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Archive: June 2021


General News

SIA New Product Showcase Awards announced

June 17, 2021SSN Staff

SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Security Industry Association (SIA) has announced the 2021 winners of the SIA New Product Showcase Awards, the flagship awards program presented in partnership with ISC West recognizing innovative security products, services and solutions. Top among the winners, who were recognized June 17 during a virtual awards show, was Lumeo, receiving the 2021 Best New Product Award and Teleportivity which received the Judges’ Choice Award. Since its inception in 1979, the...

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Monitoring Matters

Recognize Facial Recognition!

June 16, 2021Cory Harris, Managing Editor

I guess the Baltimore City Council didn’t read my blog from two weeks ago. It should have. Maybe the council would have reconsidered the unfathomable decision it made on June 8 to approve what would be the most extreme ban by a local jurisdiction on personal and business applications of facial recognition technology.  The vote was 13-2 in favor of the ban, which would most certainly place security on the backburner at a time when security should be front and center on the priority...

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Also Noted

ASIS unveils program for hybrid GSX 2021

June 16, 2021SSN Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va.—ASIS International, a global association for security management professionals, has announced its programming lineup for the hybrid Global Security Exchange (GSX) 2021, with in-person and digital experiences taking place Sept. 27-29 at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) in Orlando, Fla. and via the online GSX event platform. Encompassing 80-plus sessions tackling vital issues in the security profession, the GSX education lineup will be staged across six learning theaters...

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3xLOGIC introduces Gunshot Detection Solution

June 16, 2021SSN Staff

FISHERS, Ind.—3xLOGIC, Inc., a provider of integrated, intelligent security solutions, is introducing its Gunshot Detection solution, which features a reliable dry contact that allows it to be easily integrated into existing security systems.  Rather than utilizing microphones, infrared sensors, or complex analytics, the self-contained device relies on affordably simple concussive force recognition sensors to detect gunshots. When a gun is fired, the bullet creates a shockwave as it...

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RSPNDR partners with LOCAL SECURITY

June 16, 2021SSN Staff

TORONTO, Ontario—RSPNDR Inc. announced that it has partnered with remote Video-as-a-Service (VaaS) company LOCAL SECURITY, RSPNDR’s first integration with a video-as-service company. This “industry leading integration” with a remote video company for on-demand guard services will “set a new standard for RSPNDR services,” the company said, noting that LOCAL SECURITY will offer RSPNDR’s one-click guard response services throughout North America. “The...

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ESX 2021 Innovation Award winners announced

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ESX 2021 Innovation Award winners announced

June 15, 2021Paul Ragusa, Editor

CHICAGO—The 2021 Electronic Security Expo (ESX), presented by Electronic Security Association (ESA), kicked off its ESX 2021 Virtual Experience today with excellent content, top-notch speakers and sessions, all on a virtual platform that connected attendees and created opportunities for networking. ESX and ESA also announced the category winners in the 2021 ESX Innovation Award competition. These products and services were selected by an independent panel of judges based on a set of criteria...

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General News

New report from NFPA and Fire Protection Research

June 14, 2021SSN Staff

QUINCY, Mass.—Much has changed in the nearly four decades since the America Burning report was issued in 1973 and revisited in 1980. The number of fires and fire deaths in the United States has reduced dramatically and that progress has unfortunately led to fire safety taking a back seat to other societal concerns that seem more pressing. “Increasing the understanding of what has impacted fire safety can help identify what needs to be done to further reduce death and destruction,”...

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Soloinsight, Inc. opens Workflow Innovation Center in Charleston

June 14, 2021SSN Staff

CHARLESTON, S.C.––Soloinsight, a leading workflow automation platform company, has announced the opening of its new location in Charleston, S.C., named The Workflow Innovation Center. The opening signifies growth and an increased interest in innovative workflow automation solutions, such as Soloinsight’s flagship platform, CloudGate, which addresses the security and facility automation needs specifically to PIAM (physical identity and access management), VIAM (visitor identity...

Carter Kennedy, Soloinsight, Inc.


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VIVOTEK announces rebrand, reveals commitment to “Get the Picture”

June 14, 2021SSN Staff

SAN JOSE, Calif.––VIVOTEK, a global leading IP surveillance solution provider, has unveiled new branding in its transformation towards the IoT age, including logo, brand identity, and a new brand ethos under the slogan “We Get The Picture.” The rebrand marks VIVOTEK’s commitment to its clients, enabling the company to take a more holistic approach and provide leading technology and intelligent insights. The new brand identity reveals its new style with a modern, user-centered,...

David Liu, VIVOTEK


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Sage Integration adds office in Knoxville, Tennessee

June 14, 2021SSN Staff

KENT, Ohio––Sage Integration, a security integration provider serving enterprise Fortune 100 clients, will deliver its client-centric services to the rapidly growing eastern Tennessee region through a new office in Knoxville. This is Sage Integration’s fourth office, with the others located in Kent, Ohio; Atlanta; and Dallas. John Nemerofsky, Sage Integration’s chief operating officer, said an increased client base and demand for service in the fast-growing Knoxville...

John Nemerofsky, Mike Walker, Sage Integration


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