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Archive: July 2020


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ONVIF streamlines, expands interoperability work with open source development

July 31, 2020SSN Staff

SAN RAMON, Calif. —ONVIF, a global standardization initiative for IP-based physical security products, announces it is implementing open source for its network interface specifications for physical security technology. The move will streamline administrative and collaborative processes while also leveraging the collective ingenuity of the global developer community. ONVIF interoperability specifications are already publicly available as open standards and are widely used as common communication...

ONVIF, Per Björkdahl, physical security products, standardization


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Ken Gould elected as new NJELSA president

July 31, 2020SSN Staff

MARLBORO, N.J.—The New Jersey Electronic Life Safety Association (NJELSA), which represents members of the security and life safety industry as well as locksmiths in the state of New Jersey, elected Kenneth J. Gould, of Ken Gould Consulting and Gould Alarm and Communications, as its new president.Gould was sworn in at the NJELSA Annual Symposium in March of 2020 and enters the role with more than 45 years of experience in the security and life safety industry. He will be instrumental in helping...

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On The Editor's Desk

Is your head in the cloud?

July 29, 2020Paul Ragusa, Editor

With so many of us still working from home, and many companies transitioning to a fully functional remote workforce that can produce at the same levels they once did pre-coronavirus, the role of the cloud will continue to increase in all aspects of life, not just security. As Brivo CEO Steve Van Till said during his presentation, “The Cloud Won. Now What?” at SecurityNext back in February, cloud-based technology “has finally won over the hearts and minds of even the most reluctant late adopters...

Brivo, Cloud, cloud services, Gertner, software as a service (SaaS), Steve Van Till


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Residential

ADT to partner with D.R. Horton

July 29, 2020SSN Staff

BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT announced it has been named as the premier provider of smart home security and automation services for D.R. Horton, the nation’s largest homebuilder by volume.“As the leading smart home security provider, ADT is well positioned to serve D.R. Horton now and for years to come,” said Jim DeVries, President and CEO of ADT. “We are committed to bringing innovative smart home security and world class customer service to the expanding residential new construction market.”D.R....

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Suppliers

Brivo launches financing program

July 29, 2020Paul Ragusa, Editor

BETHESDA, Md.—Brivo, a global leader in cloud-based access control and smart apartment automation, launched its financing program, allowing customers to implement access control, multifamily, or video surveillance projects with little to no upfront investment."The Brivo Financing Program completes the promise of SaaS services by flattening the capital-intensive parts & labor aspect of security installations to match the flat payment stream of the subscription component,” Brivo CEO Steve Van...

Brivo, Cloud, financing program, Steve Van Till


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Specifically Speaking with William J. Hall

July 29, 2020Paul Ragusa, Editor

What is your role at ADRM? What verticals and what types of projects does the company specialize in?I have a strong background in network-based access control, intrusion detection and digital video management systems. Our goal at ADRM is to provide a secure and robust solution that is specific to the customers’ needs, and we are experienced beyond technical specification production in also providing Risk assessment, development of policy and procedures as well as contract management throughout...

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LenelS2 offers healthy buildings solutions

July 28, 2020SSN Staff

PITTSFORD, N.Y—LenelS2 has introduced a portfolio of solutions, part of Carrier’s Healthy Buildings Program, designed to help protect people and assets, and to help optimize building health and efficiency. LenelS2 is a part of Carrier Global Corporation, a global provider of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), refrigeration, fire, security and building automation technologies. “As businesses and schools reopen, organizations need to be confident in their ability to protect...

building solutions, Carrier Global Corp., Coronavirus, COVID-19, LenelS2


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ASIS announces expansive education program for GSX+

July 28, 2020SSN Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va.—ASIS International, a global association for security management professionals, has announced its educational lineup for Global Security Exchange Plus (GSX+) 2020, a virtual conference taking place Sept. 21-25. The line-up includes more than 100 scheduled and on-demand sessions, organized into five subject matter areas. Through GSX+, attendees can earn up to 25 CPEs. Attendees with an All-Access pass will be able to access GSX+ sessions through Dec. 31. “With GSX+, security...

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ESX Innovation Award winners announced

July 28, 2020SSN Staff

DALLAS—ESX is proud to announce the category winners in its 2020 ESX Innovation Award competition. These products and services were selected by an independent panel of judges based on a set of criteria that considered innovation, end user experience, response to market need and more.“We are proud to highlight next gen products and services that create new opportunities for security professionals to deliver what end users want,” ESX Chair George De Marco said in the announcement. “Many...

Electronic Security Association (ESA), ESX 2020 ESX TechVision Challenge 2020 winners, George De Marco


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Suppliers

NAPCO hires senior VP of sales

July 28, 2020SSN Staff

AMITYVILLE, N.Y.—NAPCO Security Technologies, Inc., announced the recent appointment of Stephen Spinelli as NAPCO senior vice president of sales, for all its corporate divisions — NAPCO Security, Alarm Lock, Marks USA & Continental Access.Spinelli comes to NAPCO with a long, successful career as a sales driver and leader in security and access companies, Nortek Security & Controls and IEI, as well as with considerable experience in distribution.“We are pleased to welcome Stephen onboard,...

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