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This is the home for our coverage of the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on the security industry.

The art of privacy

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Wednesday, June 10, 2020

The struggle is real in this COVID-19 world we’re all living in with so many uncertainties, concerns, distracted thinking, working from home … the list goes on and on.

New Gallagher software feature enables COVID-19 contact tracing

Innovative report identifies onsite movement of specific individuals
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06/09/2020

RIVERSIDE, Mo.—Gallagher, a global security technology manufacturer, recently developed the innovative Proximity and Contact Tracing Report that utilizes access control and draws on Gallagher Command Centre’s reporting capability. 

HID Global introduces WorkforceID cloud platform

New platform digitally transforms physical and cyber identity management
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06/05/2020

AUSTIN, Texas—HID Global announced its new WorkforceID platform that enables a seamless, effortless experience when using identity credentials to access physical and digital workplaces at an office, in the field or on the road.

BriefCam unveils new capabilities to help prevent the spread of COVID-19

Company announces video analytics for contact tracing, physical distancing, occupancy management and face-mask detection
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06/05/2020

BOSTON—BriefCam, a provider of video content analytics and VIDEO SYNOPSIS solutions, announced significant new capabilities to its product portfolio with v5.6.1 of its video content analytics platform.

Identiv offers contact tracing solution

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06/03/2020

FREMONT, Calif.—Identiv, Inc. recently announced the availability of Hirsch Velocity Software with Contact Tracing.

Morse Watchmans introduces touchless and anti-microbial coated key control solutions

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06/01/2020

OXFORD, Conn.—Morse Watchmans announced the introduction of new touchless facial recognition access and an anti-microbial powder coating on the company’s industry leading KeyWatcher and AssetWatcher systems.

Maxxess Systems Partners with Seek Thermal to deliver screening solution

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06/01/2020

YORBA LINDA, Calif.—Maxxess Systems, a global leader in event response management and collaboration systems, announced their partnership with Seek Thermal, an advanced imaging technology company, to deliver a complete temperature screening solution to help manage health risks.

Is working from home viable long-term?

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Typical weekday at my home: My son and I can be seen chasing our dog Blondie, trying to grab her before she escapes out the front door, which is open for some reason (my son?). Chaos ensues.

News Poll: Industry weighs in on future of in-person conferences

Half of respondents don't see them happening in 2020, with another 50 percent saying they won't attend if they are held
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05/27/2020

YARMOUTH, Maine—With the coronavirus keeping us all grounded for now, and with the future still not clear as to how long it will take us to get back to some type of normalcy, this month’s SSN News Poll looked to gauge readers' thoughts and feelings on the immediate and long-term future of in-person conferences.

SSN News Poll: Security companies struggling to get funding through the CARES Act

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05/13/2020

YARMOUTH, Maine—While the recent announcement of a second round of CARES Act funding for small businesses is good news, many are wondering if it will make it into the hands of the companies that need it most, as the first round of funding ran out quickly with several problems reported.

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