August 2023

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Integrators are using evolving technologies and innovative approaches to help airport customers create a defense-in-depth strategy
Perimeter Security

Tech Advances in Airport Perimeter Security

Aug. 21, 2023
Integrators are using evolving technologies and innovative approaches to help airport customers create a defense-in-depth strategy
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The technologies and needs of this fast-moving vertical market present multiple opportunities for security integrators.

Market Focus: Mass Transit

Learn more about the technologies and needs of this fast-moving vertical market
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Recent substation attacks have prompted the government and the private utility industry to take action, which should create opportunities for integrators.
Critical Infrastructure

Utilities Adapt to Changing Threat Landscape

Aug. 9, 2023
Recent substation attacks have prompted the government and the private utility industry to take action, which should create opportunities for integrators
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Security integrators offering MSaaS solutions should provide full-service remote and onsite delivery, setup, and support on every unit.
Mobile, Vehicle, Body-Worn Surveillance

Finding RMR in MSaaS

Aug. 9, 2023
Mobile security offerings can enhance a defense-in-depth strategy in a portable package – all while delivering potential recurring revenue
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Video Analytics

How to Avoid Bias in AI-Based Video Analysis

Aug. 9, 2023
Anomaly detection software eliminates PII and identifies incidents based solely on statistical data

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The smart lighting market is just getting ignited, and we will continue to see existing players expand into this area as well as new players enter the market.
Smart Home

The Smart Money: The Power of Smart Lighting

Aug. 9, 2023
A slow and steady growth path means residential security integrators still have a chance to get on board
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The parent company of AvantGuard Monitoring, Freeus, Armstrongs, and now Eyeforce, takes a deep dive into the tehcnological and policy advancements happening in the monitoring industry.
Alarms & Monitoring

Monitoring Q&A with Becklar

Aug. 9, 2023
The parent company of AvantGuard Monitoring, Freeus, Armstrongs, and now Eyeforce, takes a deep dive into the tehcnological and policy advancements happening in the monitoring...
Chris Peterson is the founder and president of Vector Firm (, 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 To request more info about the company, visit

Modern Selling: Great Salespeople Lead with Follow-ups

Aug. 9, 2023
5 ways to incorporate them into your daily sales routine
Jon Polly is the Chief Solutions Officer for ProTecht Solutions Partners, a security consulting company focused on smart city surveillance. Connect with him on linkedin:
Secured Cities

Tech Trends: Smart Cities - You May be an Expert

Aug. 9, 2023
Integrators are in a unique role of both qualified technologist and installer as the smart city trend takes hold
Timothy J. Pastore, Esq., is a Partner in the New York office of Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP (, 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

Legal Brief: Product and Company Reviews under Scrutiny

Proposed FTC rule would set clear regulations for published testimonials and reviews
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Editor's Note: The Age of Influence(rs)

Aug. 9, 2023
If you don’t think you are an influencer, chances are you’re connected to one
Ryan Joseph is an Executive Recruiter for Recruit Group (, with a focus on security industry operations, sales, and sales leadership. For help with your security recruiting efforts, contact her at or call (954) 278-8286.

Recruiting Roadmap: The Art of Negotiation

Aug. 9, 2023
With the market shifted toward employers, negotiating compensation has become a critical skill for employers and job seekers alike
Marissa Vacek is the new Managing Director for Swell, PSA Network’s marketing agency for its members. Request more information at

Insider Intelligence: How to Create a Marketing Plan

Aug. 9, 2023
Learn how to craft a roadmap that enables marketing and sales teams to meet goals and align messaging in the marketplace
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ADT unveils electric vehicle pilot program

Technicians and managers in Atlanta area will be first to use
Chuck Reimel, VP of Business Development at Pye-Barker, and Karen Thomas, Owner at Advanced Engineered Systems.
Fire & Life Safety

Pye-Barker Fire & Safety acquires Advanced Engineered Systems

This addition strengthens the company's ability to be the preferred single-source service provider by adding security and alarms to its already strong foothold in fire protection...
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NextGen Security LLC acquires CERK Security

July 24, 2023
CERK is an electronic security integration company that provides technology solutions such as access control and video surveillance to commercial, healthcare, public, and other...
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OMNI Resource Management completes merging of MCS, ACT

July 24, 2023
The merger is a strategic part of OMNI’s expansion, and will grow OMNI’s market share in the electronic security and building technology industries. The result will provide enhanced...
Fire Detectors - Smoke, Heat, Optical

FS-5000E Flame Sensor from Takex

July 21, 2023
Detects ultraviolet rays contained in flames
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Video Intercoms

Viking X-Series IP Video Intercoms (X-35, X-205, X-1605)

July 21, 2023
Built-in IP video camera has H.264 video compression, low light sensitivity, a wide viewing angle of 126 degrees
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Security industry reacts to FCC's proposed IoT ‘Cyber Trust Mark’ program

July 19, 2023
The Security Industry Association said it’s monitoring the proposed program but indicated current support for it, as the trade organization has advocated for prioritizing cybersecurity...
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Communications Apps

ONVIF introduces release candidate for first add-on for secure communications

July 19, 2023
TLS Configuration is the first in a new category of ONVIF add-ons, which are specifications that extend ONVIF conformance to product features that address a specific use case ...
The Li-Fi industry has been calling on phone makers and other device manufacturers to embed Li-Fi. So far it hasn't happened. PureLiFi, Fraunhofer, and others hope that 802.11bb dials up a difference.

