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CONSULT Conference Canceled

Boxerbaum Award submissions still to be accepted; 2021 event set for San Antonio

RAS Watch Helps Businesses Get Back to Work with Launch of Contact Tracing Service

RAS Watch has announced the launch of its contact tracing service to proactively identify and trace infectious disease outbreaks, such as COVID-19, within a business.

Milestone Enters the AWS Marketplace

Customers with a cloud-first strategy and those looking for a hybrid VMS solution can now deploy a pre-configured XProtect as an elastic solution available globally with high flexibility and low maintenance.

Don’t Fly With Your Gun

Don’t Fly With Your Gun

It is a well-known fact, and has been for several years, you don’t take a handgun on an airplane. Yet, people continue to pack a weapon in their carry-on luggage as though it is perfectly fine. You don’t even have to reach the fine print. Handguns now allowed on airplanes.

Police Use of Amazon Facial Recognition Software on Hold

Police Use of Amazon Facial Recognition Software on Hold

Amazon’s facial recognition software has been a staple for police departments, using the program to provide identities on cold bases. Prisons and jails in Florida also have been using the platform in its databases, storing thousands of mug shots of anyone who has ever been “behind bars.”

Cognize Situational Awareness Solution Automate Workplace Safety

People, Health and Safety is a highly advanced autonomous solution combining video, thermal, voice and biometric sensors with optimized hardware, software and AI to reduce the frustration and logistical complexity of complying with new public health mandates.

New Study Highlights Cybersecurity Concerns to Due to Work-from-Home Move Because of Coronavirus

Thanks to the shift to work from home in many organizations due to COVID-19, a number of different cybersecurity challenges are beginning to emerge.

HWPco Announces Redefined Rep Firm Model; Launches New Professional Services Organization

HWPco, a Professional Services Organization (PSO) with a strong focus on its existing sales as a service platform, today announced that the company has launched a redefined “Rep” model which offers a new suite of technology services.



ICE HSI Baltimore seizes over 14,000 unapproved COVID-19 treatment capsules, several unapproved test kits

ICE HSI Baltimore Seizes Over 14,000 Unapproved COVID-19 Treatment Capsules, Several Unapproved Test Kits

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Baltimore special agents and Maryland law enforcement partners have seized over 14,000 unapproved COVID-19 treatment capsules and several unapproved COVID-19 test kits as part of ongoing Operation Stolen Promise investigations.

PSA Announces Partnership with Mobile Pro Systems

PSA, the world’s largest consortium of professional systems integrators, has announced the addition of Mobile Pro Systems to its network. Mobile Pro Systems offers a family of different network/IP based mobile video surveillance systems used by many government and commercial entities.

Safe Zone Joins Forces with The Edge Group

Safe Zone, the manufacturer and marketer of the next-generation Safe Zone Gunfire Detection System has announced an alliance with The Edge Group, a distributor-owned buying group that connects more than 140 independent distributors with leading manufacturers in the datacom, CCTV/security, low voltage, electronic MRO and electronic OEM industries.

AvantGuard Monitoring Centers Renews TMA Five Diamond Designation

AvantGuard Monitoring Centers, is pleased to announce that they have renewed the prestigious "TMA FIve Diamond Monitoring Center" designation. AvantGuard strives to exceed all monitoring and customer service standards, and to satisfy the requirements for the TMA Five Diamond designation is a true sign of AvantGuard's commitment to excellence.

Calipsa Appoints Brian Baker as Vice President of the Americas

Calipsa, known as a deep learning powered video analytics for false alarm reduction, has announced the appointment of Brian Baker as vice president of the Americas.

New Report Says Requested Ransomware Demands Up 200 Percent in 2019

A new report from The Crypsis Group shows that cybercriminals are continuing to escalate tactical approaches and becoming more targeted in their attacks.

Device Protocol Approved by IEC Committee

The SIA Open Supervised Device Protocol (OSDP) standard — developed by the Security Industry Association (SIA)— has been approved by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) technical committee on alarm and electronic security systems as an international standard.

Majority of Minneapolis Council Want to Disband Police Department

Majority of Minneapolis Council Want to Disband Police Department

Short of “taking intermediate steps toward ending” nine members of the Minneapolis City Council have announced plans to disband the city’s police department. The group represents a majority of the 12-person council.

Join a Standards & Guidelines Technical Committee and Impact the Industry

Updates to the ASIS Standards and Guidelines collection are vitally important as the association works to meet the evolving needs of security practitioners in today’s global environment.

New Business Relationship Founded by Platesmart

Thanks to a new relationship with a key Pittsburgh, Pa.-area systems integrator, PlateSmart today announced its AI-based automatic license plate recognition (ALPR)/vehicle recognition software is replacing Rekor installations on hundreds of citywide surveillance cameras throughout Western Pennsylvania.

Barrier Stops Third Intruder at Naval Air Station - Corpus Christi in 15 Months

Delta Scientific has announced that, on May 21, a terrorist tried to speed past a Delta Scientific MP5000 portable barrier onto the Naval Air Station - Corpus Christi.

Chicago Marijuana Dispensaries Close Indefinitely

Chicago Marijuana Dispensaries Close Indefinitely

Looters armed with crowbars and baseball bats took aim at Chicago’s Mission South Shore marijuana dispensary during ongoing riots. The dispensary was supposed to be impenetrable.

BriefCam Announces Video Analytics Innovation

BriefCam has announced a significant new capability to its product portfolio with v5.6.1 of its innovative and extensible video content analytics platform.

Wireless Networked Access Control Helps Business, Multi-family

PDQ Manufacturing, located in Lancaster, PA, is announcing the release of pdqSMART, designed to bring more security to access control. The pdqSMART-XLS business solution offers mobile centric bluetooth access control; lock/unlock from a smartphone.

AMAG Technology Rebrands RISK360 to Symmetry Incident Management

AMAG Technology has rebranded its RISK360 Incident and Case Management software to Symmetry Incident Management. The new name aligns with AMAG Technology’s current Symmetry naming structure.

Park Assist Chosen to Provide High-End Parking Experience at Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport

Park Assist has been awarded the Parking Guidance System (PGS) contract for Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport (SDF). Just 10 minutes from downtown, the International Airport supports over 4 million travelers per year with a high-volume of both passenger and cargo traffic.

New Research Shows Adoption of Home Control Systems Continues Rapid Growth

According to new research from Park Associates, the adoption of smart home control systems experienced a 38 percent year-over-year growth rate.

DHS Measures on the Border to Limit the Further Spread of Coronavirus

DHS Measures on the Border to Limit the Further Spread of Coronavirus

The United States has reached agreements with Canadian and Mexican officials to limit all non-essential cross border traffic in order to deter further spread of coronavirus. The Department of Homeland Security has been part of the North American team to work collaboratively with all government entities to stop the spread of COVID-19

EyeLock Announces Global Partnership with CMITech

EyeLock LLC has announced today that it has secured a global partnership with CMITech Company Ltd. of South Korea.

Remote Working and VPN

Remote Working and VPN

In this pandemic of coronavirus, all organizations have shifted from office work to remote work. By saying that, you must have heard about VPNs, and how they improve security and privacy.

Mission 500 Launches M500 Club to Drive Participation in New Virtual Events

Mission 500, a charitable non-profit organization engaging security professionals to assist families in crisis across the United States, is proud to announce the launch of its 2020 foundational fundraising campaign – the M500 Club.

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    October 2020

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