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Ken Gould elected as new NJELSA president

Industry veteran committed to transformative leadership and broadening organization reach
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07/31/2020

MARLBORO, N.J.—The New Jersey Electronic Life Safety Association (NJELSA), which represents members of the security and life safety industry as well as locksmiths in the state of New Jersey, elected Kenneth J. Gould, of Ken Gould Consulting and Gould Alarm and Communications, as its new president.

Specifically Speaking with William J. Hall

Security consultant with ADRM in Woburn, Mass.
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07/29/2020

This month’s feature is with William J. Hall, security consultant with ADRM in Woburn, Mass., who talks about his time as an integrator, a manufacturers representative and now as a security consultant.

ESX Innovation Award winners announced

Virtual TechVision Challenge will determine Best in Show
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07/28/2020

DALLAS—ESX is proud to announce the category winners in its 2020 ESX Innovation Award competition.

Five Questions with VMP’s Keith Fulmer

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07/22/2020

STEVENSVILLE, Md.—Did you know President of Video Mount Products (VMP), Keith Fulmer, can play the spoons? Yeah, neither did we! Learn more about Fulmer’s family, trends he’s seeing in the industry, his favorite books and more.

ONVIF streamlines, expands interoperability with open source

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07/21/2020

SAN RAMON, Calif.—ONVIF is implementing open source for its network interface specifications for physical security technology, streamlining administrative and collaborative processes while also leveraging the collective ingenuity of the global developer community.

TMA 2020 Fall events pivot to virtual format

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07/20/2020

McLEAN, Va.—The Monitoring Association (TMA) Board of Directors announced their decision to transition the organization’s 2020 Annual Meeting and Ops-Tech (formerly known as Fall Operations Management Seminar and Technology Summit) from face-to-face to virtual meetings.

Biometrics in the COVID-19 Era

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07/17/2020

Access control is undergoing significant changes in the COVID-19 era. It’s no longer enough for public and private organizations to provide access to buildings, critical infrastructure and more based solely on the possession of a plastic access control card.

Industry veterans launch podcast

SSN Security Legend Award Winner Jim Henry teams with NYPD Veteran Sal Lifrieri for C-suite-focused show
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07/15/2020

NEW YORK—Security industry veterans, Jim Henry and Sal Lifrieri, launched their new podcast today, The Risk Advisor, featuring lively conversations with thought leaders focused on where the industry is going and what technologies are poised to take us there.

Touchless airports a reality

Creates opportunities and a way for security pros to pivot
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07/15/2020

YARMOUTH, Maine—It’s no secret that COVID essentially halted air travel. From Jan. to present date, 7.5 million flights have been cancelled; demand for air travel has decreased 54 percent and total losses for the air travel industry estimated for this year are predicted at $84.3 billion, according to the International Air Transportation Association (IATA).

Allied Universal employee saves toddler’s life

Incredible feat captured on video
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07/13/2020

SANTA ANA, Calif.—Off-duty Allied Universal security guard and ex-Marine, Phillip Blanks, caught a three-year-old child who was dropped from the third story of a burning apartment building in Phoenix. Blanks was hanging out with a friend when he heard commotion outside.

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SSN News Poll September 2020

With so many companies working from home, combined with using more online and virtual events and meetings, malicious cyber activity has been increasing as cyber criminals take advantage of so many people letting their guard down during this time. This month's News Poll looks to gauge what SSN readers are experiencing.