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Steve Karantzoulidis, Web/Senior Editor

Steven A. Karantzoulidis is the Web Editor for Security Sales & Integration. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a degree in Communication and has a background in Film, A/V and Social Media.

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Steve Karantzoulidis's Latest Opinion Posts

Read: Editor’s Choice: Steve’s Favorite Articles, Videos & Slideshows From 2019

Editor’s Choice: Steve’s Favorite Articles, Videos & Slideshows From 2019

SSI Web/Senior Editor Steve K. shares his faves from 2019, which range from smart home hacks, to robot assaults and everything in between.

Read: Brinks Home Security Promo Aims for Laughs Over Scares

Brinks Home Security Promo Aims for Laughs Over Scares

Brinks’ silly new video aims to attract new customers by displaying its trustworthiness — instead of relying on scare tactics.

Read: 9 Mobile-Friendly Solutions Security Pros Can Offer

9 Mobile-Friendly Solutions Security Pros Can Offer

Whether it’s to gain a new stream of RMR or offer a better customer experience, mobile-friendly solutions are something that should be seriously considered by security pros.

Read: 7 Awesome Pens Given Away at ISC West 2018

7 Awesome Pens Given Away at ISC West 2018

Cool promo items should be part of every company’s marketing plan, even if it’s something as simple as a pen. Web Editor Steve K shares seven that caught his eye at ISC West.

Read: Throwback Thursday: Threat of Terrorism Looms Over 2002 Winter Olympics

Throwback Thursday: Threat of Terrorism Looms Over 2002 Winter Olympics

Olympic security has evolved quite a bit over the years. Here’s a peek at what it was like during the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Games.

Steve Karantzoulidis's Latest Posts

Read: Top 9 Surveillance Videos of the Week: Pajama-Clad Homeowner Chases Down Porch Pirate

Top 9 Surveillance Videos of the Week: Pajama-Clad Homeowner Chases Down Porch Pirate

Other top surveillance videos of the week include a scary kidnapping attempt, a drive-by shooting, a powerful explosion and more.

Read: Ring Employees Fired for Snooping on Customer Doorbell Videos

Ring Employees Fired for Snooping on Customer Doorbell Videos

Over the past four years, Ring has fired four employees after finding each one attempted to access video data that went beyond what was necessary to do their job.

Read: Top 9 Surveillance Videos of the Week: Gangster Grandpa Shoots Property Manager

Top 9 Surveillance Videos of the Week: Gangster Grandpa Shoots Property Manager

Other top surveillance videos of the week include a watchful Tesla, a violent, scary kidnapping, and much more.

Read: Google Disables Xiaomi Integration After Nest Hub Picks Up Random Camera Feed

Google Disables Xiaomi Integration After Nest Hub Picks Up Random Camera Feed

A user’s Google Nest Hub was showing images from a random camera feed instead of his own Xiaomi Mijia 1080p smart IP security camera.

Read: Top 9 Surveillance Videos of the Week: 12-Year-Old Foils Kidnapping Attempt

Top 9 Surveillance Videos of the Week: 12-Year-Old Foils Kidnapping Attempt

Other top surveillance videos of the week include a brazen jewelry store heist, a plane crash, a neighborhood shootout and more.

Read: Ultra Affordable DIY Security Camera Maker Wyze Suffers Data Breach

Ultra Affordable DIY Security Camera Maker Wyze Suffers Data Breach

Wyze says employee error led to 2.4 million of their customers having information such as email addresses and WiFi networks exposed to the public.

Read: Editor’s Choice: Steve’s Favorite Articles, Videos & Slideshows From 2019

Editor’s Choice: Steve’s Favorite Articles, Videos & Slideshows From 2019

SSI Web/Senior Editor Steve K. shares his faves from 2019, which range from smart home hacks, to robot assaults and everything in between.

Read: Class Action Lawsuit Targets Amazon, Ring Over Weak Camera Security

Class Action Lawsuit Targets Amazon, Ring Over Weak Camera Security

A lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court of the Central District of California targeting Amazon and Ring’s alleged negligence with regard to security practices.

Read: SSI’s Top 10 Security Stories From 2019

SSI’s Top 10 Security Stories From 2019

SSI’s most viewed stories from 2019 include topics such as M&A and DIY fails, featuring companies like Interlogix, Vivint, Allied Universal and many more.

Read: The Top 10 Surveillance Videos of 2019

The Top 10 Surveillance Videos of 2019

Fiery explosions, celebrities, botched robberies and much more make up the most viewed surveillance videos of 2019.

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