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A True Calling

A True Calling

If the pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that secure remote access to systems is no longer a “nice to have” feature.

A Technology Advancement

It is amazing that the year of convergence from analog to IP was supposed to be 2008 but it was not until 2012 that IP-cameras started to outsell analog cameras. We sure have come a long way from those analog-oriented days.

The New Age

The New Age

During the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, commercial passenger air travel in the United States dropped by more than 90%.

Grooming the Landscape

The explosion of IoT devices in today’s technology landscape makes a perfect storm for attackers to exploit.

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Timing Isn't Everything But It Helps

Many lessons were learned in enterprise IT and security teams in 2020, right down to the final weeks of the year with the Solarwinds attack. We closed out a miserable year with a devastating reminder about the danger of third party access and supply chain attacks.

DHS Issues a National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) Bulletin

DHS Issues a National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) Bulletin

The Acting Secretary of Homeland Security has issued a National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) Bulletin today after consultation with the intelligence community and law enforcement partners. There is currently a heightened threat environment across the United States that is likely to persist over the coming weeks.

Genetec Broadens its Access Control Offering for Government Customers

Genetec Inc. has announced that it is broadening its portfolio of FICAM-(Federal Identity, Credential, and Access Management) certified options for its Security Center Synergis™ access control system with support of Veridt Stealth access control readers.

Rave Mobile Safety Announces 11th Consecutive Year of Double-Digit Revenue Growth

From ensuring 9-1-1 dispatchers had the best data to provide situational awareness to responders, to offering tools that enable collaboration for the immediate response to civil unrest, to solutions to effectively communicate the latest official information on COVID-19, Rave provided support to customers in a year that thrust public safety and health to the forefront.



Airport Firearm Detection more than Doubles in 2020

Airport Firearm Detection more than Doubles in 2020

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers detected twice as many firearms per million passengers screened at airport security checkpoints nationwide in 2020 compared to 2019, and at a significantly higher rate than any other year since the agency’s inception.

Best Practice is best for a Reason

Best Practice is best for a Reason

We are still learning the extent of the impact from the SolarWinds hack across the 33K customers who used their Orion software.

Altronix Appoints Steve Stettner as Northeast Sales Manager

Altronix Corp is proud to announce that Steve Stettner has been appointed Sales Manager for the Northeast region in the United States.

Allied Universal’s Regional President-Northeast Region Reappointed to the New York Board Supporting the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)

Allied Universal® is announcing the reappointment of Caress Kennedy to the New York board supporting the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), which is part of the Department of Labor.

Agile Security for Today’s Remote Work Environments

Agile Security for Today’s Remote Work Environments

Expect the unexpected is perhaps one of the many would-be mottos fit for today’s security groups. Teams are faced with constant change, both in terms of threats they constantly face and their own infrastructure and resources that need protection.

Mission 500 Sustains Charitable Efforts in 2020 Despite Pandemic and Looks to a Brighter 2021

Mission 500 Sustains Charitable Efforts in 2020 Despite Pandemic and Looks to a Brighter 2021

Mission 500, the non-profit charitable organization dedicated to serving children and communities in need across the United States, made amazing strides despite a challenging 2020, assisting thousands of underprivileged children in communities.

Lessons Learned from the Capitol Breach: Immediate Next Steps

Much of the U.S. Capital’s cybersecurity infrastructure must now be considered suspect, given the recent attack, and possible physical and cyber breach of systems, networks and devices.

Feenics Inc Unveils its CloudForce Alliance Program

Feenics has announced the creation of its CloudForce Alliance Program. CloudForce is a premier partner program designed to distinguish best-in-class systems integrators whose performance, investment in supporting Feenics’ customers, and commitment to promoting cloud-based solutions align with Feenics’ core principles and philosophies.

Securitas Electronic Security Acquires FE Moran

Securitas has acquired FE Moran Security Solutions, a top 30 alarm monitoring and electronic security systems integration company in the United States.

Ferrero Rocher Installs Custom Golden Boon Edam Revolving Door at New Luxembourg Headquarters

World-renowned chocolatier uses TQA revolving door with a custom golden paint finish to create a statement entrance and ensure interior comfort

Siemens to Award $140K in Grants to Black-Owned Businesses Across Seven U.S. Metropolitan Cities to Build More Resilient Supply Chains

In partnership with the U.S Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Centers, the grants will support diversity and inclusion in entrepreneurship and business development

Interface and Video Analytics Company, Ignite Prism, Form Exclusive Partnership

Interface Security Systems has announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Ignite Prism, a developer of cloud-based business intelligence solutions. As part of this partnership, Interface will have exclusive rights to Ignite Prism’s video analytics technology in North America.

Omnigo Software Acquires Incident Response Technologies

Omnigo Software, a leading provider of public safety, incident, and security management solutions, has announced its acquisition of Incident Response Technologies, Inc. (IRT), the makers of the Rhodium Incident Management product suite.

COPS Monitoring achieves HIPAA compliance with Compliancy Group

COPS Monitoring, the largest provider of wholesale professional alarm monitoring services in North America, announced today that it has taken all necessary steps to prove its good faith effort to achieve compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

Access ID Market Predicted to Grow Following 2020 Decline

Access ID Market Predicted to Grow Following 2020 Decline

A new annual report shows that sales of access control products declined to $7.9Bn in 2020. However the report from researchers at Memoori also forecasts that by 2025 the world market should be worth $10.2Bn a CAGR of approx. 5% over the next 5 years.

Delta Scientific Barrier Stops Intruder at U.S./Mexican Border

Delta Scientific has announced that a man from Santa Ana, CA, attempted to cross from Tijuana into the United States via a closed lane at the San Ysidro Port of Entry south of San Diego on Dec. 22, 2020.

DHS: Wolf Resigns from Homeland Security Department

DHS: Wolf Resigns from Homeland Security Department

Chad Wolf, acting secretary for the Department of Homeland Security, is stepping down, according to a senior department official.

TSA Closes 2020 with Dramatic Changes in Checkpoint Operations

TSA Closes 2020 with Dramatic Changes in Checkpoint Operations

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) reported the final daily figure of estimated travel volume for calendar year 2020, closing a year that tested the agency’s ability to innovate and quickly implement modifications across more than 440 federalized airports nationwide to address the pandemic.

IT Lessons Learned from the Capitol Breach

The breach of the U.S. Capitol building this week was abhorrent. Participants should be held accountable. This is not how we solve our differences or push for political change in America, and I hope we never have an incident like this again in our country.

Will Facial Recognition Identify People Involved in Capitol Attack

In an effort to better understand the role of facial recognition, and if it is a viable means to identify rioters at the U.S. Capitol, we have arranged to speak with Thomas Carnevale, CEO of Umbrella Technologies, and a well-known security expert on video surveillance and facial recognition technologies.

Bullet, Blast-resistant Seating Installed at Brownsville South Padre Island TX International Airport

Amulet Protective Technologies and Arconas are pleased to announce their first installation of bullet- and blast-resistant airport furniture.

Inauguration Security Gets a Second Hard Look

Inauguration Security Gets a Second Hard Look

Things will be different on Inauguration Day, Jan. 20. They better be considering the riotous events on Jan. 6, when protestors rushed the Capitol and broke into congressional chambers.

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