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Archive: June 2020


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Nortek, Gary Sinise Foundation honor wounded hero

June 30, 2020SSN Staff

CARLSBAD, Calif.—When U.S. Army Maj. (Ret.) Jeremy Haynes left his home in Albany, Ga. to fulfill his deployment in Afghanistan, he left behind two children and his wife, Chelsea, who was pregnant at the time. He had no idea that the next time he saw his wife she would be by his side at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, where he was being treated for debilitating wounds received in combat.  On a mission in Kabul on August 5, 2014, an Afghan military soldier shot Haynes four times,...

2GIG, Gary Sinise Foundation, Lutron, Nortek, Nortek Security & Control, Yale Locks


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General News

SIA adopts new ethics principles

June 30, 2020SSN Staff

SILVER SPRING, Md.—Security industry professionals, products, services, policies and procedures have a direct impact on the safety and security of millions of people. This means members of the industry have a special duty not only to those they directly service, but to all of society, since, outside of the most remote places, virtually everyone encounters security devices.To that end, the Security Industry Association (SIA), through its Ethics in Security Technology Working Group, has developed...

code of ethics, Security Industry Association, SIA


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Nearly half of startups struggling due to COVID

June 29, 2020SSN Staff

NEW YORK—According to Atlas VPN investigation, 40 percent of startups saw their revenue drop by 40 percent or more during the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 7 in 10 startups saw their income drop since the start of the pandemic, and on average, saw their revenue diminish by 32 percent. Even 18 percent of new companies saw their revenue plummet anywhere from 61 percent to 99 percent since the beginning of the crisis. A significant portion, 7 percent of startups, lost all their customers due to...

Atlas VPN, Coronavirus, COVID-19, cybersecrutiy, Startups


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Monitoring

NMC first to receive UL 827A listing for central station hosted services

June 29, 2020SSN Staff

LAKE FOREST, Calif.—National Monitoring Center (NMC), a Netwatch Group Company, announced that it is the first monitoring center issued the UL 827A listing for Central Station Hosted Services, allowing it to become a provider of 3rd party IT services.This designation comes from the Underwriters Laboratories (UL), a leading global safety science organization, upon having met strict compliances.“We are extremely honored to be the first monitoring center to earn this designation. Central Stations...

central station hosted servics, National Monitoring Center (NMC), UL 827A, Underwriters Laboratories, Woodie Andrawos


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ISC West 2020 in-person event has been canceled

June 25, 2020SSN Staff

Originally scheduled for October 5-8 in Las Vegas, Nevada, ISC West 2020 has been canceled due to industry and market circumstances; however, Reed Exhibitions, along with Premier Sponsor SIA, will transform ISC West 2020 into an all-virtual event taking place October 5-7, 2020 to serve the security and public safety community. “While we are very disappointed to not be able to meet face-to-face this year in Las Vegas, we look forward to continuing to help the ISC West community engage via digital...

ISC East, ISC West, Mary Beth Shaughnessy, Pierre Trapanese, Reed Exhibitions, Security Industry Association, Will Wise


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On The Editor's Desk

The future of security ...

June 24, 2020Paul Ragusa, Editor

With the business landscape changing so dramatically over the past few months — possibly irrevocably — the task for many in security, including for consultants, integrators, dealers and manufacturers, is to figure out what the “future of security” will look like and how existing and new technologies can help companies to overcome challenges and stay profitable during these extremely trying times. As businesses and organizations begin to reopen, many are rethinking the way they budget...

forecast, future of security, security trends, Stanley Security Solutions


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Specifically Speaking with James Krile

June 24, 2020Paul Ragusa, Editor

What is your role and what kinds of systems do you design/specify including services you provide?My primary roles include project management, design of information, communications and technology (ICT)/security systems, mentoring/training for ICT designers, and technical lead within the ICT practice center.Heapy is a full service PMET design firm with additional services in commissioning, building optimization and energy modeling.As senior technology project manager I design and manage all types of...

Consulting, Heapy, James Krile, Security Specifiers, Specifically Speaking


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Five Questions with Kara Pelecky

June 24, 2020Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

INDIANAPOLIS—STANLEY Security’s Chief Information Officer, Kara Pelecky, shares her love of horses, the advice her dad imparted to her, her favorite movie and more with SSN. Get to know more about her!ARE YOU MARRIED? ANY KIDS? ANY PETS? Yes, I’m married with four children in high school and college. I am an avid equestrian with big dreams and moderate skills, and am looking forward to growing my riding skills and possibly buying a horse.WHAT’S SOMETHING INTERESTING ABOUT YOU THAT YOUR...

Five Questions, Kara Pelecky, Stanley Security Solutions


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Residential

Brinks Home Security’s bulk acquisition of contracts

June 23, 2020SSN Staff

DALLAS—Monitronics International, Inc. and its subsidiaries, which includes Brinks Home Security, announced it has acquired approximately 114,000 residential alarm monitoring contracts from Protect America, Inc., totaling approximately $4.6M in recurring monthly revenue (RMR). “This transaction fits neatly into our philosophy of acquiring profitable accounts at scale and holding them for life,” William Niles, interim CEO, Brinks Home Security, said in the announcement. “The company [Brinks...

acquisition, Brinks, Brinks Home Security, Monitronics International, Protect America


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ADI launches new websites

June 22, 2020SSN Staff

MELVILLE, N.Y.—ADI Global Distribution launched new websites in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico to deliver an enhanced online shopping experience. The redesigned sites feature a simple user interface and improved navigation to make online browsing and purchasing seamless for dealers.  “To help deliver the best user experience to our customers, we incorporated their feedback into the redesign of our sites,” Laura Phelan, vice president of digital experience and digital branch at ADI,...

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