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Qualities to Look for When You Hire Security Guards

Most businesses and events that have a lot of people coming in and out of restricted areas require security guards to protect the public and property. The role of a security guard is to escort people away from danger, report to authorities and essentially prevent people from dangerous situations. It’s not always easy to find people that fit the description of a good security guard. It is not an easy job. With the right training a security guard will not only fulfill their duties but exceed them.

ISS Expands into New Office in Dubai

ISS – Intelligent Security Systems announced an expansion of the company’s presence in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, into a larger workspace. The new office is located at Jumeirah Lake Towers, a large development consisting of 80 towers built along a scenic waterway. The ISS office in Dubai provides sales, technical support and maintenance services, along with local development and software customizations and integration.

Milestone Systems Welcomes Bill Rainey as New Vice President

Milestone Systems announce the appointment of Bill Rainey as Vice President for Channel Sales Strategy. To meet aggressive growth ambitions, Milestone is expanding its Global Sales team with several, new functions and has appointed Rainey to lead Channel Sales Strategy. The new organization is designed to empower Milestone’s strong partner community to sell true business outcomes to customers. Rainey will oversee and drive channel sales strategy as well as the design and implementation of high value partner engagement and enablement programs.

Boon Edam to Demonstrate Doors and Turnstiles at ISC West

Boon Edam announced they will be displaying contactless security doors and turnstiles, including a new optical turnstile, the Speedlane Compact, in booth #8037 at the ISC West exhibition in Las Vegas on July 19-21. ISC West is the largest security event in North America, bringing together thousands of security and safety professionals for networking, education and discovery of new technology. All of Boon Edam’s security entrances will be paired with the latest in access control and biometric technologies to demonstrate a seamless solution for attendees.

Use ESSER Funds for Touch-free Access

Pandemic restrictions may be easing, but the desire to keep K-12 students, staff, and campus visitors safe and secure remains a top priority. Dormakaba designs modern access solutions to make the physical structure of k-12 school buildings and campuses healthier and more secure without disrupting learning. Many access control products available on many local, state and national cooperative contracts can qualify for the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief or the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief funds

SALTO Unveils Newly Redesigned Website

SALTO Systems has launched a newly-redesigned website that offers detailed product information, enhanced industry vertical focus, and covers the latest technology and electronic advances for SALTO platforms, technology, and services. The new site places a large emphasis on visitor experience and provides a streamlined, modern design, improved functionality, and accessible resources to help support the informational needs of clients and prospects alike.

Securitas’ Board of Directors has Resolved to Purchase Own Shares

The Board of Directors of Securitas AB has resolved, pursuant to the authorization granted by the Annual General Meeting held on May 5, 2021, that the company shall acquire own shares of series B on Nasdaq Stockholm. The purpose of the acquisition is to ensure Securitas’ undertakings in respect of share-related or share-based incentive programs (other than delivery of shares to participants of incentive programs), including covering social security costs. The acquisition may commence on June 4, 2021.

Beth Kahwajy Zdrojewski Promoted to SALTO Hospitality Vertical Leader

SALTO Systems announce the promotion of Beth Kahwajy Zdrojewski to North America Vertical Business Leader-Hospitality. Prior to taking on this new role, Zdrojewski served as SALTO National Account Manager for Hospitality. SALTO North America Director of Marketing and Vertical Business Steve Burk said the hospitality industry is an important vertical for electronic access control as they continue to leverage added security, operational efficiencies, and guest satisfaction.

HID Launches Card Personalization Solution to Streamline Mediterranean Passenger Line Rewards Program

HID Global announced that maritime company Attica Group has selected its HID FARGO DTC4500e High Capacity Card Printer & Encoder to optimize its loyalty program kiosks. The solution improves the user experience by instantly personalizing high-quality full-color membership cards and supports the continuous issuance needs of the loyalty program. In partnership with local IT company CubeIQ Limited, Attica Group installed user-friendly Seasmiles kiosks on 19 passenger ferries.

Relativity Acquires Text IQ

Text IQ leverages the latest in unsupervised ML, graphical modeling, social network analysis, NLP and deep learning to create AI solutions for the world’s largest enterprises to manage and mitigate risks in enterprise data. Text IQ’s AI helps to lower the cost and risk of legal privilege review, speed up and increase the accuracy of data breach response workflows, and quickly identify and manage personally identifiable information (PII) which are often associated with GDPR and Data Subject Access Requests.

