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March Networks Expands Partnership with American Dairy Queen Corp.

March Networks recently announced its selection as an American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ) approved supplier of video surveillance solutions for the DQ® system. This partnership marks a significant milestone in March Networks’ ongoing collaboration with DQ franchise owners since 2017, serving more than two hundred DQ restaurants across 13 U.S. states.

SIA Opens Nominations for 2024 “25 on the RISE Awards”

The Security Industry Association (SIA) has opened the call for nominations for the second annual 25 on the RISE Awards– a program presented by SIA’s RISE community for emerging security leaders. Each year, this initiative honors 25 security leaders of today and tomorrow for their impactful contributions to advancing the security industry.

Report Shines Spotlight on Cybersecurity Crisis in Healthcare Sector

KnowBe4 recently released its International Healthcare Report. The report takes a closer look at the cybersecurity crisis currently experienced by the healthcare sector, in particular hospital groups, across the world.



91 Percent of Security Leaders Believe AI Set to Outpace Security Teams

Bugcrowd recently released its “Inside the Mind of a CISO” report, which surveyed hundreds of security leaders around the globe to uncover their perception on AI threats, their top priorities and evolving roles, and common myths directed towards the CISO. Among the findings, 1 in 3 respondents (33%) believed that at least half of companies are willing to sacrifice their customers’ long-term privacy or security to save money.

Traka ASSA ABLOY Wins 2024 Red Dot Award for Touch Pro Series of Electronic Key Management Cabinets

Traka, an ASSA ABLOY company and provider of intelligent key management solutions, is pleased to be recognized as a winner of the prestigious Red Dot Award for Product Design. This honour is a testament to Traka’s commitment to innovation and excellence in design.

TMA Releases Comprehensive Operator Training for its ANSI/TMA-AVS-01 Standard

The Monitoring Association (TMA) today announces the launch of its AVS-01 Alarm Validation Scoring Standard online training, an interactive three-module course. Developed primarily for monitoring center operators and delivered online, the dynamic course provides a comprehensive introduction to the AVS-01 Standard; illustrates the Standard’s measurable alarm level classifications; demonstrates the call handling process; and explains the importance of public safety and law enforcement engagement. The course is now available FREE at TMATraining.net.

Milestone Announces Merger With Arcules

Global video technology company Milestone Systems is pleased to announce that effective July 1, 2024, it will merge with the cloud-based video surveillance solutions provider, Arcules.

Organizations Struggle with Outdated Security Approaches, While Online Threats Increase

Cloudflare Inc, recently published its State of Application Security 2024 Report. Findings from this year's report reveal that security teams are struggling to keep pace with the risks posed by organizations’ dependency on modern applications—the technology that underpins all of today’s most used sites. The report underscores that the volume of threats stemming from issues in the software supply chain, increasing number of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks and malicious bots, often exceed the resources of dedicated application security teams.

Secure Storage Drives Give Sensitive Data at the Edge New Protection

Emerging technologies and evolving mission requirements are driving significant expansion of sensitive data at the edge. A growing portfolio of systems -- from PCs to unmanned vehicles, drones and IoT devices -- are collecting, processing, and storing sensitive data.

Cloud Resources Have Become Biggest Targets for Cyberattacks According to New Research

Thales recently announced the release of the 2024 Thales Cloud Security Study, its annual assessment on the latest cloud security threats, trends and emerging risks based on a survey of nearly 3000 IT and security professionals across 18 countries in 37 industries. As the use of the cloud continues to be strategically vital to many organizations, cloud resources have become the biggest targets for cyber-attacks, with SaaS applications (31%), Cloud Storage (30%) and Cloud Management Infrastructure (26%) cited as the leading categories of attack. As a result, protecting cloud environments has risen as the top security priority ahead of all other security disciplines.

Survey: 79 Percent of U.S. Business Leaders Using AI to Enhance Fraud Prevention Efforts

The US economy is facing a significant surge in online fraud, with nearly 90% of business leaders reporting it costs them up to 9% of their annual revenue. This is a key finding from the Veriff Fraud Industry Pulse Survey 2024, which surveyed hundreds of senior decision-makers and fraud leaders across various sectors in the US.

The Monitoring Association Unveils Innovations to the ASAP Service to Revolutionize 911 Emergency Response

The Monitoring Association (TMA), the non-profit trade association representing the professional monitoring industry, announced it has signed a multi-year managed services agreement with Mission Critical Partners (MCP) to power the growth of TMA’s Automated Secure Alarm Protocol (ASAP) Service. This award was made after a competitive procurement process.

Centrios Ships Products to SECLOCK for New England Launch

Centrios, a new brand created within ASSA ABLOY to serve the small business market, announces their first shipment of hardware products to SECLOCK.

DOOR to Acquire HelloTech, Officially Launching DOOR Services

Latch, Inc., soon to be DOOR, recently announced it has agreed to acquire HelloTech, Inc., a service platform delivering on-demand, last-mile installation, setup, and connected device support.

Elite Interactive Solutions Salute for Police Dispatch Procedures

Elite Interactive Solutions, a remote video guarding pioneer using proprietary intelligence and integration to achieve proven crime prevention, announces the company was recognized this month as runner-up for the 2024 Police Dispatch Quality Award (PDQ). The prestigious honor, which is organized by the Security Industry Alarm Coalition (SIAC), was presented during a ceremony at the recent Electronic Security Expo (ESX) held in Louisville.

Nevada Transportation Commission Adopts AI-Based Gun Detection Technology

ZeroEyes, the creators of the only AI-based gun detection video analytics platform that holds the US Department of Homeland Security SAFETY Act Designation, announced it has been chosen by the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) for wide-scale implementation. This marks the first transit agency in the United States to fully deploy weapons detection analytics, with RTC adding ZeroEyes to its state-of-the-art network to protect residents and visitors against gun-related violence.

Holly Borgmann Honored with ESA's Sara E. Jackson Award for Outstanding Leadership & Advocacy

The Electronic Security Association (ESA) proudly announces Holly Borgmann, Vice President, Government Affairs at ADT, as the esteemed recipient of the Sara E. Jackson Award for 2024. This prestigious accolade recognizes individuals who exemplify extraordinary leadership and dedication in advancing the electronic security and life safety industry.

ESA Board of Directors Approves Competency Directors and Officer Positions

Members of the Electronic Security Association (ESA) recently approved several competency director and officer positions.

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.

ONVIF Launches New Working Groups for Cloud, Metadata and Audio

ONVIF, the leading global standardization initiative for IP-based physical security products, is announcing the formation of three new working groups that are tackling standardization work in cloud connectivity, audio and advanced metadata.

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    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