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Securitas launches technology life cycle management tool SecureStat 360

Commercial

Securitas launches technology life cycle management tool SecureStat 360

February 28, 2022SSN Staff

UNIONTOWN, Ohio—Securitas Electronic Security, Inc. (SES), one of the leading commercial alarm monitoring and systems integration security companies in North America, has announced that its technology life cycle management tool SecureStat 360 is now fully available for SES clients. Introduced last fall at the Global Security Exchange (GSX) show, SecureStat 360 provides a complete view of a company’s security technology life cycle from product installation to replacement. This...

Global Security Exchange (GSX), Mike Beattie, Securitas Electronic Security (SES)


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Ring announces new integration for cameras that support ONVIF

Residential

Ring announces new integration for cameras that support ONVIF

February 28, 2022SSN Staff

HAWTHORNE, Calif.—Ring, whose mission is to make neighborhoods safer, has announced the rollout of a new integration for cameras that support ONVIF, an open standard that allows devices to communicate with each other, even if they are from different manufacturers. Examples of these cameras include the dome cameras you often see on commercial buildings and small businesses. Once available in late April, Ring customers with Ring Alarm Pro and a Ring Protect...

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Atlas VPN hands out VPN subscriptions to support journalists in Ukraine

February 28, 2022SSN Staff

LEWES, Del.—Virtual private network provider Atlas VPN has announced that is handing out its Premium VPN subscriptions to journalists in Ukraine until the ongoing crisis with Russia is over. “The recent wave of cyberattacks directed at Ukraine urged the Atlas VPN team to share advice on how users can protect themselves against these types of attacks,” the company announced on its website. “Moreover, we want to show our support to journalists and media personnel in Ukraine...

Atlas VPN, Oschadbank, PrivatBank, Russian Main Intelligence Directorate, U.S. National Security Council


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viisights secures $10 million in additional funding

February 28, 2022SSN Staff

TEL AVIV, Israel—viisights, a developer of unique behavioral recognition video analytics, has announced a $10 million fundraising round led by Israeli VC, Hive2040, with the participation of Migdal Insurance and existing investors headed by Firstime Ventures. These funds will expand marketing efforts and product enhancements to penetrate additional target markets and initiate a new SaaS business model. “We plan to offer customers in multiple target markets unique...

Amjad Akkawi, Asaf Birenzvieg, Hive2040, Maya Scheyer, Menashe Rothschild, Simon Polak, viisights


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ADI announces 2021 Supplier Award recipients

February 25, 2022SSN Staff

MELVILLE, N.Y.—ADI Global Distribution, a leading wholesale distributor of security, AV and low-voltage products, has announced the recipients of its 2021 Supplier Awards. ADI selected Nortek Control as Supplier of the Year for North America. The distributor also recognized suppliers in the categories of Operations, Marketing, DX Marketing and Sales Support, New Product of the Year and Rookie of the Year. "Congratulations to the ADI 2021 Supplier Award winners. Our supplier relationships...

ADI Global Distribution, Aiphone, Andy Lovsted, Assa Abloy, Bob Appleby, DSC, Genesis, HID Signo Readers, Nortek Control, Qolsys


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SIA names Antoinette King as 2022 SIA Chair’s Award honoree

General News

SIA names Antoinette King as 2022 SIA Chair’s Award honoree

February 24, 2022Cory Harris, Managing Editor

SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Security Industry Association (SIA) has named Antoinette King as the 2022 recipient of the SIA Chair’s Award, an award presented annually and selected by SIA’s Board of Directors chair recognizing SIA members’ diligent efforts in furthering the association’s mission and commitment to its future. SIA will present King with the award at The Advance, SIA’s annual membership meeting, which will be held March 22 during ISC...

Antoinette King, Barbee Mooneyhan, Credo Cyber Consulting, Matt Barnette, Pierre Trapanese, Sandy Jones, Security Industry Association (SIA), Security Systems News, Will Knehr


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Rave Mobile Safety announces 12th consecutive year of revenue growth

Monitoring

Rave Mobile Safety announces 12th consecutive year of revenue growth

February 24, 2022SSN Staff

FRAMINGHAM, Mass.—Rave Mobile Safety (Rave), provider of the critical communication and collaboration platform customers count on when it matters most, has announced its 12th consecutive year of revenue growth. Government agencies, corporations and educational institutions continued to turn to Rave to power their critical communication and collaboration efforts. Rave’s solutions sent close to 2 billion messages in 2021, a 30 percent increase over 2020, and were utilized...

AppArmor, Jody Meiman, RapidDeploy, Rave Mobile Safety, Todd Piett


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Women in Security Feature: Dee Ann Harn, Owner/CEO, RFI

Women in Security

Women in Security Feature: Dee Ann Harn, Owner/CEO, RFI

February 23, 2022Paul Ragusa, 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 Dee Ann Harn, Owner and CEO of RFI Enterprises Inc., one of the nation’s leading physical and logical security integrators headquartered in San Jose, Calif. SSN: What are your overall responsibilities? HARN: I purchased RFI from my...

Dee Ann Harn, RFI, Security Industry Association (SIA), Women in Security Forum (WISF)


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On The Editor's Desk

Here’s the thing …

February 23, 2022Paul Ragusa, Editor

In preparing to announce this year’s recipients of our third annual Security Legend Award to probably the most well-known and liked couple in security, Christine and Andrew Lanning, I started to think back on all of the ways each of them has not only inspired and influenced me as an editor and person, but also the industry itself, as they are the epitome of selfless. They are givers, that much I am sure of, and the industry is so much better because of their tireless efforts. Over the past...

Andrew Lanning, Christine Lanning, SecurityNext conference, SSN 40 under 40 Class of 2021, SSN Security Legend Award


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NY Governor Hochul announces formation of JSOC to oversee cyber across the state

Cybersecurity

NY Governor Hochul announces formation of JSOC to oversee cyber across the state

February 23, 2022Cory Harris, Managing Editor

ALBANY, N.Y.—New York State Governor Kathy Hochul announced on Feb. 22, 2022, the creation of a Joint Security Operations Center (JSOC) in the New York City borough of Brooklyn that will serve as the nerve center for joint local, state and federal cyber efforts, including data collection, response efforts and information sharing.  In a partnership launched with New York City Mayor Eric Adams, Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan, Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh, Buffalo Mayor...

Antoinette King, Ben Walsh, Byron Brown, Credo Cyber Consulting, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services, Eric Adams, Jackie Bray, Jen Easterly, Joint Security Operations Center


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