Intelligent Buildings Hires Elliott as Smart Building Consultant

Intelligent Buildings announced it has hired Peter Elliott as a Smart Building Consultant for the General Services Administration (GSA). In this role, Elliott will utilize his design, development, and engineering expertise to create substantial improvements in performance, wellness, and risk mitigation for clients. Elliott’s expertise will support the GSA’s existing goals and drive Smart Building attributes, such as scalability, flexibility, risk mitigation, and long-term cost structure reduction.

Interface Announces $5,000 “Tech for Good” Scholarship

Interface Security Systems launched a “Tech for Good” scholarship program to help provide financial support to college students pursuing four-year STEM or other technology-oriented studies and careers. One student will be selected every year from the pool of applicants and will receive $5,000 to help continue their education. To be eligible for this scholarship, students will need to be enrolled full-time in an accredited US university for the 2021-2022 academic year.

SALTO Systems Names Ron Shaffer as Business Lead for Education

SALTO Systems has named Ron Shaffer as the North America Vertical Business Leader-Education. SALTO North America Director of Marketing & Vertical Business, Steve Burk, said access control for education not only makes students, staff, and campuses more secure, it will also drive operational efficiencies, not to mention that it can also be a very attractive draw for students and staff. Shaffer has previously served SALTO as a business development manager and solutions architect technology director.

Open Systems Appoints New CEO, Prepares for Growth

Open Systems announced the appointment of Geoff Haydon as Chief Executive Officer. With more than 20 years’ experience growing successful cybersecurity companies, Haydon is tasked with enriching Open Systems’ cybersecurity platform and increasing the company’s share of the managed security market, which IDC expects to be the fastest growing segment of global security spending by 2024.

Calipsa Announces New Business Development Leaders

Calipsa announced the promotion of a regional sales director and the appointment of two business development managers as the company continues its expansion in the Americas. Tara Biglari was promoted to regional sales director, Americas. She joined Calipsa in 2017 as a sales associate in the United Kingdom. Since 2020, she has focused solely on business development in the Americas, forming relationships with leading Latin American industry representative companies.

Qognify Expands North America Sales Team as Demand for Physical Security Grows

Qognify announced the expansion of its sales team with five appointments in the North America region. The creation of new roles in business development, sales and sales engineering is in response to the growing demand that Qognify has experienced in the past 12 months for integrated physical security solutions that improve the outcomes while reducing complexity. Christy Bauswell brings more than 20 years of experience in the video surveillance industry to her role as Senior Key Accounts Manager.

GardaWorld Announces Security Services Executive Appointments

GardaWorld announce the appointment of Prentice Robertson to the position of President and Chief Operating Officer of U.S. Security Services, and Jean-Luc Meunier to the position of President and Chief Operating Officer, Security Services Canada. Prentice Robertson joined GardaWorld in 2019 as Chief Operating Officer, Security Services, U.S. His mandate was to consolidate the Whelan Security and United American Security brands to form and lead GardaWorld’s U.S. security services business unit.

Interface Security Systems Appoints Brian Garavuso as CTO

Interface Security Systems announced that it has appointed Brian Garavuso as its Chief Technology Officer. With almost 30 years of global executive leadership experience, Garavuso has served in C-level and advisory roles for companies that include OfficeMart, Diamond Resorts International, Hilton Grand Vacations Company, Interstate Hotels and Resorts, the Mariner Group, and Cape Coral Hospital. He received his BA in finance and accounting from South Florida University.

Genetec Clearance camera registry helps agencies close cases faster

Genetec announced an update to its camera registry module for Genetec Clearance a digital evidence management system that facilitates collaboration between public safety agencies, corporate security departments, businesses, and the public. Video evidence is an invaluable tool to help investigators review events, assist the public, and solve crimes. The methods used to retrieve recordings from privately-owned cameras are cumbersome and time-consuming, as they rely on officers manually collecting video from the scene.

Digital Watchdog Invests in Sales Engineer Team

Digital Watchdog announces the appointment of three new Sales Engineers and one new Field Engineer to support the DW sales team and partner integrators. As a DW Field Engineer, Julian Garcia is primarily responsible to help with Technical Support escalations. In addition, as DW Sales Engineers, Joseph Koehl, Bobby Dick and Rafael Saenz help with the planning of systems and overcoming technical issues with existing systems, create training materials and author technical collateral.