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SIA announces Committee Chair of the Year Award winner

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SIA announces Committee Chair of the Year Award winner

February 26, 2021SSN Staff

SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Security Industry Association (SIA) has named Matt Feenan as the 2021 recipient of the SIA Committee Chair of the Year Award, which recognizes individuals for excellence in leading SIA committees and advancing member objectives. SIA will present Feenan with the award at The Advance, SIA’s annual membership meeting, which will be held March 23 as a virtual event. Feenan, who serves as marketing specialist, product and solutions marketing at Axis Communications,...

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ONVIF names Leo Levit new Steering Committee chairman

February 26, 2021SSN Staff

SAN RAMON, Calif.—ONVIF, a leading global standardization initiative for IP-based physical security products, is pleased to announce the appointment of Leo Levit as the new chairman of the ONVIF Steering Committee. Levit serves as Director of System Integration at Axis Communications and brings to the chairman’s role a strong technical background and more than a decade of product management, marketing and sales experience. Levit takes over from Per Björkdahl, who is stepping down...

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ESA launches online security technician assessment exams

February 19, 2021SSN Staff

DALLAS, Texas—The Electronic Security Association’s (ESA’s) National Training School has launched a valuable new tool to help employers with one of the biggest challenges faced when hiring new security technicians - gauging practical areas of proficiencies. “Many other professions use skills assessments to verify computer or accounting expertise, for example, so ESA felt with the thousands of test questions we have available from our courses that we would have the perfect...

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Will the new administration be good for security?

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Will the new administration be good for security?

February 17, 2021Paul Ragusa, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—As with every change in administration, the impact, either good or bad, on the security industry is something that has been hotly debated in this column before, and one that is at the heart of this month’s News Poll. The SolarWinds cyber incident has put additional stress on the urgency to shore up our national cyber defenses, and the new administration has made a number of appointments to bolster national cybersecurity, possibly signaling a renewed focus on both cyber...

Cybersecurity, SSN News Poll


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SaaS emerges as preferred cloud services model

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SaaS emerges as preferred cloud services model

February 8, 2021SSN Staff

VALLEY COTTAGE, N.Y.—The global cloud services market is expected to surpass $470 billion in 2021, growing  steadily at a CAGR of 20 percent during the forecast period of 2020 to 2030, according to a new study by research and consulting firm Future Market Insights. Surging adoption across diverse industries to accommodate digitization will remain one of the chief growth enablers, with the demand for software as a service (SaaS) models considerably high, showing a 22 percent year-over-year...

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Mission 500 opens noms for 2021 Corporate Responsibility and Humanitarian Awards

February 5, 2021SSN Staff

MIAMI, Fla.—Mission 500, a non-profit charitable organization focusing on the security industry and dedicated to serving children and families in need across the U.S., is now accepting nominees for their 2021 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Award and 2021 Humanitarian Award. “2020 proved to be an especially challenging year, and perhaps even more stressful for many children and families already in need of assistance prior to the pandemic,” said Mission 500 Chairman Ken...

Giving Back, Mission 500


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OSSA joins Euralarm to accelerate IoT integration, industry harmonization

January 29, 2021SSN Staff

SAN RAMON, California and ZUG, Switzerland—The Open Security & Safety Alliance (OSSA), an industry body comprised of stakeholders from all facets of the security, safety and building automation space, announced it has joined Euralarm, the association of European manufacturers, installers and service providers from the electronic fire safety and security industry. By joining the Security Section within Euralarm, OSSA will contribute valuable expertise in the domain of Internet...

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Physical security incidents on the rise during COVID-19

January 27, 2021Paul Ragusa, Editor

SAN ANTONIO, Texas—Businesses are experiencing a 20 percent increase in physical security incidents since the start of the pandemic, with another one-third anticipating even more activity in 2021, according to a new report from Pro-Vigil, a provider of remote video monitoring, management and crime deterrence solutions. The research report indicates that a significant number of companies have updated their security strategies in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Pro-Vigil Founder Jeremy...

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Specifically Speaking with Eric Reither, Security By Design

January 27, 2021Paul Ragusa, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—For this month’s Specifically Speaking column, Security Systems News features Eric Reither, senior consultant, principal at Security By Design Inc. based in Pacheco, Calif., who looks at the evolution and benefits of business/video analytics and machine learning within security. What's your role at Security By Design? I work closely with our clients to assist them in making educated security decisions, which will meet their goals, budget and schedules. As a principal,...

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ASIS Foundation awards more than 120 COVID-19 support grants

January 27, 2021SSN Staff

Alexandria, VA—ASIS International, the world’s largest association for security management professionals, announced that the ASIS Foundation has awarded more than 120 COVID-19 Support Grants to its global membership since the launch of the program in November 2020. This is a major component of the association’s efforts to address the global economic climate and those security communities hit hardest by the pandemic. The ASIS Foundation Board of Trustees approved $100,000...

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