October 2023

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As fire alarm systems move away from DACTs and POTS and into the cloud, integrators, end-users and monitoring providers are experiencing the many tangible benefits of increased data and awareness.
Fire & Life Safety

Fire Alarms Move into the Cloud

Oct. 12, 2023
As systems move away from DACTs and POTS, integrators, end-users and monitoring providers are experiencing the many tangible benefits of increased data and awareness
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Third-Party Providers

2023 Wholesale & Third-Party Central Station Monitoring Directory

Oct. 12, 2023
Annual Security Business magazine section with featured and state-by-state listings of providers in the United States and Canada
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After breaking ground on privacy regulation with GDPR, the European Union has shifted its focus to Artificial Intelligence, and there is plenty of security tech in the crosshairs.

Tech Trends: The Far-Reaching Implications of the EU’s AI Act

Oct. 12, 2023
After breaking ground on privacy regulation with GDPR, the European Union has shifted its focus to Artificial Intelligence, and there is plenty of security tech in the crosshairs...
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Make sure your company is ready before you jump from million-dollar jobs to $10 million undertakings.

Large Project Management

Oct. 12, 2023
Make sure your company is ready before you jump from million-dollar jobs to $10 million undertakings
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Take a closer look at how smart lock technology is enabling property managers, renters and more tie together the smart home experience.
Residential Technologies

The Smart Lock’s Role in PropTech

Oct. 12, 2023
Take a closer look at how the technology is enabling property managers, renters and more tie together the smart home experience

More content from October 2023

Monitoring command center agents remain on alert throughout the night and work with onsite 'digital guards' to prevent trespassers and crimes from occurring.
Alarms & Monitoring

Remote Guarding Gains Momentum

Oct. 12, 2023
Take a closer look five ways the solution benefits customers, while creating potential new revenue streams for integrators
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New Wi-Fi sensing technology may be the key to false alarm reduction.
Residential Technologies

AI-Powered Presence Detection

Oct. 12, 2023
New Wi-Fi sensing technology may be the key to false alarm reduction
With a career spanning nearly every role in the life safety industry and a NICET Level IV certification, Ben Adams is a sought-after author and speaker. In 2021, he launched FireAlarm.Training (https://FireAlarm.Training) to accelerate training for companies, shrinking time-to-value for new techs from months to just days.

Fire Alarm 411: Code Overload

Oct. 12, 2023
My first experience with fire alarm job bidding illustrates the vital importance of a working knowledge of fire codes and rules
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The Monitoring Association is looking to standardize how monitoring center operators communicate with first responders when it comes to threat detection technologies and alerts.
Alarms & Monitoring

TMA to Standardize Monitoring Center Threat Detection Response

Oct. 12, 2023
The new TMA-ATN-01 Standard would formalize how monitoring centers respond to and notify authorities of gunshot and weapons detection, lockdowns and more
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Editor's Note: What Will Be the Next Dinosaur?

Oct. 12, 2023
Looking around my office basement, I fear email may be the next domino to fall
Candice Aragon is VP of Marketing and Education for PSA Security Network. Request more info about PSA at www.securityinfowatch.com/10214742.

Insider Intelligence: Let's Spread the Word About PASS

Oct. 12, 2023
While our industry has become aware of the Partner Alliance for Safer Schools, many K-12 administrators remain unfamiliar
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: 6 Ways to Hit Those Annual Goals

Oct. 12, 2023
Salespeople and managers feeling the end-of-year crunch should heed this advice
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: Six Hiring Tips for Executive-Level Candidates

Oct. 12, 2023
Getting management roles in the security industry requires a range of skills and self-maintenance
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: The Downside of a Government Mandate

If the law required security sensors on all access points, it might not be the boon integrators would think it is
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Industry Influencer Q&A: Wireless Perimeter Access Control

A perimeter access control system can proactively define a perimeter around sensitive areas so that possible intrusions can be dealt with before they ever reach the fence (Sponsored...
Despite its recent full merger with IDIS, Costar projected a strong brand presence at this year's GSX show in Dallas.

GSX Show Floor Q&A: Costar Technologies

Sept. 28, 2023
Now fully merged with Korean video surveillance powerhouse IDIS, Security Business caught up with Costar’s Mike Rose at GSX to find out the company’s next moves
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ADI celebrates grand opening of Super Center distribution center in Dallas

Sept. 28, 2023
Expanded warehouse facility to optimize operations and enhance customer service
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Seco-Larm IP 5MP Full Color 2.8mm Turret Camera

Sept. 27, 2023
This camera is outfitted with True Wide Dynamic Range (WDR), 3D Digital Noise Reduction (3DNR), and a True Day/Night ICR Module to ensure clear video in any circumstance.
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Snap One opens six new local partner stores, plans to host over 400 events in 2023

Sept. 27, 2023
With inventory access being a major challenge over the last few years, Snap One’s Local Partner Stores have helped ensure that the company remains a reliable supplier of the industry...
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Associations, Research & Training Organizations

