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Viakoo wins SINET16 Innovator Award

September 23, 2022SSN Staff

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – IoT security platform provider Viakoo was named an annual winner of the SINET16 Innovator Award this week. Viakoo following two rounds of evaluations from the SINET Judging Committee out of hundreds of competitors to be named as one of the most compelling and innovative cybersecurity organization in their field. "We're honored to earn recognition in this prestigious program," said Viakoo CEO, Bud Broomhead. "To be included among a list of the industry's top...

Bud Broomhead, Cybersecurity, IoT, Robert D. Rodriguez, SINET16, Viakoo


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ESA names Kevin Stone as Finance Committee Chair

September 23, 2022SSN Staff

DALLAS—The Electronic Security Association (ESA) announced that Kevin Stone, CEO of Doyle Security Systems in Rochester, NY, who was recently appointed as Treasurer on the association’s Board of Directors, has additionally become the Chair of ESA’s Finance Committee.    “My goal is to make things even better,” Stone said. “Anything we can do to increase ESA membership is very good for the industry and obviously a lot of our revenue comes...

Brian Duffy, CIBC Bank, Doyle Security Systems, Electronic Security Association (ESA), Electronic Security Expo, Jamie Vos, Jennifer Holloway, John Loud, Kevin Stone, Merlin Guilbeau, Per Mar Security


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DoJ sues to stop Assa Abloy acquisition of Spectrum Brands Home & Hardware division

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DoJ sues to stop Assa Abloy acquisition of Spectrum Brands Home & Hardware division

September 23, 2022Ken Showers, Managing Editor

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) has filed an antitrust lawsuit to block the proposed acquisition of Spectrum Brands Holdings Hardware and Home Improvement division by its rival, Swedish conglomerate Assa Abloy. Assa Abloy and Spectrum make two out of three of the largest players in the residential door hardware community, an industry sector worth roughly $2.4 billion. In their complaint the DoJ alleged that the acquisition would eliminate important competition...

antitrust, Assa Abloy, Jonathan Kanter, Nico Delvaux, smart locks, Spectrum Brand Holdings, U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ)


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Viisights showcases behavioral recognition analytics solutions

September 22, 2022SSN Staff

ATLANTA, GA – viisights, a behavioral recognition video analytics solutions company that delivers real-time video intelligence was at GSX this year showcasing their solutions for violence and threat detection, weapons detection, and personal/environmental safety. Using their video analysis process, viisights can access deep neural networks to analyze video stream from clients existing camera systems and automatically detect safety and security risks as they occur while raising alarms almost...

Asaf Birenzvieg, behavioral recognition, GSX 2022, video analytics, viisights


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Altronix showcases products at GSX

September 22, 2022SSN Staff

ATLANTA, GA – Altronix, a global leader in power and data transmission solutions showcased some of their newest application at this year’s GSX. The products on display from Altronix highlight features like increased system capacity, space conservation, and enhanced power distribution all while reducing the costs of labor and installation. “Altronix’s new innovative products, support our commitment to deliver solutions that further enhance system capacities in access, surveillance...

Alan Forman, Altronix, data transmission solutions, GSX 2022, Power Solutions


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Vector Flow demonstrates next-gen AI-driven PIAM and SOC automation solutions

September 21, 2022SSN Staff

ATLANTA, GA – Vector Flow, a provider of A.I. and data-driven physical security solutions demonstrated their PIAM and SOC automation solutions at this year’s GSX. The cloud-enabled platform can convert raw physical security data from different sources into insights that drive operational performance and business results. Vector Flow’s suite of apps automates the process of workflows and eliminates corporate risk and security distractions which allows users to focus on the important...

Ajay Jain, artificial intelligence (AI), automated workflows, GSX 2022, physical security, Vector Flow


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NYC MTA to install security cameras on subway car fleet

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NYC MTA to install security cameras on subway car fleet

September 21, 2022Ken Showers, Managing Editor

NEW YORK – This week New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced that the Metropolitan Transit Authority New York City Transit would be installing security cameras in new subway cars and its existing subway car fleet. The NYC MTA received a $2 million award from the Urban Area Security Initiative federal program that will fund the installation of 5,400 cameras on 2,700 subway cars (two per car). These cameras supplement the existing 10,00 cameras across 472 subway stations and a pilot program...

ACLU, Daniel Schwarz, Janno Lieber, Kathy Hochul, Metropolitan Transit Authority, Patrick Warren, security cameras, Urban Area Security Initiative


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On The Editor's Desk

Swinging for a cause

September 21, 2022Cory Harris, Editor

My son and I got up early on Saturday morning, but we didn’t mind at all. We got in the car and drove from New York City to New Jersey, and although getting to the George Washington Bridge was practically a crawl thanks to weekend construction, we were stoked to reach our ultimate destination – the Mission 500 annual softball game. For those who are unfamiliar with Mission 500, the nonprofit organization’s goal is to work together with the security industry to support underprivileged...

Anthony Romano, CTCI Technology, Dahua Technology, David Furcayg, Defined Marketing, Glasser Security Group, Greg Dabice, Janet Fenner, Jules Nieves, Marc Berman, Matt Gyulay, Michael Glasser, Mission 500, Ruben & Company, ScanSource, Tracy Larson


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Arathi Ajay

Women in Security

Women in Security Feature: Arathi Ajay, Intel

September 21, 2022Cory Harris, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—As part of Security Systems News’ and the Security Industry Association (SIA) Women in Security Forum’s (WISF’s) continuing series highlighting the contributions of women in security, this month’s feature is on Arathi Ajay, Field Sales Engineer at Intel’s Sales and Marketing Group, based out of Toronto, Canada. Ajay’s role involves “working with strategic OEM and ISV customers who develop products and solutions in the Video, Safety &...

Arathi Ajay, Intel, SIA Women in Security Forum


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Monitoring Matters

Batteries Not Included

September 21, 2022Ken Showers, Managing Editor

When you clicked on this blog today you probably thought I was going to talk about data breaches or cyberattacks, but the jokes on you. That’s right, I refuse to beat that dead horse another week, the cyber-meltdown is taking time off. I’m talking about robots. Well artificial intelligence, drones, and robots to be precise! The next big thing in the security industry, allegedly. It’s hard not to see it everywhere with A.I. and machine learning algorithms built into data protection...

A.I., ADT, Amazon, Drones, Jobs Sector, Robots


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