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Newly Updated Access Control Standard Improves Interoperability and Security; Expands Support for Smart Card Applications

The Security Industry Association (SIA) has released version 2.2 of SIA Open Supervised Device Protocol (OSDP), an access control communications standard developed by SIA to improve interoperability among access control and security products.

Quantum Acquires Square Box Systems Ltd, Maker of CatDV, to Help Businesses Get More Value from Unstructured Data

Quantum Corp. has announced it has acquired Square Box Systems Ltd, a specialist in data cataloging, user collaboration, and digital asset management software.

System Surveyor Upgrades Cable Infrastructure Design Capabilities

Simplifying one of the most challenging aspects of system design and installation, System Surveyor has enhanced the Cable Infrastructure functionality in its customer engagement and system design platform. Security professionals can now easily and quickly configure cable runs between planned devices on the digital software.

Floyd Total Security Joins Per Mar Security Services

Per Mar Security Services, the largest family owned full service security company in the Midwest, is pleased to announce that Floyd Total Security has joined Per Mar Security Services.

Travis Air Force Base and Easy Aerial Partner for Autonomous Drone-Based Security Operations

The 60th Air Mobility Wing, 60th Security Forces Squadron, in conjunction with Easy Aerial, a commercial provider of autonomous drone-based monitoring solutions, has developed and deployed the first automated drone-based monitoring and perimeter security system for an Air Force installation.

Talent, Inclusion, Mentorship and Education Program to Promote Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Empowerment

Talent, Inclusion, Mentorship and Education Program to Promote Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Empowerment

The Security Industry Association (SIA) and the SIA RISE Steering Committee are launching Talent Inclusion Mentorship Education (TIME) – a new mentorship program for early and mid-career professionals in the security industry.

Securityhunter Awarded Social Security Administration Blanket Purchase Agreement

Securityhunter Inc., located in Baltimore, MD, received a Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) to continue providing security systems and support services for Social Security Administration (SSA) locations nationwide.

Harris Poll Shows Physical Security is Crucial to Getting Kids Back in School

While effectively dealing with COVID-19 is top-of-mind for facilities managers as they work toward getting students back to school full-time, a recent Harris Poll we commissioned indicates there’s significant concern over violence and crime to be overcome as well.



2020 Executive Strategic Partnerships Create Significant Industry Impact

With all the chaos and unsurety 2020 brought, ESA became even more vital for member companies and the pro-installed industry that rely on ESA’s network, government advocacy outreach, training and more.

Gallagher Collects Double Platinum ‘ASTORS’ Award Win

Global security manufacturer, Gallagher, has announced they are the proud recipient of two Platinum American Security Today 2020 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards.

Pivot3 Simplifies Design, Deployment and Scaling of Intelligent Video Analytics

Pivot3 has announced the addition of HCI appliances to the Pivot3 HCI portfolio purpose-built for running and using intelligent video analytics at scale.

G4S has Agreed to be Acquired by Allied Universal as part of a $5 Billion Deal Between the Two Companies

G4S has Agreed to be Acquired by Allied Universal as part of a $5 Billion Deal Between the Two Companies

After initially declining an Allied Universal $4.2 billion deal last month, G4S has announced that it has agreed to the terms of a new cash offer from the company that will pay G4S shareholders $3.30 per share.

Certipath Appoints Jeffrey D. Nigriny as CEO

CertiPath has announced the appointment of Jeff Nigriny as CEO, effective immediately. As the founder of the company in 2004, Nigriny formally held the position of president and replaces Shawn Hughes as CEO. Hughes will assume the role of chief experience officer to enhance the customer experience for CertiPath’s growing client base.

Florida Teen Charged with Attempted Murder after Shooting at Officers

A 14-year-old boy in Florida has been charged with three counts of attempted murder after opening fire on deputies in Hardee County. The incident took place Nov. 26, in Wauchula, where the three deputies were sent to respond to a potential burglary.

