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

Fresh Value Supermarkets invest in customer, team member wellness

Loss prevention VP ensures security, health in grocery shopping environment
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04/23/2020

TRUSSVILLE, Ala.—For approximately 24 years, Randy Guarneri, CFE, CFI and Security Systems News“ 40 under 40” Class of 2019 winner has dedicated his professional security career to the loss prevention industry, serving in many roles for brands such as Winn-Dixie, Harris Teeter, Saks Fifth Avenue, Family Dollar and EZPawn.

Consultants partner to create guidelines for getting back to work

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Wednesday, April 22, 2020

With so much debate and uncertainty today about when and how America can safely go back to work, it was a pleasant surprise — even some relief — to see an email from my friends over at ESI Convergent, LLC and Butchko Inc., two security consulting firms, who have partnered to develop the STEPS partnership program to Bring America Back to Work.

News Poll: Coronavirus severely affecting security industry

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04/21/2020

YARMOUTH, Maine—Final results are in for this month’s news poll — one of the most participated in polls Security Systems News has done to date — showing that companies are being severely affected by the coronavirus outbreak.

Residential security adoption rises to 33 percent

Up from 28 percent in 2018, Parks says 2020 does pose challenges
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04/17/2020

DALLAS—Consumer Insights 2020 research from Parks Associates finds security system adoption, after holding steady at 25-28 percent for over five years, jumped up to 33 percent of U.S. broadband households at the end of 2019.

Eagle Eye Networks cloud VMS enhanced to support elevated body temperature measurement using thermal cameras

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04/17/2020

AUSTIN, Texas—Eagle Eye Networks announced enhancements to the Eagle Eye Cloud Video Management System for full support of dual spectrum cameras used in elevated temperature detection. 

Brivo research illustrates impact on American workforce

Access audits show how many are staying home, track changes in real time
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04/15/2020

BETHESDA, Md.—Brivo recently unveiled findings from access audits the company is doing as it tracks the ongoing impact of COVID-19 on the American workforce, helping to quantify how many are currently working from home, and track the process as the nation heads back to the office.

Allied Universal looking to hire 30,000

CEO Steve Jones tells SSN security more essential than ever during crisis
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04/15/2020

SANTA ANA, Calif.—Allied Universal announced it is seeking to hire more than 30,000 security professionals and administrative staff to fill positions located throughout the nation over the next two months.

Being nimble in trying times

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Wednesday, April 15, 2020

I’ve been hearing and seeing the use of the word “nimble” lately when it comes to security businesses continuing their success during this trying time of the coronavirus, working fr

Johnson Controls implements mandatory furloughs

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04/03/2020

GLENDALE, Wis.—Johnson Controls Inc. (JCI) implemented mandatory furloughs for its salaried employees, according to an article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Security industry comes together during crisis

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

These are very strange and trying times we are living in.

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