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Sarah Lawler-Muzquiz Joins Alcatraz as Director of Channel Sales

Alcatraz Sarah Lawler-Muzquiz as director of channel sales. Lawler-Muzquiz is the latest addition to the Alcatraz team.

Winsted Corp. Focuses on Growth Following Acquisition

Winsted Corp, has announced they’re prioritizing growth following their 2019 acquisition by Pathfinder Companies, LLC. The announcement comes on the heels of a series of employee hires, a new website and a refreshed focus on product development.

Regulators Airport Operators Join Forces to Promote Airport Security Open Architecture

Regulators and airport operators from across Europe, North America, Asia Pacific and the Middle East have joined forces to promote the introduction of open architecture in airport security systems.

Deployment During the Pandemic

Deployment During the Pandemic

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the rate of cloud adoption was growing steadily. Since March, however, when “shelter-in-place” orders began sweeping the nation, we’ve seen cloud computing usage skyrocket.

Reliant Teams up with SimpliSafe to Deliver Home Security to Texas Customers

As part of Reliant’s (Energy) focus on providing cutting edge smart home and security innovations to customers across Texas, today the company announced a new relationship with SimpliSafe, maker of home security systems.

Alula Introduces Pre-Enrolled Connect+ Kits to Offer Streamlined, All-in-One Solution

Alula has started shipping pre-enrolled Connect+ Kits. These kits come with the Slimline Touchpad and four sensors pre-enrolled to the network so they are ready to go right out of the box for the most efficient possible installation.

Uniting the Physical and the Digital

Uniting the Physical and the Digital

As the Internet of Things (IoT) becomes mainstream, companies are delving into the ramifications of adoption, including its benefits, challenges, and opportunities--not least, the implications to security and cybersecurity.

CES Goes Virtual, No In-Person Event Scheduled for 2021

CES Goes Virtual, No In-Person Event Scheduled for 2021

Organizers of the Consumer Electronics Show announced the 2021 event will be online-only.



Survey Finds Access Control Becoming More Important in a COVID-19 World

A new survey from access control provider Nexkey shows that office workers believe access control is more important in a COVID-19 world.

BriefCam Takes Innovation to the Edge with Analytics for AXIS Deep Learning Camera Series

BriefCam today announced future availability for BriefCam Video Content Analytics on Axis cameras with built-in deep learning processing units.

Meet Incoming President Jamie Vos

Meet Incoming President Jamie Vos

Jamie Vos entered the security business in 1994 with locksmithing, when he started working for his father’s company, Bellingham Lock and Safe. Vos worked in various roles until a need became evident and he stepped up as general manager of the electronic security division. Now, Vos takes over as president of the Electronic Security Association (ESA).

IDIS expands U.S. sales team, expecting market growth

IDIS is pleased to announce several new staff appointments and hires at IDIS America.

TSA at JFK and LaGuardia Airports are Using New Credential Authentication Technology to Improve Checkpoint Screening Capabilities

TSA at JFK and LaGuardia Airports are Using New Credential Authentication Technology to Improve Checkpoint Screening Capabilities

Transportation Security Administration officers at John F. Kennedy International and LaGuardia Airports are using new technology at checkpoints that validates a traveler’s identification and confirms their flight information in near real time.

Stephen Spinelli Joins NAPCO as Senior Vice President of Sales

NAPCO Security Technologies, Inc., is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Stephen Spinelli as NAPCO Senior Vice President of Sales, for all its corporate divisions – NAPCO Security, Alarm Lock, Marks USA and Continental Access.

Security and Surveillance Cameras are Uniquely Positioned to be Enhanced with More Intelligence

Capturing depth in addition to the usual two dimensions is already a must-have feature for systems where depth-sensing information combined with computing power enables functionality such as face-based unlocking, with additional AI that can distinguish between people, animals, and vehicles as well as recognizing familiar faces.

ADT Commercial Announces New Appointments to Enterprise Security Risk

Group Public and private sector security industry veterans bring expertise to assist with risk management and resilience in commercial environments.

Border Officers Busy with Drug Interdiction

The flow of illegal drugs is, and always has been, a security threat to this country. On Monday, July 20, Customs and Border Protection officers were busy with drug busts and apprehending loads of illegal drugs

Chinese Hackers Accused of Stealing Data

Chinese Hackers Accused of Stealing Data

The Department of Justice has accused two Chinese hackers of stealing valuable data, personal information and trade secrets from hundreds of organizations around the world, including companies that are working to develop coronavirus treatments and vaccines.

ONIT Announces Hiring of Scott Fleming

Scott Fleming, former CEO of Protect America will be joining ONIT Smart Home. Protect America was founded in 1992, and has protected more than 400,000 residential customers, with both DIY and professionally installed security systems in the United States and in Canada. Fleming was a central part of the company’s growth and recent bulk-account acquisition with Brinks Home Security.

ASIS Announces Education Program for GSX+

ASIS International, the world’s largest association for security management professionals, has announced its educational lineup for Global Security Exchange Plus (GSX+) 2020, taking place 21-25-September.

SIA Guide to Cannabis Security Requirements

The Security Industry Association (SIA) is pleased to introduce the SIA Guide to Cannabis Security Requirements for SIA members, their clients and our organizational partners in response to the need for more centralized information regarding the state-by-state requirements in the cannabis industry where applicable.

The Business Case for Protecting the Keys to the Kingdom

The Business Case for Protecting the Keys to the Kingdom

In the battle for security budget funding, enterprise key management isn’t nearly as sexy as technologies such as threat hunting or blockchain cybersecurity.

New Temperature Monitoring Systems Fill the Need for Businesses to Stay Afloat While Combating the Spread of COVID-19

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses are seeing an immediate need for thermographic technology.

Allied Universal ® Expands Technology Services Division; Acquires Chicago-Based Phoenix Systems & Service Inc.

Allied Universal® today announced the acquisition of Phoenix Systems & Service, Inc. (PSSI) – a full service security systems integrator providing security solutions to customers in Chicago and nationwide. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

NRF Calls on Retailers to Set Nationwide Mask Policy

NRF Calls on Retailers to Set Nationwide Mask Policy

The National Retail Federation issued the following statement encouraging all retailers to adopt a nationwide policy that requires customers to wear face coverings or masks to protect the health and well-being of customers, associates and partners during the coronavirus pandemic:

Smith named Regional Sales Manager for the Great Lakes Region

SALTO Systems has appointed Scott Smith as Regional Sales Manager for the Great Lakes Region.

Identiv Appoints Mike Taylor as New Vice President of Global Sales

Deep Expertise in Security and IoT Markets Enables Continued Growth in Global Sales

Sousssan Named CEO of dormakaba

Following a search by its nomination committee, dormakaba announced this week that Sabrina Soussan has been appointed as the company’s new CEO effective April 1, 2021. Soussan has served as the co-CEO of Siemens Mobility since 2017 and had held several leadership positions in the company over the past 20 years.

Deadline Looms: Integrators to sever ties with Hikvision, Dahua

Deadline Looms: Integrators to sever ties with Hikvision, Dahua

The government has mandated that integrators interested in doing business with them must eliminate all Hikvision and Dahua products from their supply chain by Aug. 13. This falls under a new interim Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR).

GardaWorld Acquires Leading Integrated Security Risk Management Firm WorldAware

GardaWorld Security Corp. is pleased to announce its acquisition of WorldAware, a leading security risk management firm based in the United States. WorldAware, combined with Crisis24, a GardaWorld Company, will create THE premier industry player in integrated security risk management.

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