Securing the Future: The Role of Veterans in Cybersecurity

Marus Haney

In today’s digital age, the importance of cybersecurity cannot be overstated. As cyber threats become more sophisticated, the need for skilled professionals to protect critical information and infrastructure is paramount. Veterans, with their unique training and experience, are perfectly positioned to meet this demand. AllegiantVETS helps service members transition into cybersecurity roles by facilitating their acquisition of essential credentials and certifications.

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Is the Timing Right to Sell My Business?

Kelly Bond

If you look around any industry convention, conference, meeting, etc. You will notice a lot of the business owners may look… well, familiar. Many started their security businesses in the 1970’s and 1980’s when the security industry services expanded to include not only physical security but also electronic surveillance and alarm systems. Many of these familiar faces have had great careers operating a successful security business. As it is in any industry, however, the “baby boomers” are looking for their day in the sun and are increasingly looking to sell their businesses.

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Unlocking New Horizons: Expanding into New Markets in the Alarm Industry

Jorge Olivieri

In an era where security concerns are ever-present, our industry stands as a beacon of protection, offering peace of mind to individuals and businesses alike. As demand for security solutions continues to surge, you may be increasingly looking to expand into new markets to seize emerging opportunities and grow your brand beyond your current zip codes. Diving into new markets is like stepping into a thrilling adventure filled with excitement and a hint of uncertainty.

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Ensuring the Security of Critical Infrastructure: Challenges and Innovations

Critical Infrastructure Security and Surveillance is essential to safeguarding the systems and assets that are vital to the functioning of our society and economy. These infrastructures include, among other things, public health services, communication networks, transportation systems, and utilities (gas, water, and electricity). A complete strategy, comprising risk assessment, preventative measures, ongoing surveillance, and efficient incident response is required to ensure their security.

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The Path to Career Growth is at Your Fingertips

David HENDERSON

When I was green in this industry starting out as an installing technician, I had to learn and adapt many skills to sustain myself in the trade. Whether it was drilling, mounting an alarm appliance or how to use a fish tape, questions often arose where I would stop to ask someone I respected in my same line of work. Generally, I found those who are more experienced will be happy to share their knowledge if you’re willing to watch, listen and learn.

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Don’t Neglect Existing Customers in Business Development

Audrey Pierson

In the competitive landscape of the alarm industry, where cutting-edge technology and new customer acquisition are often the focal points, a significant issue persists — many companies overlook their existing customer base. This oversight not only hampers customer satisfaction and loyalty, but also impacts the long-term sustainability and growth of the business.

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Telguard and Hochiki America Announce Their New Firenet 5g Communicator

Telguard to announce that it has partnered with Hochiki America, in the development and release of the Hochiki FireNET Comm 5G communicator.As a flexible cellular solution to the continued phasing out of “plain old telephone service” (POTS) lines, the FireNET Comm 5G includes a custom connector cable that adds the ability to connect the communicator to the serial data port of the Hochiki FireNET Plus alarm control panel or the VES Elite RS-H panel, a private label version by Hochiki America.

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Snap One Partners With RG Nets’ Revenue Extraction Gateway Software Solution (rXg) to Simplify Installation and Management of Advanced Solutions

Snap One announced it is partnering with RG Nets to provide Snap One Partners access to the rXg solution, a new way to automate the configuration, operation and management of Access Networks WLAN infrastructure or ‘bulk Wi-Fi’ that can simplify and enhance internet access in MDUs, restaurants, entertainment venues, co-working spaces and other multi-user environments.

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Maximizing Signal Strength: An Introduction to High-Gain Antennas

In an increasingly connected industrial landscape, the demand for faster and more reliable network connectivity through wireless communication technologies is at an all-time high. As organizations strive for seamless wireless communication connectivity, the role of antennas, particularly high-gain antennas, becomes pivotal in link quality. For some, however, the technicalities of high-gain antennas can seem like a web of jargon and specifications.

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The Future is Hybrid: Why Hybrid-cloud Solutions are Gaining Traction

Cloud or on-prem? With the next generation of software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions, companies no longer have to choose. Organizations are increasingly implementing hybrid solutions, leveraging the best of both technologies to enhance their security and operations. An open, hybrid deployment allows businesses to make technology investment decisions based on their needs and move to the cloud at their own pace.

