Skip to Content

Article


Also Noted

SafeGuard Cyber raises $45m in strategic growth financing led by NightDragon

April 13, 2021SSN Staff

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.—SafeGuard Cyber, a leading SaaS-based platform dedicated to managing the entire lifecycle of Digital Risk Protection, announced it has raised $45 million of equity and debt led by NightDragon with participation from Cisco Investments and previous investor, Allegis Cyber. SafeGuard Cyber’s AI-powered platform empowers businesses to adopt critical collaboration, social media, and mobile chat digital channels while reducing cybersecurity risk and ensuring compliance....

Cisco, Cybersecurity, NightDragon, SafeGuard Cyber


Read Full Articlered right arrow icon

Commercial

Convergint acquires for third time this month

April 13, 2021SSN Staff

SCHAUMBURG, Ill.—Convergint Technologies announced that it  the company has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Custom Vault Corporation, which includes BranchServ and CustomVault. The combination brings together two exceptional security service providers in the financial industry to deliver best-in-class customer service and results. The agreement is expected to close on May 3, 2021. “Today’s announcement marks an exciting new chapter for both companies, our...

Convergint Technologies, Ken Lochiatto


Read Full Articlered right arrow icon

Also Noted

ADT, Google announce Nest smart home security integration

April 12, 2021SSN Staff

BOCA RATON, Fla. — ADT, a leading provider of security, automation and smart home solutions, has announced that its customers can now purchase Google Nest Mini, Nest Hub, and Nest Hub Max products and have them professionally installed by ADT’s nationwide network of smart home technicians. According to ADT, if a customer’s hands are full, that person could just say, “Hey Google, disarm my security system” so he/she could go straight to the kitchen counter...

ADT, Google


Read Full Articlered right arrow icon

Also Noted

Allied Universal to hold Phoenix hiring event

April 12, 2021SSN Staff

SANTA ANA, Calif. —Allied Universal, a leading security and facility services company in North America, is seeking to hire 100-plus security professionals in Phoenix, Arizona. The company is holding open house hiring events on April 13 and April 22 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. local time at the Legacy Golf Resort at 6808 S. 32nd Street (in the Staff Lounge in the Main Building). In addition to in-person interviews, Allied Universal’s virtual interview process allows applicants...

Allied Universal, Crystal Harris, Steve Jones


Read Full Articlered right arrow icon

Also Noted

LenelS2 introduces Contact Notification service to support Healthy Buildings

April 12, 2021SSN Staff

PITTSFORD, N.Y. —In support of Carrier’s Healthy Buildings program and the safe return to work, LenelS2 has introduced a COVID-19 Contact Notification subscription-based service for businesses and other organizations using LenelS2’s OnGuard or NetBox access control security systems, along with LenelS2’s BlueDiamond mobile credential app. LenelS2, a global leader in advanced security systems and services, is a part of Carrier Global Corporation, a leading global provider...

Jeff Stanek, LenelS2


Read Full Articlered right arrow icon

Also Noted

ID R&D expands support for face biometric liveness product

April 12, 2021SSN Staff

NEW YORK—ID R&D, a provider of AI-based voice and face biometrics, announced that its passive facial liveness detection product, IDLive Face, now runs on the NVIDIA Jetson Xavier NX. The small form factor system-on-module (SOM) supports multiple AI neural networks running in parallel and trillions of operations per second, resulting in faster processing and lower hardware costs when deploying face biometrics with liveness detection on embedded IoT and edge computing systems. Use...

Alexey Khitrov, ID R&D, Mark Cornett, Precise Biometrics


Read Full Articlered right arrow icon

SMB spending on physical and cybersecurity on the rise

Commercial

SMB spending on physical and cybersecurity on the rise

April 12, 2021SSN Staff

DALLAS—More than half of SMBs are concerned about cybersecurity regarding employees’ home networks, while 21 percent report an increase in need for products and services to protect or monitor the physical safety of the business, according to the latest research from Parks Associates. “One-third of SMBs have already increased spending on solutions such as voice and video conferencing services, internet access, IT devices, and support, and 37% are likely to purchase cybersecurity...

Cybersecurity, IoT, Parks Associates, SMB


Read Full Articlered right arrow icon

Lee Equity Adds James Rothstein as Operating Partner

Also Noted

Lee Equity adds James Rothstein as Operating Partner

April 9, 2021SSN Staff

NEW YORK—Lee Equity Partners, a New York-based middle-market private equity firm, announced that James Rothstein has joined the firm as an Operating Partner. He will work with the firm to source and evaluate investments in the security and fire services segment. Rothstein is a 30-year executive in the security industry and most recently led Wesco/Anixter’s $2 billion-plus global security and fire business as Senior Vice President, Global Security Solutions. Prior to Anixter, Rothstein...

James Rothstein, Lee Equity Partners


Read Full Articlered right arrow icon

Also Noted

NFPA releases Fire Prevention Program Manager Online Training Series

April 9, 2021SSN Staff

QUINCY, Mass. —The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has launched a new Fire Prevention Program Manager Online Training Series to help the building industry understand and adopt the strategies defined in NFPA 241, Standard for Safeguarding Construction, Alteration, and Demolition Operations, which calls for a fire prevention program and a designated manager to enforce safety onsite. The topic will also be discussed by a panel of industry experts during...

Jim Pauley, NFPA


Read Full Articlered right arrow icon

Also Noted

PureTech Systems releases Rapid Deploy Virtual Perimeter

April 9, 2021SSN Staff

PHOENIX, Ariz. —PureTech Systems, a privately owned company that develops, markets and supports patented location-based artificial intelligence (AI) video analytics software, PureActiv, for real-time safety and security applications, announced the release of the PureActiv Rapid Deploy Virtual Perimeter.  Scalable to small and large perimeters, the new Rapid Deploy Virtual Perimeter Unit (RDVPU) provides a temporary or permanent virtual perimeter protection system that...

Larry Bowe, Jr., PureTech Systems


Read Full Articlered right arrow icon