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The Department of Homeland Security renovated its forensics laboratory to provide more workspace for specialists who monitor illegal cyber activities. SSI Staff · July 23, 2015

The FTC claims LifeLock violated parts of an order by telling consumers they would be notified as soon as the company became aware of a possible breach. SSI Staff · July 23, 2015

The $203 million acquisition will expand Allegion’s presence in the Europe, Middle East, India & Africa region. SSI Staff · July 23, 2015

The Santa Fe Police Department believes a man posing as a Protection 1 sales representative is targeting children. SSI Staff · July 22, 2015

Learn how to become a single source vendor by creating incentives for clients to purchase multiple systems, plus maintenance. Among several areas where this is possible is combining access control and intrusion with the fire alarm for one lower-than-usual annual monitoring fee. By Al Colombo · July 22, 2015

Security firms offer tips for getting a community service program started and explain why it is important for businesses as well as the security industry. Spoiler alert, it does not have to cost that much but a company should carefully vet which organizations with which it aligns. Scott Goldfine · July 22, 2015

“Tech Talk” columnist Bob Dolph talks wireless video surveillance with a Fluidmesh Networks executive. Bob Dolph · July 21, 2015

Warner Robins, Ga., with a population of about 72,500, will fine homeowners and business for nuisance alarms. SSI Staff · July 21, 2015

UTC cut its full-year profit outlook as it warned of pressures in its aerospace systems and Otis elevators businesses. SSI Staff · July 21, 2015

IHS projects electromechanical locks to see the most uptake over the next 5-8 years, representing nearly 77% of the total electronic lock market globally this year. SSI Staff · July 21, 2015




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