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Evolon Announces Launch of Evolon Insites

Providing real-time threat detection, insightful forensic searches, and long-term video archiving, Evolon Insites is delivered by securely connecting customer-premise video systems to powerful cloud-based analytics and video storage.

Taking Flight

Taking Flight

Airport security is a complex system that incorporates multiple technologies to ensure the safety and security of travelers, employees and the facility itself. Sound-based technologies are integral pieces of this system, providing means of communication, notification and monitoring.

Swatting is not Amusing

You have noticed and read the news, chaos and disruption, society veering away from the norm. At least the normal that was familiar to us. Without focusing on the grim reality of mass shootings, there is another crazy thing happening.

Achieving Clear Communications

Achieving Clear Communications

Technology within the security industry has adapted to numerous changes through the years, from the early days of analog devices to today’s IP-based solutions, networked cameras, and access control solutions, in addition to analytics, cloud-based products, virtual security guards, and more.

Purpose-built AI for security cameras

In recent years, there has been a significant increase in companies introducing AI technologies for the security surveillance industry. All are promising the ability to deliver some new capability or a better “mousetrap.”

Paxton Announces Steve Taylor as New CTO

Amid global expansion, the security technology manufacturer Paxton has announced the appointment of Steve Taylor to their leadership team, as the company’s new CTO.

Allied Universal Establishes Global Program Management Office, Appoints Marc Hauck Vice President

Allied Universal® has announced that it has formed a Global Program Management Office to manage Allied Universal Technology Services customer engagements worldwide. Mark Hauck has been promoted to the position of vice president of Global Programs to lead the initiative.

Live From ISC West 2023 Preview

Live From ISC West 2023 Preview

ISC West 2023 is right around the corner! This year’s trade show is scheduled from March 28–31 at the Venetian Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Campus Security & Life Safety and Security Today staff will be on hand to provide live updates about the security industry’s latest innovations, trends, and products.



A Break from Routine

A Break from Routine

It was three years ago right about now that COVID was bringing the world to its knees. In mid-March of 2020, the president put travel restrictions on all flights in and out of Europe, the NBA suspended its season, and Tom Hanks announced that he’d tested positive for the disease—all in the same night. It was officially a national emergency two days later.

Gallagher appoints Melissa Vidakovic as new Marketing Director 

Award-winning global security leader, Gallagher, is excited to announce that Melissa Vidakovic has been named marketing director for the Americas. Melissa joins Gallagher with nearly 20 years of marketing experience in technology and software for companies across North America.

On Notice: Proactively Mitigating Cyber Vulnerabilities

We all continue to see common themes across the headlines: Economic downturn, cross-industry job cuts and global geopolitical uncertainty. For businesses around the world, the turbulent situation can create unintended gaps in critical systems or processes that are core to operations.

Until We Meet Again

Until We Meet Again

A short three years ago we were all pondering whether to attend any tradeshows all thanks to COVID-19. Sorry to bring that nightmare up again, but it seems that little pandemic is in the rear-view mirror, and it’s time to meet again.

Will Electronics Adds to its Security Team

St. Louis-based Will Electronics is pleased to welcome, Ted Serve to its team as an account manager. He brings two decades of strong sales experience in the commercial security industry.

ISC West Announces 2023 Keynote Series Speaker Lineup

ISC West Announces 2023 Keynote Series Speaker Lineup

The International Security Conference (ISC), in collaboration with premier sponsor Security Industry Association (SIA), announced five of this year’s ISC West Keynote Series speakers. ISC West will kick off its annual conference on March 28 (SIA Education@ISC: March 28-30 | Exhibit Hall: March 29-31) at the Venetian Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Cyber Hygiene: What it Looks Like for IoT Devices

Cyber Hygiene: What it Looks Like for IoT Devices

For our second pillar about the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) Pillars of Security, we are going to discuss what cyber hygiene looks like for IoT devices.

Accelerating Security Modernization

Accelerating Security Modernization

In recent years, the term “digital transformation” has been one of the most frequently used buzzwords across industries. On its most basic level, it refers to the reimagining of how an organization leverages its technology systems to improve business processes.

Securitas Technology Launches as Powerhouse Security Companies Unite Under New Name

Securitas Technology has officially launched, bringing together two of the leaders in electronic security: Securitas Electronic Security and STANLEY Security.

Rep Firm LRG, inc Announces Ownership Change

Electronic Security Factory Rep Firm LRG, inc has announced that effective March 13 that company veterans John Swinford and Kenny Hilton have purchased the organization from Chris Lanier.

Survey: Energy Security is Most Exciting Area of IoT Technology Development

Energy security tops the list of the ‘most exciting’ areas of smart utility development, ahead of climate-related and disaster management technologies.

Optiv Doubles Federal Presence with ClearShark Acquisition

Optiv, the cyber advisory and solutions leader, today announced it has acquired Maryland-based ClearShark LLC and ClearShark Services Inc. (collectively ClearShark), a premier advisor and top value-added reseller of cybersecurity and modernization technology to the federal government.

Allied Universal Acquires Landmark Event Staffing Services

Allied Universal® has announced the acquisition of Landmark Event Staffing Services, a comprehensive event security and guest services company supporting a wide range of venue and event clients nationally.

