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Archive: January 2021


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NMC unveils new website designed to amplify user experience

January 15, 2021SSN Staff

Lake Forest, Calif.—National Monitoring Center (NMC) recently unveiled its new website, designed to support its strategic goal to provide an exceptional experience to dealers and integrators through an intensive focus on quality, simplicity and consistency. “The primary goal was to enhance value by creating a unified platform that improved visibility, functionality, and ease of access to information,” NMC President, Woodie Andrawos said in the announcement. “This website...

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Netwatch Group appoints Kurt Takahashi as CEO

January 15, 2021SSN Staff

LAKE FOREST, Calif.—Netwatch Group’s Board has appointed Kurt Takahashi as CEO, effective Jan. 4, 2021. Wendy Hamilton, who has led the group from Ireland through the covid-19 disruption, is working with Takahashi to take over the reins of all business-related functions, including developing and executing strategy to grow Netwatch’s Proactive Video Monitoring and Contract Monitoring Services, while providing Exceptional Customer Service to our dealer channel as well as our end-user...

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2GIG EDGE Security Panel wins CTA Product of the Year award

January 15, 2021SSN Staff

CARLSBAD, Calif.—Capturing the pinnacle of security industry awards, Nortek Control announced that the company’s soon to be released 2GIG EDGE Security Panel has won the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) 2021 Security and Surveillance Product of the Year Award. “The CTA Smart Home Division Mark of Excellence Awards sets the benchmark in our industry for the best in custom integration and installed technology. To be recognized among the best of the best is a tremendous honor,...

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Altronix NetWay now delivers more power while transmitting data over long distances

January 15, 2021SSN Staff

BROOKLYN, N.Y.—Altronix, a leader in power and data transmission products for the professional security industry, announced the release of new environmentally hardened PoE Switches and powered media converters supporting the latest 802.3bt PoE devices. These end-to-end PoE and fiber long-distance solutions allow multiple high-powered IP devices such as multi-sensor cameras, IR or White Light illuminators and wireless access points to be deployed in remote locations with or without local...

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CES 2021 wraps up first-ever digital event

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CES 2021 wraps up first-ever digital event

January 15, 2021SSN Staff

ARLINGTON, Va.—The first-ever, all-digital CES 2021 made history as the largest digital tech event with approximately 2,000 companies taking part in the global virtual expo. Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), the all-digital CES 2021 featured product launches from startups to tech giants and security companies, keynotes from global industry leaders and more than 100 hours of conference programming covering topics such as privacy, the future of AI and health...

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On The Editor's Desk

Is the remote workforce trend here to stay?

January 13, 2021Paul Ragusa, Editor

The remote workforce phenomenon, brought on by COVID-19 and stay-at-home directives in many of the hardest hit states, has changed, possibly forever, how companies and organizations do business. According to Gartner Research’s recent report on Remote Work, more than 48 percent of employees will continue to work remotely post COVID-19. While there are clearly some positives for moving to a remote, or hybrid workforce model, there are also some pitfalls, or challenges, to such an...

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Women in Security Feature: Rose “Liz” Bacus, IST

Women in Security

Women in Security Feature: Rose “Liz” Bacus, IST

January 13, 2021Paul Ragusa, Editor

HAWAII—Having worked close to a decade on engineering systems aboard U.S. Navy ships (half as active duty U.S. Navy and half as a civilian), Rose “Liz” Bacus said she was looking for something new and exciting to learn about and work on. “However, I also wanted to remain in a high-paced, high-volume throughput-type industry with an opportunity to continue serving those who serve us – the military,” she explained. “The electronic security systems industry...

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New PSA CEO Matt Barnette comes full circle

January 13, 2021Paul Ragusa, Editor

WESTMINSTER, Colo.—Security Systems News caught up with new PSA CEO Matt Barnette to talk about the incredible opportunity and challenge it is to be taking over at PSA with the retirement of SSN Security Legend Bill Bozeman, who has been leading PSA successfully for nearly 20 years. SSN: You have some pretty big shoes to fill taking over as CEO following security legend Bill Bozeman. As a New York native I know you can appreciate the sports analogy that it is like taking over for Derek Jeter...

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Integrators play integral role during COVID-19

January 13, 2021Cory Harris, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—The COVID-19 pandemic has presented security systems integrators with a number of challenges during these unprecedented times. In addition to adapting their own businesses to survive and thrive during the pandemic, integrators have also modified the way they interact with customers and serve their ever-changing needs when working on projects. In spite of the challenges that integrators are facing during COVID-19, they are meeting these challenges head-on in order to successfully...

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COPS Monitoring achieves HIPAA compliance with compliancy group

January 12, 2021SSN Staff

WILLIAMSTOWN, N.J.—COPS Monitoring, the largest provider of wholesale professional alarm monitoring services in North America, announced that it has taken all necessary steps to prove its good faith effort to achieve compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).  By doing so, COPS has earned Seal of Compliance, a distinction issued only to organizations that have implemented an effective HIPAA compliance program through the use of Compliancy Group's...

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