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Archive: February 2020


Suppliers

Access control in the cloud with IMRON Corp.'s UnityIS

February 28, 2020Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

IRVINE, Calif.—As companies continue to migrate their applications more and more into the cloud from on-prem, finding the right cloud provider to work with is imperative for security integrators to stay up-to-date and relevant to their customers.Since 1997, IMRON Corporation has been providing security management software and access control solutions, with a commitment to and support of open architecture. The company's fully scalable, customizable, non-proprietary, open standard products have...

access control, Cloud, cloud based access control, Fawzia Atcha, IMRON, IMRON Corporation


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ACRE strengthens management team with two key hires

February 28, 2020SSN Staff

LAS VEGAS—ACRE announced the addition of Jim Kelly as chief revenue officer starting on March 1, 2020, and Chuck O'Leary as president of Open Options, an ACRE company based in Addison, Texas. Kelly brings a wealth of experience having had successful positions at Software House, Sensormatic, Tyco International and Johnson Controls. While at Software House, he led the sales and marketing efforts to build the business from $2 million to $120 million in North America. While at Johnson Controls,...

ACRE, Chuck O'Leary, Jim Kelly, new hires, Open Options


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PSA announces partnership with Pivot3

February 28, 2020SSN Staff

WESTMINSTER, Colo.—PSA announced a partnership with Pivot3, a provider of intelligent infrastructure solutions (HCI) for video surveillance, video analytics and related security applications. “With the continuing expansion of video surveillance, video analytics and Internet of Things (IoT) devices in complex integrated security systems, the need for infrastructure built to support those data-intensive applications, expands as well,” Tim Brooks, PSA's vice president of sales and...

Nicole Cardenas, partnership, Pivot3, PSA, Tim Brooks


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General News

Cutting through the AI, ML hype

February 26, 2020Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—Future possibilities for Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) are endless and stretch as far as the imagination can go, and continue to be hot topics of discussion among security professionals. While it's smart to glimpse into the future, the security industry has to make “living in reality” a top priority, especially when meaning and current use cases for AI and ML tend to come with an air of confusion.Defining exactly and precisely what each is,...

AMAG Technology, artificial intelligence (AI), Crystal Group, Jim Shaw, machine learning (ML), Stuart Tucker


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Commercial

A fireside chat with Bill Bozeman

February 26, 2020Paul Ragusa, Editor

NEW ORLEANS—Security Systems News Security Legend Award winner muses on his 20 years at PSA, the search for a new CEO, Jazz Fest in New Orleans and more!What is the impetus for retirement? Why is now the right time?It really has been a nice long run! First of all, it is really sweet that this is on its own time schedule, both my own and PSA's, so there is no panic in the streets, no rush, no problems here at PSA. It was my idea and it was based on the fact it will have been 20 years as CEO...

Bill Bozeman, PSA


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Commercial

The secret to RMR success

February 26, 2020Paul Ragusa, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—This article is part of an ongoing series on recurring monthly revenue (RMR) opportunities within commercial security, including how security dealers are making the transition from residential to commercial security.Part one features security dealer Trinity Wiring and Security Solutions, a company that has had incredible success transitioning from a mostly residential security company to one that is seeing tremendous growth in RMR on the commercial side of the business.The company,...

alarm.com, Brendan F. Armstrong, Brian Lohse, commerical RMR, Sr., Trinity Wiring and Security Solutions


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Monitoring Matters

Looking back to look forward at ISC West 2020

February 26, 2020Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

Having had the privilege of attending three shows during February, I've heard this phrase most: “It's hard to believe that ISC West is already here!” And, quite frankly, I couldn't agree more! As I think back to last year's ISC West, there were three key trends that resonated with me: 1. deep learning, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML); 2. video doorbells; and 3. RMR for integrators. Last year, right after ISC West, I reached out to some experts to gather their thoughts...

ABP Technology, AI, Alula, artificial intelligence, deep learning, DMP, Frees, Genetec, LifeSafety Power, Machine Learning


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General News

Retention and training go hand-in-hand

February 25, 2020Connie Moorhead

Data tells us that there is a worldwide turnover rate of about 10.9 percent. According to the Bureau for Labor Statistics' 2018 report, the national turnover rate for the average U.S. company hovers right around 44.3 percent. Rates definitely vary by industry, with retail seeing turnover around 60 percent, hospitality climbs to more around 76.7 percent and entertainment is closer to 87.4 percent. Then, there is the security industry. The national annualturnover rate ofan average securityfirm exceeds...

CEU credits, CEUs, Connie Moorhead, Millennials, Obsequio, physical security, retention, SecurityCEU.com, SUTRA, The CMOOR Group


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RS2 steps into the spotlight

February 21, 2020Paul Ragusa, Editor

MUNSTER, Ind.—Following the ACRE acquisition in 2019, RS2 Technologies is finally stepping into the spotlight as a leading access control software company, after spending decades successfully growing the business and making a name for itself within the security industry.“Our growth since the ACRE acquisition in 2019 has literally been off the charts,” RS2 Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing David Barnard told Security Systems News. “For the past 10 years, except...

access control, ACRE LLC, David Barnard, Jeff Bransfield, RS2 Technologies, Vanderbilt International


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Monitoring

The Monitoring Association acquires IQ Certification

February 21, 2020SSN Staff

McLEAN, Va.—The Monitoring Association (TMA) has assumed control of the Installation Quality Certification Program “IQ Certification,” a quality control program for installations, maintenance and service of electronic security systems.The program was initially developed by the Electronic Security Association's (ESA) False Alarm Committee as a means to reduce the occurrence of false alarms and has been broadly endorsed by security industry associations including CANASA, ESA, the...

Don Young, IQ Certification program, The Monitoring Association (TMA)


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