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SecurityNext webcast to feature industry thought leaders

August 12, 2020Paul Ragusa, Editor

As one of the last in-person shows to take place back in February, the first annual SecurityNext conference is the last memory I have of feeling the excitement and intimacy of being right there and rubbing elbows with so many industry leaders and peers, an experience that I am sure all of us miss since COVID-19 disrupted so much of what was essential to our industry. I feel fortunate that I was able to connect on that level and look forward to a time when we can get back to some level of normalcy...

Brivo, Christine Lanning, Convergint Technologies, Imperial Capital, Integrated Security Technologies (IST), John Mack, Kelle Shanks, panel, Ray Coulombe, SecurityNext

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CONSULT 2019 set for New Mexico

October 10, 2019Paul Ragusa, Editor

SANTA ANA PUEBLO, N.M.—Approximately 76 consultants, representing 59 companies, as well as representatives from 27 manufacturers, and select integrators and guest speakers, are set to converge here, Oct. 19-22, for CONSULT 2019. Will Wilkins, executive director, Global Security Operations, Valero Energy Corp., will keynote.“SecuritySpecfiers, along with 27 sponsoring manufacturers, is pleased to be welcoming next week many of the security industry's best and brightest consultants to the...

Consult 2019, Ray Coulombe, SecuritySpecifiers

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The Battle of the Body Parts: Which biometric will prevail?

May 31, 2016Spencer Ives

DELRAY BEACH, Fla.—Representatives of four different forms of biometric identification—facial recognition, iris scan, fingerprint, and hand geometry—each made a case for their biometric being most prevalent in the future at TechSec Solutions 2016.The winner, chosen by a panel of four Security Systems News “20 under 40” Class of 2015 award winners, was iris scan.Manish Dalal, general manager of ZKAccess, represented fingerprint technologies. ZK Access is a division of...

Allegion, biometrics, blaine frederick, EyeLock, Jeff Sebek, Manish Dalal, Ray Coulombe,, Stone Lock Global, Susie Osowski

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Konica Minolta to buy Mobotix

March 30, 2016Martha Entwistle

TOKYO—Meet the newest outsider to enter the security industry: Konica Minolta, a $9 billion provider of office equipment and optical systems, has signed an agreement to acquire video surveillance provider Mobotix.Konica Minolta today announced an agreement to purchase 65 percent of Mobotix shares from company founder Ralf Hinkel. Konica and Mobotix plan to collaborate and use their proprietary technology to develop “next-generation network security solutions,” Konica said in an...

Alper Cetingok, Konica Minolta, Mobotix, Ralf Hinkel, Ray Coulombe, video surveillance

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Body parts battle: See it at TechSec

January 6, 2016Martha Entwistle

Body parts battle? Yes, among the highlights of TechSec this year will be a session we've dubbed "Battle of the body parts," and not just because it's a catchy title. We're going to have a little competition at TechSec. I've been hearing from more and more integrators that biometrics are coming of age. They're more affordable and they're more reliable, you've told me. So, we decided to take a look at which biometric technique works best and where the promise still exceed the reality. SecuritySpecifiers'...

Battle of the body parts, biometrics, Ray Coulombe, TechSec Solutions 2016

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TechSec educational program announced

December 21, 2015Spencer Ives

DELRAY BEACH, Fla.—TechSec Solutions, the industry's premiere conference dedicated to new and emerging security technologies, announced its lineup of educational sessions for 2016.The conference will take place at the Delray Beach Marriot here Feb. 2-3.The first session will be “Biometrics: Battle of the body parts.” Moderator Ray Coulombe of Security Specifiers will take a look at four leading technologies—facial recognition, eye scan, fingerprint, and hand geometry. Then,...

Allegion. Jeremy Brecher, Ashley Ditta, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, blaine frederick, Brigham & Women's Faulkner Hospital, Chris Peckham, Christopher C. Moore, Colleen Dunlap, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Diebold Security

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SIA honors Coulombe of SecuritySpecifiers

September 24, 2015SSN Staff

SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Security Industry Association will present the Jay Hauhn Excellence in Partnerships Award to Ray Coulombe of SecuritySpecifiers at SIA Honors Night Nov. 18. Coulombe is being honored for working to increase collaboration between SIA and the Construction Specifications Institute, SIA said in a prepared statement. “Ray was an incredible volunteer and leader on SIA's successful project to update Division 28 of the Construction Specifications Institute MasterFormat,...

Don Erickson, Jay Hauhn Excellence in Partnership Award, Ray Coulombe, SecuritySpecifiers, SIA

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PSIM—Just another four-letter word

June 15, 2015Martha Entwistle

DELRAY BEACH, Fla.—Jim Henry of systems integrator Kratos PSS described "physical security information management"—PSIM—as a term that has confounded and bamboozled the security industry for 10 years.“It's a four-letter word that belongs with other four-letter words,” he said, laughing. However, a TechSec 2015 educational session shed light on the term's meaning and how integrators should approach PSIM sales, according to Henry, who called the discussion “the best...

A&Es, Benjamin Butchko, Bob Banerjee, Butchko Inc, Jim Henry, KapLogic, Kratos, NICE Systems, president, PSIM

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Avigilon has video analytics news

May 14, 2014Martha Entwistle

There was lots of video analytics news today. Avigilon, which acquired VideoIQ at the end of 2013, today came out with the first combined offering of VideoIQ and Avigilon products. Avigilon added Rialto to its portfolio. Rialto has three appliances (for IP, analog and thermal cameras) that will enable end users to add VideoIQ analytics to existing Avigilon or other manufacturers' cameras. I have a call into Avigilon for more details. Avigilon's analytics play is a good move according research firm...

Avigilon, Ray Coulombe, Rialto,, TechNavio, VideoIQ

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Security entrepreneur unveils new website

February 26, 2014Leif Kothe

SOUTHBURY, Conn.—Three years after launching, security industry entrepreneur Ray Coulombe is introducing, a database-driven website that helps manufacturers identify security reps who can optimize their sales presence in a given region or market.As with, Coulombe believes the new website fills an industry void, allowing manufacturers to use reps to augment an existing sales force or, in other cases, be deployed in lieu of it.“I...

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