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Archive: June 2022



Dragonfruit announces technology integration with Hanwha Techwin

June 30, 2022SSN Staff

BENGALURU, India—Dragonfruit, a global provider of the industry’s first massively scalable video AI platform, is pleased to announce its partnership with Hanwha Techwin, a global supplier of intelligent video surveillance solutions. The two companies are helping solve real-world challenges such as detecting liquid spills, fire and smoke, and safety equipment by combining Dragonfruit’s cloud VMS and advanced AI platform with Hanwha Techwin’s cameras. Overview...

Ajay Dubey, Amit Kumar, Dragonfruit AI, Hanwha Techwin, Soumik Ghosh

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Monitoring Matters

Putting the Security Industry on the Map

June 29, 2022Cory Harris, Editor

For this week’s blog, I’m straying from the norm, so to speak, and teasing an upcoming interview about someone who is more than up and coming in the security industry. Can you say entrepreneur before even turning 30? Yes, I can. Of course, I’m not talking about myself as I’ve already surpassed the half-century mark in age (and still finding that hard to accept), but for those who follow Suzanna Alsayed, MDEM, on social media channels, you know her story. With more than...

2021, 40 under 40, Evolutz, Security Systems News (SSN), SecurityNext, Suzanna Alsayed

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Zenitel, Feenics announce product integration

June 29, 2022SSN Staff

OSLO, Norway—Zenitel and Feenics today announced a product integration with Zenitel’s ICX-AlphaCom platform and the Feenics cloud-based access control solution. The integration is the enhancement and extension of a long-standing partnership between both companies. It also provides security teams with the ability to both speak and listen and allow access to facilities and unmanned entry points, while optimizing processes and their actionable responses to incidents. “Our customers...

acre, Feenics, Jeff Ross, Kelly Lake, Zenitel

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Jill Collins named Acadian 2022 Employee of the Year

June 28, 2022SSN Staff

LAFAYETTE, La.—Acadian Total Security, a division of Louisiana-based Acadian Companies, recently recognized Operations Supervisor Jill Collins as its 2022 Employee of the Year. Collins was presented with her award by Senior Director Brandon Niles at the Acadian Companies’ annual meeting on June 2, 2022. Collins has been with Acadian Total Security since 2018 and is a resident of Duson, La. As an operations supervisor, she oversees the Acadian Total Security customer service department...

Acadian Companies, Brandon Niles, Jill Collins

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PSA's USAV announces rebrand to EDGE

June 28, 2022SSN Staff

WESTMINSTER, Colo.—USAV, a division of PSA Security Network, today announced its rebrand to EDGE, effective immediately. Since 2001, USAV has supported audio/visual systems integrators throughout the world by connecting them with industry-leading manufacturers, distributors and service providers creating unparalleled partnerships. As integrators have grown and changed over time, a necessity for the USAV brand to evolve became evident.  “Over the past two years we have made...

Candice Aragon, EDGE, Matt Barnette, Patrick Whipkey, PSA Security Network (PSA), USAV

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ADT acquires Portland-based smart home automation provider IOTAS

June 24, 2022SSN Staff

BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT Inc., a provider of smart home and small business security solutions, recently acquired Portland, Ore.-based smart home automation provider IOTAS. Terms were not disclosed. According to IOTAS, the combination of ADT Multifamily smart home solutions and IOTAS’ smart home technology will create “the next generation of smart apartments, with first-of-its-kind, in-app mobile protection for residents, coupled with even more reliability, safety and stability.” “By...

ADT, IOTAS, Sce Pike

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General News

ESA, SIA express support for Bipartisan Safer Communities Act

June 24, 2022Cory Harris, Editor

DALLAS and SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Electronic Security Association (ESA) and Security Industry Association (SIA) have issued a joint statement in support of the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, a bill introduced in the U.S. Senate in light of the recent mass shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas. The Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, which the Senate passed on June 23, 2022, and is now awaiting House approval before reaching the White House, bolsters public...

Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, Electronic Security Association (ESA), Security Industry Association (SIA), United States Department of Justice (DOJ)

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Sentry Enterprises announces FIDO2 certification

June 23, 2022Cory Harris, Editor

WEST CHESTER, Pa.—Sentry Enterprises is pleased to announce that the SentryCard, a decentralized biometric platform, has successfully completed FIDO2 certification. The FIDO Alliance’s FIDO2 specifications enable users to leverage common devices to easily authenticate to online services in both mobile and desktop environments. The FIDO Alliance is an open industry association with a focused mission - authentication standards to help reduce the world’s over-reliance...

FIDO Alliance, Mark Bennett, Sentry Enterprises

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Monitoring Matters

On the Mic

June 22, 2022Cory Harris, Editor

From the keyboard to the big stage! Growing up, I had aspirations of becoming a sportscaster. When I was in college, I took a major step in fulfilling that dream as I called basketball and football games on the school radio station, and even hosted a one-hour sports talk show on Sunday nights. After graduating, I took my goals of becoming a sportscaster one step further by enrolling in the Connecticut School of Broadcasting in, where else, New Jersey! Unfortunately, if I wanted a job right...

Connecticut School of Broadcasting, Electronic Security Expo (ESX), ESPN, Kelly Bond, Marc Katz, Matt Barnette, Michael Lavway, PSA TEC, Rebecca Bayne

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LenelS2 introduces OnGuard security management system version 8.1

June 21, 2022SSN Staff

PITTSFORD, N.Y.—LenelS2, a global leader in advanced physical security solutions, including access control, video surveillance and mobile credentialing, has today announced the release of the OnGuard security management system version 8.1. Version 8.1 provides empowering security teams with several major user interface enhancements, more unified security management, cloud- enabling features and access to deeper analytics that help facilitate intelligent decision-making. Major updates include...

BriefCam, Carrier Global Corporation, Jeff Stanek, LenelS2, Milestone, OnGuard

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