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She sells security

April 9, 2024Ken Showers, Managing Editor

I’m writing this after completing the first leg of my journey towards ISC West 2024, and I can safely say that “She Sells Sanctuary” by The Cult is the best road song of all time. What are some good runners up you might ask? “Roundabout” by Yes, and “Last Train Home” by Pat Metheny for sure. Late night drive? “No Sleep till Brooklyn” by the Beastie Boys, easily answered questions. What might not be an easily answered question is what programming...

2024, interview, ISC West, Security Systems News (SSN), video

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IPVideo product earns SIA NPS Judges’ Choice award at ISC West

April 17, 2023SSN Staff

BAY SHORE, N.Y. – The Sentry ERS Lockdown and Emergency Response System from IPVideo Corporation earned the Judges’ Choice award at the 2023 SIA New Products & Solutions Awards during ISC West. The product was a dual award winner at the show, winning Judges’ Choice for Emergency and Mass Communication Systems, and Best New Emergency and Mass Communication System. “To win in our category and also receive the prestigious honor for Sentry ERS as the SIA Judges’...

David Antar, Don Erickson, GPS location, IPVideo Corporation, school lockdown, Security Industry Association (SIA), Sentry ERS Lockdown and Emergency Response System, SIA New Products & Solutions (NPS), video

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NAPCO welcomes Aaron Black as vice president of sales

April 17, 2023SSN Staff

AMITYVILLE, N.Y. – NAPCO Security Technologies Continental Access Division welcomed Aaron Black into the fold on April 17. As the division's new vice president of sales, Black replaces Michael Venoit, who is moving to head up the NAPCO Security Division. Black joins Continental Access with “… a successful track record of driving sales and meeting or exceeding goals, for ROI and customer satisfaction,” NAPCO wrote. Black will now report to Stephen Spinelli,...

Aaron Black, Continental Access, electronic security, Michael Venoit, Stephen Spinelli, video

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On The Editor's Desk

A conversation with BluB0X

July 22, 2015Martha Entwistle

In the course of putting together the educational program for our new Cloud+ conference, I've been talking cloud almost every day and last week I met a new cloud provider called BluB0X. The company is new, but the folks behind BluB0X have been doing cloud for a long time--the executives and some of the team are the people who founded TouchCom. Remember Touchcom? It was acquired by G4S in 2008. Here's a story about that deal. I had a great conversation with BluB0X CEO Patrick Barry and...

Access Control, alarm, biometrics, BluB0x, Cloud+, Cloud-Based, Patrick Barry, Patrick de Cavaignac, TouchCom, video, visitor management

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Sielox announces new managed services company Sielox24Seven

September 22, 2011Daniel Gelinas

ORLANDO, Fla.—Access control and video monitoring supplier Sielox at the ASIS International conference here on Sept. 20 announced the formation of a new managed services company called Sielox24Seven. The new company is the product of a 20-year relationship Sielox has had with Excel Security Corp. All the services Excel used to provide for Sielox as its technology partner will now be handled by Sielox24Seven. "Our former business partner has been using the Sielox product for the last 20 years...

ASIS International, background checks, credentials/card management, Excel Security Corp., Karen Evans, key control, managed services, remote doorman, Sielox, Sielox24Seven, time and attendance, video, visitor management

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Speco Technologies beefs up product engineering team

September 30, 2010Martha Entwistle

AMITYVILLE, N.Y.—Video security surveillance manufacturer Speco has beefed up its product engineering team with an eye toward “creating something that's a bit different with our products,” according to Peter Botelho, executive vice president, in an email interview with Security Systems News. Speco this week announced it had hired three new staff members including software engineer Eduardo Fajardo, and two product engineers, Nicholas Irons and Zin Thu. “Speco is known in the...

Eduardo Fajardo, Nicholas Irons, Peter Botelho, Speco, Surveillance, video, Zin Thu

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On The Editor's Desk

Billie Jean: Some lighter fare

August 19, 2010Martha Entwistle

Dang if I'm not tired of all this back and forth about ethics and morality. And dang if this security guard doesn't seem like he's having a lot more fun than I am right now.


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