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Soloinsight Inc. Strengthens Commitment to Data Security with SOC 2 Compliance

Soloinsight announced May 28, they have become SOC 2 Type 1 certified. Along with existing controls and protocols, this new certification represents the company’s ongoing commitment to ensure the safety of customers' data.

Allied Universal to Host Phoenix Hiring in July

Allied Universal is seeking to hire 150 security professionals in Phoenix. The company is holding an open house hiring event on July 1 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the company’s regional office at 7776 S. Point Parkway West, Suite #290 in Phoenix

HID Global Earns Level 1 Presentation Attack Detection (PAD) Designation for Popular TouchChipTM Capacitive Biometric Fingerprint Sensors

HID Global has announced the TouchChip TC series of capacitive fingerprint sensors has been awarded Level 1 certification by independent third-party testing house iBeta Quality Assurance.

TSA Reminds Passengers to Remain Calm and Respectful at Security Checkpoints

TSA Reminds Passengers to Remain Calm and Respectful at Security Checkpoints

As America continues to recover from the pandemic and vaccination rates rise, the Transportation Security Administration and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) are excited to welcome the traveling public back to the nation’s transportation systems.

Prepare, Prevent and Reduce Risk at Your Facility

Prepare, Prevent and Reduce Risk at Your Facility

Violence in the workplace is taking on a position of greater priority and attention for businesses as they reopen after a year of COVID-19-related closings. In recent months, an increase in reported violent incidents at business locations across the country is shifting security concerns beyond virus transmission to a renewed focus on the steps companies can and should take to help protect their people, patrons and visitors from the threat of violence on their properties

ADT Technician Sentenced for Hacking Home Security Footage

ADT Technician Sentenced for Hacking Home Security Footage

A home security technician was sentenced recently to 52 months in federal prison for repeatedly hacking into customers’ video feeds, announced Prerak Shah, acting U.S. Attorney for the Northern District.

SARGENT EcoFlex® Technology Electrified Mortise Lock Takes Green to the Extreme

ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions announces that the SARGENT 8200 Series Electrified Mortise Lock with EcoFlex® Technology has achieved Living Product Challenge certification from the International Living Future Institute.

AnyVision’s Recognition AI Software Running on Ambarella’s CVflow® SoCs

AnyVision has announced the availability of new AI software designed to run on Ambarella’s CV2x family of edge AI vision SoCs, and helps make cameras smarter by extracting valuable data from high-resolution video streams in real-time.



South Texas man Indicted for “Ghost Guns” Headed to Mexican Cartel

A federal grand jury returned a three-count indictment charging a South Texas man for selling illegally manufactured and unregistered firearms suppressors destined for a Mexican drug cartel.

HSI El Paso-led Multi-agency Operation Results in Recovery of 24 Missing Children

HSI El Paso-led Multi-agency Operation Results in Recovery of 24 Missing Children

A multi-agency effort, led by Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), has resulted in the recovery of 24 missing and/or runaway children throughout El Paso County and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.

SIA Releases Privacy Code of Conduct

SIA Releases Privacy Code of Conduct

The Security Industry Association (SIA) has released its new Privacy Code of Conduct, a resource designed to guide security technology companies in implementing privacy programs and protecting personal data.

Securitas Delivers Managed Security Services to Lynk & Co

Securitas will provide security services in six major European markets to Lynk & Co, a mobility brand offering month-to-month mobility services.

Older Legacy Access Control Systems Leave Door Open to Cyberattacks

With the average cost of a data breach being $3.9 million in damages, it’s never been more important for organizations to be educated on the risks associated with legacy systems and the advantages that a new cyber-secure access solution can offer.

Ava and Feenics Partner to Offer a Modern Physical Security Solution

Ava Security has teamed up with Feenics to offer security professionals and integrators a modern, integrated security solution.

Finding Trusted Suppliers and Sourcing Products Efficiently: New Innovations for Security Leaders

Finding Trusted Suppliers and Sourcing Products Efficiently: New Innovations for Security Leaders

As one of the world’s largest B2B and wholesale online marketplaces, Alibaba.com serves millions of business buyers and suppliers of all sizes across more than 200 countries, offering a suite of powerful tools built specifically for B2B trade.