IEEE approves a Li-Fi standard

July 19, 2023
Supporters of the IEEE approach hope that the ratification of IEEE 802.11bb will encourage makers of laptops, tablets and phones to embed Li-Fi chips.
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Video Surveillance

New IDIS retail eBook tackles shrink

July 19, 2023
Better video surveillance can dramatically help to cut shrink and protect profits, according to IDIS, South Korea’s largest in-country surveillance manufacturer.
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Control Buttons & Switches

Camden Narrow ValueWave Switch with Manual Override

July 18, 2023
This new switch features a heavy gauge stainless steel faceplate, red/green illuminated light ring and is IP65 rated.
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Pavion Acquires K&J Integrated Systems

July 18, 2023
The acquisition expands Pavion's capacity in the Northeast region of the U.S.
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Security Executives

Real words or buzzwords?: Operationalizing AI

AI is not a product, but a broad category of software that enables products and systems to do more than ever before possible. How do we put it to good use?
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Building Automation

Johnson Controls acquires workplace management software leader FM:Systems

July 17, 2023
The acquisition adds complementary cloud-based SaaS digital workplace management capabilities to Johnson Controls' (JCI) leading OpenBlue digital buildings software portfolio....
Industry Trade Associations

Security Industry Association appoints Ken Francis as chair of SIA Executive Advisory Board

The SIA Executive Advisory Board is a panel of executive thought leaders from SIA member companies and a forum that offers input on how market developments influence SIA’s strategy...
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Knightscope announces automated gunshot detection

July 17, 2023
Knightscope says its decision to offer the solution is in response to requests from schools, corporations, airports, hotels and municipalities considering purchasing gunshot detection...
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Access Control Power Units & Controls

Altronix VR10 Voltage Regulator

July 17, 2023
The VR10 converts a 24VDC input into a regulated 5VDC or 12VDC output, saving valuable enclosure space and significantly reducing installation and maintenance expenses.
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Camera Accessories

TrueLook Strobes and Sirens

July 12, 2023
In the event of a threat detected and verified by TrueLook's five-diamond, UL-listed monitoring center, the strobes and sirens are instantly activated.
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Dealers, Integrators & Installing Companies

NAPCO debuts Napco Access Pro Dealer Program, brand & website

The Napco Access Pro Dealer Program is being developed and managed under the direction of Napco Access Pro’s new Vice President of Sales, Aaron Black.
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Industry News

i-PRO joins the United Nations Global Compact

July 12, 2023
The pledge formalizes the company’s commitment to protecting human rights, upholding ethical labor conditions, protecting the environment, and combating corruption.
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Gunshot Detection

Shooter Detection Systems names new president, CTO

SDS' new president, Stephen Carney, previously served as Vice President of Global Product Management for HID Global.
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Network Video Recorders (NVRs)

SECO-LARM ENFORCER 4K Network Video Recorder DRN-116-4TB

July 10, 2023
With their affordability and ease of installation, ENFORCER NVRs are well-suited for a wide range of applications.

Honeywell to acquire SCADAfence, strengthening cybersecurity software portfolio

July 10, 2023
SCADAfence brings proven capabilities in asset discovery, threat detection and security governance which are key to industrial and buildings management cybersecurity programs....
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FAST welcomes Aiden O’Brien as Executive Director

O’Brien will lead FAST’s efforts to promote an innovative and essential industry to the next generation of security leaders.
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Video Surveillance

DMP takes controlling stake in iENSO to develop world-class video security technology

The combination of iENSO’s video expertise and DMP’s extensive record of innovation, quality and customer service in the security industry positions DMP for growth in the rapidly...
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Fire & Life Safety

Wayne Alarm acquires Sentry Protective

July 5, 2023
The purchase increases Wayne Alarm's share in the Greater Boston area where it can provide a premiere service.
Video Management Software/VMS

Airship AI to list on NASDAQ through business combination with BYTE

July 5, 2023
Upon closing of the transaction, subject to approval by BYTE’s shareholders and Airship AI’s shareholders and other customary requirements, the combined company is expected to...
Paladin Technologies has over 1,500 associates and projected 2023 sales approaching USD 400 million across 35 offices.

Bosch to acquire Paladin Technologies

July 5, 2023
Company will merge the Canadian integrator into its Climatec business to vastly expand its reach in North America
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School Security

School security professionals assess the Parkland trial and verdict

June 30, 2023
Most experts agree that SRO Scot Peterson failed in his responsibilities to protect and serve his school.
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3SI Security Systems, Wren Solutions to merge

June 28, 2023
Both companies will continue to operate under their respective brands, while working together to integrate their solutions and deliver expanded retail loss prevention and asset...
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DMP V-6000 Series Cameras

DMP’s new line of video cameras include additional options and features to provide your customers with greater peace of mind.
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Control Buttons & Switches

AMG Systems AMG350-4GAT-1G-P75-PD Unmanaged Ethernet Switch

June 2, 2023
The AMG350 is unique in that it requires no external power supply and is powered by PoE.
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Video Surveillance

RGB Spectrum Zio D2100 Series Decoders

May 24, 2023
Zio is the backbone of RGB Spectrum's decision support system, providing powerful real-time audio and video distribution across packet-based networks.