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Everon acquires Portland Safe

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Everon acquires Portland Safe

January 4, 2024SSN Staff

BOCA RATON, Fla. – Everon, formerly known as ADT Commercial, has announced the purchase of Portland Safe, Inc., based out of Gray, Maine. The acquisition of Portland Safe marks the second that Everon has completed in the last month, following its announcement on Dec. 6, 2023, that it had acquired Kentucky-based Newtech Systems. Everon said that the company is rapidly making strides toward its goals for geographic expansion and meaningful market growth. “We’re looking...

Access Control, ADT Commercial, alarm systems, Dan Bresingham, Everon, Mergers & Acquisitions, Newtech Systems, Physical Security, Portland Safe, Video Surveillance


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Monitoring Matters

With apologies to Carnac the Magnificent

January 3, 2024Ken Showers, Managing Editor

It’s finally 2024, and that means that I’ll be making good on my threats to discuss predictions and upcoming trends in the security industry this year. Not my predictions mind you, I will be putting other people’s predictions on blast anonymously, but I promise it will be just as entertaining. First up, a rapid surge of Artificial Intelligence (AI) adoption by various businesses in 2024? That’s an easy one to predict of course, It’s surging right now! And was...

Artificial Intelligence (AI), convergence, Multifactor Authentication (MFA), Physical Security, security industry, Shooter Detection Systems (SDS), Stephen Carney


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Genetec share top 2024 physical security trends

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Genetec shares top 2024 physical security trends

December 21, 2023SSN Staff

MONTRÉAL – Genetec has shared its top predictions for the physical security industry in 2024. To start with, Genetec has predicted that IT and physical security teams will become more united. The company said that in the coming year, organizations will look to optimize collaboration between IT and physical security teams. Genetec said that physical security leaders are increasingly integrating IT expertise into their departments. Simultaneously, Security Operations (SecOps) are...

Access Control, Cloud, Genetec, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Physical Security, Security Operations (SecOps)


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i-PRO shares top four video surveillance trends predictions for 2024

December 18, 2023SSN Staff

TOKYO – i-PRO has shared its top four predictions for the physical security industry in 2024. Customizable AI on-site learning ushers in the next level of AI adoption i-PRO starts off with the prediction that 2024 will see further increases in AI adoption in the physical security market. “While AI-based security cameras have been able to significantly reduce errors by reliably detecting humans and vehicles for some time, the next phase of AI will be irresistible to data hungry...

AI-based, Hiroshi Sekiguchi, i-PRO, Physical Security, security cameras


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Genetec State of Physical Security report highlights cloud and hybrid trends

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Genetec State of Physical Security report highlights cloud, hybrid trends

December 1, 2023SSN Staff

MONTRÉAL – Genetec has shared the results of its 2024 State of Physical Security report, which reveals a market rapidly embracing cloud and hybrid solutions. The report contains data from more than 5,500 physical security leaders (including end users and channel partners) worldwide. It looks at the security strategies organizations are putting in place to effectively navigate the realities of a changing industry. According to Genetec, the report shows that the adoption of cloud-based...

Christian Morin, Cloud, Cloud-Based, Cybersecurity, Genetec, Physical Security, The State of Physical Security


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Wavestore Americas operations led by Loy, focused on growth moving into 2024

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Wavestore Americas operations, led by Kim Loy, focused on growth moving into 2024

November 21, 2023SSN Staff

LONDON – Wavestore, a video management software (VMS) and physical security analytics provider, said that it is aiming for growth under new ownership by Sam Shalaby. The company revealed that Senior Vice President Kim Loy now leads operations for the Americas, with offices in Ottawa, Ontario, and West Palm Beach, Fla., focusing on product development and innovation. Loy said the company has a solid footprint among its users and will capitalize on those relationships while reaching...

Kim Loy, Physical Security, Sam Shalaby, Video management software (VMS), Wavestore


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Genetec research shows cybersecurity concerns growing among physical security professionals

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Genetec research shows cyber concerns growing among physical security pros

October 23, 2023SSN Staff

MONTRÉAL – As part of Cybersecurity Awareness Month, Genetec has produced new research revealing that cybersecurity remains a key concern for physical security experts. Gathering insights from over 5,500 physical security leaders from around the world, Genetec’s research shows that while organizations are putting in place new processes to protect themselves, the level of concern about potential cyber threats continues to increase. Responses show that close to a third (31%)...

cyber threats, Cybersecurity, Genetec, Mathieu Chevalier, Physical Security


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SSN News Poll results reflect on Allied Universal report

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SSN News Poll results reflect on Allied Universal report

October 20, 2023Ken Showers, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine – Allied Universal’s World Security Report revealed some interesting predictions for the coming years following its release at GSX, and the November Security Systems News (SSN) News Poll has gauged readers' responses to those conclusions. For our first question we asked readers, out of a sample of results from the report, which reveal shocked them the most. 62.50% voted that the stunningly high costs of physical security incidents (in excess of $1 trillion) was...

Allied Universal, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Cybersecurity, Physical Security


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Triton invests in Wavelynx Technologies

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Triton acquires Wavelynx Technologies

October 17, 2023SSN Staff

BROOMFIELD, Colo. – Triton announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Wavelynx Technologies, a provider of secure and open mobile-first identity and access control solutions. The terms and conditions of the transaction, which sees Triton and Wavelynx’s co-founders and management invest alongside each other in partnership, were not disclosed. A release clarified that Wavelynx will be an independent Triton portfolio company.  Wavelynx operates in the access control...

Cloud-Based, Hugo Wendling, Physical Security, Sachin Jivanji, Triton, WaveLynx Technologies


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Genetec is helping transit authorities speed up investigations

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Genetec is helping transit authorities speed up investigations

October 5, 2023SSN Staff

MONTRÉAL – Genetec announced that its Genetec Clearance digital evidence management system will now enable the remote retrieval of video recordings from physical security systems across transit agency sites and fleets to help speed up investigations. This is thanks to the integration of Clearance with the Genetec Security Center Fleet Monitoring module. Using a browser-based system, agencies can now link all their on-board and landside data into a unified solution to manage evidence...

Erick Ceresato, Genetec, Physical Security, transit security, video recordings


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