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Genetec AutoVu Plate Finder brings Automatic License Plate Recognition to mobile devices

Genetec announced AutoVu™ Plate Finder, a new feature that enables parking operators and law enforcement professionals to quickly identify and validate license plate numbers directly from their Apple or Android mobile devices. AutoVu Plate Finder increases efficiency by reducing the time spent manually checking difficult-to-read or obstructed license plates.

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The PSA Network Announces 2024 Scholarship Recipients

The PSA Network  announced the recipients of its annual scholarships. Ryan Knoll of Pro-Tec Design; Staci Eslinger of M3T Corporation; Jack Tadych of SecurAlarm; and Rich Campbell of RFI are the PSA Scholarship 2024 winners. The PSA Scholarship provides winning applicants financial support toward education at higher education institutions or industry certifications.

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Edwards Fire & Life Safety Announces ModuLaser EST4 Integration

Edwards has announced the availability of its latest advancement in early smoke detection – the all-new ModuLaser® integration for EST4 panels. The integration is specifically engineered for complex environments like data centers, warehouses, and hospitals, where traditional spot detectors often fail to capture early warning signs.

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Genetec Expands Global Presence with New R&D Hubs and Experience Centers to Support Rapid Growth

Genetec announced the opening of several new R&D hubs, Experience Centers, and the expansion of several offices around the world. Underscoring its commitment to innovation, Genetec is expanding its global footprint with the establishment and expansion of new research and development hubs in strategic locations worldwide.

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IMRON Enhances UnityIS Compatibility with AXIS A1210 and A1610 Network Door Controllers

IMRON to announce a significant expansion in compatibility for its leading product, UnityIS. Now, UnityIS® seamlessly integrates with the AXIS A1210 single-door controller and the AXIS A1610 dual-door controller, offering enhanced flexibility and functionality to users. The AXIS A1210 and A1610 Network Door Controllers offer versatile power options, supporting both PoE+ and DC power.

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Morse Watchmans K-12 School Key Control Solutions Improve Operations and Emergency Response Time

Morse Watchmans has a full lineup of key control solutions with unmatched expertise and robust technology that is bolstering security at K-12 schools nationwide, improving security operations, reducing costs, and facilitating better response times after an incident. Highlights include innovations like the Morse Watchmans’ Emergency Key Grab (EKG) Kit, which provides first responders with secure, fast access to keys in the event of a facility lockdown.

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FAA Reauthorization Act Extends ASSURE UAS Program and Establishes ASSUREd Safe

The FAA Reauthorization Act 2024, signed by President Biden last week, marks a significant milestone in the advancement of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) technology and safety. Among its provisions, the extension of the Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research Excellence (ASSURE), FAA’s Center of Excellence for UAS programs, stands out as a crucial initiative driving innovation and collaboration in the UAS industry.

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Teledyne FLIR Expands its AI-Enabled Neutrino Ground ISR Series

Teledyne FLIR announced the next mid-wave infrared (MWIR) Neutrino Ground ISR imaging module. The new ITAR-free Neutrino SX8-ISR 35-700 model with 1280×1024 resolution combines Teledyne FLIR’s world-class MWIR camera module and continuous zoom (CZ) lens for integrators developing intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) systems.

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Acre Adopts acre Intrusion Branding to Boost Clarity and Cohesion in Product Lineup

acre security announced an initiative as part of its ongoing effort to unify and simplify its product offerings. The rebranding of the SPC intruder detection system to acre Intrusion marks a strategic alignment within the company’s streamlined branding framework. This approach also includes the acre Access Control and acre Visitor Management solutions, bringing a cohesive identity to the entire portfolio.

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New Corbin Russwin ML2000 Series Mortise Lock Now Available with Motorized Electric Latch Retraction (MELR)

Corbin Russwin, an ASSA ABLOY Group brand, introduces the newest function for our ML2000 Series mortise lock – Motorized Electric Latch Retraction (MELR). Engineered for demanding commercial, institutional, and industrial applications, these new locks set new benchmarks in security by ensuring compliance, reliability and the enduring style and security you’ve come to expect from Corbin Russwin door hardware solutions.

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