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ADT acquires Portland-based smart home automation provider IOTAS

June 24, 2022SSN Staff

BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT Inc., the most trusted brand in smart home and small business security, 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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ESA

General News

ESA, SIA express support for Bipartisan Safer Communities Act

June 24, 2022Cory Harris, Managing 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 by U.S. Senators 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), U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ)


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Also Noted

Sentry Enterprises announces FIDO2 certification

June 23, 2022SSN Staff

WEST CHESTER, Pa.—Sentry Enterprises is pleased to announce that the SentryCard, a decentralized biometric platform providing absolute trust, 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...

FIDO Alliance, Mark Bennett, Sentry Enterprises


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Monitoring Matters

On the Mic

June 22, 2022Cory Harris, Managing 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

Also Noted

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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Genetec

Also Noted

Genetec unveils next-generation Synergis Cloud Link

June 21, 2022SSN Staff

MONTRÉAL—Genetec Inc., a leading technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions, has announced the immediate availability of a new generation of its Synergis Cloud Link PoE-enabled IoT gateway for access control. Manufactured in North America to mitigate supply chain delays, Synergis Cloud Link addresses increasing demand for non-proprietary access control solutions and provides a safe and secure gateway to a cloud...

Genetec, Thibault Louvet


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Security Nation

Also Noted

ESA announces launch of Security Nation Podcast

June 20, 2022SSN Staff

FORT WORTH, Texas—The Electronic Security Association (ESA) has announced the launch of the Security Nation Podcast, with its inaugural episode being released and announced at the recent Electronic Security Expo (ESX) in Fort Worth. Security Nation Podcast will bring on security pros to discuss best practices, real-world experiences, industry forecasts, and more, featuring bi-weekly episodes with guests from all aspects of the electronic security and life safety industry. “The vision...

Electronic Security Association (ESA), Electronic Security Expo, Hannah Boone, Jamie Vos, Security Solutions NW


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Allied Universal

Commercial

Allied Universal announces three acquisitions

June 20, 2022Cory Harris, Managing Editor

SANTA ANA, Calif.—Allied Universal, a leading security and facility services company, is continuing its global expansion with the acquisition of three companies located in New York, the Netherlands and Denmark. The largest of the three companies, International Protective Service Agency, is headquartered in New York, N.Y. and provides comprehensive security and event services for clients located throughout New York and New Jersey. IPSA Founder and Owner Jerry Heying, as well as its 350...

Allied Universal, CQB Beveiliging B.V., International Protective Service Agency, Jerry Heying, Kronjyllands VagtserviceĀ A/S, Steve Jones


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Alarm.com

Also Noted

Alarm.com debuts Solar Program for start of summer

June 20, 2022SSN Staff

TYSONS, Va.— In response to increased demand for solar energy, Alarm.com is now offering an integrated solar monitoring solution for service providers with a new Solar Automation & Awareness service package and Solar Program Certification Course. Solar is one of the fastest-growing sectors of the U.S. energy industry, with an average annual growth rate of 42 percent over the past decade. Alarm.com’s solar monitoring offering allows customers with SolarEdge and Enphase...

alarm.com, Shawn Barry


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Paul Ragusa

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Orion Entrance Control hires Paul Ragusa as Marketing Manager

June 20, 2022Cory Harris, Managing Editor

LACONIA, N.H.—Orion Entrance Control is pleased to announce that Paul Ragusa has joined its company as Marketing Manager. Prior to joining Orion, Ragusa honed his marketing and writing skills working for more than 25 years in management roles at several publishing, media and marketing companies, including most recently as Editor of Security Systems News. During his six-plus years at SSN, he oversaw all content for the publication and website, in addition to creating the education...

Orion Entrance Control, Inc., Paul Ragusa, Security Systems News, Steve Caroselli, Steve Johnston


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