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ChatGPT Chatbot Excites Users, Investors

ChatGPT Chatbot Excites Users, Investors

A new chatbot called ChatGPT from artificial intelligence research lab OpenAI has gone viral. The bot mimics human communication, and it’s been used to generate content on a wide range of topics—from small talk to academic essays to news stories and more.

Darktrace Predicts Changing Role for CISO

Darktrace Predicts Changing Role for CISO

Looking forward, Darktrace is offering its 2023 Predictions, including where we can expect to see changes in MFA where accessibility and usability continue to dominate the discussion; continued Hactivism from non-state actors where ‘know thy enemy,

iluminar Inc. Joins System Surveyor Manufacturer Partner Program

iluminar Inc. has announced joining System Surveyor as a manufacturer partner. iluminar’s participation in System Surveyor’s open-platform, SaaS-based graphical system design platform will make their product catalog and accessories available to thousands of users, from system integrators to end customers, streamlining system design, installation and maintenance.

PSA Announces Partnership with Eyeforce

PSA, the world’s largest consortium of professional systems integrators, today announced the addition of Eyeforce Remote Guarding to its lineup of technology partners.

John Afzelius joins Gunnebo as Chief Financial Officer

Gunnebo Group has appointed John Afzelius as Chief Financial Officer. He starts his new position as of January 2023, taking over from Åke Bengtsson.

Is Your Security System Holding Back Your Organization’s Cloud Initiative?

Is Your Security System Holding Back Your Organization’s Cloud Initiative?

More organizations today are relying on cloud-based solutions to transform and grow their business than ever before. All major cloud service providers, including Google, Amazon, Microsoft and IBM, have seen astonishing growth in cloud-solution revenue over the last few years, and there is no slowdown in sight.

How to Build an Effective Security Guard Strategy on a Budget

How to Build an Effective Security Guard Strategy on a Budget

Building an effective security service strategy is challenging. Every business has unique challenges are addressed to keep everyone safe. Sometimes, it requires matching the budget dollars to an effective solution.

PureTech Systems Adds Sincock to Team

PureTech Systems is pleased to announce the addition of Christopher Sincock as vice president, Channel Development. Sincock brings more than 30 years of broad ranging experience in the electronic security industry serving in roles ranging from product manager to president.



The Electronic Security Association Announces New Vice President of Advocacy and Public Affairs

ESA is pleased to announce its new vice president of Advocacy and Public Affairs, Jake Braunger.

What Users Want: How Physical Access Control Needs Have Been Transformed by the Pandemic

What Users Want: How Physical Access Control Needs Have Been Transformed by the Pandemic

As the world adjusted to a global pandemic, organizational practices changed dramatically. HID Global’s 2022 annual survey of Physical Access Control System (PACS) user perceptions, which skipped a year in 2021, shows how much these changes affected everything from buying decisions and upgrade plans to what users expect of their PACS technologies.

NAPCO's Alarm Lock Trilogy Access Control Locks Win Annual Maintenance Innovation Award for Safety

NAPCO Security Technologies Inc. is pleased to announce that its Alarm Lock Trilogy® Series Wireless Access Control Locks have been recognized by facility maintenance decision-makers as the award-winning locking product for the Maintenance Innovation Award in Safety.

Motorola Solutions Acquires Rave Mobile Safety, a Leader in Mass Notification and Incident Management

Motorola Solutions has announced it has acquired Rave Mobile Safety, a leader in mass notification and incident management that helps organizations and public safety agencies communicate and collaborate during emergencies. T

3 Security Trends Every CISO Needs to Know in 2023

3 Security Trends Every CISO Needs to Know in 2023

Cybersecurity has dominated the headlines in recent years as cyber attacks have risen at an increasingly alarming rate. In fact, global attacks increased by 28% in the third quarter of 2022 compared to the same period in 2021.

