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Survey says Most Americans Continue to Have Privacy and Security Concerns

Privacy and security online continue to be major issues for Americans, according to an NTIA survey conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau.



POSTED AUGUST 20, 2018
CA Lawmakers Reject Panic Buttons for Hotel Workers

California lawmakers rejected a bill that would give hotel panic buttons for cleaning crews who fear sexual assault.



POSTED AUGUST 17, 2018
LA to Deploy Body Scanners on Buses

The TSA has partnered with the Los Angeles County Metro to deploy a new portable passenger screening technology that will help detect weapon and explosive device security threats on the county’s transit system.



POSTED AUGUST 16, 2018
GBTA Forecasts Seven Percent Growth in Global Business Travel Spend

Global business travel spending reached $1.33 trillion in 2017, advancing 5.8 percent over 2016 levels, according to the GBTA BTI™ Outlook – Annual Global Report & Forecast.



POSTED AUGUST 16, 2018
LA Metro System Invests in Passive Screening Devices

The public transit system in Los Angeles has announced that it is the first in the U.S. to purchase millimeter wave scanners to screen metro riders for suspicious objects as they move through stations. 



POSTED AUGUST 15, 2018 1:00 AM
Hackers Steal $13.5 Million from Indian Bank in ATM Scheme

By using a malware attack on the bank’s ATM server, hackers stole customer information and withdrew 805 million rupees in 14,849 transactions in just over two hours on August 11, mostly overseas.



POSTED AUGUST 15, 2018 1:00 AM
How to Promote Continuous Improvement in Threat Assessment Programs

Although not all events can be stopped, there are strategies to mitigate occurrences by identifying threats at organizations. Threat assessment should be used at the organizational level to identity behavior that could lead to violence.



POSTED AUGUST 15, 2018 1:00 AM
Fewer Organizations Referring Fraud to Law Enforcement

Over the past decade, fewer and fewer fraud cases were referred to law enforcement.



POSTED AUGUST 15, 2018
How to Use Technology to Improve Duty of Care Obligations
Duty of Care is gaining momentum. The idea is simple: employers have a duty to keep their people safe. Whether your employees are on-site or travelling, in a cubicle or on a construction site, in the States or abroad, that duty remains – to protect your employees from unnecessary risk of harm.

POSTED AUGUST 14, 2018 3:08 PM
3 Simple Steps to Address Patient Violence in Healthcare Facilities and Hospitals
The International Association of Healthcare Security and Safety (IAHSS) recently released new guidance on how to help healthcare officials address visitor and patient violence in hospitals. Patient violence – whether it is physical or verbal – not only threatens human life and the well-being of hospital staff but also threatens patient safety and creates an unhealthy work environment.

POSTED AUGUST 14, 2018 3:04 PM

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Securitas Electronic Security Achieves SOC 2 Certification

Securitas Electronic Security Inc. (SES), announced the successful achievement of its Service Organization Control (SOC) 2 certification, governed by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA). This accomplishment confirms SES has achieved the service commitments and system requirements for the trust services criteria relevant to security, availability, processing integrity, and confidentiality for SES Monitoring, Service Platforms and Operations.



POSTED AUGUST 20, 2018 10:40 AM
When All Else Fails— Why Cyber Liability Insurance Matters

In today’s world, cyber threats are on everyone’s minds. That’s because it’s slowly becoming the number one business risk for organizations of all sizes. From system hacks and DDoS attacks to the increased prevalence of ransomwares, news of cyberattacks seems constant. While there have fewer reports of major attacks comparable to the Yahoo breach of 2017, where the personal information of 3 billion users was exposed, that’s no reason to be complacent. Governments are stepping in to update policies and standards, which hold more organizations accountable.



POSTED AUGUST 20, 2018 10:35 AM
Vector Security Enters Sponsorship Agreement With the Pittsburgh Penguins

Vector Security announced a three-year sponsorship agreement with the Pittsburgh Penguins. Vector Security will receive in-arena sponsorship exclusivity in the home and business security categories and is named the “Official Security Partner of the Pittsburgh Penguins” through the 2020-21 season.



POSTED AUGUST 17, 2018 3:11 PM
G4S Seattle Named Veteran Friendly Employer of the Year by American Veterans

G4S Secure Solutions Seattle was named Veteran Friendly Employer of the Year by American Veterans (AMVETS). The award recognizes employers who have made great strides by providing employment to veterans and who have made a commitment to including veterans in their organizational culture. G4S was presented the award during a ceremony in Orlando.



POSTED AUGUST 17, 2018 3:08 PM
Sonitrol of Lexington and Bates Security Along With 3xLOGIC Lend Helping Hand to Nonprofit

3xLOGIC, Inc., in cooperation with Bates Security, Sonitrol of Lexington, and Sonitrol corporate, have completed a video surveillance and audio detection security upgrade project for “The Nest,” known formally as the Center for Women, Children, and Families.



POSTED AUGUST 17, 2018 12:00 PM
UK Borough Enhances Safety in Public Spaces With Integrated Video System

Located one hour outside of London, the borough of Runnymede is a local government district with over 80,000 residents in the county of Surrey. It is one of the most prosperous parts of the London commuter belt and home to some of the U.K.’s most expensive real estate. In order to enhance public safety, the borough council contracted service provider Safer Runnymede. Working with Nottinghamshire-based systems integrator Central Security Systems, the experts installed a platform combining public safety technology with personal safety services such as care solutions for the elderly.



POSTED AUGUST 17, 2018 10:13 AM
GTCR Announces Sale of GreatCall to Best Buy

GTCR, a private equity firm, signed a definitive agreement to sell GreatCall Inc. to Best Buy for cash consideration of $800 million. 



POSTED AUGUST 16, 2018 12:24 PM
If You’re Going to CEDIA Expo, Some New Things to See

This year’s CEDIA Expo, Sept. 6-8 at the San Diego Convention Center, provides concentrated access to new products, breakthrough innovations and targeted training in tech integration. As many as 35 new sessions will debut at CEDIA Expo, bringing the total session offerings to 110.



POSTED AUGUST 15, 2018 9:53 AM
Why Sell Smart Locks

Advances in technology have put smart home capability within the reach of most security systems buyers, greatly enhancing security’s consumer appeal — and one of the most appealing smart devices is the smart lock.



POSTED AUGUST 15, 2018
NMC Appoints Grant Graham as Vice President of Dealer Relations

National Monitoring Center, NMC, part of the Netwatch Group, welcomed Grant Graham back to the team as vice president of dealer relations. Graham will be responsible for the leadership of dealers and dedicated to their success. 



POSTED AUGUST 14, 2018 4:15 PM

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