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Archive: April 2019


Commercial

Security 101 opens offices in multiple locations

April 30, 2019SSN Staff

NEW YORK and INDIANAPOLIS—Security 101, a fast-growing electronic security integrator, has opened new franchise offices in multiple locations across the United States. Two offices opened in New York—one in Long Island and the other in Lower Hudson Valley—both of which join the Metro office. The other office opened in Indiana to serve Indianapolis and the surrounding area.The Long Island office is owned by Steve Markowitz, an experienced executive with a demonstrated history of working...

Security 101, Security 101 franchise, Steve Crespo


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Commercial

Kastle Systems' new mobile SDK integrates with Rise Buildings' platform

April 26, 2019Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

FALLS CHURCH, Va.—Kastle Systems International, a provider of managed security solutions and services, and Rise Buildings, a provider of an integrated proptech platform that manages all daily activities of a buildings' staff and occupants, recently joined forces to integrate Kastle's digital mobile access credential functionality with Rise Buildings' occupant experience app.“Access control is an obvious extension of the full 'occupant experience' that Rise Buildings provides, but access...

access control, Bluetooth LE, digital access control, Gartner, Kastle Systems, Rise Buildings, Todd Burner


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Suppliers

Vidsys appoints Maurice Singleton as president

April 24, 2019SSN Staff

VIENNA, Va.—Vidsys, a global leader in Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) and Converged Security and Information Management (CSIM) software, announced that the Board of Directors has promoted company vice president of product innovation Maurice Singleton as the new President of Vidsys.“With more than 20 years of experience in this industry and a proven track record of execution and delivery of top-notch service, we are confident that Maurice will immediately make a positive...

Maurice Singleton, Vidsys


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Suppliers

ACRE to acquire RS2 Technologies

April 24, 2019Paul Ragusa, Editor

LAS VEGAS—ACRE, a global security company, announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire RS2 Technologies in Munster, Ind., a deal that enhances ACRE's strategic expansion plans for strengthening its access control business and product portfolio.“RS2 is a well-known brand, and rapidly growing company that is well known for its technical expertise on the software side with a very good reseller network,” ACRE CEO Joe Grillo told Security Systems News. “The...

ACRE, Joe Grillo, RS2 Technologies


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General News

S.A.F.E. donates emergency alert platform to U.S. schools, colleges and universities

April 24, 2019Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

NASHUA, N.H.—A non-glamorous side of being in the security industry is hearing about, witnessing the aftermath and reporting on school shootings. Since the Parkland, Fla. shooting in which 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, a former student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, opened fire on his former school's campus with a semi-automatic rifle, claiming the lives of 17 people and injuring another 17, based on CNN's math and on average, a school shooting occurs every 11.8 days in the United States....

Jim Bender, Ping4, S.A.F.E., Safe Alerts for Education Foundation, school security


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General News

Nortek Security & Control promotes Chris Lynch

April 24, 2019SSN Staff

CARLSBAD, Calif.—Nortek Security & Control, a global leader in wireless security, home automation, access control and health and wellness technology, announced the promotion of Chris Lynch to manager of Builder Services. He joins Director of Builder Services, Bret Jacob, in expanding the Nortek New Home Program to create opportunities for integrators, builders, architects and designers. Complete connected home strategies are created through the program offering a range of affordable, feature-based...

Chris Lynch, Nortek, Nortek New Home Program, Nortek Security & Control, smart home, smart homes


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On The Editor's Desk

Smile, you're on candid camera: Jetblue passenger blows lid on DHS facial recognition program

April 24, 2019Paul Ragusa, Editor

I know I am aging myself here, but after reading about the JetBlue passenger who was none-too-happy to find out that her face would be used as ID for boarding, I thought back to the TV show of my youth called Candid Camera. Now if you are younger than 50 (yes, I am less than a month away from a half century old), you probably won't remember this show that featured a hidden camera with lovable host Allen Funt (and later with son Peter), who at the end of each skit would tell the person they are on...

biometric access control, candid camera, CBP, DHS, JetBlue passenger


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Monitoring Matters

What your connected smart home IoT devices are really doing

April 24, 2019Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

As more and more people connect IoT devices to their homes, making them smarter, living machines, the more fodder hackers have to breach systems and gain access to consumers' personal identifiable information, or even gain entrance into their humble abodes. The fact is, no security standards exist for IoT manufactures to follow when creating networked devices. Lawmakers and states are stepping up, looking at ways to help protect consumers. Industry talk of late about protecting owners of IoT devices...

ARP spoofing, connected devices, Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2019, Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act, IoT, Princeton IoT Inspector, smart home


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General News

ESX breakout sessions to focus on key sales and finance topics

April 23, 2019SSN Staff

INDIANAPOLIS—Security professionals will converge here June 3-6 for the Electronic Security Expo (ESX) 2019, a key industry event where experts will explore today's video surveillance and monitoring trends and share best practices during the conference's peer-led breakout sessions.Sales and finance topics will be explored through ESX education, looking at how security industry businesses can optimize their cash flow.More than half of salespeople rely on their peers to get tips for improving,...

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Nortek Security & Control appoints Chris Hart to regional manager and solution specialist, Health & Wellness

April 22, 2019SSN Staff

CARLSBAD, Calif.—Nortek Security & Control, a global leader in wireless security, home automation, access control, and health and wellness technology, recently appointed Chris Hart as regional manager & solution specialist, Health & Wellness. He is responsible for the sales of Numera healthcare solutions throughout the Central and Western United States and Canada.“Chris is an expert in the health and wellness, telemedicine and telehealth industries,” John Carpenter, vice president...

Chris Hart, Nortek, Nortek Security & Control, Numera


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