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Steve Karantzoulidis, Web 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: 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.

Read: Throwback Thursday: Security Industry Gets Schooled on DVRs

Throwback Thursday: Security Industry Gets Schooled on DVRs

Back in 2003, DVRs were a fairly new innovation. Here’s how SSI helped “seasoned veterans as well as first-time buyers navigate through the new, bold world of digital recorders and remote video access.”

Steve Karantzoulidis's Latest Posts

Read: Top 9 Surveillance Videos of the Week: Son Tries to Attack His Mom’s Accused Killer in Court

Top 9 Surveillance Videos of the Week: Son Tries to Attack His Mom’s Accused Killer in Court

Other top surveillance videos of the week include footage from the night of the David Ortiz shooting, a money-stealing monkey and more.

Read: How Acadian Won the 2019 SAMMY Award for Best Community Outreach  Program

How Acadian Won the 2019 SAMMY Award for Best Community Outreach Program

Acadian Total Security’s community outreach includes a United Way donation program, a cooking trailer that serves free food at local events and more.

Read: Top 9 Surveillance Videos of the Week: Thief Twerks While Shoplifting

Top 9 Surveillance Videos of the Week: Thief Twerks While Shoplifting

Other top surveillance videos of the week include a $42K comic book theft, an apprehension caught on video and much more.

Read: Comcast Adds ‘Pet Filter’ to Xfinity Smart Home Camera

Comcast Adds ‘Pet Filter’ to Xfinity Smart Home Camera

The new pet filter feature uses artificial intelligence to sort through hours of footage to identify just those with pets in them.

Read: Electronic Doors Obstructed Pursuit of Virginia Shooter, Police Say

Electronic Doors Obstructed Pursuit of Virginia Shooter, Police Say

Police considered using a sledgehammer or explosive charge to break down doors after they were unable to open them due to lack of key cards.

Read: How Custom Alarm Won the 2019 SAMMY Award for Best Social Media Campaign

How Custom Alarm Won the 2019 SAMMY Award for Best Social Media Campaign

Custom Alarm targeted mothers by teaming with Rochester MN Moms Blog for a yearlong social media campaign that achieved great success.

Read: These Are the 2019 Safest and Most Dangerous States in the U.S.

These Are the 2019 Safest and Most Dangerous States in the U.S.

WalletHub’s 2019 report compares the 50 states across 52 key safety indicators to determine which are the safest and least safe.

Read: These States Have the Highest and Lowest Rates of Burglary Arrests

These States Have the Highest and Lowest Rates of Burglary Arrests

While most property crimes go unsolved, some states have a much higher rate of catching burglars than others.

Read: Top 9 Surveillance Videos of the Week: NYPD Traffic Cop Plows Through Stopped Car

Top 9 Surveillance Videos of the Week: NYPD Traffic Cop Plows Through Stopped Car

Other top surveillance videos of the week include attempted insurance fraud, a thief disguised as the Joker and much more.

Read: Top 10 Security Stories From May 2019: Monitronics to File Chapter 11, Tariff Impact & More

Top 10 Security Stories From May 2019: Monitronics to File Chapter 11, Tariff Impact & More

May’s most popular security news, features and events, featuring Monitronics’ bankruptcy plans, a fire-safety product warning, acquisitions and more.

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