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SSN News Poll: Cloud, AI, data analytics top trends for 2021

November 16, 2020Paul Ragusa, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—With the recent release of the Security Industry Association (SIA) Security Megatrends for 2021, Security System News’ December News Poll gauges where readers stand on new trends and technology, and the impact they will have on the industry moving forward.   Big picture, it is not surprising to see cloud-based solutions as the top tech trend for 2021, as SSN readers understand that computing in the cloud is the key to realizing high-level artificial intelligence...

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ISC West 2021 postponed to July

November 13, 2020SSN Staff

NORWALK, Conn.—ISC West, in collaboration with premier sponsor, the Security Industry Association (SIA), announced that ISC West 2021, which was originally slated to be held March 23-26, will now take place July 19-21 at The Venetian Resort and Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas. After extensive internal and external consultation and monitoring of the ongoing COVID-19 virus pandemic, ISC and SIA have made the decision to reschedule ISC West 2021 well in advance. “As a business...

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ASIS and SIA to hold event on diversity, equity and inclusion in security

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ASIS and SIA to hold event on diversity, equity and inclusion in security

November 10, 2020SSN Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. and SILVER SPRING, Md.—ASIS International and the Security Industry Association (SIA) have announced a partnership to produce an event designed to help security organizations and businesses around the world develop and implement diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) strategies. The free virtual event, titled Global DE&I Strategy: Policy and Practices that Produce Positive Business Outcomes, will be held Dec. 10, 2020, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. ET. “This event’s...

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SIA submits letter to FDA on use of thermal imaging systems

November 9, 2020SSN Staff

SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Security Industry Association (SIA) recently submitted a letter to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Stephen Hahn with a focus on an awareness that some companies are not following FDA guidelines related to the use of thermal imaging systems during the COVID-19 pandemic. The letter, which also encourages the enforcement of FDA’s guidelines, is available here. “SIA believes it is extremely important that these thermographic solutions...

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Specifically Speaking with William “Joe” Fallon

November 4, 2020Paul Ragusa, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—In Security Systems News’ monthly feature, Faith Group LLC Security Solutions Manager, Joe Fallon, RCDD, ESS, talks about how he leverages his Marine Corps’ experience with high-end optics and target tracking systems within video surveillance and electronic security. What's your role at the company? As the security solutions manager at Faith Group, I am responsible for resource assignment, training, QA/QC and general management of the Security team. ...

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Mission 500 Security 5K/2K virtual event raises $75K

October 26, 2020SSN Staff

PORTLAND, Maine—Mission 500 teamed up with ISC West during their online show earlier this month to stage a virtual 5K/2K Run/Walk that proved to be an “unexpected and overwhelming success” generating more than $75K in donations.   Mission 500 is a non-profit, charitable organization that works closely with the security industry to serve children and families in need across the U.S., so all donations will be used to provide needed relief to children and families across the...

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News Poll: Readers weigh in on web security, safety for children

October 21, 2020Paul Ragusa, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—The article “Technology and Trafficking: the tick-tocking time bomb” by Elisa Mula, founder, EMD Designs Inc., and Min Kyriannis, managing director of EMD/JMK and co-president of the Women in International Security (WIIS) New York, opened our eyes to a real reality that is potentially affecting the safety and security of our children. In this month’s New Poll, we asked readers for their thoughts on this important but seldom looked at topic that revolves...

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Specifically Speaking with John Weston

October 21, 2020Paul Ragusa, Editor

DALLAS—Security Systems News’ monthly column features John Weston, owner of Unified Network Consulting, LLC based in Dallas, who has more than 25 years experience designing systems. Please talk about your security consulting firm and your role as owner. Unified Network Consulting, LLC is a technology consulting and project management firm that provides services for the planning, design, solution procurement and execution of any size project. We have more than 25 years of experience...

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Andrew Lanning named SIA Progress Award winner

October 19, 2020SSN Staff

SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Security Industry Association (SIA) has named Andrew Lanning as the 2020 recipient of the SIA Progress Award, an honor presented by SIA’s Women in Security Forum to celebrate individuals who pave the way to success for women in the security industry. SIA will present the award to Lanning during Securing New Ground on Wed., Oct. 21. Lanning is the co-founder at Integrated Security Technologies, a member of SIA’s Cybersecurity Advisory Board, and holds a...

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Min Kyriannis honored with Jay Hauhn Excellence in Partnerships Award

October 19, 2020SSN Staff

SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Security Industry Association (SIA) has selected Min Kyriannis as the 2020 recipient of the Jay Hauhn Excellence in Partnerships Award, an annual distinction recognizing leadership in security industry collaboration. Kyriannis is the managing director of EMD/JMK and co-president of the Women in International Security (WIIS) New York. SIA will present the award to Kyriannis during Securing New Ground on Wednesday, Oct. 21. “Creating and extending partnerships...

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