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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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Synopsys report finds over half of surveyed orgs suffered supply chain attack in 2023

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Synopsys report finds over half of surveyed orgs suffered supply chain attack in 2023

May 16, 2024SSN Staff

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — The majority of global organizations (54%) suffered a software supply chain attack over the past year, and most are unable to keep up with the growing risk landscape according to a report just released by Synopsys. “The State of Software Supply Chain Security Risk” report, released on 5/16/2024 by Synopsys and the Ponemon Institute also found that 50% of organizations took more than a month to respond to an attack. One in five say that their organization is...

Artificial Intelligence (AI), Jason Schmitt, malware, Ponemon Institute, supply chain, supply chain attacks, Synopsys


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Olivet Community Schools to deploy ZeroEyes AI gun detection solution

May 16, 2024SSN Staff

PHILADELPHIA —Per ZeroEyes, Michigan’s Olivet Community Schools will be deploying its artificial intelligence (AI) gun detection solution to protect students and faculty against gun-related violence. The school was approved for the State’s dedicated grant funding, enabling Olivet to implement ZeroEyes. Olivet Community Schools comprises an elementary school, as well as a middle and high school that are located at the same complex. According to The Gun Violence Research Center,...

Access Control, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Gun Detection, John Mertz, Mike Lahiff, security cameras, ZeroEyes, ZeroEyes Operations Center (ZOC)


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