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Iris ID Looks at Growing Federal Government Use of Iris Biometrics 

Learn how the federal government is using iris biometrics for the collection of personal identity and authentication data by joining Iris ID, the global leader in iris recognition technology for 20 years, at Connect: ID 2021, Oct. 5-6 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C.

Report: Smart Home Market Poised for Strong Growth

Report: Smart Home Market Poised for Strong Growth

Despite a turbulent 2020, the smart home market is poised for exceptional growth as the industry aims to bring intelligence to ‘not-so-smart’ smart homes, according to research group Omdia.

LifeSafety Power Receives LenelS2 Factory Certification under the LenelS2 OpenAccess Alliance Program

LifeSafety Power® has announced that it has received LenelS2 factory certification and joined the LenelS2 OpenAccess Alliance Program (OAAP).

Moving the Needle

Moving the Needle

Video storage has come a long way since its simplistic and inflexible early days. Before more intuitive, scalable, and reliable systems emerged, customers purchased hardware from storage vendors and built their storage infrastructure based on their immediate needs.

Survey: 62% of Respondents Don

Survey: 62% of Respondents Don't Care, or Aren't Sure if they Care, if the AI Used in their Video Security is Biased

Pro-Vigil, a provider of remote video monitoring, management and crime deterrence solutions, recently published a research report that found organizations are more concerned about their Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered video surveillance system's ability to deter crime than any potential bias issues.

Live From GSX 2021 Preview

The Security Today team is headed to GSX 2021 to keep you updated on this year’s action! The conference is scheduled from Monday, Sept. 27, to Wednesday, Sept. 29, in Orlando, Fla. Several members of our staff—including editor-in-chief Ralph Jensen, ad director Brian Rendine and I—will be there live and in-person to share the latest developments in security products and innovations.

Mission 500, COPS Monitoring Go Above, and Beyond

True to form, the awesome staff at Mission 500 have put together an opportunity to outfit students at Crosspointe Elementary with essential supplies and notes of encouragement to kick off another successful school year.



What to See at GSX 2021

What to See at GSX 2021

GSX 2021 in Orlando, Fla., is coming up fast! Hundreds of exhibitors from every corner of the security industry will be gathering between Monday, Sept. 27, and Wednesday, Sept. 29, to present the latest and greatest innovations

Vicon Accelerates Growth Strategy with Key Leadership Hires

Vicon Industries, Inc. has announced the appointment of Andronicus Turner and Jason Lloyd as regional sales managers. The appointments follow several other key additions to the Vicon team.

AMAG Technology Announces New Version of Symmetry Access Control

AMAG Technology, an Allied Universal Company, has announced a new version (9.4) of its Symmetry Access Control System.

Hanwha Techwin Announces Wisenet Road AI – Intelligent LPR Solution

Hanwha Techwin, a global supplier of IP and analog video surveillance solutions, today launched Wisenet Road AI, a powerful new line of Automatic License Plate Recognition (ALPR) cameras that feature Make, Model, and Color Recognition (MMCR) to identify vehicles using AI technology.

ASIS Highlights Robust Programming for its Hybrid Global Security Exchange (GSX) 2021 Experience

ASIS International, the world’s largest association for security management professionals, has announced its programming lineup for the hybrid Global Security Exchange (GSX) 2021, with in-person and digital experiences taking place 27-29 September at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) in Orlando, FL and via the online GSX event platform.

viisights to Present Innovative Behavioral Video Analytics at GSX 2021

A benchmark in video intelligence, viisights behavioral analytics provide systems integrators with a new unique selling proposition for existing and new customers that will lead to business growth. viisights personnel will be at the show to discuss these opportunities in one-on-one meetings with potential technology partners and systems integrators during GSX 2021.

ONVIF Introduces Add-On Concept for Increased Feature Interoperability and Flexibility

ONVIF Introduces Add-On Concept for Increased Feature Interoperability and Flexibility

ONVIF, the leading global standardization initiative for IP-based physical security products, has announced the add-on concept, which extends the ONVIF conformance process to individual product features that can solve a specific use case or end user need.

SoloInsight Founder Farhan Masood Awarded ‘Einstein’ Visa

Soloinsight founder, president, and CTO Farhan Masood has been awarded the prestigious United States EB-1A visa. The Green Card nicknamed the “Einstein Visa,” based on achievement and is awarded to applicants with extraordinary ability and success in the sciences, arts, education, business or athletics.

