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Industry’s first cybersecurity certification coming soon!

April 14, 2021Paul Ragusa, Editor

As Security Systems News’ Managing Editor Cory Harris and I have been pointing out lately in our columns, it has been exciting to see the security industry come together in myriad ways to tackle the industry’s top issues. The latest industry association superheroes to join forces are the Security Industry Association (SIA), PSA Security and Security Specifiers, which have jointly developed something our industry desperately needs – a cybersecurity certification...

Cybersecurity, PSA Security, Ray Coulombe, Security Industry Association (SIA), SecuritySpecifiers.com


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Specifically Speaking with William “Joe” Fallon

November 4, 2020Paul Ragusa, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—In Security Systems News’ monthly feature, Faith Group LLC Security Solutions Manager, Joe Fallon, RCDD, ESS, talks about how he leverages his Marine Corps’ experience with high-end optics and target tracking systems within video surveillance and electronic security. What's your role at the company? As the security solutions manager at Faith Group, I am responsible for resource assignment, training, QA/QC and general management of the Security team. ...

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CONSULT 2020 goes live Oct. 26-27

October 13, 2020Paul Ragusa, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—Presented, operated and organized by SecuritySpecifiers, and supported by the Security Industry Association (SIA), the 2020 CONSULT Technical Security Symposium goes live virtually Oct. 26-27. The free virtual mini-conference has been developed specifically for technical security design professionals, and draws on the expertise of consultant community. From cybersecurity to spec writing and design issues, the environment that security consultants and engineers face is constantly...

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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, SecuritySpecifiers.com, Stone Lock Global, Susie Osowski


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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...

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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, SecuritySpecifiers.com, TechNavio, VideoIQ


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Security entrepreneur unveils new website

February 26, 2014Leif Kothe

SOUTHBURY, Conn.—Three years after launching SecuritySpecifiers.com, security industry entrepreneur Ray Coulombe is introducing RepsforSecurity.com, a database-driven website that helps manufacturers identify security reps who can optimize their sales presence in a given region or market.As with SecuritySpecifiers.com, 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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TechSec 2014 to feature security directors from salesforce.com, MIT, leading banks

October 15, 2013Amy Canfield

YARMOUTH, Maine—Organizers of TechSec Solutions 2014 announced the educational program for the conference, which will take place Jan. 28-29 at the Delray Beach Marriott in Delray Beach, Fla.“Want to know what the IP camera of the future will look like? Wondering if the security system you installed might be a gateway for hackers? Want to know how to get more business in the financial vertical? You can hear what some of the smartest folks in the security industry have to say on these topics...

20 under 40, Aronson Security Group, avrio rms, Axis Communications, Brivo Systems, Chris Peckham, David Coleman, Fredrik Nilsson, Ian Johnston, Innovative Security Design


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Designing security

September 26, 2012Martha Entwistle

Every month I call Ray Coulombe at SecuritySpecifiers.com to get the name of a specifier/consultant for “Specifically Speaking,” a Q&A column we run in our monthly printed publication. These conversations give me a chance to talk to security experts who have a much different perspective from the integrators, dealers and manufacturers that I spend the rest of the month talking to. This morning I spoke to Jim Elder, owner of Secured Design. We started talking about something I wrote about...

CPTED, JIm Elder, Ray Coulombe, Secured Design, SecuritySpecifiers.com


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See you in Vegas!

March 26, 2012Martha Entwistle

Getting ready today (Monday) to leave for ISC West--the three-day show that gets longer every year. I'm arriving Tuesday afternoon and have several meetings and events before the show floor even opens. I'm not complaining—I'm actually looking forward to these events. Our newswire will go out as usual on Thursday morning, but Tess, Rich, Whit (managing editor of our sister pub Security Director News) and I will be tweeting from the show and updating our blogs daily, so go to the SSN and SDN...

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