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Drive Revenue Growth by Partnering with Solink

Attention all resellers and installers of security hardware and software! Have you looked into offering Solink to your customers? Solink partners with security technology resellers across North America with a unique selling model.

7 Ways to Get More ROI Out of Video Surveillance

Many businesses have security cameras in place. However, they are often underutilized because it isn’t always easy to find necessary footage, or the operational cost of collecting evidence is too high to justify its use. Solink can help you get more ROI out of your video surveillance system.

Solink’s Video Alarms Beat the Competition

Solink Video Alarms are creating a whole new category of alarm systems. Video alarms bring new functionality and improved ROI compared to traditional panel alarm systems.

Securing Overlooked IoT Devices from Cyber Criminals

Securing Overlooked IoT Devices from Cyber Criminals

When it comes to cybersecurity, many organizations overlook IoT devices; but it is imperative that they are given equal consideration, as these devices are connected to the internet (i.e. printers, security cameras and smart home hubs) and can serve as an open door for cyber criminals.

Implementing Responsible Technology

Implementing Responsible Technology

There is a lot to talk about beyond security. Milestone has a way of making it happen, hosting its 24th annual MIPS conference in Minneapolis. The message is for integrators, as well as end users, to look at and review to total infrastructure.

Report: Ransomware Attacks Trending Down in the United States

Report: Ransomware Attacks Trending Down in the United States

SonicWall recently released new threat data through the third quarter of 2022. SonicWall recorded more than 4 billion malware attempts globally while year-to-date ransomware attempts in 2022 have already exceeded full-year totals from four of the last five years. In the recent 2022 SonicWall Cyber Threat Mindset Survey, 91% of organizations reported that they are most concerned about ransomware attacks, indicating a rise of anxiety among security professionals.

Top 5 Cloud Data Security Best Practices for Cyber Awareness Month and How to Get There

Top 5 Cloud Data Security Best Practices for Cyber Awareness Month and How to Get There

Cloud data security is a serious challenge most organizations face today. The cloud was designed for collaboration where every file or data element can be shared with anyone halfway around the globe. Cloud data can also be copied, duplicated, modified and passed along very easily. To illustrate the challenge, think about 100 different variations of a redlined sensitive contract that need to be protected, and consider that each variant can have different access privileges.

Research: Cybersecurity Remains Top Concern for Physical Security Professionals

Research: Cybersecurity Remains Top Concern for Physical Security Professionals

As cybersecurity awareness month continues to be a focus of discussion in October, new research conducted by Genetec, technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions, shows that cybersecurity remains a top concern for physical security professionals going into 2023.



Illinois Police Department Strengthens Investigations and Community Collaboration

Genetec, a technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions, announced that the Naperville, Illinois Police Department (PD) is closing investigations more quickly and has strengthened community collaboration by modernizing its operations with Genetec Clearance™ and by launching a Community Camera Registration Program.

Security Industry Association Welcomes Peter Boriskin as Chair of SIA Standards Committee

The Security Industry Association (SIA) has named Peter Boriskin, chief technology officer at ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions, as the new chair of SIA’s Standards Committee. In this role, Boriskin will lead and work with committee members to develop, promote and advocate industry standards in a coordinated effort with other standards and specification writing bodies.

Cognitec Names Andy Speropoulos as Sales Manager for Gaming, Hospitality

Cognitec, face recognition innovator and SALTO Group Company, has named Andy Speropoulos as sales manager for the gaming and hospitality markets, two important sectors that increasingly incorporate face recognition technology to improve both security and operations.

It is Time to Think about Cyber Awareness

Cyber Awareness Month is upon us and we want to share some of our best practices for what organizations can do to enhance their security posture while remaining vigilant to stay ahead of threats as best they can.

Arcules and Wesco Align Strategies to Accelerate Adoption of Cloud-Based Video Surveillance

Arcules has announced a strategic global distribution partnership with Wesco to expand brand awareness and increase access to easy, scalable, and reliable cloud and managed services in North America, Europe, Middle East and Africa.

The Talent Shortage

The nationwide talent shortage has had a ripple effect across all industries and the security industry is no exception.

The March to Mobile: How Mobile, Cloud-based Access Control is Changing Security

“Mobile” might seem like a buzzword in the access control industry these days. However, use cases and demand are rapidly increasing. According to a survey, 62% of respondents have purchased access control solutions with mobile credential options over the past two years. What’s more, an estimated 14.7 million mobile credentials were downloaded globally in 2020.

i-PRO Rolls Out New EZ-2 Partner Portal

i-PRO Americas Inc., has announced the release of the new i-PRO EZ-2 Partner Portal. Built to enhance and simplify the way integrators, resellers and distribution partners conduct business with i-PRO, the EZ-2 Partner portal features instant access to i-PRO inventory levels and enables users to create quick quotes 24/7.

