Skip to Content

Tag: Coronavirus


Commercial

Smart security dealer finds creative ways to secure business during challenging time

August 17, 2020Paul Spinella

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—No security and home automation dealers saw COVID-19 coming, and none were prepared for the ways this global health crisis would change their business. But some companies, like All-In-One Security of Louisville, KY, may have been quicker, more creative and more successful in their response than others. Consistently ready to make changes“We try not to be too comfortable,” said All-In-One Co-Owner, Eric Armstrong. “We’ve been growing this business for 20 years, and part...

access control, aging in place, All-in-One Security, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Eric Armstrong, Kwikset, Lisa Armstrong, locks, Paul Spinella


Read Full Articlered right arrow icon

Also Noted

Alcatraz releases new features, unveils new website

August 14, 2020SSN Staff

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.—Alcatraz, developer of secure touchless access control products, has released the Rock 3D facial authentication with new features that include tailgating and mask detection to help companies comply with increasing statewide mask mandates. In conjunction with the new product release, Alcatraz has unveiled a new website that offers the latest information on their solutions.  “The latest features we’ve added to the Alcatraz Rock make it possible for businesses to replace...

access control, AI, Alcatraz, Alcatraz AI, artificial intelligence, Coronavirus, COVID, facial biometrics, physical access control, Vince Gaydarzhiev


Read Full Articlered right arrow icon

General News

OSSA creates harmony now and into the future

August 12, 2020Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

SAN RAMON, Calif.—Open Security & Safety Alliance (OSSA) members have been quite productive since the Alliance publicly opened its door in 2018, with the goal of shaping a more simplified, collaborative space for the IoT and security space. Comprised of diverse industry leaders, influencers and innovative organizations from all facets of the security, safety and building automation space, over the past 20 months, the Alliance has achieved a series of accomplishments that encompass the organization’s...

Bosch Building Technologies, Convergint, Convergint Technologies, Coronavirus, COVID, Diversity, Hanwha Techwin, Milestone Systems, Open Security & Safety Alliance, OSSA


Read Full Articlered right arrow icon

Commercial

RAS Watch having success with GSOC-as-a-service model

August 12, 2020Paul Ragusa, Editor

EL SEGUNDO, Calif.—RAS Watch Founder and SSN Class of 2019 “40 under 40” Alumni Ryan Schonfeld said the idea to create an intelligent Safety & Security-as-a-Service model came after hearing Silicon Valley companies talk about how their growth was outpacing their security infrastructure needs.“We asked ourselves, ‘How can we solve this?’ So, we came up with a scalable, Fortune 100-level program based on what a true safety and GSOC program should be, not just a camera monitoring room,...

40 under 40 winner, Coronavirus, COVID-19, GSOC, RAS Watch, Ryan Schonfeld


Read Full Articlered right arrow icon

Also Noted

LenelS2 offers healthy buildings solutions

July 28, 2020SSN Staff

PITTSFORD, N.Y—LenelS2 has introduced a portfolio of solutions, part of Carrier’s Healthy Buildings Program, designed to help protect people and assets, and to help optimize building health and efficiency. LenelS2 is a part of Carrier Global Corporation, a global provider of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), refrigeration, fire, security and building automation technologies. “As businesses and schools reopen, organizations need to be confident in their ability to protect...

building solutions, Carrier Global Corp., Coronavirus, COVID-19, LenelS2


Read Full Articlered right arrow icon

Suppliers

Johnson Controls launches contactless skin temperature scanning solution

July 27, 2020SSN Staff

MILWAUKEE—Johnson Controls announced the launch of its smart elevated skin temperature scanning solution, the Tyco Illustra Pro Thermal EST.A healthy and safe environment starts with a holistic approach that encompasses not only a building’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) infrastructure, but adds temperature screening among protocols including contact tracing, frictionless entry and exits, and the practice of social distancing.“How we interact with our environments, buildings...

contactless, Coronavirus, COVID-9, Johnson Controls, skin temperature scanning


Read Full Articlered right arrow icon

Commercial

RAS Watch partners with CONTRACE

July 24, 2020SSN Staff

LOS ANGELES—RAS Watch, provider of managed global security operations centers and scalable security programs, has partnered with CONTRACE Public Health Corps to help scale its contact tracing service. CONTRACE will work with RAS Watch to provide trained, qualified individuals to clients whose goal is to identify potential exposure to COVID-19 and halt the spread of the disease across an organization. “Our organization focuses on connecting highly qualified contact tracers with organizations...

contact tracing, CONTRACE, Coronavirus, COVID-19, RAS Watch


Read Full Articlered right arrow icon

Suppliers

Brivo’s new Facility Safety Features help to safely return to work

July 21, 2020SSN Staff

BETHESDA, Md.—As implementing formal COVID-19 safety protocols becomes necessary for resuming economic activity around the world, Brivo, a global leader in cloud-based access control and physical security platforms, introduces the Brivo Facility Safety Features to its portfolio of security products. Included automatically in Brivo Onair, Brivo Visitor, and Brivo Mobile Pass, Brivo’s Facility Safety Features are designed to support the management of COVID-19 safety protocols for facilities...

Brivo, Brivo OnAir, Cloud, cloud based security system, Coronavirus, COVID, COVID-19, Steve Van Till


Read Full Articlered right arrow icon

General News

Biometrics in the COVID-19 Era

July 17, 2020Mohammed Murad

Access control is undergoing significant changes in the COVID-19 era. It’s no longer enough for public and private organizations to provide access to buildings, critical infrastructure and more based solely on the possession of a plastic access control card.With infections rising in many states, employers want “ and need “ to know who has contracted and recovered from the virus. This group of immune employees, vendors and customers may return to work without social distancing. The...

biometrics, Coronavirus, COVID, COVID-19, facial biometrics, fingerprint biometric, fingerprint readers, Iris ID Systems, iris recognition, iris scanners


Read Full Articlered right arrow icon

On The Editor's Desk

Security industry sees uptick in business

July 15, 2020Paul Ragusa, Editor

Despite some obvious setbacks in the U.S. in states that have experienced a resurgence in COVID cases, the security industry overall has seen business get back to some semblance of normal, although nowhere near the levels that were once enjoyed pre-coronavirus. Back in April, an overwhelming number (84 percent) of SSN News Poll respondents said that their business was being negatively impacted by COVID-19. Now, three months later, we asked readers to reevaluate the business landscape, with many saying...

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Guardian Protection Services, Jean Levenson, Jim Leise, News Poll, Sentry Alarms


Read Full Articlered right arrow icon