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Building Business Resiliency

As workers return to the office, businesses must be prepared to protect their employees in any situation. From severe weather and medical emergencies to active assailants and cyberattacks, organizations must have resiliency plans in place.

Building Your Foundational Knowledge

While levels of vulnerability to cyberattacks can vary by industry, no organization—regardless of sector or size—should consider itself safe. The increased prevalence of ransomware, which cost U.S. companies more than $20 billion in 2021, has pushed the severity of the threat landscape to new heights

Using Mobile Data

Using Mobile Data

One of the leading adaptors to mobile access control systems is the multi-family residential industry, an example being the high rise, luxury condominium that Quantuum Energy Products upgraded in downtown Sarasota, overlooking The Bay.

Installing Smart Systems

Installing Smart Systems

Legacy entry systems will soon be obsolete as telecom companies begin to phase out the use of copper wiring. Security integrators who are serious about building their businesses should get in front of this inevitable transition to smart access control systems.

Adding Force Multipliers

Adding Force Multipliers

There are more than 600,000 state and local law enforcement officers in the United States. Impressive, but with a U.S. population of more than 330 million–and growing–they have their work cut out for them.

Leveraging Surveillance

Leveraging Surveillance

Mitigating loss is a primary objective of retailers everywhere. Historically, this has meant taking preventive actions against shrinkage, employee theft, and Organized Retail Crime (ORC). Today, retailers are confronted with a new threat as a rise in active shooter incidents has presented new challenges.

The Ying and Yang of Security

The Ying and Yang of Security

How do you bring the best-fit product, at the best price, in the best timeframe to security customers? For some security vendors, working through a value-added reseller network is the best answer.

Implementing Emerging Guidelines

Governments around the world are creating Internet of Things (IoT) security legislation and regulations designed to keep users safe in an increasingly connected world.



You’re Not Alone

You’re Not Alone

Is facility security something that you’re worried about? If you answered yes, you aren’t alone. According to the 2022 Ontic Center for Protective Intelligence Report, 88% of security correspondents are experiencing a dramatic increase in physical threat activity that is anticipated to grow this year.

Verizon 2022 Data Breach Investigations Report Shows Ransomware Continues to Rise

The Verizon Business 2022 Data Breach Investigations Report (2022 DBIR) examines an unprecedented year in cybersecurity history, and sheds light on some of the leading issues affecting the international cybersecurity landscape.

Nice/Nortrek Control Joins With Bravas Austin & The Gary Sinise Foundation to Create Custom Smart Home for Wounded Veteran

Nice/Nortek Control announced today the completion of a project crafted to simplify life’s daily tasks and create a specially adapted smart-home for one of America’s wounded heroes through the Gary Sinise Foundation’s R.I.S.E. (Restoring Independence Supporting Empowerment) Program.

Software Supply Chain Attacks are Skyrocketing

Global supply chain issues continue to persist to the point that they are circumventing earlier predictions that they would begin easing by now. They are getting worse, not better, due in part to prolonged Covid-19 lockdowns in parts of China and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, which cut off their exports.

The Resurgence of LPR

The Resurgence of LPR

One noticeable trend on the ISC West show floor this year was the resurgence of License Plate Recognition (LPR) systems.

Unlimited Technology Adds Top-Tier Security Executives to Leadership Team to Propel Ambitious Strategic Growth Plan

Unlimited Technology has announced the significant addition of three executives to its leadership team: Daniel Tews has been named CFO; Chris Horan, COO; and Joe Baker as the role of West Coast general manager.

Survey: Dollar Recoveries from Shoplifters and Dishonest Employees Increase in 2021

Jack L. Hayes International, Inc. released today the results of their 34th Annual Retail Theft Survey which reports on over 200,000 shoplifters and dishonest employee apprehensions in 2021 by just 25 large retailers, who recovered over $240 million from these apprehended thieves

ADI Opens New Global Headquarters

ADI Global Distribution has announced it has opened its new global headquarters and welcomed the team's recent return to office. Located just a few miles from its previous headquarters in Melville, N.Y., the new ADI Support Center site was designed to foster innovation and encourage a collaborative work environment.

Gallagher Team Member Recognized for Contribution to Security Industry

Gallagher’s Research Centre of Excellence Lead, Trish Thompson, has been celebrated for her contribution to the security industry, taking home the Outstanding Female Security Professional award at the inaugural New Zealand Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs).