DITEK Partners with SecurityCEU.com to Launch DITEK University

DITEK is proud to announce the launch of their digital training platform, DITEK University, in partnership with SecurityCEU.com and the CMOOR Group.

Hakimo AI Solution Completes Test and Evaluation by Safe Skies

Hakimo, a technology company dedicated to modernizing physical security through its artificial intelligence (AI) software, today announced that its AI solution has completed operational test and evaluation by National Safe Skies Alliance, Inc. (Safe Skies) at San Diego International Airport.

Snap One Looks to the Future Ahead of 41st Local Partner Store Opening

Snap One today announced the launch its 40th Local Partner Store as part of an aggressive schedule of eight grand openings between September 2022 and March 2023.

i-PRO Announces Expansion of Distribution Network in Canada and Latin America

i-PRO Americas Inc., a professional security solutions group for surveillance and public safety, today announced the expansion of its distributor network in Canada and Latin America.

It is Time for Blockchain to Embrace the Level of Security Its Users Deserve

It is Time for Blockchain to Embrace the Level of Security Its Users Deserve

Blockchain technology was built in part on a principle of high-level security, but it is increasingly clear that this is not always the case, as noted by a recent DARPA analysis noting how cryptocurrency tech is vulnerable to tampering.

Axis Communications Opens Innovative Technology Center at Mall of America® Office Tower

Axis Communications unveils its newest Axis Experience Center (AEC) at The Offices @ MOA which adjoins the world-famous Mall of America® in Bloomington, MN—the largest mall in the United States.

IPVideo Corporation’s HALO IoT Smart Sensor 3C Selected As Winner of the ISC East 2022 Featured Product Showcase

IPVideo Corp. has been selected as the 2022 Attendees Choice Award Winner for their HALO IoT Smart Sensor at ISC East 2022 in November. The company’s forward-thinking approach to technology continues to be a favorite among security professionals.

SALTO Systems Names Director of Channel Programs and Director of Industry Sectors Engagement

SALTO Systems – a manufacturer of electronic access control and operating system solutions that provide a keyless experience – has created and filled two important new roles: Director of Channel Programs and Director of Industry Sectors Engagement.

Recognize Women Who Lead, Inspire and Innovate in the Global Security Industry

SIA Women in Security Forum (WISF) is now accepting nominations for the 2023 WISF Power 100!

Eagle Eye Networks Releases 2023 Video Surveillance Trends Report

Eagle Eye Networks has released the “2023 Trends in Video Surveillance” ebook, identifying five trends that will have the largest impact on businesses around the globe in 2023.

What is wrong with this Picture?

What is Wrong With This Picture?

Recently, the industry has been buzzing about video analytics technologies. The talk is about how they have the intelligence to help prevent potentially threatening events from escalating, and even proactively detect threats before they take place.

Proactive Cybersecurity: Increased Safety Measures Make All the Difference

The infrastructure of the United States is under attack, as foreign criminals use advanced skills and exploit company vulnerabilities to cripple operations, disrupt industrial control systems, and ultimately inflict significant damage, both monetarily and economically.

Predicting the Cybersecurity Future

Predicting the Cybersecurity Future

Wouldn’t it be nice to have a crystal ball to understand exactly what we can expect in 2023 from the Cybersecurity world?

Paxton Hires Kevin MacKenzie in Keeping with Growth Strategy

Paxton, the global brand of electronic IP access control, video surveillance and video intercom systems, has hired a new and highly experienced addition to their U.S. sales team, as they continue to accelerate growth across North America.

New York Skyline

The Cost of Security

Traveling to and participating in ISC East is always a pleasure. For me, I can get a little closer to learning about security solutions, and possibilities for integration tomorrow. I always ask the question of “this is a great solution, but what will it do tomorrow?”

Risk-based Approach to Festivals and Fairs

Risk-based Approach to Festivals and Fairs

The event security industry, which includes concerts, conventions, sporting and other special events, was one of the sectors hit hardest by the global pandemic, as events ground to a halt overnight, but the sector has come roaring back to life with lightning speed.

