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Mission 500 announces collaboration with Feeding America

Partnership to provide one million meals to families in need during covid-19 pandemic
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04/07/2020

MIAMI—To help aid families in crisis across the U.S. during the COVID-19 pandemic, Mission 500 has announced a partnership with the U.S. hunger relief organization, Feeding America, and is calling upon the professional security industry for support.

Per Mar & Midwest Alarm Services expand in Nebraska

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04/03/2020

DES MOINES, Iowa—Per Mar Security Service, a provider of total security solutions for residential and commercial clients and the parent company to Midwest Alarm Services, announced it has acquired GT Fire & Security based in Grand Island, Neb.

Cybercriminals target remote workers during pandemic

Practical protocols businesses can do to prevent, respond to cyberattacks
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04/01/2020

YARMOUTH, Maine—As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, the current cybercrime landscape is focused on businesses of all sizes as more and more employees are working from home per government protocols to contain, control and remedy the virus.

Are thermal cameras our best defense against COVID-19?

Industry consultant assesses the benefits and shortcomings of using this technology during the current pandemic
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04/01/2020

YARMOUTH, Maine—Thermal cameras and devices are being used today during the coronavirus outbreak to help detect elevated temperatures in humans, providing a first line of defense in at least identifying those who are exhibiting signs of a fever.

Christine Lanning wins Hawaii SBA Person of the Year award

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03/31/2020

HAWAII—Christine Lanning, president and co-founder of Integrated Security Technologies Inc., a commercial integrator based here, has been named Hawaii Small Business Association (SBA) Small Business Person of the Year for 2020.

Security industry gets some relief with $2 trillion stimulus package

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03/30/2020

YARMOUTH, Maine—President Trump enacted the $2 trillion stimulus package on March 27, which provides several provisions that impact and affect the security industry, including relief for small businesses, loan forgiveness and unemployment assistance.

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SSN News Poll May 2020

With the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) already transitioned to an all-digital business model and experts talking about a 2020 recession due to the coronavirus outbreak, this month’s News Poll looks at how companies are directly impacted.