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Turn and face the strange …

March 31, 2021Paul Ragusa, Editor

Heading back today from my first vaccine shot (first of two), I got to thinking about this past year, and how we as a nation, as an industry, are inching our way back to the way things were before this nightmare called COVID hit us all just over a year ago. I don’t know if it is just me, but I have been insanely driven, work-wise, this past year, and I have learned that this new work-from-home dynamic does come with some caveats, as I am sure many of us have learned over this past year....

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ACRE’s Joe Grillo talks new equity partner, outlook for company, industry

March 31, 2021Paul Ragusa, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—Security Systems News sat down, via Zoom, with ACRE CEO Joe Grillo to talk about the recent deal that brings new ownership and investment partner, Triton, on board, after a very successful run since 2013 with ACRE’s prior private-equity partner, LLR Partners. In this candid interview, Grillo talks about the exciting next phase for ACRE, the future for the company’s many brands (Vanderbilt, RS2, Open Options, ComNet, and Razberi), the state of access control, and...

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ProdataKey, Rhombus Systems partner for access control and video cloud integration

March 31, 2021SSN Staff

DRAPER, Utah—ProdataKey (PDK), manufacturer of the leading cloud access control platform built for mobile, announced the release of a seamless integration with Rhombus Systems, the leader in cloud-based video surveillance and asset tracking systems. In joining forces, the two companies – each known for their best-in-class cloud offerings – bring to market one of the security industry’s easiest-to-implement, easiest-to-use, comprehensive access control and AI-assisted video...

Dallan Labrum, ProdataKey, Rhombus Systems


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SnapAV adds Ring products for professional integrators

March 31, 2021SSN Staff

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—SnapAV, a manufacturer and exclusive source of A/V, security, control, networking and remote management products for professional integrators, announced it now carries core Ring products, including the pro-focused “X Line,” on SnapAV.com and in SnapAV Local Pro Stores for U.S.-based SnapAV partners. The addition of the Ring X Line highlights the distributor’s focus on providing the best, most in-demand products from both in-house SnapAV brands...

Andrew Vloyanetes, Jason Winchester, Ring, SnapAV


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Identiv announces new Primis Access Control readers

March 30, 2021SSN Staff

FREMONT, Calif. —Identiv, Inc., a global provider of physical security and secure identification, has released a new security solution - Primis Access Control readers, designed to get any organization’s entry-level access control up and running in under 10 minutes. Access control is essential to any successful physical security strategy today, with cutting-edge technologies - like cloud-based remote physical access control - entirely transforming security’s capabilities. Identiv’s...

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Zenitel releases Cybersecurity Hardening Guide

March 30, 2021SSN Staff

KANSAS CITY, Mo.—Zenitel, a supplier of intelligent and interoperable communication solutions, announced the release of its Cybersecurity Hardening Guide.  The Zenitel Cybersecurity Hardening Guide follows controls outlined by Center for Internet Security (CIS) SecureSuite, of which Zenitel has been a member for many years. CIS harnesses the power of the global IT community to safeguard private and public organizations against cyber threats. Its CIS Controls Version 7.1 and CIS Benchmarks...

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Farpointe Data announces no lead-time restrictions on all products

March 30, 2021SSN Staff

SAN JOSE, Calif.—Farpointe Data, the access control industry's original equipment manufacturer (OEM) for RFID credentials and readers, announced that since all its products and their subcomponents are shipped fully consolidated to customers from the company’s headquarters location in the United States, it is not currently facing any lead-time restrictions on any standard items. This includes the growing family of CONEKT mobile readers and credentials, as...

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Specifically Speaking with ADRM’s Senior Technology Consultant Jack Meltzer

March 30, 2021Paul Ragusa, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—Security Systems News caught up with Jack Meltzer, senior technology consultant with Advanced Data Risk Management (ADRM), based in Denver, Colo., who talks about his start in systems integration, as well as new trends including frictionless access control, managed services, cloud, AI and cyber-worthiness. What's your role at the company? As Senior Technology Consultant my role is multi-fold. I am a member of a great team with a “deep bench” of talent....

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Security & Safety Things launches second App Challenge

March 29, 2021SSN Staff

MUNICH, Germany—Security and Safety Things (S&ST) GmbH, an operator of an open Internet of Things (IoT) platform that connects camera manufacturers, SoC providers, application developers, VMS providers, and systems integrators, has announced the launch of its second App Challenge to spur additional creative development in video analytic applications. Through April 26th, participating developers have the opportunity to submit proposals for apps to address specific security, safety...

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Easy Aerial appoints former Air Force pilot Timothy T. Tenne as COO

March 29, 2021SSN Staff

BROOKLYN, N.Y.—Easy Aerial, a provider of autonomous drone-in-a-box based inspection, monitoring and surveillance solutions, announced the appointment of former FAA Division Manager and U.S. Air Force leader and pilot Timothy T. Tenne as Chief Operating Officer (COO). Effective immediately, Tenne will oversee the global day-to-day operations across Easy Aerial’s offices. His responsibilities include all production, manufacturing, regulatory and industry affairs, and safety-related...

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