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Archive: September 2020


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PSA announces partnership with Alcatraz

September 30, 2020SSN Staff

WESTMINSTER, Colo.—PSA, a global consortium of professional systems integrators, announced the addition of Alcatraz to its network of partners. Alcatraz delivers facial authentication and mask enforcement solutions to enterprise businesses.   “With their facial authentication platform, Alcatraz has changed the way companies leverage access control systems,” Tim Brooks, vice president of sales and vendor management for PSA, said in the announcement. “Their touchless...

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Specifically Speaking with Timothy Minor

September 30, 2020Paul Ragusa, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—Security Systems News talks with Founder and President of T.A.Minor & Associates Timothy Minor in our monthly column featuring top consultants within security. What kinds of systems do you design/specify including services you provide? We offer services to include Policy and Procedures, physical security assessments/ risk assessments, threat assessments, security planning and design, security project management, red teaming and simulations, training and presenter services,...

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BCD adds military, first-responder members to REVOLV team

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BCD adds military, first-responder members to REVOLV team

September 30, 2020SSN Staff

BUFFALO GROVE, Ill.—BCD announced the hiring of Jonathan Benedick, a military veteran with an active top secret/SCI security clearance and eight years of proven experience in the United States Air Force, as national sales engineer for the REVOLV Product Portfolio Platform. All REVOLV opportunities will flow through Benedick from the BCD sales teams. Benedick possesses a well-rounded comprehensive background in server installation and maintenance, network infrastructure administration, Microsoft...

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On The Editor's Desk

I got scammed; here’s how it happened

September 30, 2020Paul Ragusa, Editor

As the editor of a security-focused publication, you would think that I have acquired some skills in spotting a scam, and not just on the cybersecurity side, because what happened to me was equally as well-coordinated and diabolical as any cyber attack I have ever seen. Sooooo … this past Monday morning I got a call from what appeared to be Central Maine Power (CMP), the electric company here in Maine, telling me that my power was scheduled to be turned off that day unless I made a payment....

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Campus COVID solution: convert restrooms to single occupancy with Trilogy from Alarm Lock

September 29, 2020SSN Staff

AMITYVILLE, N.Y.—As campuses and K-12 Schools across the country struggle to reopen and remain as such by employing preventive methods, Alarm Lock has introduced an easy, economical COVID solution to quickly convert multi-stall restrooms to single occupancy, to create social distancing & help avoid spread of the virus. Retrofitting standard locks in minutes, wireless Trilogy Privacy Standalone Pushbutton PIN Locks feature an inner privacy pushbutton. After entry, using a PIN code or ID...

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GSX+ 2020 virtual forum attracts thousands

September 29, 2020SSN Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The virtual doors have closed on the inaugural Global Security Exchange Plus (GSX+), but the event drew more than 4,500 registrants from 82 countries, along with 88 exhibitors populating the virtual Marketplace. Presented by ASIS International, a global association for security management professionals, GSX+ offered five days filled with live and on-demand education and networking for the global security community. "GSX+ was a bold, positive statement to the world that...

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Hanwha receives UL Cybersecurity certification for Wisenet 7 cameras

September 25, 2020SSN Staff

TEANECK, N.J.—Hanwha Techwin America, a global supplier of IP and analog video surveillance solutions, announced that it has received the UL CAP (Cybersecurity Assurance Program) certification for its recently-launched range of IP cameras featuring Wisenet 7 SoC (System on Chip). The UL Cybersecurity Assurance Program (UL CAP) aims to minimize risks by creating standardized, testable criteria for assessing software vulnerabilities and weaknesses in embedded products and systems. This helps...

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Dynamark Monitoring secures $20M line of credit

September 25, 2020SSN Staff

BOSTON—Rockland Trust’s Security Alarm Lending Group announced recently that it has provided a $20 million revolving line of credit to Dynamark Monitoring Inc. “We feel very fortunate to work with an experienced team at Rockland Trust who understands and supports our industry,” Dynamark Monitoring.President and CEO Trey Alter said in the announcement. “This facility will allow us to keep innovating in support of our dealers.” Headquartered in Hagerstown,...

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Nortek Security & Control rebrands to Nortek Control

September 24, 2020SSN Staff

CARLSBAD, Calif.—Nortek Security & Control LLC has rebranded to Nortek Control, noting that the name change “comes at a time where the business is evolving from a manufacturing-focused company to delivering technology solutions.” With headquarters in Carlsbad, the over 700-employee company has a large portfolio of brands covering a variety of business lines, including security, control, power/AV, access, health & wellness, and analytics. While Nortek Control is still heavily...

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Monitoring Matters

Invasion of privacy?

September 23, 2020Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

We live in a time when people are up in hypothetical (and sometimes real) arms about protecting their privacy. The hot topic and nearly constant debate of facial recognition … the fact that almost everyone has a smartphone with video and camera at their fingertips … video cameras placed across our cities … and while I appreciate these technologies, there is something coming that I’m not too sure about: Project Aria. Facebook recently unveiled this, labeling it a new...

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