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Predicting the future …

October 28, 2020Paul Ragusa, Editor

It is that time of the season — and no, please don’t cue the holiday music just yet — for making “predictions” for 2021. Yes, time to look in the crystal ball. And following last week’s blog looking at SIA’s top 10 security megatrands for 2021, I thought it was fitting to look at the International Data Corporation’s predictions, which, not surprisingly, have cloud as the top trend for 2021. The timing of this list made me smile because just this...

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Suppliers

Eagle Eye Networks raises $40 million to invest heavily in AI

October 28, 2020Paul Ragusa, Editor

AUSTIN, Texas—Cloud video surveillance pioneer Eagle Eye Networks has raised $40 million of Series E funding from venture capital firm Accel, with plans to invest heavily in artificial intelligence. As Eagle Eye Networks Founder and CEO Dean Drako said in the announcement, there is a “tremendous opportunity to leverage AI and alter the very nature of video surveillance,” noting that “smart cloud video surveillance with appropriate privacy and cybersecurity protections will...

AI, Cloud, Eagle Eye Networks


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LenelS2 and DMP partnering

October 28, 2020SSN Staff

PITTSFORD, N.Y.—LenelS2 announced an interface between the OnGuard physical access control system and the DMP XR550 and XR550E intrusion detection systems. The interface expands functionality, increases compliance in highly regulated markets and greatly simplifies the administration and deployment experience. “The DMP interface expands the OnGuard system’s built-in, real-time intrusion detection capabilities, providing end users with an outstanding option for monitoring and...

access control, DMP, LenelS2


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OpenEye adds cloud-to-cloud Feenics access control integration

October 28, 2020SSN Staff

LIBERTY LAKE, Wash.—OpenEye, a provider of cloud-managed video surveillance solutions, announced the expansion of its OpenEye Web Services Ecosystem through a new cloud-to-cloud integration with Feenics, a cloud-based access control platform. The new integration links OpenEye’s cloud-managed video platform, OpenEye Web Services (OWS), with Feenics’ cloud-based access control solution, Keep, to provide real-time alert notifications and video verification of access events to users...

Cloud-to-Cloud, Feenics, OpenEye


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ACPI launches program to help improve public support for law enforcement

October 27, 2020SSN Staff

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The American Crime Prevention Institute (ACPI) has developed a comprehensive training and education program designed as a vital step in strengthening community trust and respect for law enforcement. ACPI points out, “A recent series of highly publicized police-involved deaths of unarmed citizens has brought unprecedented acrimony toward law enforcement by some segments of the community. Public trust and respect have eroded, resulting in reduced police effectiveness...

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Commercial

NYSS and Alcatraz partner to increase touchless access control offerings

October 27, 2020SSN Staff

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.—Alcatraz, developer of secure touchless access control products, has partnered with New York Security Solutions, Inc. (NYSS) to sell and market the Alcatraz Rock platform in the East Coast market.   “At NYSS, we take pride in the effort we put into choosing a security product to recommend to our clients and as technology geeks we have been very impressed with the Alcatraz Rock platform and its ability to deliver touchless access control using artificial intelligence,...

Alcatraz, New York Security Solutions


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Index Engines announces new release of CyberSense

October 27, 2020SSN Staff

HOLMDEL, N.J.—Data integrity experts Index Engines announced the latest enhancements to its ransomware detection and recovery software, CyberSense, to help organizations win the war against cyberattacks. “Cyberattacks continue to evolve to be more aggressive and more stealth-like than ever before, so we’ve continued to improve CyberSense to tackle this refinement,” said Index Engines Vice President Jim McGann. “By providing upgrades to performance and support for...

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Interface Security Systems promotes Brent Duncan to president/COO

October 26, 2020SSN Staff

EARTH CITY, Mo.—Interface Security Systems, a managed service provider delivering business security, managed network, UCaaS and business intelligence solutions to distributed enterprises, announced the promotion of Brent Duncan to president and COO. Since joining Interface in April 2019 as Chief Revenue Officer, Duncan has been instrumental in transforming the company’s go-to-market strategy. Under Duncan’s leadership, Interface expanded its service offerings to a wider range...

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CTA selects Microsoft as cloud platform for all-digital CES 2021

October 26, 2020SSN Staff

ARLINGTON, Va.—The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) announced it has selected Microsoft as its technology partner for the first-ever, all-digital CES 2021. “CES is a truly global event, unique in its scale and audience diversity,” said Karen Chupka, executive vice president of CES. “For an all-digital CES, we sought a platform that allows attendees from around the world to participate easily and securely.” Microsoft will provide solutions, support and the...

cloud-based technology, Microsoft


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General News

Mission 500 Security 5K/2K virtual event raises $75K

October 26, 2020SSN Staff

PORTLAND, Maine—Mission 500 teamed up with ISC West during their online show earlier this month to stage a virtual 5K/2K Run/Walk that proved to be an “unexpected and overwhelming success” generating more than $75K in donations.   Mission 500 is a non-profit, charitable organization that works closely with the security industry to serve children and families in need across the U.S., so all donations will be used to provide needed relief to children and families across the...

Mission 500, Security 5k/2k


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