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HWPco launched new PSO to better serve the industry

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06/12/2020

DULUTH, Ga.—HWPco, a professional services organization (PSO) with a strong focus on its existing sales-as-a-service platform, has launched a redefined “Rep” model that offers a new suite of technology services. 

Parks Associates announces CONNECTIONS Community

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06/11/2020

DALLAS—International research firm, Parks Associates, announced the launch of an online conference and networking experience, November 10-12, focused on the connected home and IoT industries.

Five Questions with Identiv’s CEO Steven Humphreys

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06/10/2020

FREMONT, Calif.—Security Systems News caught up with Identiv’s CEO, Steven Humphreys, who talks about going from an orphan to CEO, and how his passions for education and robotics help him stay at the forefront of the industry.

SIA open protocol approved as international standard

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06/08/2020

SILVER SPRING, Md.—Developed and maintained by the Security Industry Association (SIA) OSDP Working Group since 2011, the SIA Open Supervised Device Protocol (OSDP), an access control communications standard to improve interoperability among access control and security products, has been approved by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).

Mission 500 launches M500 Club to drive participation in new virtual events

Virtual fundraising strategy implemented to assist families in need
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06/02/2020

MIAMI, Fla.—Mission 500, a charitable non-profit organization engaging security professionals to assist families in crisis across the USA, is proud to announce the launch of its 2020 foundational fundraising campaign — the M500 Club.

SSN editor part of upcoming TMA Virtual Town Hall

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05/27/2020

YARMOUTH, Maine—To continue to drive community and togetherness, as well as offer practical, usable information to the industry during uncertain times of COVID, The Monitoring Association (TMA) started hosting the “Weekly Virtual Town Hall.” 

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.

Specifically Speaking with Forrest Gist

Global Technology Lead at Jacobs Physical Security Solutions based in Dallas
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05/20/2020

DALLAS—Security Systems News speaks with Forrest Gist, Global Technology Lead at Jacobs Physical Security Solutions based in Dallas, for our Specifically Speaking feature.

New SIA Women in Security Forum scholarship program available

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05/18/2020

SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Security Industry Association (SIA) is now accepting applications for the SIA Women in Security Forum Scholarship program.

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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SSN News Poll October 2020

With the flurry of activity in partnerships and acquisitions recently — ADT partnering with Google to take on the smart home market; Motorola buying Pelco; Johnson Controls acquiring Qolsys; and S3 expanding into Western Virginia — this month’s News Poll looks to gauge the M&A market.