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AAF welcomes attendees back to in-person convention in 2022

December 28, 2021SSN Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—The Alarm Association of Florida (AAF) has announced that its 2022 Convention is moving ahead as scheduled and will return to their traditional in-person event format. The conference, to be held at Rosen Plaza Hotel in Orlando on March 10-11, 2022, has received incredible support from industry vendors, according to the association. Both ESA and SS&Si Dealer Network have committed to Platinum Sponsorship in support of the association. Gold sponsors include Napco, COPS...

Alarm Association of Florida, Sean Guthrie


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85 percent of security dealers offer interactive services, research finds

December 28, 2021SSN Staff

DALLAS—Parks Associates, a woman-owned and woman-led internationally recognized market research and consulting company, recently unveiled research showing that 85 percent of security dealers offer interactive services for consumers, driving incremental revenues for monthly services. In addition, the research firm’s findings noted that 36 percent of U.S. broadband households have a security system - up from 26 percent in Q2 2018 - and 39 percent are obtained through security dealer...

alarm.com, Andy Feldman, Jennifer Kent, Parks Associates, Troy Deal


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Home security concerns on the rise, study shows

Residential

Home security concerns on the rise, study shows

December 28, 2021SSN Staff

DALLAS—A new whitepaper from Parks Associates, produced in partnership with Xfinity Home, reveals 27 percent of U.S. broadband households report far more concern now about the physical security of home than five years ago. That number rises to 43 percent among households with children. “The uncertainty caused by the pandemic has heightened consumer anxiety about the safety and security of their families and homes and expanded the volume and type of consumers searching for safety-related...

home security, Parks Associates, smart home, Xfinity Home


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Kronos ransomware attack impacts major Maine employers

Cybersecurity

Kronos ransomware attack impacts major Maine employers

December 27, 2021SSN Staff

YARMOUTH, Maine—MaineHealth and Hannaford, two of Maine’s largest employers, were recently affected by a ransomware attack on Kronos, a Massachusetts-based human resources firm that helps companies around the world manage their payrolls and track employee time and attendance. Kronos said that the ransomware attack, which occurred on Dec. 11, 2021, may keep its systems offline for weeks. The company was unable to offer a definite time frame for restoring services and admitted the...

Al Swallow, Ericka Dodge, Hannaford, Kronos, MaineHealth


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Samsung establishes smart home demonstration zone in Busan

December 27, 2021SSN Staff

SEOUL—Samsung Electronics has announced the establishment of a smart home demonstration zone that will be built in the southern port city of Busan by 2023. The smart home demonstration zone was established as a pilot demonstration project for Eco-Delta City, an 11.8-square-kilometer-wide smart home town that is the size of about one and a half football fields. Samsung visualized a demonstration town cluster of 56 smart homes equipped with 15 kinds of connected home appliances, including...

Park Chan-woo, Samsung Electronics


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Vicon announces release of V2020 NDAA-compliant Multi-Sensor Camera

December 27, 2021SSN Staff

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y.—Vicon Industries, Inc., a subsidiary of Cemtrex Inc., designer and manufacturer of video surveillance and access control software, hardware, and components, recently announced the launch of the Roughneck V2020 Multi-Sensor Camera. Having evaluated the state of the video security industry early in the pandemic and identified the likelihood of long-term supply chain disruption, Vicon strategically invested in its most popular cameras, including the NDAA-compliant Roughneck...

Bob Germain, Vicon


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HID Global acquires inventory management company InvoTech Systems

Suppliers

HID Global acquires inventory management company InvoTech Systems

December 27, 2021SSN Staff

AUSTIN, Texas—HID Global, a worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions, announced it has acquired InvoTech Systems, Inc. The acquisition enhances HID’s advanced textile inventory management systems offering for uniforms, linens, and laundry operations and adds to HID Global’s industry-leading RFID portfolio. The acquisition advances HID’s stature within this growing market, as InvoTech provides technology and services to clients across hundreds of properties across...

HID Global


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On The Editor's Desk

Holiday Magic!

December 22, 2021Paul Ragusa, Editor

I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the holidays and ring in the New Year than by telling 40 young security professionals that they are part of this year’s Security Systems News’ “40 under 40” Class of 2021! Getting those emails back from thankful and grateful recipients is really rewarding for me, and kind of makes me feel like Santa when he sees a child opening-up that gift they wanted but didn’t think they were going to get that year. As one “40...

SSN 40 under 40 Class of 2021


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Women in Security Feature: Ceres Silva, Eagle Eye Networks

Women in Security

Women in Security Feature: Ceres Silva, Eagle Eye Networks

December 22, 2021Paul Ragusa, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—Ceres Silva has more than 12 years experience in the security industry, recently joining Eagle Eye Networks to help expand their Canadian sales’ presence. Prior to this position, she successfully contributed to the sales development of worldwide recognized manufacturers such as ISS, Morpho and Pelco. “Intercultural competence, fluency in four languages and a deep understanding of customers’ needs allows me to be a consultancy aid for critical security...

Eagle Eye Networks, Security Industry Association (SIA), Women in Security Forum (WISF)


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Kastle Systems announces expansion into Boston, Charlotte and Seattle

December 22, 2021SSN Staff

Kastle Systems, a leader in property technology and one of the nation’s largest managed security providers, announced its expansion into the Boston, Charlotte and Seattle. Kastle’s technology platform allows businesses and building operators to implement seamless access and video integration with other critical building operations, including mobile access credentials that synch with building management systems, elevators and turnstiles, visitor management, tenant experience applications,...

cloud-based video surveillance, Kastle Systems


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