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Can Zero Trust Be Trusted

It’s no surprise that cyber security defenses took their first cues from the physical world. Castles have moats. Your house has a door with a lock. It makes sense to protect your network with a firewall. But cyber criminals soon crashed that plane.

Virdee and SALTO Systems Partner to Deliver Contactless Arrival and Entry Solutions Across the Built Environment

Virdee, a SaaS company serving the lodging, multifamily and commercial real estate industries, has announced a partnership with SALTO Systems, a leading manufacturer of electronic access control solutions.

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The New Normal, New Technology

I just can’t seem to get my arms around that phrase, “The New Normal.” I’m not sure why it bothers me so much, because how it see it … every day is a new day; every day something new is happening.

Improving Entrances with AI

Improving Entrances with AI

With the evolving dynamics of cloud storage and the ability to harness and proactively employ an ever-increasing pool of big data, AI in the form of machine learning and deep learning has become a disruptive technological force in the physical security industry.

Current Events and Macro Trends Offer Important Lessons for the Security Industry

As much as we focus on how technology trends affect the security industry, it’s also important to pay attention to broader global trends.

The Use of Technology

Customers and the public trust security firms to safeguard people, places and information. This trust is quickly destroyed when security staff commit a crime, which is often due to inadequately prescreening job candidates during the interview process.

Improving Emergency Response

Improving Emergency Response

Smart cities will need to grapple with the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2021 while responding to natural disasters, such as the California wildfires and everyday emergencies.

See the Unseen

See the Unseen

Never before has thermal imaging technology been as widely discussed as it is today. While unfortunate for all of us, COVID-19 has cast light onto various thermal scanning technologies available to help prevent the spread of coronavirus by detecting people who may have elevated body temperatures.



A Safer Pathway to Camera and Sensor Maintenance

A Safer Pathway to Camera and Sensor Maintenance

The video cameras and sensors your business has invested in provide you with the protection you need to be safe as well as the information you need to keep operations running smoothly.

2021 Security Industry

To say that 2020 has been a challenge is an understatement. COVID-19 has created unprecedented circumstances that have upended life as we know it, and redefined what it means to be resilient in the ever-evolving security industry.

What is on the Horizon?

What is on the Horizon?

The security industry has a long history of pushing the technology envelope. Whether taking quantum leaps or building incrementally on past achievements, we’re in constant forward motion.

The Role of Security

The Role of Security

A key component of the healthy building ecosystem is security and access solutions. Security management systems offer solutions that organizations can deploy to increase building health. The good news is many facilities already have these controls in place and are well positioned to adapt the technology to meet current health and safety needs.

Holiday Security Tips for Malls or Outdoor Shopping Areas

Holiday Security Tips for Malls or Outdoor Shopping Areas

The holiday shopping season is here, let’s not forget that we are in COVID-19 pandemic and health officials continue to repeat their messages about the importance of masks, adequate social distancing, and frequent handwashing.

Chinese-made routers, sold on Amazon and eBay, contain hidden backdoor and are being exploited by Mirai malware and other methods

CyberNews.com’s Investigations team today announced that they have identified hidden backdoors in Chinese-manufactured routers that share common firmware, with evidence that the routers are being exploited by the Mirai malware.

Protecting Businesses during Riots

Protecting Businesses during Riots

Since June, protests have been happening across the United States. As civil disobedience increases, law enforcement agencies will prepare for the possibility of protests across the country. The potential continuation of political unrest means private security professionals must also be prepared with a plan that is tactically sound and protective of people and property.

Republican Security Experts Seek Congressional Support to Push Trump Concession

Republican Security Experts Seek Congressional Support to Push Trump Concession

More than 100 Republican national security experts on Monday called on GOP congressional leaders to push President Donald Trump to concede the election to President-elect Joe Biden, according to the Washington Post. In a signed letter, the experts urged current GOP officeholders and Trump to prioritize the country's national security interests above politics.

SnapAV Appoints David King as Security Business Development Manager

SnapAV has announced the appointment of David King to security business development manager for the Western United States.

Smart Imaging Systems Announces the First Portable Vehicle Scanning Technology with $3.5 Million Initial Order from Customs and Border Protection

The Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has issued a $3.5 million purchase order for new compact, portable X-ray technology developed by Smart Imaging Systems, to safely scan for contraband and explosives in vehicles.

ComNet Adds Razberi Line to Product Offering

ComNet, Communication Networks of Danbury, CT has announced that ACRE has acquired Razberi Technologies and the product line will be added to and sold under the ComNet brand and portfolio of products. ComNet will now be selling Razberi products through its established channels.

Securitas Supports Five Charitable Organizations in 2020

Due to COVID the GSX show was held virtually this fall, making the in-booth visitor scans impossible.

Verizon Releases 2020 Cyber Espionage Report

Verizon recently released the 2020 Cyber Espionage Report (CER), their first-ever data-driven publication on advanced cyberattacks.

Kenosha Unified School District Selects ZeroEyes AI Weapons Detection Platform

Kenosha Unified School District Selects ZeroEyes AI Weapons Detection Platform

ZeroEyes, the only AI-based platform focused solely on weapons detection, has been selected by the Kenosha Unified School District (KUSD) of Wisconsin to help improve security on its campuses.

BriefCam Advanced Analytics Powers Verizon Intelligent Video Solution

Keeping communities safe and secure with actionable, data-driven insights from advanced video analytics

Study: 76 Percent of Smart Smoke Detector Owners or Purchase Intenders Would Pay $5 per Month for a Professional Monitoring Service

Study: 76 Percent of Smart Smoke Detector Owners or Purchase Intenders Would Pay $5 per Month for a Professional Monitoring Service

Parks Associates recently released the new whitepaper “The Value of Professional Monitoring,”developed in cooperation with Rapid Response Monitoring, which finds the industry for professional monitoring grew by 5% from 2018 to 2019, a significant increase on a rate that had previously stayed flat.

ASIS International Announces 2021 Global Board of Directors

ASIS International has announced the full slate of directors for its 2021 Global Board. The Global Board of Directors, first installed in 2020, is a major step in the association’s transition to a new global governance structure that allows ASIS to better provide service to its members at the local, regional, and global levels.

Nortek Control Promotes Jeff Shaw to Position of Senior Director, Product Management

Nortek Control announced today the promotion of Jeff Shaw to senior director of product management.

Antibacterial Clear coating combats SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus (COVID-19) and can reduce bacterial growth by 99.96%

Codelocks Inc. announces an ISO-certified photocatalytic coating which, when applied to Codelocks’ products, offers enhanced protection against viruses, bacteria, germs, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and other environmental toxins.

Research: Cybercriminals Use Cloud Technology to Accelerate Business Attacks

Trend Micro Incorporated has identified a new class of cybercrime. Criminals are using cloud services and technology to speed up attacks, which decreases the amount of time enterprises have to identify and respond to a breach.

Concentric Resolves Unaddressed Data Security Threats with Industry’s First AI-based Data Access Governance Solution

Concentric Inc. has announced the latest advancements available in its Semantic Intelligence data access governance solution that address the industry’s continued challenges with unstructured data security threats by autonomously identifying risk created by inappropriate access, sharing and management of unstructured data.

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ISC West 2021 Delayed to July 19-21

Reed Exhibitions and the Security Industry Association have just announced that ISC West 2021 is now being delayed until July 19-21.

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