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This is the home for our coverage of the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on the security industry.

Is working from home viable long-term?

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Typical weekday at my home: My son and I can be seen chasing our dog Blondie, trying to grab her before she escapes out the front door, which is open for some reason (my son?). Chaos ensues.

News Poll: Industry weighs in on future of in-person conferences

Half of respondents don't see them happening in 2020, with another 50 percent saying they won't attend if they are held
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05/27/2020

YARMOUTH, Maine—With the coronavirus keeping us all grounded for now, and with the future still not clear as to how long it will take us to get back to some type of normalcy, this month’s SSN News Poll looked to gauge readers' thoughts and feelings on the immediate and long-term future of in-person conferences.

SSN News Poll: Security companies struggling to get funding through the CARES Act

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05/13/2020

YARMOUTH, Maine—While the recent announcement of a second round of CARES Act funding for small businesses is good news, many are wondering if it will make it into the hands of the companies that need it most, as the first round of funding ran out quickly with several problems reported.

Kastle Systems offers COVID-19 Safety program

KastleSafeSpaces platform for critical contact tracing and screening technology protects tenants building-wide
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05/12/2020

WASHINGTON, D.C.—As American companies and employees grapple with when and how to return safely to their workplaces, Kastle Systems has developed an integrated, building-wide plan to safeguard the health and safety of workers returning to the workplace.

G4S offers Return to Work Assurance program

Roadmap solutions offer customers end-to-end protocols and operational processes to help mitigate risks
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05/11/2020

JUPITER, Fla.—G4S recently announced the G4S Return to Work Assurance program, a new comprehensive solution developed to assist organizations with security planning and implementation as they consider the reopening process during COVID-19.

VIVOTEK USA withdraws from ISC West 2020

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05/11/2020

SAN JOSE, Calif.—IP surveillance solution provider, VIVOTEK, announced that it will not exhibit at ISC West 2020, which has been rescheduled for October due to ongoing COVID-19 pandemic concerns. 

GSX 2020 considering virtual event

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05/08/2020

ALEXANDRIA, Va.—ASIS International President Godfried Hendriks and CEO Peter J. O’Neil sent a joint letter to members today, providing an update on the what the organization is considering for the upcoming Global Security Exchange (GSX) 2020, scheduled to take place Sept. 21-23 in Atlanta, Ga., including the possibility of a virtual event.

Industry associations assess COVID’s impact

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Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Trying to gauge how badly the security industry is being affected by the coronavirus, and figuring out ways to best help us all get through this, is top of mind for everyone.

Pivot, Camio partnership helps businesses deal with coronavirus

Impinging technology helps detect, monitor, enforce social distancing
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05/06/2020

COLUMBIA, Tenn.—Being in the security industry for over 20 years on the integrator’s side has afforded Brian Carpenter, president, Pivot, Inc., the ability to continue to evolve and move with the industry into today’s new technology landscape.

Connecting during a crisis

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Wednesday, April 29, 2020

I venture to say that the “corona-crisis” is not the first “crisis” you’ve had to deal with as a business owner, employee, parent, son, daughter, brother, sister, grandparent, aunt, uncle … nor will it probably be the last.

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