GLSA is now the Life Safety Alliance

Sept. 27, 2023
The Life Safety Alliance is a not-for-profit organization open to all members of the Security and Life Safety community to foster global networking and cooperation.
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Video Management Software/VMS

Genetec receives SAFETY Act certification renewal from U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Sept. 27, 2023
Genetec received this certification and designation after meeting stringent qualifications. In 2011, Genetec received the first certification for Omnicast its video management...
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Door Hardware

Camden Door Controls CM-850 Rocker Switch

Sept. 26, 2023
This surface mount rocker switch can be used for unlocking a door for visitors or as a signaling device in a panic situation.
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Video Analytics

BriefCam attains LenelS2 OAAP Certification under LenelS2 OpenAccess Alliance Program

Sept. 26, 2023
LenelS2 OnGuard users can now centrally receive and review BriefCam video analytics-driven alerts directly in the OnGuard Alarm Viewer.
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Security Executives

ASSA ABLOY joins the mindful Materials Manufacturers Forum

Sept. 26, 2023
These groups offer participants a neutral, precompetitive space to navigate mutual challenges and help accelerate meaningful action by others in the industry.
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Residential Technologies

Per Mar Security Services acquires Nightwatch Security

Sept. 21, 2023
Owned by Dean Strobbe, Nightwatch has provided electronic security solutions to homes and businesses in the Quad Cities area for over 23 years.
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Video Management Software/VMS

RGB Spectrum Zio Recording & Media Server

Sept. 21, 2023
Designed to cater to the evolving needs of mission-critical applications, the new recorder handles all types of visual data, including natural and computer-generated video.
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Access Control Power Units & Controls

Aiphone AC-2DM-B PoE Two-Door Controller

Sept. 20, 2023
Simple to install above interior doorways, the AC-2DM-B controls and unlocks the door it is mounted near, including another door within 500 feet. It can store up to 100,000 user...
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Residential Technologies

Brinks Home appoints new Chief Financial Officer

Sept. 20, 2023
Mr. Kim joins Brinks Home from Smoothie King, where he led all corporate development, strategy, IT, business intelligence, financial, accounting, and supply chain aspects.
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Security Industry Services

Interface Systems opens new distribution center in Dallas, TX

Sept. 20, 2023
In addition to creating new jobs, the 31,000-square-foot facility enhances Interface’s distribution capabilities to better serve its nationwide customers with expedited services...
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Cards & Tokens

HID Global to acquire French ID card printer company Evolis

Sept. 20, 2023
HID intends to complete the offer and squeeze-out during the fourth quarter of 2023.
Just as GSX 2023 had wrapped up, another big industry announcement came when cloud enterprise building security company Verkada said it inked a partnership with global systems integrator Convergint.

Executive Q&A: Dialogue, common culture led to Verkada-Convergint partnership

Sept. 19, 2023
Security InfoWatch.com recently caught up with Caleb Augustin, head of channel sales for Verkada, to get more details about the partnership and how it will change the industry...
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Fire & Life Safety

Pye-Barker Fire & Safety acquires Maximum Security

This addition, along with a recent acquisition in Palm Desert, has opened Pye-Barker to the larger Coachella Valley region.
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Pye-Barker Fire & Safety acquires AMSconnect in Palm Desert, California

This deal marks Pye-Barker's first location in the Coachella Valley region of southern California, enhancing the company's full-service capabilities in the state.
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Preferred Technologies, LLC celebrates grand opening of Dallas/Fort Worth office

Sept. 14, 2023
With the opening of the Dallas/Fort Worth office, Pref-Tech aims to strengthen its presence in Texas and better serve its clients in the North Texas region.
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GSX 2023 Show Floor Spotlight: Vistacom

Sept. 12, 2023
Vistacom centers its approach to designing and implementing video wall and display technologies for security operations around three key principles: simplicity, scalability, and...
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Paige Datacom introduces two cabling products at GSX 2023

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ, September 11, 2023 – Paige Datacom Solutions will introduce two important and innovative cabling products at the Global Security Exchange (GSX) in Dallas, TX...
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System Surveyor launches System Surveyor 2.0

Sept. 12, 2023
Now optimized for use on iOS and Android tablets, System Surveyor 2.0’s intuitive user interface and upgraded performance empowers users at every stage of the system design workflow...
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GSX 2023 Show Floor Spotlight: Hanwha Vision

Sept. 12, 2023
Hanwha Vision is focused on surveillance technologies that help professionals monitor and protect their assets and enhance overall efficiency, including artificial intelligence...
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GSX 2023 Show Floor Spotlight: IPVideo

Sept. 12, 2023
SentryERS is a revolutionary lockdown and emergency response system purposely built with schools and campus environments in mind.
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GSX 2023 Show Floor Spotlight: Genetec

Sept. 12, 2023
Genetec and HID-Mercury discuss recent access control trends and what Genetec and HID see on the horizon.
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GSX 2023 Show Floor Spotlight: Wavelynx

Sept. 12, 2023
Robert Lydic, President of Wavelynx, discusses how the company placing “choice” back in the hands of customers, giving them access without limits rather than trapping them into...
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Northland Controls expands presence in Canada with new Country Manager, Andre Fiset

With an extensive background in technology, business development, and security, Andre brings a wealth of experience that will drive the company's continued growth and innovation...
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Everbridge announces launch of Everbridge 360 at GSX 2023

Sept. 12, 2023
Everbridge 360 combines the company’s Risk Intelligence, Communications, Collaboration, and Coordination capabilities into a single, modernized platform, streamlining operations...

