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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 10 Security Stories From September 2020: Vivint Hit With Another Lawsuit, Temperature Screening

Top 10 Security Stories From September 2020: Vivint Hit With Another Lawsuit, Temperature Screening

September’s most popular security news, features and events, including coverage of CPI’s lawsuit against Vivint, ADT’s DIY expansion and more.

Read: Quiz: How Well Do You Know Your Electronic Security Acronyms?

Quiz: How Well Do You Know Your Electronic Security Acronyms?

You may know what certain acronyms mean, but do you know what they stand for? Put your acronym acumen to the test in this quiz!

Read: Event Preview: Here’s What to Expect When ISC West Goes Virtual

Event Preview: Here’s What to Expect When ISC West Goes Virtual

The pandemic forced ISC West to reschedule multiple times before settling on a virtual show. Find out how the show plans to bring you exhibitors, sessions, networking and more virtually.

Read: Top 5 Surveillance Videos of the Week: Hero Dad Shields Children From Gunfire

Top 5 Surveillance Videos of the Week: Hero Dad Shields Children From Gunfire

Other top surveillance videos of the week include an out-of-control car skimming over a pool, a good samaritan rescuing a hit-and-run victim and more.

Read: 11 Exhibitor Product Presentations From GSX+

11 Exhibitor Product Presentations From GSX+

The GSX+ Marketplace lets attendees browse exhibiting companies and view on-demand product demonstrations and presentations. Here are 11 with topics ranging from COVID to surveillance and more.

Read: How to Recruit & Retain Gen Z Employees

How to Recruit & Retain Gen Z Employees

The GSX+ session “How to Recruit and Retain Gen Z in Security Organizations” offered an in-depth background on Gen Z and what they’re looking for in employment.

Read: Top 5 Surveillance Videos of the Week: Cop Finds Goat Eating Paperwork Inside Squad Car

Top 5 Surveillance Videos of the Week: Cop Finds Goat Eating Paperwork Inside Squad Car

Other top surveillance videos of the week include an assault over a face mask mandate, a knife-wielding robber and more.

Read: Vivint Accused of Impersonating CPI Security Reps in Latest Lawsuit

Vivint Accused of Impersonating CPI Security Reps in Latest Lawsuit

The lawsuit claims Vivint’s sales representatives posed as CPI employees or affiliates and tricked customers into signing up for Vivint’s service.

Read: Top 5 Surveillance Videos of the Week: Bears Continuously Enter Convenience Store

Top 5 Surveillance Videos of the Week: Bears Continuously Enter Convenience Store

Other top surveillance videos of the week include a destructive house explosion, a drunk man that drove himself to a police station and more.

Read: Top 5 Surveillance Videos of the Week: Woman Uses Young Boy’s Backpack to Steal Liquor

Top 5 Surveillance Videos of the Week: Woman Uses Young Boy’s Backpack to Steal Liquor

Other top surveillance videos of the week include a closed deli being ransacked by an angry trio, a jewelry store looting and more.

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