Aiphone IX Series Integration with Genetec™ Security Center

Aiphone Corporation pleased to announce that its IX Series intercoms are compatible with the Genetec™ Security Center, a unified IP security platform that provides users with a single interface between multiple security devices and their data.

ADT Announces Closing of $1.2 Billion Equity Investment By State Farm

ADT today announced that it has issued and sold in a private placement to State Farm 133.3 million shares of ADT common stock for a gross purchase price of $1.2 billion.

How Individuals Can Adopt a Strong Cybersecurity Posture

How Individuals Can Adopt a Strong Cybersecurity Posture

Collectively, as an industry, we need to use the month of October to kick off an ongoing campaign that demonstrates the role each individual plays in both their own and their company’s security, as well as equips them with best practices to adopt a strong security posture. Here are a few practices that will ensure good cyber hygiene.

Cybersecurity Best Practices for Retailers

Cybersecurity Best Practices for Retailers

As retailers integrate their digital and physical shopping experiences to future-proof their business models, it’s never been more important to be aware of the cybersecurity vulnerabilities that can be created by digital transformation.

Paxton Expands Team as it Accelerates Growth in the US

Paxton Access, the global brand of electronic IP access control, video surveillance and video intercom systems, continues to expand as growth in the business continues to accelerate in the United States.

Why Data Security Posture Management Paves the Way Forward for Effective Data Security

Why Data Security Posture Management Paves the Way Forward for Effective Data Security

Enterprises are struggling with three key data challenges. First, there is massive growth in data, often it increases exponentially from year to year. Equally, there is massive migration of data to the cloud. And finally, the data that is worth protecting has become a very complex environment – from Intellectual Property to financial data to business confidential information to regulated PII/PCI/PHI data.

Brian Harrell Joins Hakimo’s Board of Advisors

Critical infrastructure and energy industry veteran will support Hakimo’s growth in these markets.

Shopping for Cybersecurity Assurance

Shopping for Cybersecurity Assurance

Walk into any grocery store today and you’ll see shelves of products claiming to be “organic” and “natural”, but, if you carefully inspect the ingredients, it becomes evident that most of the products are neither natural nor organic. Shoppers need to do their homework and look beyond the shiny labels. Security integrators are in a similar situation when it comes to cybersecurity.

Vistacom Appoints Robert Schlegel as Director of Control Room Sales

Vistacom has announced today the addition of Robert Schlegel as its new director of Control Room Sales. In this role, Schlegel will be responsible for sales growth nationally, as well as spearheading sales strategy, building key partnerships and overseeing a team of account managers.

Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Meeting Awareness with Action

Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Meeting Awareness with Action

Cybersecurity Awareness Month allows us to reflect on our progress in information security and the components that still need work. As the term “cybersecurity” has made its way into mainstream vernacular (not just in sci-fi movies but in everyday conversations in the workplace and home), it would be tough to argue that cybersecurity awareness hasn’t grown tremendously in the past few years.

i-PRO Shares IoT Pillars of Cybersecurity for Cybersecurity Awareness Month

i-PRO Shares IoT Pillars of Cybersecurity for Cybersecurity Awareness Month

i-PRO Co., Ltd is proud to join with the Department of Homeland Security Cyber and Infrastructure Security Agency (DHS CISA) to raise awareness around cybersecurity for NCSAM (National Cyber Security Awareness Month).

ISC Security Events, Security Industry Association and ASIS NYC Chapter Announce 2022 Keynote Speakers for ISC East

ISC East, the Northeast’s leading security and public safety event built by RX Global, hosted in collaboration with premier sponsor Security Industry Association (SIA) and in partnership with ASIS NYC, is pleased to announce that security and technology leaders Tomás Maldonado and Ryan McKenzie will headline the 2022 SIA Education@ISC East Keynote Series

Travelers Risk Index Shows Cyber Threats Remain Top Overall Business Concern

The Travelers Companies, Inc. recently released its 2022 Travelers Risk Index results, and for the third time in four years, the survey found that cyber threats were the top overall concern for business decision makers.

Hanwha Techwin Develops New Video Embedded EHR Remote Sitter Integration

Hanwha Techwin, a global supplier of IP video surveillance solutions, today announced that it has integrated its intelligent IP cameras with Epic Systems' new remote sitting video platform called E-CAL.

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  • 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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  • 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

  • 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

  • A8V MIND

    A8V MIND

    Hexagon’s Geosystems presents a portable version of its Accur8vision detection system. A rugged all-in-one solution, the A8V MIND (Mobile Intrusion Detection) is designed to provide flexible protection of critical outdoor infrastructure and objects. Hexagon’s Accur8vision is a volumetric detection system that employs LiDAR technology to safeguard entire areas. Whenever it detects movement in a specified zone, it automatically differentiates a threat from a nonthreat, and immediately notifies security staff if necessary. Person detection is carried out within a radius of 80 meters from this device. Connected remotely via a portable computer device, it enables remote surveillance and does not depend on security staff patrolling the area. 3