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Industry Professionals Take the Field for Children in Need At Mission 500 at Annual Security Softball Game

Mission 500, a 501C-3 charity supported by the security industry dedicated to serving the needs of children and communities in crisis across the United States, held its 7th annual Security Softball Game on Saturday, October 9, 2021, at Overpeck County Park in Leonia, N.J.

Research: 31 Percent of Retail, Restaurant and Hospitality Companies Have Experienced Data Breach

New data released Cornell University’s Center for Hospitality Research and FreedomPay, a global leader in data-driven commerce, reveals that while nearly all (96%) surveyed retail, restaurant and hospitality stakeholders are confident in their companies’ internal risk assessment processes, their satisfaction (95%) in the security of their systems is misaligned with reality, as one-third of companies (31%) have experienced a data breach in their company's history.

Billions on the line: Keeping Stores and Shoppers Safe during the Holidays

Billions on the line: Keeping Stores and Shoppers Safe during the Holidays

From Nov. 1 to Dec. 31, shoppers in the United States spend almost $730 billion on the holidays. With an increase also comes more merchandise shrink from shoplifting, organized retail crime and other methods.

Navigating Emergency Response

In the face of increased violence in schools around the United States, one Northeast school district made a plan to upgrade their VMS to tighten security. With its ability to enact quick response using mobile and map-based functions during an event, Milestone’s surveillance system was at the top of the class

Motorola Acquires Analytics Provider Envysion

Founded in 2006, by Level3 Communications executives, Envysion, offers cloud-based solutions that integrate video systems with sales data to proactively identify potentially fraudulent transactions and highlight sales patterns and in-store activity without the need to monitor hours of video footage.

Convergint Expands Capabilities with Simpsons Acquisition

Convergint is acquiring Simpson Security Systems, a security systems integrator that provides services across Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, Alabama and Tennessee.

Acre Appoints New President

Based in The Netherlands, Harm Radstaak has been named the new president at Acre International.

ADT to Expand Residential Footprint

ADT Inc. has announced an agreement to acquire Sunpro Solar (Sunpro)



TSA Prepared for a Busy Holiday Travel Season

TSA Prepared for a Busy Holiday Travel Season

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is anticipating that security checkpoints locally and nationwide will be busy during the upcoming holiday travel season.

DHS Selects Northeastern University to Lead Center of Excellence for Engineering Secure Environments from Targeted Attacks

DHS Selects Northeastern University to Lead Center of Excellence for Engineering Secure Environments from Targeted Attacks

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) announced the selection of Northeastern University to lead a consortium of U.S. academic institutions and other partners for a new Center of Excellence for Engineering Secure Environments from Targeted Attacks (ESE).

Research: Smart Home Security Technology Sales Will Continue to Grow in 2022-2024

Research: Smart Home Security Technology Sales Will Continue to Grow in 2022-2024

The firm's data estimates that between 2022 and 2024, more than 250 million networked cameras, video doorbells, and smart speakers/smart displays will be sold in the US.

Allied Universal to Hold Hiring Open House

Allied Universal, a leading security and facility services company in North America, is seeking to hire 120 security professionals in Goodyear.

The Advantages of Integrating Networking and Security with SASE for Today’s Organizations

The Advantages of Integrating Networking and Security with SASE for Today’s Organizations

The security approaches we counted on to secure our networks and protect our IT resources against attackers are no longer up to the task.

Calipsa Masterclass Brings Together Top Video Surveillance Professionals

Learn and share knowledge with hundreds of video surveillance professionals from around the world during the third annual Calipsa Masterclass on Nov. 10, 2021.

Report: 91.5 Percent of Malware Arrived over Encrypted Connections in Q2 2021

Report: 91.5 Percent of Malware Arrived over Encrypted Connections in Q2 2021

WatchGuard Technologies, a provider of network security and intelligence, advanced endpoint protection, multi-factor authentication (MFA) and secure Wi-Fi, recently released its latest quarterly Internet Security Report, detailing the top malware trends and network security threats analyzed by WatchGuard Threat Lab researchers during Q2 2021.

Data Breaches: Top Sectors of Interest in 2021

Cybercriminals have been a nuisance to businesses long before most readers of this blog would’ve gotten versed with the idea of online presence.

