development of new technologies.
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ASSA ABLOY reaches settlement with DOJ, Spectrum acquisition to proceed

May 6, 2023
The settlement directs ASSA ABLOY to divest assets to Fortune Brands Innovations “that are designed to allow Fortune to compete in the market for premium mechanical door hardware...
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Today, Vice President Harris and senior Administration officials met with CEOs of four American companies at the forefront of AI innovation to share concerns about the risks associated with AI. President Biden dropped by the meeting to underscore that companies have a fundamental responsibility to make sure their products are safe and secure before they are deployed or made public.

Biden administration releases plan for ‘responsible AI,’ meets with Big Tech

May 4, 2023
Vice President Harris and senior administration officials met with the CEOs of Alphabet (Google), Anthropic, Microsoft and OpenAI to discuss the need for “responsible, trustworthy...
Access Control

Sharry partners with Paxton to offer advanced mobile access

May 4, 2023
With Paxton's Net2 access control system (ACS), Sharry further expands its library of 20+ running ACS integrations.
Vanguard Fire & Security Systems' COO Rick Knipp and President Diane Thomas meet with Pye-Barker Fire & Safety's Vice President of Business Development Chuck Reimel.

Pye-Barker Fire & Safety expands to 35 states with Vanguard Fire & Security Systems acquisition

With this, Pye-Barker continues its national footprint expansion by entering Michigan, its 35th state reached through an aggressive and purposeful acquisition strategy.

Milestone Systems announces XProtect Hospital Assist

May 3, 2023
XProtect Hospital Assist offers an innovative level of remote patient monitoring that aims to help healthcare professionals do more with less, improve overall patient safety, ...
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Access & Identity

4 access control solution-providers collaborate for a new approach to biometrics

April 28, 2023
PassiveBolt, ZKTECO USA, PDQ Manufacturing, and TECH5 Group create a decentralized identity-based biometric access control solution