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Hanwha receives UL Cybersecurity certification for Wisenet 7 cameras

September 25, 2020SSN Staff

TEANECK, N.J.—Hanwha Techwin America, a global supplier of IP and analog video surveillance solutions, announced that it has received the UL CAP (Cybersecurity Assurance Program) certification for its recently-launched range of IP cameras featuring Wisenet 7 SoC (System on Chip). The UL Cybersecurity Assurance Program (UL CAP) aims to minimize risks by creating standardized, testable criteria for assessing software vulnerabilities and weaknesses in embedded products and systems. This helps...

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Dynamark Monitoring secures $20M line of credit

September 25, 2020SSN Staff

BOSTON—Rockland Trust’s Security Alarm Lending Group announced recently that it has provided a $20 million revolving line of credit to Dynamark Monitoring Inc. “We feel very fortunate to work with an experienced team at Rockland Trust who understands and supports our industry,” Dynamark Monitoring.President and CEO Trey Alter said in the announcement. “This facility will allow us to keep innovating in support of our dealers.” Headquartered in Hagerstown,...

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Nortek Security & Control rebrands to Nortek Control

September 24, 2020SSN Staff

CARLSBAD, Calif.—Nortek Security & Control LLC has rebranded to Nortek Control, noting that the name change “comes at a time where the business is evolving from a manufacturing-focused company to delivering technology solutions.” With headquarters in Carlsbad, the over 700-employee company has a large portfolio of brands covering a variety of business lines, including security, control, power/AV, access, health & wellness, and analytics. While Nortek Control is still heavily...

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Invasion of privacy?

September 23, 2020Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

We live in a time when people are up in hypothetical (and sometimes real) arms about protecting their privacy. The hot topic and nearly constant debate of facial recognition … the fact that almost everyone has a smartphone with video and camera at their fingertips … video cameras placed across our cities … and while I appreciate these technologies, there is something coming that I’m not too sure about: Project Aria. Facebook recently unveiled this, labeling it a new...

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News Poll: M&A activity on the upswing after early slowdown

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News Poll: M&A activity on the upswing after early slowdown

September 23, 2020Paul Ragusa, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—Results from Security Systems News’ recent News Poll confirm what we here at SSN have been seeing over the last few months within security, which is a noticeable increase in M&A activity. The arrival of COVID earlier this year may have put a temporary delay on some deals, but over the past few months the M&A landscape has certainly opened up, with deals both big and small making headlines recently. Looking big picture, three quarters of respondents agree that there...

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Five Questions with Brivo’s Steve Van Till

September 23, 2020SSN Staff

Did you know Founder and CEO of Brivo, Steve Van Till, has a furkid? Yep, it’s true; a Goldendoodle named Ginger! SSN Managing Editor, Ginger Hill, thinks that’s awesome! Learn more about his family, current industry trends, his favorite book and podcast, and more. ARE YOU MARRIED? ANY KIDS? ANY PETS? Yes, married to wife Robin now for just over 11 years. We have three children between us, plus our fourth child, a Goldendoodle named Ginger. WHAT’S SOMETHING INTERESTING ABOUT...

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Cybersecurity accrediting body approves first 11 LPPs

September 23, 2020SSN Staff

BALTIMORE, Md.—The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Accreditation Body (CMMC-AB), which serves as the authorized training, credentialing and accreditation ecosystem for CMMC, has just named the first 11 Licensed Partner Publishers (LPPs) to join the CMMC-AB ecosystem. “This is just the first wave of organizations that will support the certification process with training curricula. This is exciting for us because we now have partners that are in this with us together and can...

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ADT Commercial invests in AI company

September 23, 2020SSN Staff

BOCA RATON, Fla.— ADT Commercial is investing in Percepta Labs, an artificial-intelligence technology startup out of Philadelphia, with the goal to drive  commercialization and application of the startup’s AI technology to help detect and deter shoplifting. ADT Commercial will work directly with Percepta to further test and develop the application of Percepta’s proprietary, socially responsible AI technology in commercial environments and facilitate the launch when the solution...

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Johnson Controls adds AI-driven face mask detection

September 22, 2020SSN Staff

MILWAUKEE—Johnson Controls recently announced exacqVision 20.09, which offers an integrated, cost-effective face mask detection solution that can quickly put information into the hands of facility decision makers to help maintain safe environments for employees and visitors. Based on AI analytics versus pixel-based analytics, exacqVision 20.09 offers improved accuracy and a scalable, efficient solution for organizations where public health and safety is a priority such as retail stores,...

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AMAG Technology's Symmetry mobile app supports return to work

September 17, 2020SSN Staff

HAWTHORNE, Calif.—AMAG Technology, a G4S company, expands Symmetry Mobile functionalities to support return-to-work strategies for businesses as they reopen. The added features provide additional controls for a person’s access to corporate sites and facilities, in addition to more screening questions to help reduce the risk of potentially infected employees accessing corporate sites. “Symmetry Mobile provides an easy-to-use return-to-work remote technology solution that provides...

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