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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: Fortune Brands to Acquire Yale, August, Emtek From ASSA ABLOY for $800M

Fortune Brands to Acquire Yale, August, Emtek From ASSA ABLOY for $800M

ASSA ABLOY sought the sale following antitrust concerns from the Department of Justice over its acquisition of Spectrum Brands’ Hardware and Home Improvement business.

Read: Top 10 Security Stories From November 2022: Latest Hikvision/Dahua Ban, ADT Establishes AI Director

Top 10 Security Stories From November 2022: Latest Hikvision/Dahua Ban, ADT Establishes AI Director

November’s most popular security news, features and events includes the FCC’s ban on “untrustworthy communications equipment,” Resideo CONNECT coverage and more.

Read: Man Realizes He Has Unauthorized Access to Brinks Home Customer Data

Man Realizes He Has Unauthorized Access to Brinks Home Customer Data

An Edmonton man had access to data of roughly 100 customers for nearly a year before Brinks heeded his warnings.

Read: Top 9 Surveillance Videos of the Week: Thieves Perform $2.15M Jewelry Heist

Top 9 Surveillance Videos of the Week: Thieves Perform $2.15M Jewelry Heist

Other top surveillance videos include a vehicle cartwheeling through the air before catching on fire, a security guard detaining a man armed with an assault rifle and more.

Read: Milestone Shines Spotlight on Business Outcomes, Adapting to Partners at MIPS 2022

Milestone Shines Spotlight on Business Outcomes, Adapting to Partners at MIPS 2022

Milestone’s MIPS 2022 partner summit emphasized how the video technology provider is focusing on solving specific challenges and better assisting its partners.

Read: Top 10 Security Stories From October 2022: ASSA ABLOY Seeks to Sell Yale, Dahua Declared ‘Military Company’

Top 10 Security Stories From October 2022: ASSA ABLOY Seeks to Sell Yale, Dahua Declared ‘Military Company’

October’s most popular security news, features and events includes ADT and Vivint being accused of patent infringement, the arrival of Matter and more.

Read: Top 9 Surveillance Videos of the Week: Woman Steals 12-Foot Tall Skeleton Decoration

Top 9 Surveillance Videos of the Week: Woman Steals 12-Foot Tall Skeleton Decoration

Other top surveillance videos include a jewelry store owner that shoots first, footage of the Crimea-Russia bridge explosion and more.

Read: Milestone Reveals Kite Cloud-Native VSaaS, Industry-Specific Solutions

Milestone Reveals Kite Cloud-Native VSaaS, Industry-Specific Solutions

Announced during its MIPS 2022 event, Milestone Kite is powered by the Arcules Cloud platform. It also revealed plans to bring industry-specific video solutions to healthcare and hospitality.

Read: These Are the 2022 Safest and Most Dangerous States in the U.S.

These Are the 2022 Safest and Most Dangerous States in the U.S.

The 2022 edition of WalletHub’s annual report compares the 50 states across 53 key safety indicators to determine which are the safest and least safe.

Read: Top 9 Surveillance Videos of the Week: Suspect Breaks Into Nightclub, Starts Fire

Top 9 Surveillance Videos of the Week: Suspect Breaks Into Nightclub, Starts Fire

Other top surveillance videos include a good samaritan tackling an assault suspect, an e-bike heist, dancing bears and more.

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