North America Gets First Look at New Cloud based Security Solution at GSX

Gallagher will preview their latest cloud-based security solution exclusively at GSX 2021, alongside other dynamic technology showcases planned for their booth.

Fortem Technologies Conducts Counter Drone Test for Department Of Defense Customer

Fortem Technologies has announced successful performance in detecting small UAS (unmanned aircraft systems) before a team of U.S. Government evaluators based on an Irregular Warfare Technical Support Directorate (IWTSD) requirement in May 2021.

Allied Universal® Celebrates All Security Professionals

Allied Universal is proud to recognize Security Professionals during the company’s 7th Annual National Security Officer Appreciation Week starting on Sept. 12 – 18.

DHS to Increase Civil Penalties for Violations of the Federal Face Mask Requirement

DHS to Increase Civil Penalties for Violations of the Federal Face Mask Requirement

The Department of Homeland Security’s Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will increase the range of civil penalties that may be imposed on individuals who violate the federal mask mandate at airports, on commercial aircraft, and in various modes of surface transportation, including passenger railroads, intercity bus services, and other public transportation.

Security Industry Association to Present Gabrielle Shea with 2021 SIA Industry Advocate Award

The SIA Industry Advocate Award – formerly the SIA Statesman Award – recognizes SIA member volunteers for their extraordinary contributions of professional time, leadership and resources to position SIA and its members to address the public policy challenges influencing the security industry.

Mission 500’s Annual Softball Game Scheduled for October 9th in Overpeck County Park NJ


Mission 500 has announced that its annual security industry softball game fundraiser will take place on Saturday, October 9, 2021. This year’s event is set from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Overpeck County Park.

9/11 is a National Day of Service and Remembrance

9/11 is a National Day of Service and Remembrance

Later this week, our Nation will observe the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

ESA Leadership Summit to be held at Dallas Cowboys Headquarters Oct. 4-7

The Electronic Security Association will hold their annual Leadership Summit in-person at the Omni Frisco, at the Dallas Cowboys Worldwide Headquarters, October 4-7.

PSA Announces Addition of Alarm.com to Technology Partners

PSA has announced the addition of Alarm.com to its network. The Alarm.com platform integrates with a growing variety of IoT devices through its apps and interfaces to provide mobile control for business security and automation system functions.

The NCS4 Publishes Industry Report on Spectator Perceptions of Safety and Security Practices and Technologies

The NCS4 Publishes Industry Report on Spectator Perceptions of Safety and Security Practices and Technologies

The National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) has published results from its Spectator Sports Safety and Security Survey in an Industry Report. The research report is the first of its kind published by the Center and will be conducted annually.

Alcatraz AI Announces ONVIF Certification

While most product manufacturers focus on a single market segment, ONVIF certification allows Alcatraz AI to bridge the gap between access control and video management with a single device. Obtaining this certification gives partners and end-users confidence that the Alcatraz Rock will work seamlessly with any existing VMS platform.

Mount Tabor High School Student Shot on Campus

One Student Killed in North Carolina School Shooting

One student has been injured in a shooting at Mount Tabor High School in Winston-Salem, NC, on Wednesday afternoon and authorities were looking for the suspect. The campus also was placed on lockdown after the shooting.

Innovative Ophthalmologist Takes DIY to New Extremes with i-PRO’s 4K Imaging

Panasonic i-PRO Sensing Solutions Corporation of America’s medical imaging division has a longstanding reputation for delivering Ultra HD micro-head cameras for today’s most sophisticated surgical robotics, scopes and diagnostic devices with outstanding results and reliability.

Sage Integration's Lori Hudnall to Chair PSA's Corporate Social Responsibility Committee

Sage Integration today announced Lori Hudnall, director of human resources, will serve a one-year term as chair of the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) committee at the PSA Security Network, the world's largest systems integrator consortium.

  • Becoming a Guide on the Customer Journey Becoming a Guide on the Customer Journey

    In this episode, Security Today editor-in-chief Ralph Jensen chats with Chris Hugman of System Surveyor about the customer journey. As the company’s chief executive officer, Hugman continues to work toward his vision of seamless systems management from concept to system end-of-life. He also addresses what it takes to be a guide in the security industry and why it is different from the traditional sales process. Originally a systems integrator, Hugman reveals his thoughts on technology and the prospects of the customer journey over the next few years, as well as the direction of technology.

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