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OSSA creates harmony now and into the future

Alliance’s growth spurt, accomplishments highlight importance of diversity and the organization’s take on COVID
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08/12/2020

SAN RAMON, Calif.—Open Security & Safety Alliance (OSSA) members have been quite productive since the Alliance publicly opened its door in 2018, with the goal of shaping a more simplified, collaborative space for the IoT and security space.

RAS Watch having success with GSOC-as-a-service model

Company founder says Watch gives integrators an easy managed-service, recurring revenue option
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08/12/2020

EL SEGUNDO, Calif.—RAS Watch Founder and SSN Class of 2019 “40 under 40” Alumni Ryan Schonfeld said the idea to create an intelligent Safety & Security-as-a-Service model came after hearing Silicon Valley companies talk about how their growth was outpacing their security infrastructure needs.

Genetec breaks silence on patent trolls

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08/11/2020

MONTRÉAL—“We don’t negotiate payment with patent trolls,” Pierre Racz, president of Genetec Inc., said, as the company announced that a patent infringement lawsuit initiated by a non-practicing entity (NPE) was withdrawn by the NPE at an early stage in the proceedings.

DICE and Tristar help central station affected by storm

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08/10/2020

BAY CITY, Mich.—DICE Corporation and Tristar Monitoring stepped in to help a central station that was without power and battling flooding due to Tropical Storm Isaias.

S3 expands into Western Virginia

Deal adds talent and enhanced capabilities to growing super regional integrator
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08/06/2020

RALEIGH, N.C.—Strategic Security Solutions (S3), a provider of engineered security solutions, has acquired Intelligent Security Integrations, LLC, expanding its reach into the Lynchburg, Va. market.

Johnson Controls acquires Qolsys

Companies hope to create a global force in the converging intrusion and smart building markets
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08/05/2020

CORK, Ireland—Johnson Controls acquired the remaining stake of Qolsys Inc., a residential and commercial security and smart-home manufacturer, after owning a majority since 2014.

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SSN News Poll September 2020

With so many companies working from home, combined with using more online and virtual events and meetings, malicious cyber activity has been increasing as cyber criminals take advantage of so many people letting their guard down during this time. This month's News Poll looks to gauge what SSN readers are experiencing.