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JUL 2019

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20 Security Business / / July 2019 SECURITY WATCH COMPILED BY PAUL ROTHMAN, EDITOR•IN•CHIEF Headlines / Get your daily security news at Residential Security • BH Management & ADT partner for multi-family unit smart home tech • Resideo acquires LifeWhere for predictive maintenance technology • Vivint introduces zero-down financing for property owners • DISH launches smart home installation services in 11 markets Video Surveillance • Trend Micro announces 5 million blocked Vivotek security camera cyber-attacks in 5-month span • ETSI releases specficiation for Ethernet and Power over Coax solutions for IP surveillance Vendor News • David Meredith named the new CEO of Everbridge • Hikvision Canada regional manager raises funds for Kids’ Cancer Care • PureTech Systems awarded contract to protect electric power generation sites in the U.S. • March Networks recognizes Top 2019 certified partners • Sargent and Greenleaf acquired by private equity firm Associations & Events • Winners of 2019 ESX Innovation Awards announced • ESA launches Training as a Service (TaaS) for members • The Monitoring Association adds 50th, 51st, and 52nd PSAP • TMA joins APCO Intl. in calling for support of 9-1-1 SAVES Act • Wayne Esser and Dhira Gregory named for 2019 SIA Statesman Award Integrators • ADT Commercial acquires Detroit-based Security Corp. • B Safe Security acquires Securitech and DC Security Systems • Vector Security secures $450M credit facility to finance acquisitions • Security 101 San Francisco & Sacramento franchises open • Guardian Protection teams up with Minor League Baseball Online Features The War on Biometrics Rages On Biometrics and facial recognition technology in particular, has drawn the ire of privacy advocates and lawmakers alike in recent months. In May, San Francisco became the first city in the nation to ban the use of facial recognition systems by government agencies and in June, city council members in Somerville, Mass., also passed an ordinance prohibiting the use of the technology in their city. SecurityInfoWatch Editor Joel Griffin talked with attorney Karla Grossenbacher to dig deeper into the legalities of these decisions. The Impact of AI on Guard Services Take a closer look at Allied Universal’s release of an advanced artificial intelligence platform called HELIAUS, designed to improve safety and reduce risk by enhancing on-site guarding services. Editorial Director Steve Lasky talked with Mark Mullison, Allied’s CIO for insight. AI-Powered Active Shooter Detection The latest company to throw its hat into the AI surveillance arena is Defendry, which specializes in providing automated threat detection technology to detect and send alerts about threats, such as an active shooter or robbery, in real time. Get a closer look with Pat Sullivan, Defendry’s founder and CEO.

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