The Security Industry Association (SIA) has named Dr. Elizabeth (Elli) Voorhees as its new director of education and training. In this role, Voorhees —who previously served as director of certifications and compliance for the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4)— will drive all education and certification program activity for SIA and through SIA’s partners in support of the SIA membership and larger industry goals.
The Armored Group, LLC (TAG) have joined forces. TerraHawk will be rebranded as TerraHawk built by TAG Specialty Vehicles. The company will offer SWAT teams, border patrol teams, private security teams and others in high-risk situations armored and unarmored vehicles outfitted with protective elevated surveillance towers. These towers provide viewing from high vantage points giving responders better sight lines which may be critical to positive resolutions.
Agent Video Intelligence announced its seventh annual Channel Partner Awards, honoring leading members of its Channel Partner ProgramThis special accolade recognizes six partners for their exceptional partnership and efforts during 2018 in their respective regions. Exanet is the Agent Vi Outstanding Partner of the Year for 2018, recognized for their professionalism in winning deployments such as the Vicente López Safe City project, and other large-scale municipal projects in Argentina.
The Security Industry Association (SIA) has announced AcceleRISE, a new conference for tomorrow’s security leaders featuring top-quality idea sharing, coaching, business skills development, networking and inspiration. AcceleRISE 2019 will be held Aug. 14-16 at the Radisson Blu Minneapolis Downtown in Minneapolis, Minnesota. AcceleRISE—hosted by SIA’s RISE community for young professionals and those new to the industry—will present blended learning sessions featuring a mix of keynotes, panel sessions, team building exercises, peer networking and workshops.
Genetec announced that Mercury Security part of HID Global, the global leader in OEM access control technology, has awarded Genetec the highest level in their partner program, Platinum Premier. The Platinum Premier status recognizes Mercury’s select business partners who demonstrate continued market growth, strong integration with Mercury solutions, and shared interest in the open architecture approach to access control.
One of the best-known Finns in the world, Valtteri Bottas, and the most valued brand in Finland, ABLOY, are to start a collaboration, with the aim of strengthening the renewed ABLOY brand overseas. Finnish locking solutions provider Abloy and racing driver Valtteri Bottas as announced at the launch of its renewed ABLOY brand to approximately 700 Abloy employees in Joensuu, Finland. With this collaboration, Abloy will start to implement its renewed ABLOY brand among its customers, partners and employees worldwide.
Arcules announced that it has named Cody Flood as Senior Director of Sales for the United States and Canada. In this role, Flood will focus on amplifying the momentum of the regional sales team, and play a significant role in accelerating adoption of the Arcules cloud-based service. Flood joins Arcules with extensive experience in security, IoT, cloud and video solutions, most recently serving as Vice President of North America Sales for Intelligent Security Systems.
MSA Security celebrated significant expansion and growth in 2018. MSA opened four new offices and ATF licensed canine training facilities last year in Hong Kong, China; San Diego, CA; Memphis, TN; and Orangeburg, NY. The company anticipates opening an additional three regional training centers in 2019 to keep up with escalating market demand for its Explosive Detection Canine Teams—known as Windsor Teams—and the rollout of TSA’s new Third Party Canine Program for cargo screening.
PSA announced that Traci Brown, body language and persuasion expert, speaker, author and 3 time US collegiate cycling champion, will be featured at PSA TEC as the keynote presenter. Her presentation, “Liar Liar Pants On Fire”, will take place on March 12, 2019 at 11:30 AM. In her fast-paced, interactive program, Traci teaches lie, fraud and identity theft detection she’s used to get to the truth in billion dollar business deals, crimes and politics.
Pivot3 has completed an advanced certification of its hyper-converged infrastructure with Genetec™ Security Center software. The combination of Pivot3 and the Genetec unified security platform delivers a robust integrated security and IoT solution designed to support the complex requirements of video-intensive, mission-critical environments.