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Cloudastructure makes finals in 2022-2023 Cloud Awards

January 31, 2023SSN Staff

MIAMI – Cloud-based AI security solutions company Cloudastructure has been declared a finalist for three different awards in the international Cloud Awards competition. Cloudastructure is currently competing to earn awards in the categories of: Security Innovation of the Year SMB, Best Cloud-Native Solution, and Best Use of Cloud in IoT. "Being a finalist in The Cloud Awards in such a competitive and diverse year is certainly an honor,” said Cloudastructure CEO Rick Bentley. “Cloudastructure...

AI security solutions, Cloud Awards, cloud-based, IoT, James Williams, Rick Bentley, SMB


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TMA-AVS-01 Alarm Validation Standard

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TMA-AVS-01 Alarm Validation Standard receives ANSI accreditation

January 31, 2023SSN Staff

MCLEAN, Va.—The Monitoring Association (TMA) Standards Committee has received confirmation that its TMA-AVS-01 Alarm Validation Standard has received official ANSI accreditation.  Initiated in 2020, the standard provides a method of creating an alarm scoring or classification metric for unauthorized human activity detected by alarm systems. The alarm scoring will assist law enforcement with resource allocation and Call-for-Service prioritization. The standard is available...

Call-for-Service to Emergency Communication Centers (ECCs), David Holl, Larry Folsom, Lower Allen Township Department of Public Safety (PA), Mark McCall, Morgan Hertel, Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs), The Monitoring Association (TMA) Standards Committee


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Clements named president and CEO by VSC Fire & Security

January 31, 2023SSN Staff

ASHLAND, Va. – VSC Fire & Security announced the retirement of Mike Meehan as chief executive officer for the company, effective December 31, 2022. VSC President Tommy Clements has taken on both roles effective immediately the company said. Meehan will continue to serve on VSC’s board of directors as non-executive chairman and will be advising senior leadership to ensure a smooth transition according to the official release. “The past 43 years have been a blur full of emotion,...

fire protection, life safety, Mike Meehan, Tommy Clements, VSC Fire & Security


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PSA announces partnership with Cloud Collect

January 31, 2023SSN Staff

WESTMINSTER, Colo.—The PSA Network has announced the addition of Cloud Collect to its lineup of technology partners. Cloud Collect simplifies the process for security systems integrators and end-users to embrace the cloud via a hybrid on-premise and cloud model for video surveillance. “Cloud Collect is an exciting addition to our network of partners,” said Matt Barnette, CEO of the PSA Network. “It’s critical that we have partners who work alongside our...

Cloud Collect, Matt Barnette, Skip Sampson, The PSA Network


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Saviynt secures $205M in financing, welcomes back founder as CEO

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Saviynt secures $205M in financing, welcomes back founder as CEO

January 31, 2023SSN Staff

LOS ANGELES –Saviynt has announced that it closed a $205 million round of growth financing from AB Private Credit Investors’ Tech Capital Solutions Group, and will use the funding to meet growing market demand for its intelligent identity and access governance solutions. The news comes at the same time that Saviynt has welcomed back company founder Sachin Nayyar as their newly appointed corporate executive officer. Nayyar led Saviynt from its creation in 2011 till 2018 when he went...

AB Private Credit Investors, access governance, Alex Barry, Amit Saha, identity analytics, identity security, Lewis Leavitt, Nayaki Nayyar, Paul Zolfaghari, Sachin Nayyar, SailPoint, Saviynt, Securonix, Tech Capital Solutions Group, Vista Equity Partners


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Sony announces two 4k IP-based pan-tilt-zoom cameras

January 30, 2023SSN Staff

PARAMUS, N.J. – Sony Electronics is adding to their lineup of pan-zoom-tilt (PTZ) cameras with two new 4K models with built-in AI analytics. The new offerings are the SRG-A40 and SRG-A12 models. Sony said that the cameras automatically and consistently track, and naturally frame presenters, regardless of movement or posture. This allows the user to have seamless content creation and control without the need for a computer. This is thanks to the new Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) Auto Framing technology...

AI analytics, automation, cameras, pan-zoom-tilt (PTZ), remote control, Rich Ventura, Sony Electronics


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Vivint named “Home Security Company of the Year” at IoT Breakthrough Awards

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Vivint named “Home Security Company of the Year” at IoT Breakthrough Awards

January 30, 2023SSN Staff

PROVO, Utah – Vivint Smart Home Inc. has been riding high after a boost to stock performance in the past month following its announcement of acquisition by NRG Energy Inc., now they have another feather in their cap thanks to IoT Breakthrough. Vivint has been named the “Home Security Company of the Year” in the Seventh Annual IoT Breakthrough Awards Program. IoT Breakthrough is an organization that recognizes top technologies, companies, and products related to the Internet...

david bywater, home automation, home security, Internet of Things (IoT), IoT Breakthrough, IoT Breakthrough Awards Program, James Johnson, NRG Energy Inc., Vivint Smart Home Inc.


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Veridos becoming majority shareholder in NetSeT

January 30, 2023SSN Staff

BERLIN – Veridos has announced their acquisition of a majority stake in NetSeT Global Solutions, an information security company. Veridos says the acquisition will strengthen their position as a full-service provider of integrated identity solutions. Veridos previously took a minority stake in NetSeT back in 2017 and have been developing joint projects successfully for 20 years. With its increased shares they will now integrate NetSeT into the Veridos Group. "We warmly welcome NetSeT...

Identity solutions, information security, Marc-Julian Siewert, NetSeT Global Solutions, Veridos, Zoran Savic


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Zenitel appoints Evan Walde as Midwest U.S. regional sales leader

January 30, 2023SSN Staff

KANSAS CITY, Mo.— Zenitel, a supplier of intelligent and interoperable communication solutions, has announced the hiring of a key sales executive in its Americas Onshore Business Unit.  Evan Walde has been named regional sales leader for the Midwest region of the U.S. Walde is an accomplished sales and account executive with 12-plus years of experience growing revenue and customer loyalty. Previously, he held sales leadership roles with Technology Solutions Group and RW Sales. Walde’s...

Bruce Czerwinski, Evan Walde, RW Sales, Technology Solutions Group, Zenitel


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Remark Holdings Inc. to simplify AI-video analytics in partnership with AAEON

January 27, 2023SSN Staff

LONDON – Remark Holdings Inc. are looking to make the world of AI-driven video analytics easier in their newly announced partnership with with AAEON, a leader in AI-Edge computing. The global tech company for AI-powered computer vision solutions signaled the importance of the partnership in providing market ready solutions for a variety of applications in smart city creation like public safety, situation awareness, and behavioral analysis. "We are extremely excited about this partnership....

AAEON, AI-driven video analytics, Integrated Systems Europe (ISE), Iris Huang, Remark Holdings Inc., safety alerts, Security, system integrators, Xiaoyun Yang


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