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Archive: April 2020


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Security Solutions partners with RAS Watch

April 30, 2020SSN Staff

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif.—Enterprise security systems integrator located in Southern Calif., Security Solutions, recently announced a new product offering, Security Solutions Watch. In partnership with El Segundo-based RAS Watch, a company that provides outsource-managed global security operational command (GSOC) services, customers of all sizes are empowered with the ability to be proactive with their systems.  Companies all over the world spend billions of dollars implementing security systems...

analytics, GSOC, RAS Watch, Security Solutions


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Monitoring

Security Partners closes central station after operator tests positive for coronavirus

April 29, 2020Paul Ragusa, Editor

LANCASTER, Pa.—Based here in one of the hardest hit counties being in such close proximity to New York, Security Partners LLC had what any company would consider its worst fear come true: An employee working at one of its three central stations had tested positive for coronavirus.“We were hit hard and we feel it's important to share and talk about it, rather than hide behind this virus,” Security Partners Owner and CEO Patrick Egan told Security Systems News. “We also wanted to talk about...

central stations, Coronavirus, monitoring centers, Pat Egan, Security Partners LLC


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Monitoring Matters

Connecting during a crisis

April 29, 2020Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

I venture to say that the “corona-crisis” is not the first “crisis” you’ve had to deal with as a business owner, employee, parent, son, daughter, brother, sister, grandparent, aunt, uncle … nor will it probably be the last. That’s not thinking negatively, either; that’s just based on the uncertainty of life and the human inability to predict the future.  So, here’s the deal … we are all coping with the same coronavirus crisis right now and that is the one common denominator that...

AMAG, communications, Coronavirus, COVID, COVID-19, Janet Fenner, Jody Ross, Kevin Friedman, Maize Marketing, Security Industry Alarm Association


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Commercial

Vector Security Networks provides re-entry solutions

April 28, 2020SSN Staff

PITTSBURGH—As multi-site businesses begin re-entry into a “new normal,” stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses will need to ensure the safety, security and wellness of employees, customers and workspaces while adhering to government regulations and new requirements. Vector Security Networks, a division of Vector Security, Inc., provides solutions to help. “The COVID-19 pandemic will drive short- and long-term disruption in our lives and in our organizations even after the initial...

Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID19, Michael Gray, Vector Security, Vector Security Networks


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SIA announces agenda for virtual GovSummit

April 28, 2020SSN Staff

SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Security Industry Association (SIA) has announced the agenda and speaker lineup for the 2020 SIA GovSummit, its annual public policy and government security technology conference, taking place June 1-4. Due to concerns around the COVID-19 pandemic, SIA GovSummit will be held as a virtual event in 2020, and for the first time ever, the conference will be entirely free to all attendees from industry and government.  “SIA GovSummit 2020 will explore how security technologies...

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Jake Parker, SIA GovSummit


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The rise of Security 4.0

April 27, 2020Paul Ragusa, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—The state of cyber- and physical security convergence has been one of the hottest topics in security for good reason, as it is changing the way security integrators provide and manage programs, technology and services. The rise of Security 4.0, driven by the digital transformation, is creating opportunities as well as challenges, particularly with the vulnerabilities emerging technologies and IoT devices are creating on the network.G4S VP of Integrated Security Solutions, Rachelle...

AMAG, AMAG Technology, convergence, Cybersecurity, digital transformation, G4S, physical security, Rachelle Loyear, Security 4.0, Symmetry Connect


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SecurityTrax redesigns, offers customizable CRM platform

April 27, 2020Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

TYSONS, Va.—Founded in 2004 and acquired by Alarm.com in 2015, SecurityTrax, a back-office, cloud-based platform built for the security industry and automation providers to manage all critical operational tasks, has recently and diligently been working on major upgrades and a complete redesign, all with the end user top of mind. Now, workflows are streamlined; new tech tools, dashboards and integrations give access to business performance data; and a simplified pricing structure has been adopted.“The...

alarm.com, Cloud, CRM, Jeff Hansen, SecurityTrax


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HID Global collaborates to expand use of wearables

April 27, 2020SSN Staff

AUSTIN, Texas—HID Global, in collaboration with Fidesmo, a provisioning company that makes it possible to connect contactless services to wearables, announced its integration in HID’s next-generation Seos credential technology to secure element chips that are used in wearables.  “As wearables grow in popularity, organizations of all types will be confronted with the need to support new form factors for physical access and other popular applications,” Steve Currie, VP and managing director...

access control, Fidesmo, HID Global, Wearables


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Bosch launches first fully open camera platform

April 27, 2020SSN Staff

GRASBRUNN, Germany—Bosch announced the launch of INTEOX, a new camera platform designed to modernize the security and safety industry by giving users, system integrators and application developers unlimited freedom for innovation and customization.  The Internet of Things (IoT) presents new opportunities and Bosch is demonstrating that potential with INTEOX, combining build-in Intelligent Video Analytics from Bosch, a commonly used open OS and the ability to add software apps securely. This...

Bosch, Bosch Building Technologies, intelligent video analytics, INTEOX platform, IoT, Michael Seiter, open platform, video analytics


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NAD presents findings on ADT's challenge of SimpliSafe claims

April 24, 2020SSN Staff

NEW YORK—The National Advertising Division (NAD), an investigative unit of the advertising industry's system of self-regulation and a division of BBB National Programs' self-regulatory and dispute resolution programs, determined that SimpliSafe, Inc. supported certain advertising claims for SimpliSafe Home but recommended modification or discontinuation of other claims. The following are representative of some of SimpliSafe's claims challenged by ADT: • “We dispatch...

ADT, Better Business Bureau, National Advertising Division, self-regulation, SimpliSafe


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