A Comprehensive Nationwide Solution

A Comprehensive Nationwide Solution

Across the United States, manufacturing facilities, distribution centers, truck yards, parking lots and car dealerships all have a common concern. They are targets for catalytic converters. In nearly every region, cases of catalytic converter thefts have skyrocketed.

Stop that Vehicle

Stop that Vehicle

A wayward driver. A medical emergency. Maybe someone who wants to inflict harm. These are all examples of a vehicle jumping on a sidewalk and causing injuries to pedestrians and workers. It is impossible to foresee every potential scenario where this might happen but the one solution that can stop the vehicle from doing damage are crash-rated bollards, with an emphasis on “crash rated.”

IoT Cybersecurity Pillars – Four Core Tenets of Any IoT Security Program

IoT Cybersecurity Pillars – Four Core Tenets of Any IoT Security Program

The world has seen a significant increase in cyber-attacks aimed at critical infrastructure and security products in the last few years, with Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) devices such as security cameras, becoming prime targets for hackers.

Making Rental Property a Smart Home

Making Rental Property a Smart Home

Necessity may be the mother of invention, but Rently is the mother of inventing self-guided touring for rental properties.

EPA Emphasizes Need for Cybersecurity Resilience of Public Water Systems

EPA Emphasizes Need for Cybersecurity Resilience of Public Water Systems

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released a memorandum stressing the need for states to assess cybersecurity risk at drinking water systems to protect our public drinking water.

Paxton Appoints New Area Managers to U.S. Sales Team

Paxton has made an exciting update to their US sales team structure to provide a laser focused approach across the United States.

Where Compliance Falls Short: Taking a Proactive Approach to Risk in the Healthcare Industry

Changes to our digital spaces in recent years have led to an increase in IT risk—especially in the healthcare space. With more digitization comes an increased number of risks. Nearly 85% of healthcare data breaches reported to the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) in 2022 were attributed to hacking and IT incidents, according to data from the HHS. With more determined threat actors wanting to exploit patient data, a proactive approach to seeing, understanding and acting on risk is vital to improving the effectiveness of security.

Cozaint Partners With Security Guard Company WGS Group to Deliver BOBBY Surveillance Kiosks to Clients

Cozaint Corp. has been selected by WGS Group, Inc., a security guard services company with headquarters in Las Vegas, NV, and servicing California, Texas, Florida, and other states, to deliver the BOBBY physical security kiosk system to their customers.

Allied Universal Names Tom Rulon VP of Business Development for Event Services Division

Allied Universal® today announced the appointment of Tom Rulon as vice president, business development -- Event Services.

Featured

  • ASIS International and SIA Release “Complexities in the Global Security Market: 2024 Through 2026”

    ASIS International and the Security Industry Association (SIA) – the leading security associations for the security industry – have released ”Complexities in the Global Security Market: 2024 Through 2026”, a new research report that provides insights into the equipment, technologies, and employment of the global security industry, including regional market breakouts. SIA and ASIS partnered with global analytics and advisory firm Omdia to complete the research. Read Now

  • President Biden Issues Executive Order to Bolster U.S Port Cybersecurity

    On Wednesday, President Biden issued an Executive Order to bolster the security of the nation’s ports, alongside a series of additional actions that will strengthen maritime cybersecurity and more Read Now

  • Report: 15 Percent of All Emails Sent in 2023 Were Malicious

    VIPRE Security Group recently released its report titled “Email Security in 2024: An Expert Look at Email-Based Threats”. The 2024 predictions for email security in this report are based on an analysis of over 7 billion emails processed by VIPRE worldwide during 2023. This equates to almost one email for everyone on the planet. Of those, roughly 1 billion (or 15%) were malicious. Read Now

  • ASIS Announces ANSI-Approved Cannabis Security Standard

    ASIS International, a leading authority in security standards and guidelines, proudly announces the release of a pioneering American National Standards Institute (ANSI)-approved standard dedicated to cannabis security. This best-in-class standard, meticulously developed by industry experts, sets a new benchmark by providing comprehensive requirements and guidance for the design, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and maintenance of a cannabis security program. Read Now

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New Products

  • Automatic Systems V07

    Automatic Systems V07

    Automatic Systems, an industry-leading manufacturer of pedestrian and vehicle secure entrance control access systems, is pleased to announce the release of its groundbreaking V07 software. The V07 software update is designed specifically to address cybersecurity concerns and will ensure the integrity and confidentiality of Automatic Systems applications. With the new V07 software, updates will be delivered by means of an encrypted file. 3

  • ResponderLink

    ResponderLink

    Shooter Detection Systems (SDS), an Alarm.com company and a global leader in gunshot detection solutions, has introduced ResponderLink, a groundbreaking new 911 notification service for gunshot events. ResponderLink completes the circle from detection to 911 notification to first responder awareness, giving law enforcement enhanced situational intelligence they urgently need to save lives. Integrating SDS’s proven gunshot detection system with Noonlight’s SendPolice platform, ResponderLink is the first solution to automatically deliver real-time gunshot detection data to 911 call centers and first responders. When shots are detected, the 911 dispatching center, also known as the Public Safety Answering Point or PSAP, is contacted based on the gunfire location, enabling faster initiation of life-saving emergency protocols. 3

  • Compact IP Video Intercom

    Viking’s X-205 Series of intercoms provide HD IP video and two-way voice communication - all wrapped up in an attractive compact chassis. 3