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NYC MTA to install security cameras on subway car fleet

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NYC MTA to install security cameras on subway car fleet

September 21, 2022Ken Showers, Managing Editor

NEW YORK – This week New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced that the Metropolitan Transit Authority New York City Transit would be installing security cameras in new subway cars and its existing subway car fleet. The NYC MTA received a $2 million award from the Urban Area Security Initiative federal program that will fund the installation of 5,400 cameras on 2,700 subway cars (two per car). These cameras supplement the existing 10,00 cameras across 472 subway stations and a pilot program...

ACLU, Daniel Schwarz, Janno Lieber, Kathy Hochul, Metropolitan Transit Authority, Patrick Warren, security cameras, Urban Area Security Initiative


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Biometric card market

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Explosive growth projected for global biometric card market, reports say

August 9, 2022Ken Showers, Managing Editor

NEW YORK—Financial projections being released for the global biometric card market is showing explosive growth as a variety of industries begin incorporating the technology. A report on Reportlinker.com has projected that the biometric card market is expected to grow from $15.55 million in 2021 to $2,701.17 million by 2027, a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 117.76 percent during the forecast period. Growth of that scale is being driven by an increasing need for stricter security across...

Japan Consumer Credit Association, People’s Bank of China, reportlinker.com, Research and Markets


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Kampr Systems

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Kampr Systems ready to disrupt how industry looks at identity and access control

July 13, 2022By Paul Ragusa

YARMOUTH, Maine—Kahren Arzoumanian is Founder and CTO of Kampr Systems LLC., a new company that introduces biometric access control without credentials. The company's goal: to solve access control's many pain-points, from disassociating from card IDs to solving the security industry's myopic approach to tailgating. Prior to launching Kampr, Arzoumanian, an engineer with an extensive background in access control, spent 15 years (up until 2020 when he retired) as Director of Engineering...

Kahren Arzoumanian, Kampr Systems


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Dragonfruit

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Dragonfruit announces technology integration with Hanwha Techwin

June 30, 2022SSN Staff

BENGALURU, India—Dragonfruit, a global provider of the industry’s first massively scalable video AI platform, is pleased to announce its partnership with Hanwha Techwin, a global supplier of intelligent video surveillance solutions. The two companies are helping solve real-world challenges such as detecting liquid spills, fire and smoke, and safety equipment by combining Dragonfruit’s cloud VMS and advanced AI platform with Hanwha Techwin’s cameras. Overview...

Ajay Dubey, Amit Kumar, Dragonfruit AI, Hanwha Techwin, Soumik Ghosh


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Andrew Cianciosi

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Lumeo names Andrew Cianciosi as new Head of Sales

June 15, 2022Cory Harris, Editor

OAKLAND, Calif.—Lumeo, a designer of computer vision solutions, is pleased to welcome Andrew Cianciosi to its expanding team as Head of Sales. Cianciosi has a proven track record in technical sales for large enterprises and national accounts, specializing in physical security and cloud-hosted access control and CCTV solutions. “Andrew is a seasoned veteran with over 22-years of hands-on sales and technical experience in the physical security, network engineering, telecommunications,...

ADT, Andrew Cianciosi, Devarshi Shah, Lumeo, MSE Corporate Security


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Rave Mobile Safety announces record first quarter with growth across industries

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Rave Mobile Safety announces record first quarter with growth across industries

May 20, 2022SSN Staff

FRAMINGHAM, Mass.—Rave Mobile Safety (Rave), the critical communication and collaboration platform customers count on when it matters most, has announced record growth in the first quarter, with 95 percent of its business deals resulting from clients upgrading from competitive systems. The trend underscores Rave’s success over the last 18 years helping community and business leaders prepare better, respond faster, and communicate more effectively during emergencies, in crisis...

Atos Public Safety, Joseph Thomas, Rave Mobile Safety, Sussex County Emergency Operations, Todd Piett


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TMA‐AVS‐01 Alarm Validation technical review period is now open

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TMA‐AVS‐01 Alarm Validation technical review period is now open

May 17, 2022SSN Staff

McLEAN, Va.—The Monitoring Association (TMA) Standards Committee has opened a Preliminary Technical Review Period for its TMA‐AVS‐01 Alarm Validation Standard. Initiated in 2020, the standard provides a method of creating an alarm scoring or classification metric for unauthorized human activity detected by alarm systems that will assist law enforcement with resource allocation and Call‐for‐Service prioritization. The purpose of this optional review process is to allow interested...

alarm verification, Larry Folsom, Mark McCall, The Monitoring Association (TMA)


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Dynamark acquires monitoring services provider, Excel Central

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Dynamark acquires monitoring services provider, Excel Central

May 16, 2022SSN Staff

HAGERSTOWN, Md.—Dynamark Monitoring, Inc. has acquired Excel Central, Inc. of Cincinnati, Ohio. Excel has been a trusted provider of monitoring services to independent alarm dealers for over 30 years, with a reputation for personal service and a quality monitoring experience. “The monitoring business has changed so much in the last few years, and I knew it was time to find the right partner for our dealers,” commented Excel owner Debbie Clark. “We were thrilled to welcome...

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Motorola Solutions acquires cloud-native advanced video analytics leader Calipsa

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Motorola Solutions acquires cloud-native advanced video analytics leader Calipsa

April 19, 2022SSN Staff

CHICAGO—Motorola Solutions, a global leader in public safety and enterprise security. announced it has acquired Calipsa, Inc., a technology leader in cloud-native advanced video analytics based in London. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Calipsa’s scalable platform enables businesses to optimize security with AI-powered analytics that verify alarms, enable content-based searches, detect tampering and assess the health of cameras in real time. The solution is relied upon...

Calipsa, Greg Brown, Mohammad Rashid, Motorola Solutions


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National Monitoring Center (NMC) announces Installation Quality (IQ) certification

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National Monitoring Center (NMC) announces Installation Quality (IQ) certification

April 11, 2022SSN Staff

LAKE FOREST, Calif.—National Monitoring Center, one of the premier third-party monitoring companies in the United States, today announced that is has successfully met the requirements to renew its Installation Quality (IQ) certification. As the only quality control program for electronic security system installation, monitoring, maintenance, and service, The Monitoring Association’s (TMA) IQ certification demonstrates NMC’s pledge to adhere to a stringent code of ethics...

Installation Quality (IQ) certification, National Monitoring Center (NMC), The Monitoring Association (TMA), Woodie Andrawos


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