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Archive: November 2021


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Giving Thanks

November 24, 2021Cory Harris, Managing Editor

Well, we’re just one day away from getting together with our loved ones and feasting on turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing, sweet potatoes, loads of other scrumptious offerings and, of course, mouthwatering dessert to cap off our Thanksgiving smorgasbord. As we spend time with our family and friends on Turkey Day and throughout the holiday season, this is a perfect time to focus on all the good things that happened over the past year, especially with the challenges we have all faced due to...

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Five Questions with Amy Becker, Alarm Detection Systems (ADS)

November 24, 2021Cory Harris, Managing Editor

AURORA, Ill.—Did you know that Amy Becker, Chief Operating Officer, Alarm Detection Systems (ADS), had a grandfather who was killed in the Battle of Iwo Jima? Or that she plays guitar in her church band? Find out more about Becker’s hobbies, her thoughts on what she likes most about the security industry, and more. Are you married? Any kids? I have been married for 27 years to Keith, a Navy Vietnam veteran. We have one son, Gus, who is 26 years old. What are some of your hobbies?...

Alarm Detection Systems, Amy Becker, Five Questions


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Specifically Speaking with Michael Bendis, Syska Hennessy Group

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Specifically Speaking with Michael Bendis, Syska Hennessy Group

November 23, 2021Paul Ragusa, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—Security Systems News’ Specifically Speaking column features Michael Bendis, Associate Partner at Syska Hennessy Group, a global, full-service MEP, information and communication technology (ICT) and commissioning engineer for the government and commercial sectors. With more than 500 professionals across 18 offices, the firm provides a full range of engineering services for projects of every size and budget: from global headquarters to small office renovations; from...

Michael Bendis, SecuritySpecifiers.com, Specifically Speaking, Syska Hennessy Group


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Speco integrates SecureGuard VMS with I-View Now

November 23, 2021SSN Staff

AMITYVILLE, N.Y.—Speco Technologies, a provider of the latest innovations in residential and commercial video surveillance, electronics accessories and audio products, has announced that it has integrated its SecureGuard servers and recorders with I-View Now, a leading video alarm verification service. SecureGuard is a video management solution for monitoring video, audio, and access control from Speco Technologies products. Integrating with the popular I-View Now platform creates an...

I-View Now, Speco Technologies


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Scutum Group accelerates its development in North America

November 23, 2021SSN Staff

NEW YORK—Scutum Group, a leading provider of products and services within the electronic security, safety and defense, and fire protection sectors in the United States and Europe, has announced that Statewide Central Station in the U.S. has joined Scutum North America Inc. Founded in 1981, Statewide is a UL Listed, TMA (The Monitoring Association) Five-Diamond Designated central station monitoring all emergency conditions throughout the U.S. and has established a reputation for excellence...

Edward Keshecki, Franck Namy, Pamela Columbia, Scutum Group, Scutum North America, Statewide Central Station, Steven Coppola


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Hakimo unveils enterprise AI software for intelligent access control monitoring

November 23, 2021SSN Staff

MENLO PARK, Calif.—Hakimo, a venture-backed company dedicated to modernizing physical security, has announced the release of its smart monitoring software powered by artificial intelligence (AI) to holistically manage enterprise physical security operations.  Hakimo’s software significantly streamlines the workflow of a global security operations center (GSOC) by freeing up time for operators and by surfacing security threats which would have gone unnoticed previously.  “Hakimo...

Hakimo, Sam Joseph


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Altronix showcases enhanced power and data transmission versatility at ISC East

November 22, 2021SSN Staff

NEW YORK—Altronix, a recognized leader in power and data transmission solutions for the professional security industry, featured its latest products last week at ISC East 2021, providing system designers and installers with higher levels of versatility to increase situational awareness and better futureproof installations. These new products enable more edge devices to be deployed at longer distances, and with more power to accommodate a greater range of specialized surveillance and security...

Alan Forman, Altronix


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Nuvolo, Armis announce partnership to strengthen OT security

November 22, 2021SSN Staff

PARAMUS, N.J.—Nuvolo, the fastest-growing Integrated Workplace Management System (IWMS) provider, and Armis, the leading unified asset visibility and security platform provider, have announced a strategic partnership to improve the overall risk posture of asset intensive industries. Enhanced data interoperability between Nuvolo's OT Security and Maintenance solutions and the Armis platform, together with data enrichment bi-directionally, better protects vulnerable Operational...

Armis, Nuvolo, Peter Doggart, Tom Stanford


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Ex-M16 Chief Sir Alex Younger to headline Intersec 2022 in Dubai

November 22, 2021SSN Staff

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates—Intersec, the world-leading emergency services, security, and safety event, has announced that ex-MI6 Chief Sir Alex Younger is one of the first announced international headliners. Younger joined the United Kingdom’s Secret Intelligence Service (SIS), also known as MI6, in 1991 and served as a diplomat and undercover operative. He was appointed Chief or ‘C’ of MI6 in 2014 and retired in 2020, making him the longest-serving chief in 50 years....

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Calipsa 2021 Video Monitoring Report shows security industry growth

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Calipsa 2021 Video Monitoring Report shows security industry growth

November 22, 2021SSN Staff

ASHBURN, Va.—Despite the challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, nearly four in five video security systems-related businesses reported growth in the past 12 months, according to a 23-nation survey conducted by Calipsa, a market-leading provider of deep-learning powered video analytics. Slightly less than half of businesses reported growth in a 2020 report. The Calipsa 2021 Video Monitoring Report is a look inside the industry and its biggest trends. The second annual report...

Brian Baker, Calipsa


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