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Roundtable discussion: security system lifecycle considerations, effectiveness and cost control

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08/23/2019

A substantial focus of the security industry is on the selection and installation of security systems, and there is no doubt that this is a critical element of the process.

Despite privacy concerns, readers bullish on biometrics

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08/23/2019

YARMOUTH, Maine—With the debate on biometrics and data privacy heating up, and more and more states seeking to regulate the collection, use and retention of biometric data, this month’s News Poll focuses on the future of biometrics and its role in security.

Specifically Speaking with Nicholas M. Stefantsiv

Senior Technology Systems Specialist of Bala Consulting Engineers in Boston
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08/21/2019

For this month’s Specifically Speaking feature we speak with Nicholas M. Stefantsiv, Senior Technology Systems Specialist of Bala Consulting Engineers in Boston.

State of the access control market, part I

Current physical access control (PAC) trends shaping the security industry
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08/20/2019

YARMOUTH, Maine—The concept of access control is simple — to allow or restrict people, animals or things from gaining access to a particular space.

Security pros team up for Mission 500’s Florida Backpack Event

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07/31/2019

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla.—Students at Crosspointe Elementary School in Boynton Beach, Fla. will once again have essential school supplies, provided by the Mission 500 annual “Back to School Backpack Event.”

ASIS unveils GSX 2019 Innovative Product Award winners

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07/31/2019

ALEXANDRIA, Va.—ASIS International, the global membership organization for security management professionals, announced the recipients of its 2019 Innovative Product Awards (IPA) for Global Security Exchange (GSX) 2019, to be held Sept. 8-12 in Chicago, Ill.

Montreal montage: a collection of moments from Genetec’s 2019 Press Summit

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07/24/2019

Montreal—Just last week, I was enjoying cool temperatures, great food and Canadian hospitality while learning about Genetec and hot topics in security.

ASIS announces lineup of keynote speakers for GSX 2019

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07/19/2019

ALEXANDRIA, Va.—ASIS International announced its keynote lineup for the Global Security Exchange (GSX) 2019, to be held Sept.

Specifically Speaking with Scott Bain

Founder and CEO of SecuroGroup & Safer City Convergence Server (vGRID) based in Aukland, New Zealand
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07/19/2019

SSN caught up with Scott Bain, founder and CEO of SecuroGroup & Safer City Convergence Server (vGRID) based in Aukland, New Zealand for our monthly feature.

Federal government aims to modernize physical security practices

Government agencies intend to evolve their security approach to address changing technology, threats and budgets.
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07/19/2019

WASHINGTON—The Security Industry Association’s 16th annual GovSummit in Washington, D.C. was jam-packed with sessions outlining the physical security challenges the federal government is facing and what the security industry can do to help address them.

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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.