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SSN unveils new conference, advisory board and look

Publication has big plans under new ownership
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08/14/2019

YARMOUTH, Maine—There is a lot of excitement at Security Systems News these days as we unveil our new SecurityNext conference, our newly formed Editorial Advisory Board and a new look and refresh to our logo (see below), weekly Newswire and print publication.

Cobalt Robotics secures $35M

Series B funding with Coatue will expand Robots-as-a-Service in U.S.
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08/14/2019

SAN MATEO, Calif.— Cobalt Robotics, a physical security service provider that builds indoor autonomous robots, announced that it has raised $35 million in Series B financing led by global technology investment firm, Coatue.

Bob Appleby named vice president and general manager of ADI North America

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08/14/2019

AUSTIN, Texas—Bob Appleby recently joined Resideo Technologies’ ADI Global Distribution business as vice president and general manager of ADI North America to oversee business operations across the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, and help the company deliver on financial commitments, modernize operations and continue to reinforce its commitment to customer service excellence.

Genetec strengthens its access control offering

Company partners with Mercury Security and HID Global to bring nonproprietary FICAM-certified solutions to the U.S. federal market
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08/14/2019

MONTRÉAL—Genetec, a leading technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions, announced that it is now offering multiple FICAM-(Federal Identity, Credential, and Access Management) certified options for its Security Center Synergis access control system.

Nortek Security & Control opens new ELAN Training Center

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08/14/2019

CARLSBAD, Calif.— To meet increasing integrator demand, Nortek Security & Control (NSC), a global leader in wireless security, home automation, access control, and health and wellness technology, today announced the opening the ELAN Training Center at its headquarters here. The company also operates a facility in Dallas.

IFSS secures funding to support strategic growth plans

Equity will be used for acquisitions and to expand go-to-market strategy
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08/07/2019

FORT MYERS, Fla.—Integrated Fire and Security Solutions Inc. (IFSS), a provider in the delivery of integrated security, IT and fire technologies and services across Florida, recently announced that it has received a private equity investment to drive strategic growth and further build its presence in the dynamic Southeastern U.S. market.

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SSN News Poll October 2019

Does there need to be more diversity within security?

As security becomes a top industry in which to build a career, the industry is seeing a shortage of qualified, diverse candidates. This month’s poll focuses on recruitment and diversity in security.