Cincinnati CBP Seizes 200 Counterfeit Autographed Jerseys Worth $42,625

Cincinnati CBP Seizes 200 Counterfeit Autographed Jerseys Worth $42,625

Over the past week, CBP officers in Cincinnati seized 200 counterfeit jerseys determined to have several athletes’ autographs that were unapproved and inauthentic. Had the clothing been real, their cumulative value would have been $42,625.

ASSA ABLOY Integrates Aperio® Wireless Technology with Connect ONE® from Connected Technologies

ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions completed the integration of their Aperio® wireless lock technology with the Connect ONE® cloud-hosted management platform from Connected Technologies, Monument, CO.

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Schools In Focus: KSU’s New Multicultural Student Center

Ishita Banerjii, project architect at Hollis + Miller, discusses Kansas State University’s new multicultural student center. The building, dedicated to advance student diversity, features various gathering spaces like dance studios, huddle rooms, and a commercial kitchen.

Scaling Security with GPUs/DPUs for AI and Machine Learning

Scaling Security with GPUs/DPUs for AI and Machine Learning

On March 25, before the full impact of coronavirus hit home and the world was still full of hope, Google News showed an eye-wateringly appealing headline: Cybercrime Gangs Promise to Stop Attacks on Healthcare Organizations During the COVID-19 Crisis.

Ron Virden Joins dormakaba as Senior Vice President, Entrance Systems & Interior Glass

dormakaba is pleased to announce that Ron Virden has joined its Access Solutions Americas segment as Senior Vice President, Entrance Systems & Interior Glass.

Nortek Control Selects Audio Americas as New Latin America and Caribbean Sales Representative

Nortek Control today announced that it has selected Audio Americas as its new sales representative in Latin America and the Caribbean, expanding its presence in the region.

Arcules Expands Operations Across Latin America

Arcules has announced that the company will expand its reach into Latin America, engaging manufacturer’s representative firm LAR Group to promote the Arcules Unified Cloud Security Platform across the region.

WiFi and Cellular are Key Partners in a Secure Hybrid Workplace

WiFi and Cellular are Key Partners in a Secure Hybrid Workplace

COVID-19 has been with us long enough that organizations are acknowledging that home and office will combine to create the new workplace. Commonly referred to as the “Hybrid Workplace,” the expectation is that while employees may work predominantly in one place or another, over time, both the remote and office locations will play a role in enabling a productive, engaged workforce.

Senstar Appoints Alain Grinbaum as Senior Sales Director, West Europe and Middle East

Senstar is pleased to introduce Alain Grinbaum as senior sales director. Based in Paris, France, Grinbaum has assumed direct responsibility for Senstar’s sales functions in that country, as well as Italy, Benelux, the United Kingdom, South Africa and the Middle East.

ESA Training Gift Cards Now Available

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U.S. Marshals Shot in Confrontation with Suspect in State Trooper Shooting

Two U.S. Marshals have been shot while assisting the locations and arrest of a suspect involved in the shooting of a Massachusetts state trooper. The suspect was shot and killed after a confrontation in the Bronx Friday morning.

ADT Acquires CLS Technology

ADT Commercial has announces that it has purchased premier fire, life safety and security provider and integrator, CLS Technology, Inc., based in Katy, TX.

Catch the Camden TouchlessWave Video

Camden Door Controls has completed the production of its TouchlessWave video. It comes on the heels of Camden’s newly launched TouchlessWave.com microsite, which highlights Camden’s ‘no-touch’ and ‘low-touch’ solutions that eliminate the spread of germs.

PureTech Systems’ Announces Successful Deployments with Siklu

Siklu and PureTech have deployed perimeter protection at high security power generation plants across the United States

Protecting Utilities

Federal, state and local agencies prioritize robust physical security plans for the nation’s electric power utilities. And they should. Any disruption in service from a primary provider could impact millions of people and businesses over a wide swath of the country.

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Going the Extra Mile: Secure Recycle

Savers Thrift Superstores are all about offering great quality, gently used clothing, accessories, and household goods. With more than 300 locations in North America and Australia, security also is top of mind for company executives.

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