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PSA announces award recipients at TEC 2021 in Denver

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PSA announces award recipients at TEC 2021 in Denver

May 4, 2021SSN Staff

WESTMINSTER, Colo.—PSA, the world’s largest systems integrator consortium, and USAV, a division of PSA, today announced this year’s award winners at TEC 2021 live at the Sheraton in Downtown Denver. The Superstar Vendor Achievement Award was awarded to Altronix for security and ALMO Professional A/V for AV. “PSA and USAV would not be successful without our exemplary partners,” said PSA CEO Matt Barnette. “Each year we survey our members to determine who the...

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Milestone Systems withdraws from ISC West 2021

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Milestone Systems withdraws from ISC West 2021

May 3, 2021SSN Staff

LAKE OSWEGO, Ore.—Milestone Systems, a global leader within open platform video management software (VMS), announced it has withdrawn from ISC West 2021, the largest converged security industry trade show in the U.S. ISC West is scheduled to take place July 19-21 at the Sands Expo Convention Center in Las Vegas. Due to continued developments of COVID-19 in the U.S., Milestone is enacting this proactive health measure. “We have been monitoring this situation very closely for over...

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PSIA introduces secure credential interoperability initiative

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PSIA introduces secure credential interoperability initiative

April 23, 2021SSN Staff

SANTA CLARA, Calif.—The Physical Security Interoperability Alliance (PSIA) this week announced its Secure Credential Interoperability (SCI) initiative and a working group to advance its development. “The physical access control industry has demonstrated a need for a universally compatible secure credential, and we believe we have found a simple, yet elegant solution to address this with SCI,” said Mohammad Soleimani, CTO of Kastle Systems and chairman of the SCI Work Group. “The...

Physical Security Interoperability Alliance (PSIA), Secure Credential Interoperability (SCI)


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Axis, Convergint join forces to boost security at National Mall in D.C.

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Axis, Convergint join forces to boost security at National Mall in D.C.

April 20, 2021SSN Staff

YARMOUTH, Maine— Axis Communications, a global leader in network video, has joined forces with Convergint Technologies, a global leader in service-based systems integration, to deploy a state-of-the-art security system for the historic National Mall in Washington, D.C. Axis Communications, along with eleven industry partners, combined their technology, services and expertise to design and deploy the technology infrastructure necessary to improve safety at the National Mall and surrounding...

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News Poll: Industry making mental health a priority

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News Poll: Industry making mental health a priority

April 19, 2021Paul Ragusa, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—During Security Systems News’ first-ever virtual SecurityNext conference in February – toward the end of the “What End Users Want” panel – the topic of mental health came up, spurring some important discussion around an area that is often overlooked. For many who have been forced to work remotely this past year during COVID, it has been even more difficult to find that work-life balance. The goal of this month’s News Poll is to get the...

COVID-19, Mental Health, SSN News Poll, Wellness


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US a leader in leveraging video monitoring for a safe ‘return-to-work’

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US a leader in leveraging video monitoring for a safe ‘return-to-work’

April 16, 2021SSN Staff

NEW YORK—U.S. firms are avidly re-purposing their existing video monitoring systems to support the ‘COVID Safe’ return to offices and workplaces across North America, according to a multi-country survey of organizations running video monitoring systems conducted by Video Surveillance as a Service (VSaaS) provider Ava Security. Half (50 percent) of the 100 IT, Facilities Management (FM), Operations or Security managers queried during March 2021 were already leveraging their video...

cloud-based technology, COVID-19, information technology, LPR, video analytics


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SIA announces program for Part 1 of the Virtual 2021 SIA GovSummit

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SIA announces program for Part 1 of the Virtual 2021 SIA GovSummit

April 9, 2021SSN Staff

SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Security Industry Association (SIA) has announced the agenda and speaker lineup for Part 1 of the 2021 SIA GovSummit, its annual public policy and government security technology conference that will be held as a three-part virtual conference, with sessions held on April 28, June 9 and Sept. 21.   Each year, SIA GovSummit brings together government security leaders with private industry technologists for top-quality information sharing and education on security...

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Gartner outlines top security and risk management trends for 2021

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Gartner outlines top security and risk management trends for 2021

April 7, 2021SSN Staff

BOSTON—Gartner analysts explored industry trends at its Security & Risk Management Summit APAC, March 23-24, noting that security and risk management leaders must address eight top trends to enable rapid reinvention in their organization, as COVID-19 accelerates digital business transformation and challenges traditional cybersecurity practices. In the opening keynote at the Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit taking place virtually in APAC today, Peter Firstbrook, research vice president...

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Georgia bans false alarm fines on alarm companies

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Georgia bans false alarm fines on alarm companies

April 2, 2021SSN Staff

ATLANTA, Ga.—The Georgia General Assembly has approved a bill that would ban counties or municipal corporations from fining alarm companies for false alarms generated by a customer and through no fault of the alarm system’s contractor. “This bill has wider implications than for just our industry,” said John Loud, vice president of Electronic Security Association (ESA) and President of LOUD Security Systems. “The concept of fining a company for a problem caused by...

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Specifically Speaking with ADRM’s Senior Technology Consultant Jack Meltzer

March 30, 2021Paul Ragusa, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—Security Systems News caught up with Jack Meltzer, senior technology consultant with Advanced Data Risk Management (ADRM), based in Denver, Colo., who talks about his start in systems integration, as well as new trends including frictionless access control, managed services, cloud, AI and cyber-worthiness. What's your role at the company? As Senior Technology Consultant my role is multi-fold. I am a member of a great team with a “deep bench” of talent....

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