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Monitoring

How one hospital battled COVID with a video camera

June 17, 2020Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—A few months ago, COVID upended the normality of the healthcare system, healthcare facilities and the daily, life-saving work of healthcare workers. Hospitals scrambled to meet the influx of infected people, while frontline healthcare workers begged for the rather simple things they were taught to always have when engaging with sick people — personal protection equipment (PPE) — which was and still is scarce. “Limiting unnecessary contact with COVID-19 patients...

alarm.com, Coronavirus, COVID, COVID-19, COVID19, hospital safety, hospital security, Jake Voll, Matt Vincent, Security Solutions


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Monitoring

Allied Universal helps schools, universities

June 16, 2020SSN Staff

SANTA ANA, Calif.—As educational leaders continue the challenging conversation about what the new normal will look like for students across the nation, Allied Universal is helping school administrators and campus safety departments plan and prepare for students returning to school. Allied Universal’s more than 7,500 campus security professionals safeguard nearly 700 schools/universities nationwide. “Institutional stakeholders are asking questions about what the ‘new normal’ will look...

access control, Allied Universal, campus security, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID19, HELIAUS, remote video monitoring, school security


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General News

COVID-19 funding supports K-12 schools, institutions of higher learning

June 15, 2020SSN Staff

YARMOUTH, Maine—Coronavirus has disrupted the education system as was known, with a large portion of the nation’s students “educating from home” during the latter part of the 2019-2020 school year. In some areas, next school year doesn’t look any different. In fact, tax revenue losses could sharply cut education funding.As part of the March-approved $2 trillion stimulus package, Congress allocated approximately $13.2 billion of the $30.75 billion allotted to the Education Stabilization...

Coronavirus, COVID, COVID-19, COVID19, school security, Security Consultants, security integrators


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Monitoring Matters

The art of privacy

June 10, 2020Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

The struggle is real in this COVID-19 world we’re all living in with so many uncertainties, concerns, distracted thinking, working from home … the list goes on and on. A huge concern that employers and employees must realize is that to enable continued, gainful employment and the ability to work from home, technology/hardware has to be protected from threat actors and processes have to be in place to fend off cyberattacks.  First, thinking must shift to that of protection, then the light-bulb...

Coronavirus, COVID-19. COVID, COVID19, Cybersecurity, mobile, mobile access, phishing, Smart Devices


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Suppliers

New Gallagher software feature enables COVID-19 contact tracing

June 9, 2020Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

RIVERSIDE, Mo.—Gallagher, a global security technology manufacturer, recently developed the innovative Proximity and Contact Tracing Report that utilizes access control and draws on Gallagher Command Centre’s reporting capability. “At Gallagher, we consider it essential to focus our research, design and development teams on the most pressing needs in cyber and physical security,” Rachel Kelly, chief product officer of Enterprise Solutions at Gallagher, said in the announcement. “Currently,...

contact tracing, Coronavirus, COVID, COVID-19, COVID19, Cybersecurity, Gallagher Security Solutions


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General News

SSN editor part of upcoming TMA Virtual Town Hall

May 27, 2020Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—To continue to drive community and togetherness, as well as offer practical, usable information to the industry during uncertain times of COVID, The Monitoring Association (TMA) started hosting the “Weekly Virtual Town Hall.” On Monday, June 1, at 11 am EST, TMA will be hosting a special Virtual Town Hall panel presentation featuring leading trade publication Security Systems News’ Editor, Paul Ragusa, along with four other editors from leading industry trade publications....

COVID, COVID-19, COVID19, Paul Ragusa, Security Systems News, The Monitoring Association, The Monitoring Association (TMA), webinar


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Also Noted

VIVOTEK USA withdraws from ISC West 2020

May 11, 2020SSN Staff

SAN JOSE, Calif.—IP surveillance solution provider, VIVOTEK, announced that it will not exhibit at ISC West 2020, which has been rescheduled for October due to ongoing COVID-19 pandemic concerns.  “At VIVOTEK USA, Inc., the health and safety of all employees is number one priority during this time of national and global crisis,” David Liu, president, VIVOTEK USA, Inc. said in the announcement. “As such, we have decided to cancel our participation at the 2020 ISC West show. We look forward...

Coronavirus, COVID, COVID-19, COVID19, ISC West, VIVOTEK USA


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Commercial

Vector Security Networks provides re-entry solutions

April 28, 2020SSN Staff

PITTSBURGH—As multi-site businesses begin re-entry into a “new normal,” stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses will need to ensure the safety, security and wellness of employees, customers and workspaces while adhering to government regulations and new requirements. Vector Security Networks, a division of Vector Security, Inc., provides solutions to help. “The COVID-19 pandemic will drive short- and long-term disruption in our lives and in our organizations even after the initial...

Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID19, Michael Gray, Vector Security, Vector Security Networks


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General News

Fresh Value Supermarkets invest in customer, team member wellness

April 23, 2020Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

TRUSSVILLE, Ala.—For approximately 24 years, Randy Guarneri, CFE, CFI andSecurity Systems News“ 40 under 40” Class of 2019 winner has dedicated his professional security career to the loss prevention industry, serving in many roles including director, regional loss prevention manager, district asset protection manager, market investigator, district auditor and loss prevention manager for brands such as Winn-Dixie, Harris Teeter, Saks Fifth Avenue, Family Dollar and EZPawn.In March...

Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID19, loss prevention, Randy Guarneri, retail security


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Suppliers

Through the eyes of a security industry CEO

April 17, 2020Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

BUFFALO GROVE, Ill.—Jeff Burgess, CEO of BCD International, Inc. is a firm believer that everything happens for a reason, so when the time came to restructure his company, he took action, making necessary changes to achieve desired results by eliminating past obstacles and transforming into the future.“We're improved.” Burgess told Security Systems News. “As opposed to one, single point of technology and being very siloed, we've got our creative juices flowing, coming out...

BCD Video, BCDVideo, Company Culture, COVID-19, COVID19, Diversity, inclusion, Jeff Burgess, leadership


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