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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: Man Engulfed by Sidewalk Explosion

Top 9 Surveillance Videos of the Week: Man Engulfed by Sidewalk Explosion

Other top surveillance videos of the week include an HGTV host foiling porch pirates, a home damaged by a chemical plant explosion and more.

Read: Top 10 Security Stories From July 2021: U.S. Purchases Banned Devices, Video Voyeur & More

Top 10 Security Stories From July 2021: U.S. Purchases Banned Devices, Video Voyeur & More

July’s most popular security news, features and events, including one of the year’s largest M&A deals, SnapAV’s rebrand to Snap One and more.

Read: Top 9 Surveillance Videos of the Week: Women Break Into Restaurant, Attempt to Cook Meal

Top 9 Surveillance Videos of the Week: Women Break Into Restaurant, Attempt to Cook Meal

Other top surveillance videos of the week include the theft of a $200K Bentley, a burglar disguised as a utility worker and more.

Read: Report: U.S. Military Purchased Sanctioned Chinese Video Surveillance Equipment

Report: U.S. Military Purchased Sanctioned Chinese Video Surveillance Equipment

Numerous federal agencies have purchased rebranded equipment originally manufactured by banned Chinese surveillance firms.

Read: Securitas Electronic Security Provides Biometric Upgrade to Upscale Hotel

Securitas Electronic Security Provides Biometric Upgrade to Upscale Hotel

SES earned a 2021 SSI Installation of the Year runner-up honor for providing the 42-story Grand Hotel Biscayne Bay a security solution that could match the hotel’s modern- and technology-forward aesthetic.

Read: Pandemic Steers Vector Security to New Solutions

Pandemic Steers Vector Security to New Solutions

COVID best practices, managed services, and working smarter and more efficiently by utilizing technology all contributed to Vector being named an SSI 2021 Installer of the Year runner-up.

Read: Top 9 Surveillance Videos of the Week: NFL Player Richard Sherman Attempts Home Break-In

Top 9 Surveillance Videos of the Week: NFL Player Richard Sherman Attempts Home Break-In

Other top surveillance videos of the week include a state senator’s aide assaulting a golf shop employee, a foiled dog heist and more.

Read: Silent Guard’s Efficiencies Result in Organic Growth

Silent Guard’s Efficiencies Result in Organic Growth

Silent Guard was named an SSI 2021 Installer of the Year runner-up for nearly tripling its capacity with the same number of staff during the pandemic.

Read: Direct Supply Simplifies Senior Living at Friendship Village of Bloomington

Direct Supply Simplifies Senior Living at Friendship Village of Bloomington

Direct Supply’s project included eight different low-voltage systems integrated throughout the property, earning it a 2021 SSI Installation of the Year runner-up honor.

Read: Pandemic Shifts Schmidt Security Pro’s Focus

Pandemic Shifts Schmidt Security Pro’s Focus

Schmidt Security’s focus on customer service and employee development earned it an SSI 2021 Installer of the Year runner-up honor.

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