Automatic Systems Scores Parking Gates at Major Sporting Arena

Automatic Systems was selected to provide automated parking gates to improve the user experience and make the parking solution contactless at a major multi-purpose arena in Montreal.

Katie Finn Named Information Technology Manager at Blackleaf Solutions

Blackleaf Solutions, the strategic IT partner and Managed Service Provider (MSP) that specializes in helping small and mid-sized electronic security companies leverage technology as they grow, announces the appointment of Katie Finn as Information Technology Manager.

Alcatraz AI and Structure Works Form Strategic Partnership to Bring AI Powered Security Solutions to Global Network

International security integrator Structure Works is pleased to join forces with Alcatraz AI to offer the Alcatraz Rock facial authentication solution to its growing customer base.

Controlled Products Systems Group Partners with Gibraltar Perimeter Security

Controlled Products Systems Group (CPSG), the distributor of perimeter access control products, has partnered with Gibraltar Perimeter Security, a design and manufacturing company of anti-ram vehicle barriers.

Aligning Video Surveillance Management With Modern Camera Capabilities

Surveillance cameras have more resolution, higher quality, and higher frame rates than ever before. This quality advancement has done great things for the surveillance industry. At the same time, it has put tremendous strains on the backbone of any video management system (VMS): the recording, playback, and retention of this explosion of video data.

SIA Opposes Reintroduction of Facial Recognition & Biometric Technology Moratorium Act

SIA Opposes Reintroduction of Facial Recognition & Biometric Technology Moratorium Act

The Security Industry Association (SIA) has announced its strong opposition to the Facial Recognition and Biometric Technology Moratorium Act

Shooter Kills Two Co-workers, Injures Two Others at Alabama Factory

An employee at a northeastern Alabama fire hydrant factory killed two colleagues and injured two others at their workplace early Monday before driving to a nearby town and killing himself, according to police.

Milestone systems welcomes Bill Rainey as new vice president for Channel sales strategy

Milestone Systems is pleased to announce the appointment of Bill Rainey as vice president for Channel Sales Strategy. He is the former director for worldwide partner safes strategy at Hewlett Packard.

Bourgeix Joins Orion as an Embedded Consultant

Orion Entrance Control, Inc. has appointed Pierre Bourgeix as an embedded consultant. Bourgeix brings more than 30 years of security experience through his work at The Rand Corporation, State Department, ADT/Tyco Security, HySecurity, Wallace International, SecureState and BoonEdam.

Tipping Point for the Car Rental Industry

Tipping Point for the Car Rental Industry

The COVID-19 epidemic has forced the car rental industry into rethinking its value proposition.

TSA Surpasses 2 Million Daily Travelers Screened

TSA Surpasses 2 Million Daily Travelers Screened

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) surpassed the 2 million threshold for travelers screened in one day on June 11, when 2,028,961 people were screened at airport security checkpoints.

RGV Border Patrol to Host a Border Security Event

The 2021 Border Safety Event (BSE) will focus on the United States Border Patrol’s Rio Grande Valley Sector (RGV) efforts to save lives.

Unprecedented Violence Raging Nationwide

Unprecedented Violence Raging Nationwide

Every week, though it seems daily any more, people involved in mass shootings are taking the lives of scores of individuals. Another sad fact is that it is not just one person at a time. So far this year, there have been 272 mass attacks.

DHS Releases Plan for Use of Border Barrier Funds

DHS Releases Plan for Use of Border Barrier Funds

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released the agency’s plan for funds the previous administration was planning to use for construction of a border wall at the Southwest border of the United States.

Sage Integration Adds Knoxville, Tennessee Office

Sage Integration will deliver its client-centric services to the rapidly-growing eastern Tennessee region through a new office in Knoxville. This is Sage Integration’s fourth office; the others are located in Kent, Ohio, Atlanta and Dallas.

  • 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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