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Sage Integration adds Dallas-Fort Worth area office

January 29, 2021Paul Ragusa, Editor

KENT, Ohio––Sage Integration, a security integration provider serving enterprise Fortune 100 clients, has opened a Texas office to support a growing list of clients in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. The office, located in the Dallas suburb of McKinney, provides the office and inventory storage space to rapidly deliver Sage Integration’s client-centric approach to service and innovative security solutions, according to Sage Integration’s Chief Operating Officer John Nemerofsky,...

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OSSA joins Euralarm to accelerate IoT integration, industry harmonization

January 29, 2021SSN Staff

SAN RAMON, California and ZUG, Switzerland—The Open Security & Safety Alliance (OSSA), an industry body comprised of stakeholders from all facets of the security, safety and building automation space, announced it has joined Euralarm, the association of European manufacturers, installers and service providers from the electronic fire safety and security industry. By joining the Security Section within Euralarm, OSSA will contribute valuable expertise in the domain of Internet...

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Barnes Associates, Inc. names Joe Thompson senior VP

January 29, 2021SSN Staff

ST. LOUIS—Barnes Associates, Inc., a consulting and advisory firm specializing in the security alarm industry, announced that Joe Thompson has joined the company as senior vice president (SVP). Thompson previously served as SVP and portfolio manager for Pacific Western Bank’s activities in the security alarm industry, a position he also held with CapitalSource when it was acquired by  Pacific Western Bank.  Prior to that he was the chief credit officer of SLP Capital (fka...

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Medical Guardian receives $100M growth investment from Water Street Healthcare Partners

January 28, 2021SSN Staff

PHILADELPHIA—Medical Guardian announced recently that it has received a $100 million growth investment from Water Street Healthcare Partners, a strategic investor focused exclusively on health care. The company will leverage Water Street's deep expertise in health care and significant capital commitment to pursue acquisitions and organic initiatives that will further its expansion and aggressively grow its leadership position in the personal emergency response service (PERS) industry. Medical...

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Cybersecurity On The Editor's Desk

Cybersecurity shortfall a national emergency

January 27, 2021Paul Ragusa, Editor

The cybersecurity industry is currently facing a monumental shortfall in security professionals. That is the urgent message sounded from the latest (ISC)2 report from the International Information System Security Certification Consortium, which noted, “There is a lack of capable, fresh, new talent within the industry. Talent that is vital to uphold national cyber defense capabilities.” This is sobering news following the recent SolarWinds attack, among other noteworthy national breaches. In...

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General News

Physical security incidents on the rise during COVID-19

January 27, 2021Paul Ragusa, Editor

SAN ANTONIO, Texas—Businesses are experiencing a 20 percent increase in physical security incidents since the start of the pandemic, with another one-third anticipating even more activity in 2021, according to a new report from Pro-Vigil, a provider of remote video monitoring, management and crime deterrence solutions. The research report indicates that a significant number of companies have updated their security strategies in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Pro-Vigil Founder Jeremy...

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General News

Specifically Speaking with Eric Reither, Security By Design

January 27, 2021Paul Ragusa, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—For this month’s Specifically Speaking column, Security Systems News features Eric Reither, senior consultant, principal at Security By Design Inc. based in Pacheco, Calif., who looks at the evolution and benefits of business/video analytics and machine learning within security. What's your role at Security By Design? I work closely with our clients to assist them in making educated security decisions, which will meet their goals, budget and schedules. As a principal,...

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ASIS Foundation awards more than 120 COVID-19 support grants

January 27, 2021SSN Staff

Alexandria, VA—ASIS International, the world’s largest association for security management professionals, announced that the ASIS Foundation has awarded more than 120 COVID-19 Support Grants to its global membership since the launch of the program in November 2020. This is a major component of the association’s efforts to address the global economic climate and those security communities hit hardest by the pandemic. The ASIS Foundation Board of Trustees approved $100,000...

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Also Noted Suppliers

Genetec broadens FICAM-certified options for U.S. federal government customers

January 27, 2021SSN Staff

MONTRÉAL—Genetec Inc., a technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions, announced that it is broadening its portfolio of FICAM- (Federal Identity, Credential, and Access Management) certified options for its Security Center Synergis access control system with the support of Veridt Stealth access control readers. Traditionally, the options for federal government organizations to replace a non-FICAM compliant...

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ADT and Branch Insurance partnering

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ADT and Branch Insurance partnering

January 26, 2021SSN Staff

COLUMBUS, Ohio—Branch Insurance announced a strategic partnership with ADT to offer ADT home security customers discounts on their home and car insurance. This collaborative effort blends ADT's professional monitoring service for intrusion, smoke, carbon monoxide and flood detection with Branch's instant-pricing model to create “quicker, easier and more affordable insurance for those who protect their home with ADT,” Branch said, noting that customers who protect their...

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