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SIA New Product Showcase Awards announced

June 17, 2021SSN Staff

SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Security Industry Association (SIA) has announced the 2021 winners of the SIA New Product Showcase Awards, the flagship awards program presented in partnership with ISC West recognizing innovative security products, services and solutions. Top among the winners, who were recognized June 17 during a virtual awards show, was Lumeo, receiving the 2021 Best New Product Award and Teleportivity which received the Judges’ Choice Award. Since its inception in 1979, the...

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ESX 2021 Innovation Award winners announced

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ESX 2021 Innovation Award winners announced

June 15, 2021Paul Ragusa, Editor

CHICAGO—The 2021 Electronic Security Expo (ESX), presented by Electronic Security Association (ESA), kicked off its ESX 2021 Virtual Experience today with excellent content, top-notch speakers and sessions, all on a virtual platform that connected attendees and created opportunities for networking. ESX and ESA also announced the category winners in the 2021 ESX Innovation Award competition. These products and services were selected by an independent panel of judges based on a set of criteria...

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New report from NFPA and Fire Protection Research

June 14, 2021SSN Staff

QUINCY, Mass.—Much has changed in the nearly four decades since the America Burning report was issued in 1973 and revisited in 1980. The number of fires and fire deaths in the United States has reduced dramatically and that progress has unfortunately led to fire safety taking a back seat to other societal concerns that seem more pressing. “Increasing the understanding of what has impacted fire safety can help identify what needs to be done to further reduce death and destruction,”...

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ESX announces OpenXchange panelists from Brilliant, RapidSOS and RSPNDR

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ESX announces OpenXchange panelists from Brilliant, RapidSOS and RSPNDR

June 11, 2021SSN Staff

CHICAGO—The 2021 Electronic Security Expo (ESX), presented by Electronic Security Association (ESA), has released ESX announces OpenXchange panelists, including Aaron Emigh, co-founder and CEO of Brilliant, Michael Martin, co-founder and CEO of RapidSOS, and Mark Zimmerman, CEO of RSPNDR. “ESX is proud to announce that three visionary leaders will participate in a panel discussion in the OpenXchange – The Changing Competitive Landscape session at the ESX 2021 Virtual Experience,”...

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Baltimore second major city to ban facial recognition this week

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Baltimore second major city to ban facial recognition this week

June 11, 2021SSN Staff

SILVER SPRING, Md.—On June 8, the Baltimore City Council voted 13-2 to approve what would be the most extreme ban by a local jurisdiction on personal and business applications of facial recognition technology. This follows the recent announcement the Baltimore City Council advances extreme ban on facial recognition. While the Security Industry Association (SIA) supports a related measure introduced in the Council today to establish a task force to examine the technology and make legislative...

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Baltimore City Council advances extreme ban on facial recognition

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Baltimore City Council advances extreme ban on facial recognition

June 1, 2021Cory Harris, Managing Editor

SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Baltimore City Council’s Public Safety & Government Operations Committee moved on May 26, 2021 to advance a proposal that would ban nearly all applications of facial recognition technology in the city. Prior to the vote, the Security Industry Association (SIA) and other leading technology and business groups wrote a letter to the committee expressing concerns about the profound negative impact of the measure for residents of Baltimore. Importantly, the letter...

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ESX 2021 announces speakers for virtual June event

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ESX 2021 announces speakers for virtual June event

May 25, 2021SSN Staff

CHICAGO—The 2021 Electronic Security Expo (ESX), presented by Electronic Security Association (ESA), has released the full lineup of presenters for its upcoming Virtual Experience, which takes place online from June 15-17. The three-day virtual event will feature Main Stage presentations and virtual networking opportunities, as well as more than 24 educational sessions across four tracks, designed specifically for security professionals. “ESX is all about innovation, making connections,...

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ADI Global Distribution and Ken Gould to receive Mission 500 award

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ADI Global Distribution and Ken Gould to receive Mission 500 award

May 18, 2021SSN Staff

MIAMI, Fla.—Mission 500, a charitable non-profit organization engaging security professionals to assist families in crisis across the USA, has announced the winners of its annual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Humanitarian Awards. This year’s recipients are ADI Global Distribution and Ken Gould, President of Ken Gould Consulting and Chairman of Mission 500, respectively. ADI Global Distribution, recipient of Mission 500’s 2020 CSR Award, supports a wide range of social...

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SIA announces 2021 Women in Security Forum Scholarship opportunity

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SIA announces 2021 Women in Security Forum Scholarship opportunity

May 18, 2021SSN Staff

SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Security Industry Association (SIA) is now accepting applications for the 2021 SIA Women in Security Forum Scholarship, an initiative developed by the SIA Women in Security Forum. The 2021 program will offer multiple scholarships worth at least $3,000 each that SIA members and students can use toward professional development and education. SIA’s Women in Security Forum is a community open to all SIA members that works to promote, recruit and cultivate the leadership...

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ESX 2021 unveils full educational lineup for virtual June event

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ESX 2021 unveils full educational lineup for virtual June event

May 17, 2021SSN Staff

CHICAGO—The 2021 Electronic Security Expo (ESX), presented by Electronic Security Association (ESA), has released the full educational lineup for its upcoming Virtual Experience, which will take place online from June 15-17. In addition to the Main Stage presentations and virtual networking opportunities, the three-day virtual event includes 24+ educational sessions across four tracks, designed specifically for security professionals. "We're excited to bring our community together...

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