Teledyne FLIR, Magos forge technology partnership to elevate perimeter security

Sept. 12, 2023
Together, they unveil the integration with Teledyne FLIR's cutting-edge thermal security cameras and Magos' top-tier radar technology and AI software capabilities.
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GSX 2023 Show Floor Spotlight: Genetec

Sept. 12, 2023
Genetec discusses enhancements to two of its key products to help security staff take swift action during a security incident from their mobile phone.
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GSX 2023 Show Floor Spotlight: Assa Abloy

Sept. 12, 2023
Creating access for the future and understanding how to help customers create safer, more secure environments that improve the user experience while making an organization more...
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GSX 2023 Opens with Focus on Risk, Compliance and Process

Sept. 12, 2023
Operations enhancement, compliance and risk reduction technologies are significant goals for security professionals, and potential solutions were on display at GSX
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GSX 2023 Show Floor Spotlight: Corbin Russwin & SARGENT

The recent launch of the next-generation Corbin Russwin PED5000/PED4000 Series and SARGENT PE80 Series exit devices is set to redefine standards in the security industry.
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GSX 2023 Show Floor Spotlight: HID

Sept. 12, 2023
Enterprises and campuses are investing in mobile-enabled technologies that not only provide convenience to employees or students but also provide an extra layer of security.
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GSX 2023 Show Floor Spotlight: Suprema

Sept. 11, 2023
Suprema America, known for its biometrics, is offering an expanded portfolio of access control products.
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GSX 2023 Show Floor Spotlight: Traka

Intelligent key cabinets and equipment locker solutions are crucial technology that assists businesses in closing the gap between asset and access solutions.
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GSX 2023 Show Floor Spotlight: AMAG

Sept. 11, 2023
How managing risk has emerged as a prime driver for enterprise security operations
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Parker Group unveils AV over IP Platform to drive control room modernization

Sept. 11, 2023
AVenue by Parker Group is designed to address these changes by facilitating smooth source management, bridging the gap between traditional AV and modern IT requirements, and promising...
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ASSA ABLOY unveils new opening solutions at GSX 2023

Sept. 11, 2023
Ang Faenza said the company continues “to see growth in the education sector as K-12 schools focus on creating safer, more secure learning environments and as college campuses...
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Altronix showcases new products to power and protect critical infrastructure at GSX 2023

Sept. 11, 2023
These latest additions to the Altronix extensive portfolio are designed and manufactured for access control and power integration, video surveillance, fire and emergency communications...
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Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (Drones)

Magos unveils new drone detection radar technology at GSX 2023

Sept. 8, 2023
Magos’ cutting-edge MASS+AI technology not only identifies the presence of drones but can also classify birds, reducing nuisance alarms and enabling security teams to differentiate...
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Smart Home

Nice North America completes rebrand to deliver whole home solutions

Sept. 8, 2023
As part of the transformation, the company built on the pioneering brand legacies to launch a host of new Nice-branded Home Management solutions across several categories.
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Convergint launches Enterprise Security Risk Management Site Assessment Program

The program aims to proactively and comprehensively address potential security risks and vulnerabilities for critical facilities nationwide, to ensure a safer environment.
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IPVideo to launch new HALO cloud app at GSX 2023

Sept. 6, 2023
GSX attendees will be able to see live demonstrations of the HALO Cloud app that allows designated personnel to receive real-time notifications on Apple and Android devices.
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Shellter unveils cutting-edge active shooter safety solution at GSX 2023

Aug. 28, 2023
GSX attendees can experience firsthand the capabilities and features of Shellter at booth #4445, where experts will be available for product demonstrations, inquiries, and discussions...
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2023 Cannabis Security Breakfast at ISC East

Oct. 15, 2023
The Cannabis Security Breakfast from the Security Industry Association and SecurityInfoWatch, with support from ISC East, will feature experts in the field discussing how security...
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Monitors & Video Walls

Vistacom Control Room Solutions

Aug. 23, 2023
Integrated end-to-end visualization technologies and operator workstation solutions. See them at GSX 2023 Booth 4568
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Central Station Monitoring Software & Equipment

Userful's Infinity Platform for Operation Centers

Aug. 22, 2023
Showcase and oversee vital data from diverse sources - see it at GSX 2023 Booth 2538
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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 this month...
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Monitoring Station Consoles

Winsted Vue Control Room Workstations

Sept. 27, 2021
configurable, connectable and adjustable to accommodate multi-operator solutions