Interface Security Systems Changes Trading Name to Interface Systems

In a move designed to better reflect the ever-expanding portfolio of solutions offered to customers, Interface Security Systems today announced it is changing its trading name to Interface Systems.

Reducing the Risk

Recent statistics highlight the rise of cyberattacks in the public sector. In its latest Internet Crime Report, the FBI stated that they received nearly 2,500 ransomware complaints in 2020. And, the Identity Theft Resource Center reports that, as of September 2021, the year-to-date total number of data compromises related to cyberattacks was already 27% higher than for all of 2020. For the public sector, cybersecurity has become a top priority.

i-PRO Releases the i-PRO mini – Smallest AI-based Surveillance Camera on the Market

With a pocket-sized form factor and full complement of AI analytics functionality, the i-PRO mini represents the next generation of smaller, discreet smart cameras that not only protect retail and other businesses, but also provide operational and business insights.

R.I.P. COVID-19

R.I.P. COVID-19

By my estimation, that crazy pandemic might have slowed things down a bit for the past two years. Working from home, tele-calls and other means to keep a personal distance of at least 6 feet. COVID-19 and all its variations are still hanging around but it hasn’t stopped technology innovations.

Protect Your Customers

Protect Your Customers

In this digitally connected world, innovation and technology are at the forefront of security and safeguarding. As the landscape continues to evolve, businesses today are combining guarding services and technology to create a new security approach and elevate operational intelligence, primarily based on the security operations center (SOC) environment.

ESX's General Session Speaker is Tony Bridwell

In this interactive talk, Tony will reveal the vital lessons that anchor our story of hope, personally, professionally, and even organizationally.

Uvalde Police Face Backlash after School Shooting Response

Uvalde Police Face Backlash after School Shooting Response

Authorities say the gunman barricaded himself with his victims in an elementary school classroom.

TSA Prepares for Summer Travel Demand and Higher Passenger Volumes

TSA Prepares for Summer Travel Demand and Higher Passenger Volumes

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is prepared for a busy summer travel season with anticipated passenger volumes that will match and may occasionally exceed those of 2019 for the first time since the pandemic began.

QuSecure Announces Company Launch with Industry’s First End-to-End Post-Quantum Cybersecurity Solution

QuSecure Inc. has formally launched as the first company to offer an end-to-end, quantum resilient orchestration platform.

Accused Buffalo Supermarket Shooter Had Planned for More Violence

Accused Buffalo Supermarket Shooter Had Planned for More Violence

The alleged shooter who killed 10 people in a racially motivated shooting at a Buffalo supermarket had apparently planned even more violence. That’s according to CNN.

Research: DIY Systems Made Up 50 Percent of All Security Systems Sales in the Past Year

Research: DIY Systems Made Up 50 Percent of All Security Systems Sales in the Past Year

New Parks Associates consumer research reveals that 50% of all security system sales in the past year were DIY solutions.

Applications Now Open for 2022 SIA Women in Security Forum Scholarship

The Security Industry Association (SIA) is now accepting applications for the 2022 SIA Women in Security Forum Scholarship, an initiative led by the SIA Women in Security Forum.

Global Phishing Attacks Continue to Dramatically Grow

Global Phishing Attacks Continue to Dramatically Grow

Zscaler, Inc. recently released the findings of its 2022 ThreatLabz Phishing Report that reviews 12 months of global phishing data from the Zscaler security cloud to identify key trends, industries and geographies at risk, and emerging tactics.

  • The Z-Wave Alliance Focuses on the Residential Market The Z-Wave Alliance Focuses on the Residential Market

    Mitchell Klein serves as the executive director of the Z-Wave Alliance, an industry organization that drives numerous initiatives to expand and accelerate the global adoption of smart home and smart cities applications. In this Podcast, we talk about the 2022 State of the Ecosystem, and the fact that technology has brought about almost unimaginable residential security resources. The Alliance also provides education resources as well as looking at expanding technology.

Digital Edition

  • Security Today Magazine - May June 2022

    May / June 2022

    Featuring:

    • The Ying and Yang of Security
    • Installing Smart Systems
    • Leveraging Surveillance
    • Using Mobile Data
    • RIP Covid-19

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