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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: Sommelier Sets Outdoor Dining Shed on Fire

Top 9 Surveillance Videos of the Week: Sommelier Sets Outdoor Dining Shed on Fire

Other top surveillance videos include a sheriff in a bar fight, the theft of a $13,500 bicycle and more.

Read: ShotSpotter Files $300M Lawsuit Against Media Company Vice

ShotSpotter Files $300M Lawsuit Against Media Company Vice

ShotSpotter is seeking $300 million in damages and claims Vice is profiting off of fabricated claims.

Read: Top 9 Surveillance Videos of the Week: Teens Unload 150 Bullets in Drive-by Shooting

Top 9 Surveillance Videos of the Week: Teens Unload 150 Bullets in Drive-by Shooting

Other top surveillance videos include problematic subway intruders, a bear taking out the trash and more.

Read: Top 9 Surveillance Videos of the Week: Police Respond to Alarm Tripped by Cockroach

Top 9 Surveillance Videos of the Week: Police Respond to Alarm Tripped by Cockroach

Other top surveillance videos include a mugging suspect nearly losing his pants in the act, a suspected inside job at a phone store and more.

Read: Top 10 Security Stories From September 2021: Verkada Sues Motorola, Hikvision’s Vulnerability

Top 10 Security Stories From September 2021: Verkada Sues Motorola, Hikvision’s Vulnerability

September’s most popular security news, features and events, including the divestiture of Nortek Control, AT&T Digital Life’s future and more.

Read: ADT Faces Lawsuit Over ‘Signal Chat’ Name

ADT Faces Lawsuit Over ‘Signal Chat’ Name

The Signal Technology Foundation believes ADT’s Signal Chat is causing confusion around its own Signal messaging app and “inflicting irreparable harm” on its reputation.

Read: Top 9 Surveillance Videos of the Week: Dye Pack Explodes on Fleeing Bank Robber

Top 9 Surveillance Videos of the Week: Dye Pack Explodes on Fleeing Bank Robber

Other top surveillance videos include two men saving a neighbor from a vicious dog attack, an exploding SUV and more.

Read: ‘Highest Level of Critical Vulnerability’ Found in Certain Hikvision Products

‘Highest Level of Critical Vulnerability’ Found in Certain Hikvision Products

A cybersecurity researcher discovered that a vulnerability in Hikvision firmware allowed for potential attackers to gain full control of devices without a username or password.

Read: Top 9 Surveillance Videos of the Week: 4-Year-Old Saves House From Air Fryer Fire

Top 9 Surveillance Videos of the Week: 4-Year-Old Saves House From Air Fryer Fire

Other top surveillance videos include a disgruntled Amazon delivery driver, a killer in disguise and more.

Read: Survey: Majority of Organizations Don’t Care if Surveillance AI Is Biased

Survey: Majority of Organizations Don’t Care if Surveillance AI Is Biased

In a survey conducted by Pro-Vigil, 62% of respondents said they either don’t care or aren’t sure if they care if their AI is biased.

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