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Industry’s first cybersecurity certification coming soon!

April 14, 2021Paul Ragusa, Editor

As Security Systems News’ Managing Editor Cory Harris and I have been pointing out lately in our columns, it has been exciting to see the security industry come together in myriad ways to tackle the industry’s top issues. The latest industry association superheroes to join forces are the Security Industry Association (SIA), PSA Security and Security Specifiers, which have jointly developed something our industry desperately needs – a cybersecurity certification...

Cybersecurity, PSA Security, Ray Coulombe, Security Industry Association (SIA), SecuritySpecifiers.com


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Group337 names Jonathon Harris vice president of The Index

April 14, 2021SSN Staff

BETHESDA, Md.—Group337, a team of experts focused on the business of the security, access control and IoT industries, announced the hire of Jonathon Harris as vice president of The Index, adding yet another high-profile executive to their quickly expanding roster. Group337 recently hired Hilary Gallagher as vice president.  In his new role as vice president of The Index – the data and analytics arm of Group337's solutions for the market – Harris will lead Group337’s...

access control, Group337, Jon Harris, Lee Odess


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Boon Edam publishes new access control best-practices whitepaper

April 14, 2021SSN Staff

LILLINGTON, N.C. —Boon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, has published a new whitepaper for security professionals entitled, “Access Control Integration with Turnstiles and Security Doors.”  The publication outlines the five basic components of an access control system and explores its inherent weaknesses related to working with different types of entrances in controlling unauthorized entry. The whitepaper then reveals...

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Altronix introduces all-inclusive fiber-optic termination kit

April 14, 2021SSN Staff

BROOKLYN, N.Y.—Altronix, a leader in power and data transmission solutions for the professional security industry, has introduced a new cost-effective tool kit for deploying fiber. Developed in conjunction with Slayton Solutions, an industry leader in fiber-optic training certification, the new Altronix Fiber Termination Kit includes the comprehensive tools required to facilitate fiber-optic termination and testing. Designed to assist in the deployment of fiber solutions such as...

Altronix, Dave Engebretson


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DMP names Jim Dirkes as Upper Midwest dealer development manager

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DMP names Jim Dirkes as Upper Midwest dealer development manager

April 14, 2021SSN Staff

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. —Digital Monitoring Products (DMP), an independent manufacturer of innovative intrusion, fire, access control, network and cellular communication products, announced it has added James “Jim” Dirkes to the sales team as Dealer Development Manager for the Upper Midwest territory, which encompasses Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, North and South Dakota and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.  Dirkes’ technical aptitude became apparent early on in his career...

Derek Ottman, DMP, Jim Dirkes


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Inovonics appoints new president

April 14, 2021SSN Staff

LOUISVILLE, Colo.—Inovonics, an industry leader in high-performance wireless sensor networks, announced the retirement of President Mark Jarman and the appointment of Tom Chittenden as President effective April 12, 2021. Jarman, who will support the business through the leadership transition period, has served Inovonics for more than 20 years. Starting in 2000, he joined Inovonics as the Director of New Business Development, and following senior leadership roles of increasing commercial...

Inovonics, Mark Jarman, Tom Chittenden


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SafeGuard Cyber raises $45m in strategic growth financing led by NightDragon

April 13, 2021SSN Staff

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.—SafeGuard Cyber, a leading SaaS-based platform dedicated to managing the entire lifecycle of Digital Risk Protection, announced it has raised $45 million of equity and debt led by NightDragon with participation from Cisco Investments and previous investor, Allegis Cyber. SafeGuard Cyber’s AI-powered platform empowers businesses to adopt critical collaboration, social media, and mobile chat digital channels while reducing cybersecurity risk and ensuring compliance....

Cisco, Cybersecurity, NightDragon, SafeGuard Cyber


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Convergint acquires for third time this month

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Convergint acquires for third time this month

April 13, 2021SSN Staff

SCHAUMBURG, Ill.—Convergint Technologies announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Custom Vault Corporation, which includes BranchServ and CustomVault. The combination brings together two exceptional security service providers in the financial industry to deliver best-in-class customer service and results. The agreement is expected to close on May 3, 2021. “Today’s announcement marks an exciting new chapter for both companies, our customers in the...

Convergint Technologies, Ken Lochiatto


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ADT, Google announce Nest smart home security integration

April 12, 2021SSN Staff

BOCA RATON, Fla. — ADT, a leading provider of security, automation and smart home solutions, has announced that its customers can now purchase Google Nest Mini, Nest Hub, and Nest Hub Max products and have them professionally installed by ADT’s nationwide network of smart home technicians. According to ADT, if a customer’s hands are full, that person could just say, “Hey Google, disarm my security system” so he/she could go straight to the kitchen counter...

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Allied Universal to hold Phoenix hiring event

April 12, 2021SSN Staff

SANTA ANA, Calif. —Allied Universal, a leading security and facility services company in North America, is seeking to hire 100-plus security professionals in Phoenix, Arizona. The company is holding open house hiring events on April 13 and April 22 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. local time at the Legacy Golf Resort at 6808 S. 32nd Street (in the Staff Lounge in the Main Building). In addition to in-person interviews, Allied Universal’s virtual interview process allows applicants...

Allied Universal, Crystal Harris, Steve Jones


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