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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...

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General News

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...

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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...

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Touchless security solutions are here to stay


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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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