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PSA and Security Systems News announce Bill Bozeman and Integrator of the Year Awards

September 21, 2021Cory Harris, Managing Editor

WESTMINSTER, Colo. and YARMOUTH, Maine—PSA and Security Systems News are excited to announce the jointly created new Integrator of the Year and Bill Bozeman Awards, which aspire to identify the leading system integrators within security, from smaller, local integrators all the way up to the big nationals. Winners will be awarded at PSA TEC 2022 and featured within the pages of SSN.  Broken down by size, there will be a winner in each category – small (up to $5 million), medium...

Bill Bozeman, Candice Aragon, Integrator of the Year and Bill Bozeman Awards, Matt Barnette, Paul Ragusa, PSA, Sarah Flanagan, Security Systems News


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COPS Monitoring, security pros step up to help children through Mission 500

September 17, 2021SSN Staff

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla.—The annual “Back to School Backpack” event organized by Mission 500 for students at Crosspointe Elementary School in Boynton Beach, Fla., has bought essential school supplies, provided by the generous efforts of COPS Monitoring and individual donors in the security industry. The team at COPS Monitoring came together once again to outfit students at Crosspointe Elementary with essential supplies and notes of encouragement to kick off another successful school...

COPS Monitoring, Giving Back, Jim McMullen, Mission 500


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Agent Vi acquired by Swedish AI company, Irisity AB

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Agent Vi acquired by Swedish AI company, Irisity AB

September 3, 2021SSN Staff

TEL AVIV, Israel—Agent Video Intelligence (Agent Vi) announced it has entered into an agreement for its sale to Iristy AB (publ), a Sweden-based publicly listed AI video analytics company, for a total consideration of approx. $67 million in cash and shares of Irisity. Irisity, founded in 2008, develops and markets video analytics software products for improved security and surveillance, and is publicly listed in the Nasdaq First North Growth market in Stockholm. “We are extremely...

Agent Vi, Agent Video Intelligence, Mergers & Acquisitions


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SIA GovSummit returns with virtual and in-person options

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SIA GovSummit returns with virtual and in-person options

August 31, 2021SSN Staff

SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA) has announced the agenda, speaker lineup and program for Part 3 of the 2021 SIA GovSummit, its annual public policy and government security technology conference. SIA GovSummit 2021 is being held as a three-part conference, the first and second of which occurred April 28 and June 9 and the third scheduled for Sept. 21.    Each year, SIA GovSummit brings together government security leaders with private...

Jake Parker, Security Industry Association (SIA), SIA GovSummit


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ESA Leadership Summit to be held at Dallas Cowboys Headquarters

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ESA Leadership Summit to be held at Dallas Cowboys Headquarters

August 27, 2021SSN Staff

DALLAS—The Electronic Security Association (ESA) will hold its annual Leadership Summit in-person at the Omni Frisco, at the Dallas Cowboys Worldwide Headquarters, October 4-7. This executive-level conference is for leaders who strive for more. Hundreds of executives from the electronic security and life safety industry — focused on growth — are set to gather this fall to network, learn keys to success from other industries, and develop their ability to motivate and engage employees....

Chad Porter, Dr. Ivan Joseph, Electronic Security Association, Jeff Butler, Jennifer Currence


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Taking the industry’s temperature on in-person events

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Taking the industry’s temperature on in-person events

August 18, 2021Paul Ragusa, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—Coming out of the past year of endless virtual conferences, trade shows and meetings, followed by the recent return to in-person travel (ISC West in Las Vegas in July comes to mind) – and the rise of the variant putting a damper on all things – this month’s News Poll looks to take the industry’s temperature on resuming travel in the coming year. Looking first at all of the virtual options that have been exhausted over the past year, and more specifically...

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Advanced Security Technologies’ Founder Robert Ricucci Sr. passes

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Advanced Security Technologies’ Founder Robert Ricucci Sr. passes

August 16, 2021Paul Ragusa, Editor

RIVERSIDE, Calif.—It is with great sadness that Advanced Security Technologies announces the passing of one of its founding fathers and a 40-Year industry veteran, Robert Ricucci Sr. He was 83. Ricucci Sr. came to California in 1975 from Michigan, where he played on the 1957 National Champion Football Team for Michigan State University, and then later professionally, with the Dallas Texans and Buffalo Bills (pictured below). He entered the security industry in 1980 and has been involved...

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Group337 announces report on access control technology within supply chain

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Group337 announces report on access control technology within supply chain

August 13, 2021SSN Staff

BETHESDA, Md. —Group337, a team of experts focused on activating the companies, brands, and people in the security industry through insights, intuition, and ideas, announced the completion of a new industry report, titled Securing the Supply Chain. The report, completed in collaboration with BoxLock, examines the Total Addressable Market (TAM) for access control technology within the supply chain. Releasing later this month, the report details findings on the market and the opportunity...

BoxLock, Brad Ruffkess, Group337, Jonathon Harris


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Jeff Snyder – A story of courage, strength and inspiration

August 11, 2021Cory Harris, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—Jeff Snyder held many titles in his short life – recruiter, coach, husband, father, entrepreneur. But perhaps his greatest achievement was how he continued to influence and inspire so many security professionals, even while battling an insidious disease that would end his life much too early. Snyder accomplished a lot in his short life, balancing his athletic endeavors with his recruiting and coaching efforts in a way that could only be described as remarkable....

Duaine Styles, Greg Biegen, Jeff Snyder, Min Kyriannis, Yaron Levi


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Security Industry Association announces 2021 SIA WISF Scholarship winners

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Security Industry Association announces 2021 SIA WISF Scholarship winners

August 10, 2021SSN Staff

SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Security Industry Association (SIA) has named six recipients for the 2021 SIA Women in Security Forum (WISF) Scholarship – a program developed by the SIA Women in Security Forum to further educational opportunities and promote advancement for the widest spectrum of people possible in the security industry. In the 2021 scholarship program – open to employees of SIA member companies and SIA student members – each honoree...

Andrew Lanning, Cameron Javdani, Carrie Caldwell, Dhira Gregory, Don Erickson, Elaine Palome, Elizabeth Kropp, Jaya Singh, Kasia Hanson, Kevin Friedman


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