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Archive: May 2020


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Axis Communications matches $15k pledge

May 28, 2020SSN Staff

MIAMI, Fla.—As Mission 500 brings their Feeding America campaign to a close, they would like to recognize the countless individuals that stepped up to the “plate” to help feel families across America.  Mission 500 launched their Feeding America Million Meal Challenge campaign in late March, focused on securing meals for families across the U.S. and initially helped secure over 180,000 meals. Hikvision USA led the charge in helping to match the first $5,000 in donations made. That match...

Axis Communications, Feeding America, George Fletcher, Hikvision USA, Kenneth Gould, Mission 500


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Allied Universal’s HELIAUS app helps keep facilities secure

May 28, 2020SSN Staff

SANTA ANA, Calif.—Allied Universal is using its HELIAUS, an advanced artificial intelligence platform designed to improve safety and reduce risk by enhancing on-site guarding services, to support its customers’ return-to-workplace initiatives. By enhancing the platform to include a new visitor screening application, it offers screening questions based on Centers of Disease Control (CDC) guidelines and implements customer-specific visitor screening protocols such as instructing security professionals...

AI, Allied Universal, guarding, HELIAUS, Mark Mullison, social distancing


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General News

News Poll: Industry weighs in on future of in-person conferences

May 27, 2020Paul Ragusa, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—With the coronavirus keeping us all grounded for now, and with the future still not clear as to how long it will take us to get back to some type of normalcy, this month’s SSN News Poll looked to gauge readers' thoughts and feelings on the immediate and long-term future of in-person conferences.When asked the million-dollar question — do you think there will be any in-person conferences in 2020 — half (50 percent) of those responding said no, with only 24 percent...

Chrissy McCutcheon, conferences in-person conferences, Coronavirus, Joseph Valentine, Len Simoni, News Poll, online events, Tim Purpura, virtual trade shos


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Suppliers

Celebrating 20 years in business

May 27, 2020Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

SAN JOSE, Calif.—Stories of security companies and their longevity demonstrate the stability of the industry as well as offer golden nuggets of usable information for start-ups and younger companies to do the same. Celebrating 20 years, VIVOTEK, a company focused on global IP security surveillance, demonstrates such a story. Founded in 2000 and establishing its headquarters in Taiwan, the founders foresaw the rise of the Internet and Internet protocol (IP) in addition to their importance in...

AI, Alan Green, analytics, business intelligence, IP video cameras, IP video market, IP video solutions, IP video surveillance, VIVOTEK, VIVOTEK USA


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SSN editor part of upcoming TMA Virtual Town Hall

May 27, 2020Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—To continue to drive community and togetherness, as well as offer practical, usable information to the industry during uncertain times of COVID, The Monitoring Association (TMA) started hosting the “Weekly Virtual Town Hall.” On Monday, June 1, at 11 am EST, TMA will be hosting a special Virtual Town Hall panel presentation featuring leading trade publication Security Systems News’ Editor, Paul Ragusa, along with four other editors from leading industry trade publications....

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Suppliers

Allegion Ventures invests in AI-focused VergeSense

May 27, 2020SSN Staff

CARMEL, Ind.—Allegion Ventures, a $50 million corporate venture fund of Allegion plc, recently led a strategic investment in VergeSense, an AI-powered sensor provider for the workplace. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed.This is Allegion Ventures’ first investment in VergeSense and part of a larger $9-million strategic funding round for the portfolio company. VergeSense plans to use the investment to meet increased customer demand and scale its analytics software platform. Allegion...

AI, Allegion Ventures, Dan Ryan, Rob Martens, VergeSense


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On The Editor's Desk

Is working from home viable long-term?

May 27, 2020Paul Ragusa, Editor

Typical weekday at my home: My son and I can be seen chasing our dog Blondie, trying to grab her before she escapes out the front door, which is open for some reason (my son?). Chaos ensues. After countless moments like this over the past nearly three months of working from home, my blog title is a question that many of us — I am sure — are pondering these days. And I mean a LOT of us! With many still working from home, others phasing back to working at the office and others taking on...

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Arcules appoints Michael Hygild as director of sales, EMEA

May 27, 2020SSN Staff

Michael Hygild_Arcules.jpeg IRVINE, Calif.—Arcules, a provider of integrated cloud-based security services, announced that it has appointed Michael Hygild as director of sales, EMEA, effective July 1, 2020. The addition of Hygild to the Arcules leadership team will help to accelerate the company’s current momentum and ignite its next phase of growth. In his new role, Hygild will be responsible for leading strategic sales initiatives, including channel programs, within Europe. “Michael...

Arcules, EMEA, Michael Hygild, nigel waterton, Sales


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PSA announces partnership with Arxys

May 27, 2020SSN Staff

WESTMINSTER, Colo.—PSA, a global consortium of professional systems integrators, announced the addition of Arxys to its network. Arxys solves complex industry application challenges by leveraging a deep understanding of the complete environment to create a purpose-built, highly optimized appliance solution. “We are pleased to welcome Arxys as a vendor partner,” said Tim Brooks, PSA’s vice president of sales and vendor management. “Their VideoX line provides an elegant solution to complex...

Arxys, Deborah Inman, PSA, Tim Brooks, vendor partner


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Monitoring

Immix announces new CEO

May 26, 2020SSN Staff

TAMPA, Fla.—Immix, a global provider of commercial central station software for remote managed video services, announced that Chris Brown will take over as CEO and will oversee the global business from end-to-end.The company and its software platform recently rebranded under one name and a new URL: www.immixprotect.com.Brown takes over as CEO after having served for the past six-plus years as Vice President of the Immix Central Station and Guard Force business units, where he lead a team that...

Chris Brown, Immix, SureView Systems


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