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Milestone Systems withdraws from ISC West 2021

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Milestone Systems withdraws from ISC West 2021

May 3, 2021SSN Staff

LAKE OSWEGO, Ore.—Milestone Systems, a global leader within open platform video management software (VMS), announced it has withdrawn from ISC West 2021, the largest converged security industry trade show in the U.S. ISC West is scheduled to take place July 19-21 at the Sands Expo Convention Center in Las Vegas. Due to continued developments of COVID-19 in the U.S., Milestone is enacting this proactive health measure. “We have been monitoring this situation very closely for over...

COVID-19, ISC West, Milestone Systems


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Monitoring Matters

Left to One’s Safe Devices

April 28, 2021Cory Harris, Managing Editor

I’m sitting in my kitchen typing this blog on my laptop, while I respond to emails and texts on my cellphone. My kids are on their PCs for their sixth-grade Google meets, while watching TikTok videos and playing online video games (which they shouldn’t be doing during remote learning, but it works for the premise of this blog). The use of multiple devices simultaneously is a scene at the Harris household that has been a routine occurrence for more than a year now. Millions of other...

connected devices, COVID-19, Cybersecurity, IoT devices


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News Poll: Industry making mental health a priority

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News Poll: Industry making mental health a priority

April 19, 2021Paul Ragusa, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—During Security Systems News’ first-ever virtual SecurityNext conference in February – toward the end of the “What End Users Want” panel – the topic of mental health came up, spurring some important discussion around an area that is often overlooked. For many who have been forced to work remotely this past year during COVID, it has been even more difficult to find that work-life balance. The goal of this month’s News Poll is to get the...

COVID-19, Mental Health, SSN News Poll, Wellness


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US a leader in leveraging video monitoring for a safe ‘return-to-work’

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US a leader in leveraging video monitoring for a safe ‘return-to-work’

April 16, 2021SSN Staff

NEW YORK—U.S. firms are avidly re-purposing their existing video monitoring systems to support the ‘COVID Safe’ return to offices and workplaces across North America, according to a multi-country survey of organizations running video monitoring systems conducted by Video Surveillance as a Service (VSaaS) provider Ava Security. Half (50 percent) of the 100 IT, Facilities Management (FM), Operations or Security managers queried during March 2021 were already leveraging their video...

cloud-based technology, COVID-19, information technology, LPR, video analytics


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Rave Mobile Safety sees double-digit growth rate continue

February 17, 2021Cory Harris, Managing Editor

FRAMINGHAM, Mass.—The year 2020 saw the issues of health and public safety thrust into the American spotlight. From the COVID-19 pandemic that still engulfs us in 2021, to the civil unrest around the country that brought the issues of racial injustice and police reform to the forefront, the response needed to address these and other critical public safety events was absolutely essential to mitigate these incidents. Enter Rave Mobile Safety, a Framingham, Mass.-based provider of critical...

COVID-19, Rave Mobile Safety


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Nearly one-third of SMBs at risk of closing

December 28, 2020SSN Staff

DALLAS—Recent research from Parks Associates’ New SMB Landscape: Devices, Communication, Security, Support reveals nearly 29 percent of SMBs report their company is at risk of going out of business due to COVID-19. The public health crisis and months of shelter-in-place orders have had a dramatic impact on SMBs in particular. New SMB Landscape: Devices, Communication, Security, Support, a primary study of US SMBs, provides insights on technology adoption and needs among SMB owners...

COVID-19, Parks Associates, SMB


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Monitoring Matters

The New Norm

December 2, 2020Cory Harris, Managing Editor

The year 2020 will go down as one of the most challenging years that the world has ever faced. With the Covid-19 pandemic disrupting people’s daily lives around the globe, we have learned to embrace a term that has come to encapsulate these changes to our day-to-day routines – the new norm. What exactly makes up the new norm in our everyday lives? Working from home is a prime example of what is now normal to millions of working people in the United States and around the world. Instead...

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On The Editor's Desk

The business impact of COVID-19 …

November 4, 2020Paul Ragusa, Editor

We continue to do research on, talk with industry leaders about and write on “the business impact of COVID-19” here at Security Systems News, and, well … actually … have had the topic loom as the backdrop for most, if not every, conversation we have these days. And for good reason! While there are obvious and real challenges we all face during these times, the continuing flow of new research, like the latest white paper from Axis Communications, shows that change and...

Axis Communications, COVID-19, Fredrik Nilsson


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Touchless security solutions are here to stay

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Touchless security solutions are here to stay

September 2, 2020Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—“Touchless security.” This has become a major buzzword phrase — due to COVID, of course — as end user customers are seeking reliable, easy-to-implement security solutions that eliminate touch points. While some companies are designing new solutions, others are choosing to retrofit solutions to support this touchless world that is unfolding before our very eyes. Aiphone has begun to look at how it can retrofit its solutions so that they support touchless...

access control, Aiphone, COVID, COVID-19, sensors, touchless


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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


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