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Archive: January 2020


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SIA commends new trade agreement

January 31, 2020SSN Staff

SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Security Industry Association (SIA) commends Congress and the administration on the signing of the much-anticipated United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The USMCA, the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), acknowledges thoughtful and necessary changes that will create a fair-trade landscape while upholding pro-business principles in removing unnecessary trade barriers. The trilateral trade agreement will benefit the North American...

Don Erickson, SIA, trade agreement


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TMA onboards 63rd PSAP

January 30, 2020SSN Staff

McLEAN, Va.—The Monitoring Association (TMA) announced the onboarding of its 63rd PSAP in the United States — The Metropolitan Nashville Davidson County Tenn. Department of Emergency Communications. Launched in 2011 as a public-private partnership, TMA's ASAP-to-PSAP service is designed to increase the accuracy and efficiency of calls for service from alarm companies to PSAPs. “The security industry is in the business of life safety. Manufacturers and service providers collectively...

ASAP to PSAP, Don Young, The Monitoring Association (TMA)


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Cybersecurity

Defendify raises $2M in seed money

January 29, 2020Paul Ragusa, Editor

PORTLAND, Maine—Defendify, an all-in-one SaaS cybersecurity platform developer, announced it closed on $2 million in seed funding, bringing the total raised in the last 18 months to $3.6 million. In that time, Defendify has added thousands of users, doubled its employee count and moved into a larger office space to accommodate the growth.“We are at about 23 employees now and we hiring a bunch more, so we expect to be at close to 40 by year's end,” Defendify Co-Founder Rob Simopoulos...

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Cybersecurity

Putting the SHIELD Act and CCPA into perspective

January 29, 2020Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—On Jan. 1, two new statutes — the Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security Act (the SHIELD Act), a consumer privacy statute, and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), a cyber-breach notification statute — went into effect, changing the way some security professionals do business.“While the CCPA is regarded as the most comprehensive consumer privacy statute passed in the nation to date, the SHIELD Act is generally regarded as the nation's strictest...

California Consumer Privacy Act, CCPA, Cybersecurity, Data privacy, privacy, Scott Talbott, Scott Watnik, SHIELD Act


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General News

Ryan Estis named opening keynote for ESX 2020

January 29, 2020Paul Ragusa, Editor

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Business leader and speaker Ryan Estis will keynote Electronic Security Expo (ESX) 2020, held at the Music City Center here June 9-12.Estis, who spent 15 years helping companies connect with employees and customers, will offer practical advice for cultivating a healthy workplace. Estis also publishes original research on sales and leadership trends, and blogs regularly on business performance.“We're thrilled to have Ryan Estis as our keynote for ESX 2020. He's an incredible...

ESX 2020, George De Marco, Keynote Speaker, Ryan Estis


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SecuritySpecifiers to conduct session at ISC West

January 29, 2020Paul Ragusa, Editor

LAS VEGAS—SecuritySpecifiers announced that it is conducting a session titled, “Understanding Security Systems Commissioning” at ISC West 2020, held here March 17-20. Security Specifiers Managing Director Ray Coulombe told Security Systems News that the panel will discuss the “often misunderstood and sometimes poorly defined” project close-out activity referred to as commissioning. “I am happy to host an encore presentation of one of our top CONSULT 2019 sessions,”...

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On The Editor's Desk

Giving back at ISC West

January 29, 2020Paul Ragusa, Editor

I always liked the proverb, “see the forest for the trees,” as it speaks to a phenomenon that happens far too often these days in society — not seeing the bigger picture because we are so focused on the minutia of the day. With thousands of security professionals converging on Las Vegas for ISC West, March 17-21, and hustling and bustling around to the millions of appointments and meetings, closing deals and making the almighty dollar, I feel that many times, we can't see the forest...

Giving Back, ISC West, Mission 500, Security 5k/2k


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General News

New Napco Professional Security Solutions catalog now available

January 28, 2020SSN Staff

AMITYVILLE, N.Y.—Napco Security Systems introduced a brand-new version of its Full Line Catalog of Professional Security Solutions, including the latest on its award-winning StarLink Cellular Communications of AT&T and Verizon LTE networks; Gemini & GEMC-Series Residential & Commercial Systems, Firewolf & FireLink Fire Alarms & Devices; iBridge & iSecure Connected Security Systems and new tech, video and access control add-ons.The all-new Napco Catalog is available as a downloadable, online...

catalog, cellular, FireLink, Firewolf, Gemini, iBridge, iSecure, Napco, Napco Security Technologies, StarLink


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Continental CA4K Access Manager App debut

January 28, 2020SSN Staff

AMITYVILLE, N.Y.—The Continental Access Division of Napco announced its new CA4K Access Manager App is now available on iTunes and Google Play for use with any smart device. This new app adds another level of convenient, intuitive mobile control to Continental Access' flagship CA4K Enterprise Integrated Access Control Software, v1.1 or higher. Acting as a virtual enterprise workstation in every security manager's pocket, it provides easy, effective management of threat levels, lockdown, status...

CA4K Access Manager App, Continental Access, integrator, Napco, Napco Security Technologies


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General News

HID Global names Björn Lidefelt president and CEO

January 27, 2020SSN Staff

AUSTIN, Texas—HID Global, a worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions, announced today that Björn Lidefelt has been named company president and CEO.“I look forward to leading a dedicated and talented global workforce, focused on delivering industry-leading solutions to governments, universities, hospitals, financial institutions and some of the most innovative companies on the planet to create trusted physical and digital places,” Lidefelt said in the announcement.Lidefelt...

Assa Abloy, Björn Lidefel, CEO, HID Global, Nico Delvaux, president


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