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Allied Universal employee saves toddler’s life

Incredible feat captured on video
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07/13/2020

SANTA ANA, Calif.—Off-duty Allied Universal security guard and ex-Marine, Phillip Blanks, caught a three-year-old child who was dropped from the third story of a burning apartment building in Phoenix. Blanks was hanging out with a friend when he heard commotion outside.

Winners of SIA’s 2020 New Product Showcase Awards

Leica Geosystems took top honors in annual award recognizing innovative security products
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07/09/2020

SILVER SPRING, Md.—Since its inception in 1979, the SIA New Product Showcase awards company’s creativity in creating new products for the security industry. These new products are reviewed by a panel of volunteer judges with extensive industry experience.

Cove and RapidSOS partnership benefits home security industry

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07/09/2020

NEW YORK, NY—Utah-based, DIY security company, Cove, offering premium home security and now certified as RapidSOS Ready, is capable of sending life-saving, home-security data directly to 911 centers to empower the fastest, most effective emergency response, as opposed to

Acquiring during the pandemic

Owen Security president and SSN 20 under 40 alumni talks about steering the company during unprecedented times
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07/08/2020

CALHOUN, Ga.—With the recent acquisition of Priority One Security Inc., Owen Security Solutions continues to grow and expand its reach, adding three new employees, 750 accounts and $34,000 in RMR.

Five Questions with VIVOTEK’s Alan Green

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07/08/2020

SAN JOSE, Calif.—VIVOTEK’s Director of Sales, North America, Alan Green, shares about life, best advice ever received, how he got into the industry and more with SSN.

Pro-Vigil launches new partner program

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07/08/2020

SAN ANTONIO, Texas—The newly launched Pro-Vigil Partner Program enables organizations to leverage Pro-Vigil’s remote video monitoring service to grow their businesses with recurring monthly revenue (RMR.)

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SSN News Poll August 2020

In April, Security Systems News asked readers about the impact COVID-19 was having on their businesses. With many states starting to open up again, this month’s News Poll looks to gauge the state of the industry three months into the coronavirus.