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ESA’s National Training School releases four new video CEU courses

November 30, 2020SSN Staff

DALLAS—The Electronic Security Association (ESA) is unveiling four new video CEU courses to its lineup of CEU offerings to help students maintain certifications and licenses. “Video installation and service jobs are one of the leading growth opportunities for ESA members,” says ESA Chief Knowledge Officer Michelle Yungblut said in the announcement. “Providing more on-demand training courses in the area of video systems has been a goal for ESA this year so we are excited...

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Most homes have interactive security system

November 30, 2020SSN Staff

DALLAS—International research firm Parks Associates finds 67 percent of security system owners, which equates to 20 percent of all U.S. broadband households, have an interactive system that allows remote connection and control capabilities. “Interactive features are now standard on both professionally installed and DIY systems as consumers embrace IoT-based features for all devices in the home,” Parks Associates President Elizabeth Parks said in the announcement. “Our research...

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Milestone extends technical support hours, enhances services

November 30, 2020SSN Staff

COPENHAGEN— Milestone Systems, a provider of open platform video management systems (VMS), has extended its hours of operation for its Technical Support team in the Americas. will be pleased to know that the Milestone Systems Americas. Now, Milestone partners, including Integrators and resellers on the U.S. East Coast, Eastern Canada, and in Brazil, will have access to Technical Support two hours earlier, beginning at 7:00 a.m. Eastern Time. Milestone Technical Support for its partners is...

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Hanwha’s new app makes life easier for systems integrators

November 24, 2020SSN Staff

TEANECK, N.J.—Hanwha Techwin America, a global supplier of IP and analog video surveillance solutions, announced a new app for systems integrators. “While installing a small number of cameras will likely have little impact on cost, the labor involved in tracking model names, serial numbers, and associated parts for hundreds of cameras can be significant,” said Ray Cooke, Vice President - Products, Solutions, and Integration, Hanwha Techwin America. “That’s why at...

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Per Mar acquires Monument Electronics

Residential

Per Mar acquires Monument Electronics

November 24, 2020Paul Ragusa, Editor

DAVENPORT, Iowa—Per Mar Security Services, a provider of total security solutions for residential and commercial clients based here, has acquired Monument Electronics based in Merrillville, Ind. “We feel lucky to have been selected by Carol Green to serve her customers going forward,” Per Mar Security Services’ COO Brian Duffy said in the announcement. “She clearly cares about them, and we look forward to getting to know them as well.” Monument Electronics,...

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SnapAV appoints David King as security business development manager

November 23, 2020SSN Staff

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—SnapAV, manufacturer and exclusive source of A/V, surveillance, control, networking and remote management products, announced the appointment of David King to security business development manager for the Western U.S. “By investing in talent like David, we’re investing in our partners’ success,” said Clint Choate, Sr. Director – Security Market for SnapAV and Control4. “David’s experience in networking, security, and surveillance...

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BriefCam analytics powers Verizon Intelligent Video Solution

November 23, 2020SSN Staff

BOSTON—BriefCam announced that its advanced video analytics software platform will serve as the analytics engine for Verizon’s Intelligent Video solution. The comprehensive monitoring service from Verizon helps law enforcement and security teams keep public and private facilities secure with near real-time, actionable data from video content. “Leveraging its award-winning network, Verizon is creating a best-in-class solution to enable the protection of all facilities in a...

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Nearly half of monitored homes want upgrades

November 23, 2020SSN Staff

DALLAS—Security research from Parks Associates finds COVID-19 is a key factor driving households with security monitoring to upgrade their system — 41 percent of monitored households with professional monitoring plan to upgrade their system in the next six months and an equal share plan to self-install an add-on device, with the majority citing the pandemic as a related factor. The most popular add-on devices among these monitoring households are video cameras, smart lighting and video...

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SecurityNext 2021 virtual conference program is here!

November 18, 2020Paul Ragusa, Editor

We here at Security System News are excited to announce the education program for our virtual SecurityNext conference — held over two afternoons on Feb. 24-25, 2021. This year’s virtual conference follows what was a highly successful inaugural SecurityNext in-person conference earlier this year in New Orleans, right before the pandemic changed in-person conferences for 2020 and the foreseeable future. I am sure we are all looking forward to getting back to some semblance of normalcy as...

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PSA partners with Proactive Data Storage and Monitoring

November 18, 2020SSN Staff

WESTMINSTER, Colo.—PSA a global consortium of professional systems integrators, announced the addition of ProActive Data Storage and Monitoring Inc., to its Managed Security Service Provider Program (MSSP). ProActive offers both local and cloud video storage through its patented file reduction solution for surveillance video storage along with system health monitoring. “ProActive is a leading video monitoring and storage manufacturer,” said Tim Brooks, vice president of sales...

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