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Millennials Concerned About Privacy, But Lax On Security

A Rivetz study has found that Millennials were incredibly reliant on their smartphones: two-thirds of respondents were willing to allow a friend to borrow their car for 24 hours, but the same percentage were not willing to allow a friend to borrow their smartphone for the same amount of time.

N.H. First Responders to Make House Calls
Under NH Project FIRST “quick response teams” of first responders will visit an individual at home after an overdose call and offer to connect them with services at their local treatment center.

Tenn. Governor Proposes $40 Million in Funding for School Security

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced a new investment in school safety to better protect teachers and students and prepare against the threat of violence.

Contractors/Freelancers Cause of Most Workforce Related Security Incidents

A new report reveals that nearly half of businesses are unaware of any potential employee issues prior to a workforce incident, and 87 percent say third-party contractors and freelancers are the cause of the risk.

POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2019 8:00 AM
Legislation Introduced to Reduce Violence Against Health Care and Social Service Workers

Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02) has introduced legislation to curb rising rates of workplace violence facing health care and social service employees such as nurses, physicians, emergency responders, medical assistants, and social workers.

White House Releases Strategy to Strengthen Aviation Security

In its National Strategy for Aviation Security, the Trump administration has called upon the government and private sector to strengthen aviation security from physical and cyber threats.

Mobile and IoT Devices: Enabling Remote Access

As many industries adopt IoT solutions for increased security, reduced costs and new opportunities, the buildings industry is looking to do the same by incorporating IoT and mobile functionality into a range of facilities, including around building security systems.

Rand Report Recommends Strengthening Non-Law Enforcement Terrorism Prevention Programs

National capabilities for terrorism prevention — options other than traditional law-enforcement action to respond to the risk of individual radicalization to violence — are relatively limited, with most relying on local or non-government efforts and only a subset receiving federal support, according to a report from the Homeland Security Operational Analysis Center (HSOAC).

The BCI Launches Women in Resilience Group

The Business Continuity Institute has formed a new group, Women in Resilience (WiR), which aims to connect and empower women in business continuity, organizational resilience and related disciplines.

Grossmont College Offers Free Training in Drone Piloting

Grossmont Community College in El Cajon, Calif. offers a free program to train novices to become FAA-certified, commercial class drone pilots.


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What to Look for at ISC West 2019

As the countdown to ISC West 2019 goes from months to weeks to days, it’s time to start thinking about the best way to spend your time while in attendance. And with so much to look forward to, choosing what activities you will get the most out of is no easy task. So SDM sat down with Will Wise, group VP of security events at ISC, to take care of some of the guessing work, and share what’s new at this year’s event.

POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2019 2:36 PM
NSCA Recognizes Three Deserving Industry Leaders in 2019

NSCA, a not-for-profit association representing the commercial low-voltage electronic systems industry, announced three award honorees for 2019. Recipients will be honored during the 21st annual Business & Leadership Conference, held Feb. 27-March 1, 2019, in Tampa, Fla.

POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2019 11:08 AM
ADT Offers Enhanced Communications Experience Through FirstNet

ADT, a provider of monitored security and interactive home and business automation solutions in the United States and Canada, today announced that the company will be the first home security provider to offer an enhanced communications experience via FirstNet — public safety’s dedicated, nationwide communications platform. 

POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2019 10:34 AM
Sponsors Announced for PSA TEC

PSA announced the lineup of sponsors for TEC 2019, the annual education conference and exhibit show for systems integrators, to be held in Denver, Colo. March 11-14. 

POSTED FEBRUARY 20, 2019 1:54 PM
Ojo Technology Names New Executives

Ojo Technology, a security integrator in Northern California, has named Shailesh Prasad as its new vice president of operations and promoted Jeffrey Gutierrez to general manager for its growing Central Valley office.

POSTED FEBRUARY 20, 2019 11:17 AM
Open Options Launches New Advantage Dealer Program

Open Options, a provider of innovative access control solutions, has announced a new incentive program for its certified dealer channel.

POSTED FEBRUARY 20, 2019 10:10 AM
FLIR Mobile Sensor Platform Creates Safer Cities

The FLIR TruWITNESS is a wearable sensor platform designed for city-level security and public safety operations.

Control4 Unveils New Tiny Smart Home During Design Construction Week

Control4 Corporation, a global provider of smart home solutions, announced the debut of the Control4 Tiny Smart Home, a compact, 250-square-foot smart home designed to give architects, builders and designers an interactive, design-forward smart technology experience at Design Construction Week 2019 at IBS in Control4 booth SU443.

POSTED FEBRUARY 19, 2019 12:15 PM
Qolsys Selected as Exclusive Hub by D.R. Horton

Qolsys, a provider of security and smart home technology, announced that the Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Plus was selected by D.R. Horton Inc. to provide the hub for its “Home is Connected” solution. 

POSTED FEBRUARY 19, 2019 12:01 PM
Viking’s Ceiling Speaker Makes Calls

The newest addition to Viking’s line of VoIP paging speakers is a 2-ft. x 2-ft drop-in ceiling tile IP speaker for SIP endpoint or multicast/paging.

POSTED FEBRUARY 19, 2019 - Justice

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