Creating a Stance

Creating a Stance

Video security systems have been effective deterrents to crime because of its ability to capture and present evidence of events that have happened. Such systems can be invaluable in protecting people and assets.

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  • Maximizing Your Security Budget This Year

    7 Ways You Can Secure a High-Traffic Commercial Security Gate  

    Your commercial security gate is one of your most powerful tools to keep thieves off your property. Without a security gate, your commercial perimeter security plan is all for nothing. Read Now

  • Busy South Africa Building Integrates Custom Access Control System

    Nicol Corner, based in Bedfordview, Johannesburg, South Africa, is home to a six-star fitness club, prime office space, and an award-winning rooftop restaurant. This is the first building in South Africa to have its glass façade fully incorporate fritted glazing, saving 35% on energy consumption. Nicol Corner (Pty) LTD has developed a landmark with sophisticated design and unique architecture by collaborating with industry-leading partners and specifying world-class equipment throughout the project. This includes installing a high-spec, bespoke security and access control system. Read Now

  • Only 13 Percent of Research Institutions Are Prepared for AI

    A new survey commissioned by SHI International and Dell Technologies underscores the transformative potential of artificial intelligence (AI) while exposing significant gaps in preparedness at many research institutions. Read Now

  • Survey: 70 Percent of Organizations Have Established Dedicated SaaS Security Teams

    Seventy percent of organizations have prioritized investment in SaaS security, establishing dedicated SaaS security teams, despite economic uncertainty and workforce reductions. This was a key finding in the fourth Annual SaaS Security Survey Report: 2025 CISO Plans and Priorities released today by the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), the world’s leading organization dedicated to defining standards, certifications, and best practices to help ensure a secure cloud computing environment. Read Now

New Products

  • Mobile Safe Shield

    Mobile Safe Shield

    SafeWood Designs, Inc., a manufacturer of patented bullet resistant products, is excited to announce the launch of the Mobile Safe Shield. The Mobile Safe Shield is a moveable bullet resistant shield that provides protection in the event of an assailant and supplies cover in the event of an active shooter. With a heavy-duty steel frame, quality castor wheels, and bullet resistant core, the Mobile Safe Shield is a perfect addition to any guard station, security desks, courthouses, police stations, schools, office spaces and more. The Mobile Safe Shield is incredibly customizable. Bullet resistant materials are available in UL 752 Levels 1 through 8 and include glass, white board, tack board, veneer, and plastic laminate. Flexibility in bullet resistant materials allows for the Mobile Safe Shield to blend more with current interior décor for a seamless design aesthetic. Optional custom paint colors are also available for the steel frame. 3

  • Automatic Systems V07

    Automatic Systems V07

    Automatic Systems, an industry-leading manufacturer of pedestrian and vehicle secure entrance control access systems, is pleased to announce the release of its groundbreaking V07 software. The V07 software update is designed specifically to address cybersecurity concerns and will ensure the integrity and confidentiality of Automatic Systems applications. With the new V07 software, updates will be delivered by means of an encrypted file. 3

  • Camden CM-221 Series Switches

    Camden CM-221 Series Switches

    Camden Door Controls is pleased to announce that, in response to soaring customer demand, it has expanded its range of ValueWave™ no-touch switches to include a narrow (slimline) version with manual override. This override button is designed to provide additional assurance that the request to exit switch will open a door, even if the no-touch sensor fails to operate. This new slimline switch also features a heavy gauge stainless steel faceplate, a red/green illuminated light ring, and is IP65 rated, making it ideal for indoor or outdoor use as part of an automatic door or access control system. ValueWave™ no-touch switches are designed for easy installation and trouble-free service in high traffic applications. In addition to this narrow version, the CM-221 & CM-222 Series switches are available in a range of other models with single and double gang heavy-gauge stainless steel faceplates and include illuminated light rings. 3