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‘Spending wisely but slowly’-SSN readers weigh in on Q1

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‘Spending wisely but slowly’ - SSN readers weigh in on Q1

June 19, 2024Ken Showers, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine - Reports that came out of the first quarter of 2024 were a mixed bag for most companies in the security industry. As organizations increasingly tighten belts and return to the fundamental parts of their business, Security Systems News (SSN) has turned to readers in the July News Poll to provide their outlook on the first quarter of 2024. Interestingly, in spite of growing AI adoption there was a general agreement that traditional industry segments performed the best in the...

Artificial Intelligence (AI), Cybersecurity, First Quarter (Q1), News Poll, Security Systems News (SSN)


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Milestone Systems funds research project at University of Aalborg

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Milestone Systems funds research project at University of Aalborg

June 14, 2024SSN Staff

COPENHAGEN — The University of Aalborg, Denmark, has been honored for advancements in Harbor Safety Technology through a collaborative project with Milestone Systems. In a release from Milestone the company specified its video technology and synthetic datasets deployed in a Danish harbor were recently awarded the Danish Spar Nord Foundation Research Award for research into detecting fatal accidents in harbors using Artificial Intelligence (AI)-trained models for thermal cameras. Milestone...

Artificial Intelligence (AI), Milestone Systems, Neelu Madan, Rahul Yadav, thermal cameras, University of Aalborg, video technology


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Verkada releases cloud physical security report, announces award program

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Verkada releases cloud physical security report, announces award program

June 6, 2024SSN Staff

SAN MATEO, Calif. — Verkada has shared the results of its 2024 State of Cloud Physical Security report, as well as introduced its first annual awards program. Verkada’s 2024 State of Cloud Physical Security is based on insights from IT and physical security leaders across various sectors. The findings look at current trends, insights, and challenges within the industry as it goes through the “inevitable” transition of physical security from on-premise setups to feature-rich,...

Artificial Intelligence (AI), Cloud, cyber readiness, Physical Security, Safety Champion Awards, Verkada


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Drako on Cobalt AI: ‘An open platform is a winning strategy’

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Drako on Cobalt AI: ‘An open platform is a winning strategy’

June 5, 2024Ken Showers, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine — Dean Drako is a man with his thumb on the pulse of the security industry, and with his recent acquisition of Cobalt AI, he sees a diamond worth polishing.  The president and CEO of Eagle Eye Networks, IC Manage and Drako Motors, and now chairman of Cobalt AI, talked to Security Systems News (SSN) about this most recent addition to his portfolio, what drew him to the company and why he changed its name.  SSN: In a press release you mentioned that you were searching...

Artificial Intelligence (AI), Cobalt AI, Dean Drako, Eagle Eye Networks (EEN), interview, Mergers & Acquisitions, monitoring, security industry, Security Systems News (SSN)


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App-ology

June 5, 2024Ken Showers, Managing Editor

Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses, only please don’t send me any more apps, because I think I’ve hit my limit. This week I yearn to breath the air of freedom from software applications because I can’t seem to escape writing about everyone’s new app. You might think I’m exaggerating, and you’d be right, I’m not spending my time talking about new apps soon to infest people’s smartphones, and that’s because I’m spending...

app, Artificial Intelligence (AI), DOOR, Latch, software


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Dean Drako acquires Cobalt AI

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Dean Drako acquires Cobalt AI

June 4, 2024SSN Staff

FREMONT, Calif. and AUSTIN, Texas — Dean Drako, president and CEO of Eagle Eye Networks, IC Manage, and Drako Motors, announced his acquisition of Cobalt AI (formerly Cobalt Robotics). As Cobalt’s owner, Drako will serve as the company’s chairman, while Ken Wolff, Cobalt’s CEO, will continue leading the company. Cobalt AI will operate as an independent company with its current management team and entire staff. Cobalt is known as a provider of AI alarm filtering, remote...

Access Control, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Cobalt AI, Dean Drako, Eagle Eye Networks (EEN), Ken Wolff, Mergers & Acquisitions, remote monitoring, security robots


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House Proud

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House proud

June 4, 2024Ken Showers, Managing Editor

ST. LOUIS — Latch, soon to be DOOR, is launching the DOOR app, which consolidates its access control services, and introducing its AI assistant, Doorman.   “The DOOR app literally unlocks our technology in your building,” said Chief Doorman Jamie Siminoff, who founded Ring, sold it to Amazon and then launched Honest Day’s Work (HDW), during a video reveal event. “For those that currently have Latch in their building, the DOOR app will be replacing the Latch...

Access Control, Artificial Intelligence (AI), DOOR, Honest Days Work (HDW), Jamie Siminoff, Latch


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Poll sees future of residential in smart home integration

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Poll sees future of residential in smart home integration

May 22, 2024Ken Showers, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine — Security Systems News readers are looking ahead at the residential market and seeing a future in smart home device integration and AI, according to the results of a recent news poll.  The poll sought to gather industry perspectives on the factors influencing homeowners' decisions to invest in security systems, the prevailing preferences for residential security solutions, and the emerging technologies expected to impact the market.  Looking to the future...

Artificial Intelligence (AI), emerging technologies, News Poll, Residential Security, Security Systems News (SSN), smart home


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RapidSOS’s answer to monitoring in digital age: ‘Intelligent safety’

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RapidSOS’s answer to monitoring in digital age: ‘Intelligent safety’

May 22, 2024Ken Showers, Managing Editor

NEW YORK — RapidSOS has spent the last few years trying to enhance operator experience in monitoring centers by improving delivery of critical data and staffing shortages. The company’s answer: Unite and Harmony.  During its 2024 Innovation Day, the company revealed RapidSOS Unite, the latest evolution of its intelligent safety response platform; and RapidSOS Harmony, an AI co-pilot system for 911 operators and first responders.  “Intelligent safety is all about...

Artificial Intelligence (AI), Michael Martin, monitoring centers, public safety, RapidSOS, RapidSOS Harmony, RapidSOS Unite


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The nature of our emergency

May 22, 2024Ken Showers, Managing Editor

The security industry has a problem, and unlike the title suggests an AI doctor probably isn’t going to fix it. In the past week I’ve probably seen half a dozen references to the shortage of manpower in the security industry. Which sector of the industry? All of it probably, but the two that stood out to me have been CISO’s and security operations centers personnel. Two cogs that are definitely needed for the larger machine to function, and currently AI isn’t...

Artificial Intelligence (AI), CISO, Cybersecurity, Fortinet, Jamison Peevyhouse, RapidSOS, security industry, security operations centers (SOC)


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