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Archive: March 2017


On The Editor's Desk

Cyber talk on tap at ISC West

March 29, 2017Paul Ragusa, Editor

It is only March, but I think it is safe to call 2017 the “year of cybesecurity” as the industry has doubled down on its focus to secure everything IP. This cyber mania, so to speak, is not unfounded, as the security industry is learning firsthand—from recent highly publicized DDoS attacks and increased ransom-ware attacks to more and more stories of compromised cameras and security systems—that the convergence of physical security and IT is creating a new set of challenges...

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Monitoring Matters

ESX announces keynotes and exhibit space expansion

March 29, 2017Spencer Ives

ESX has made several announcementsrecently regarding its 2017 conference, to be held at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tenn., from June 13-16. “Every year, planning a show like ESX is both challenging and rewarding. For 2017, it is more challenging than most,” ESX chairman George De Marco told Security Systems News via email. “Being our 10th anniversary of ESX, we want to make the attendee experience commensurate with celebrating this milestone.” ESX looks for feedback...

Carey Lohrenz, Dr. Robert Kriegel, ESX 2017, George De Marco


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Monitoring

Affiliated to host second annual Catalyst

March 29, 2017Spencer Ives

MIAMI—Affiliated Monitoring is bringing its Catalyst conference, focused on PERS sales and marketing, to Turnberry Isle here for its second year, May 15 through 17.“We already have more people registered to attend at this point in time than actually attended last year. So, we are expecting it to be much larger by every measurement than 2016,” Daniel Oppenheim, Affiliated's VP, told Security Systems News. All of Catalyst's sponsorships are sold out for this year's conference, he...

Affiliated Monitoring, Catalyst, Daniel Oppenheim


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General News

The future of IoT: Taming security's wild west

March 29, 2017Spencer Ives

DELRAY BEACH, Fla.—A lot is being done when it comes to ensuring that IoT devices are cybersecure, integrated and valuable to end users. Five panelists at a TechSec Solutions session explored exactly what the industry is doing to rein in the technology.Paul Ragusa, editor of Security Systems News and the panel's moderator, asked each of the panelists to say what the term IoT means to them.“The Internet of Things is a broad [term],” Dorrier Coleman, co-founder and CTO of TEQ Charging,...

Dorrier Coleman, Jim Coleman, Jon Lewit, Mitchell Klein, Neil Lakomiak, ONVIF, Operational Security Systems Inc., Paul Ragusa, Pelco, Security Systems News


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Commercial

Northland Controls opens new HQ office

March 29, 2017Paul Ragusa, Editor

MILPITAS, Calif.—Northland Controls, a rapidly growing global security systems integrator and managed services provider, opened a new headquarters space here on March 24.Although the company is keeping its existing Fremont, Calif. location, which houses its global security operations center and managed services programs, CEO Pierre Trapanese said that there was a need for additional space to meet the demand.“Finding another office in Silicon Valley was part of the company's long-term...

Northland Controls, Paul Thomas, Pierre Trapanese


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Commercial

Paladin Security and Criterion Security announce mega-merger

March 28, 2017Paul Ragusa, Editor

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—Criterion Security, a healthcare, government and corporate security company in the U.S., has joined forces with Paladin Security, a full-service guarding company and security systems integrator based in Canada, to create a North American super-company—PalAmerican Security.The marriage between organizations will immediately increase service offerings and company reach across the US nationwide, operating initially in 16 states from coast to coast and growing that reach...

Ashley Cooper, Criterion Security, Don MacAlister, Jeff Young, Paladin Security, PalAmerican Security, Robert Buchanan


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Suppliers

Software startup brings predictive analytics to fire detection

March 27, 2017Spencer Ives

MOUNT HOREB, Wis.—OneEvent, a software-as-a-service company based here, developed an analytics engine that looks at environmental factors to predict when an event might occur. At ISC West 2017, the company will be discussing the software's capabilities in the fire detection space.“We look to the fire and security industries as a very natural launching point for OneEvent's software solutions and technology,” Kurt Wedig, OneEvent Technologies president and CEO, told Security Systems...

Avi Rosenthal, Kurt Wedig, OneEvent


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Residential

Parks Associates announces keynotes for CONNECTIONS conference

March 23, 2017SSN Staff

DALLAS—Consumer IoT research firm Parks Associates announced the keynotes and initial speaker lineup for its 21st-annual CONNECTIONS: The Premier Connected Home Conference, which will be held May 23-25 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport.The executive conference focuses on ways to engage consumers and grow revenues in the converging IoT industries, including smart home, connected entertainment, and mobile ecosystems.The conference features keynotes by Matt Eyring, chief strategy and...

CONNECTIONS, Elizabeth Parks, Jennifer Sewell, mnubo, Parks Associates, Tom Kerber


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Monitoring Matters

CSAA is now The Monitoring Association

March 22, 2017Spencer Ives

VIENNA, Va.—On March 16, CSAA announced that it is officially The Monitoring Association. To recap: the name change was discussed among members in the second quarter of 2016. It was voted on, and passed, during CSAA's general membership meeting in early June, 2016, in Fort Worth, Texas. SSN spoke with executive director Jay Hauhn and the organization's vice president of marketing and communications about CSAA's plans for 2017, including the process of changing the name. In a letter to the CSAA...

CSAA, Elizabeth Lasko, Jay Hauhn, Pamela Petrow, The Monitoring Association


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On The Editor's Desk

Migration to the cloud inevitable, study finds

March 22, 2017Paul Ragusa, Editor

Companies across industries are increasingly leveraging the cloud for security applications, with 42 percent of respondents in a new study commissioned by Schneider Electric indicating they currently run security applications in the cloud and almost half (45 percent) stating they are likely or extremely likely to transition security operations to the cloud in the future. The survey, conducted by Morar Consulting, included input from more than 300 U.S. CIOs, CTOs, IT directors, security/facilities...

Cloud, Schneider Electric, Steven Turney


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