Lumeo Names Tech Exec Bob Cutting as Chief Operating Officer

Cutting brings extensive operations and video analytics experience to Lumeo, which develops a “no-code” video analytics platform that enables solution providers to quickly create and deliver a wide range of AI-powered analytics using any camera, video management solution, and third-party analytics.

TSA Employee Spotlight: Christina Marks

In a year when the number of unruly passengers and gun catches have broken all records and upended civility, Austin-Bergstrom (Texas) International Airport TSA Officer Christina Marks is doing her job exceedingly well. Credited with discovering five firearms in carry-on bags since January, the eagle-eyed officer takes her X-ray and customer service duties seriously.

DHS Takes Victim-Centered Approach on First Anniversary of Center for Countering Human Trafficking

DHS Takes Victim-Centered Approach on First Anniversary of Center for Countering Human Trafficking

Oct. 20 marks the first anniversary of the creation of the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Center for Countering Human Trafficking (CCHT).

Securitas Partnership Advances with Loss Prevention Foundation

Securitas Electronic Security Inc. has advanced its partnership with the Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF) by announcing support as a new Master Level Partner.

Matrox Celebrates 45 Years of Technology Innovation

Marking more than four decades of continued innovation through constant reinvention and an enduring commitment to technical excellence

Ryan Zatolokin to Receive Technology Alliance Member of the Year at National Sports Safety and Security Conference & Exhibition

Ryan Zatolokin, Axis Communications’ Senior Technologist for New Projects - Americas, will be recognized as NCS4’s Technology Alliance Member of the Year during the 2021 National Sports Safety and Security Conference & Exhibition set for Nov. 9-10 in Phoenix.

Video Surveillance Takes to the Cloud

Video Surveillance Takes to the Cloud

It was not all that long ago when discussion of professional security services on the Cloud seemed all but preposterous due to bandwidth and security concerns.

You Can’t Fly with Guns

You Can’t Fly with Guns

It is hard to imagine there are still people who feel they can pack a handgun in their carry-on luggage, board a plane to wherever; guns are not welcome.

Palome Earns SIA Progress Award

The Security Industry Association (SIA) has named Elaine Palome – director of human resources at Axis Communications and a member of Axis’ Americas Management team – as the 2021 recipient of the SIA Progress Award

ADT Commercial Acquires Edwards Electronic Systems, Inc. 

ADT Commercial announces today that it has purchased premier fire, life safety and security systems provider, Edwards Electronic Systems, Inc., based out of Clayton and Concord, NC.

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) kicked off Cybersecurity Awareness Month recently, following a proclamation by President Biden designating October as a time for the public and private sectors to work together to continue raising awareness about the importance of cybersecurity and equip the public with the resources they need to be safer and more secure online.

Gallagher Named finalist in Security & Fire Excellence Awards 2021

Global security technology manufacturer, Gallagher, is a finalist in the Security Hardware/Software Manufacturer of the Year category at the United Kingdom Security & Fire Excellence Awards 2021.

Why Having a Cybersecurity Awareness Month is a Good Idea

Cybersecurity isn’t a controversial topic and practice. Especially in an era where daily stories break about breaches and thefts of enterprises, government agencies, and even individuals, most computer literate people are aware of the potential for harm.

March Networks, Vivotek Now Under Same Ownership

Delta, owner of surveillance subsidiary Vivotek, has approved the purchase of 100% of the shares in Infinova (Canada) Ltd., owner of Canadian-based video surveillance manufacturer March Networks from Infinova International Ltd. for $114 million through its subsidiary Delta International Holding Limited B.V.

  • The Z-Wave Alliance Focuses on the Residential Market The Z-Wave Alliance Focuses on the Residential Market

    Mitchell Klein serves as the executive director of the Z-Wave Alliance, an industry organization that drives numerous initiatives to expand and accelerate the global adoption of smart home and smart cities applications. In this Podcast, we talk about the 2022 State of the Ecosystem, and the fact that technology has brought about almost unimaginable residential security resources. The Alliance also provides education resources as well as looking at expanding technology.

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  • Security Today Magazine - May June 2022

    May / June 2022

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    • The Ying and Yang of Security
    • Installing Smart Systems
    • Leveraging Surveillance
    • Using Mobile Data
    • RIP Covid-19

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