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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: Is This Camera-less DIY System the Future of Home Security?

Is This Camera-less DIY System the Future of Home Security?

Minut uses passive infrared heat detection to detect living things, in addition to tracking changes in the environment such as temperature or noise disturbances.

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.

Steve Karantzoulidis's Latest Posts

Read: Top 9 Surveillance Videos of the Week: Nearly 90 Shots Fired During Philly Shootout

Top 9 Surveillance Videos of the Week: Nearly 90 Shots Fired During Philly Shootout

Other top surveillance videos include a close call with a speeding train, a photographer followed and robbed at gunpoint, and more.

Read: Top 9 Surveillance Videos of the Week: A Literal Bull in a ‘China Shop’

Top 9 Surveillance Videos of the Week: A Literal Bull in a ‘China Shop’

Other top surveillance videos include an unhappy woman trashing a McDonald’s drive-thru, a shooting at a crowded bar and more.

Read: The Top 10 Surveillance Videos of 2021

The Top 10 Surveillance Videos of 2021

A sommelier arsonist, a gang shootout on the beach, crime fails and much more make up the most viewed surveillance videos of 2021.

Read: 10 Major Security Mergers and Acquisitions From 2021

10 Major Security Mergers and Acquisitions From 2021

M&A activity rebounded in a big way in 2021, with the security industry seeing several multibillion-dollar deals.

Read: SSI’s Top 10 Security Stories From 2021

SSI’s Top 10 Security Stories From 2021

SSI’s most viewed stories from 2021 include topics such as M&A, legal disputes and more, featuring companies like ADT, Brinks and many more.

Read: Top 9 Surveillance Videos of the Week: 14-Year-Old Pizzeria Employee Shoots Would-Be Robber

Top 9 Surveillance Videos of the Week: 14-Year-Old Pizzeria Employee Shoots Would-Be Robber

Other top surveillance videos include a child porch pirate, the clumsiest waitress you’ve ever seen and more.

Read: Top 9 Surveillance Videos of the Week: Gunfire Erupts on Cancun Beach During Gang Shootout

Top 9 Surveillance Videos of the Week: Gunfire Erupts on Cancun Beach During Gang Shootout

Other top surveillance videos include an inmate escaping custody at an airport, a wild shootout in a Wendy’s drive-thru and more.

Read: Top 10 Security Stories From November 2021: Secure Equipment Act Signed, ADT Goes Solar

Top 10 Security Stories From November 2021: Secure Equipment Act Signed, ADT Goes Solar

November’s most popular security news, features and events, including a burglar alarm fee “scam,” Cloud Security Summit coverage and more.

Read: Top 9 Surveillance Videos of the Week: Nude Mogul Shoots at Would-Be Thief

Top 9 Surveillance Videos of the Week: Nude Mogul Shoots at Would-Be Thief

Other top surveillance videos include a nine-year-old fighting off her mom’s attacker, a shooting outside a music studio and more.

Read: Cincinnati Ends Burglar Alarm Fees Cited by Lawyer as ‘Giant Scam’

Cincinnati Ends Burglar Alarm Fees Cited by Lawyer as ‘Giant Scam’

The judge said the fees could have deterred citizens from utilizing alarm systems to protect themselves, their homes and their property.

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