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John Acosta, The Clarient Group

General News

Specifically Speaking with John Acosta

September 16, 2020Paul Ragusa

What is your role at the company? I am the Lead Security Consultant for The Clarient Group (TCG). I design and specify all the security systems required in a project, and work with my teammates to integrate the security systems with other building systems, to the greatest extent possible. What kinds of systems do you design/specify and what services does the company provide? I have been very fortunate to be in positions to design the full gamut of security systems both physical and...

biometrics, Cybersecurity, facial recognition, physical security, Security Consultants, Specifically Speaking

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On The Editor's Desk

What end users want …

September 2, 2020Paul Ragusa

Systems integrators, security consultants, manufacturers all want the same thing — to truly understand not only what their customers “want,” but also what solutions, technology and services they truly “need” to help solve their specific problems, and meet their specific requirements. Now more than ever that need to be what many in the industry are calling a “trusted partner” is more critically important than ever, which is why new research on end user...

physical security, Security Consultants, security technology manufacturer, systems integrator

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ADT delivers safety, peace of mind to Instacart shoppers

May 26, 2020SSN Staff

BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT partnered with Instacart to provide its mobile safety solution, Safe by ADT, to the delivery company’s 500,000 shoppers through an in-app safety feature. The Safe by ADT platform will power Instacart’s new safety and emergency response feature, allowing shoppers to quickly and discreetly contact emergency services anytime they feel unsafe. “ADT is eager to work alongside Instacart as it quickly grows and provides more ways to help keep its shoppers and customers...

ADT, app, physical security

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Also Noted

Brivo launches fully integrated visitor management solution

May 8, 2020SSN Staff

BETHESDA, Md.—Brivo, a global leader in cloud-based access control and physical security platforms, announced the release of Brivo Visitor, a fully integrated kiosk solution for visitor management. Brivo Visitor provides guest identity and photo capture, delivery management, arrival notifications, badge printing, customized questions and journaling of visitor records to the same centralized database as the core Brivo access system. The benefit is a secure, streamlined visitor and compliance...

Brivo, Cloud, John Szczygiel, physical security, visitor management

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The rise of Security 4.0

April 27, 2020Paul Ragusa

YARMOUTH, Maine—The state of cyber- and physical security convergence has been one of the hottest topics in security for good reason, as it is changing the way security integrators provide and manage programs, technology and services. The rise of Security 4.0, driven by the digital transformation, is creating opportunities as well as challenges, particularly with the vulnerabilities emerging technologies and IoT devices are creating on the network.G4S VP of Integrated Security Solutions, Rachelle...

AMAG, AMAG Technology, convergence, Cybersecurity, digital transformation, G4S, physical security, Rachelle Loyear, Security 4.0, Symmetry Connect

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Anixter offers free, on-demand courses for BICSI, AVIXA credits

April 24, 2020SSN Staff

GLENVIEW, Ill.—Like many of us, security integrators and installers are also following stay-at-home orders, producing extra time on their hands. Anixter suggests using this time to earn continuing education credits from the comfort of their homes. Anixter Universityoffers BICSI- and AVIXA-accredited courses for free and on-demand. Courses follow a non-sales, non-product-specific curriculum, and cover technologies and best practices for data centers, network installation, physical security,...

Anixter, audio visual, Data Center, physical security, virtual training

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Genetec's live virtual trade show, Connect'DX

April 14, 2020SSN Staff

MONTRAL—Genetec will be live streaming a three-day digital experience, bringing its technology and expertise directly to physical security professionals worldwide in multiple languages across multiple time zones. Known as Connect'DX, this online event will take place April 20-22, 2020; click here to register. “Our team looks forward to bringing Genetec solutions directly to the customer,” Andrew Elvish, vice president of marketing, Genetec said in the announcement. “Though...

Genetec, physical security, Pierre Racz, virtual training

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General News

Retention and training go hand-in-hand

February 25, 2020Connie Moorhead

Data tells us that there is a worldwide turnover rate of about 10.9 percent. According to the Bureau for Labor Statistics' 2018 report, the national turnover rate for the average U.S. company hovers right around 44.3 percent. Rates definitely vary by industry, with retail seeing turnover around 60 percent, hospitality climbs to more around 76.7 percent and entertainment is closer to 87.4 percent. Then, there is the security industry. The national annualturnover rate ofan average securityfirm exceeds...

CEU credits, CEUs, Connie Moorhead, Millennials, Obsequio, physical security, retention,, SUTRA, The CMOOR Group

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Monitoring Matters

The tale of 'Black Friday' plus 9 safety tips

November 26, 2019Ginger Hill

Did you know the first recorded use of the term “Black Friday” was used to describe a financial crisis in the 1800s? How's that for some Thanksgiving trivia to share with family and friends around the turkey this year? History of 'Black Friday' As the story goes, the gold market crashed on Friday, September 24, 1869 when two notoriously ruthless Wall Street financiers, Jay Gould and Jim Fisk, teamed up to buy as much of the nation's gold as they possibly could, according...

Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Digital Security, physical security, Thanksgiving safety tips

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Cyber:Secured Forum 2019 rehash

September 4, 2019Ginger Hill

DALLAS—About a month ago, Cyber:Secured Forum made its way to the Lone Star state and now with the pumpkin spice latte (PSL) trend well on its way in early September, it's time to grab one and reflect on cyber and physical security. The following are some key points and trends gleaned from the forum by various industry professionals that will help open and navigate discussions into the cyber and physical security worlds. Discussion topic #1: IoT, convergence and supply chain risk As...

Cloud, cloud adoption, Cyber:Secured Forum, Cybersecurity, NIST, physical security

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