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Touchless airports a reality

Creates opportunities and a way for security pros to pivot
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07/15/2020

YARMOUTH, Maine—It’s no secret that COVID essentially halted air travel. From Jan. to present date, 7.5 million flights have been cancelled; demand for air travel has decreased 54 percent and total losses for the air travel industry estimated for this year are predicted at $84.3 billion, according to the International Air Transportation Association (IATA).

Industry veterans launch podcast

SSN Security Legend Award Winner Jim Henry teams with NYPD Veteran Sal Lifrieri for C-suite-focused show
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07/15/2020

NEW YORK—Security industry veterans, Jim Henry and Sal Lifrieri, launched their new podcast today, The Risk Advisor, featuring lively conversations with thought leaders focused on where the industry is going and what technologies are poised to take us there.

Sonitrol of SW Ohio acquires Sonitrol of Butler County

Deal adds more than 1,500 customers, brings on Mike Pope and all staff
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07/14/2020

DAYTON, Ohio—Sonitrol of SW Ohio has acquired Sonitrol of Butler County and their non-Sonitrol company Southwestern Ohio Security, adding 1,500 customers and bringing on all existing staff. The acquisition officially closed effective July 6th.

Becklar, LLC closes with BV Investment Partners

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07/14/2020

OGDEN, Utah—Parent company of both AvantGuard Monitoring Centers and Freeus, Becklar, LLC partnered with Boston-based BV Investment Partners.

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.

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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.