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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: Securitas to Pay $517M in Surfside Condo Collapse Settlement

Securitas to Pay $517M in Surfside Condo Collapse Settlement

According to the lawsuit, the Securitas guard on duty failed to activate the building-wide in-unit voice alarm prior to the collapse.

Read: Top 10 Security Stories From June 2022: Mercury Panel Vulnerabilities, Selling Gunshot Detection

Top 10 Security Stories From June 2022: Mercury Panel Vulnerabilities, Selling Gunshot Detection

June’s most popular security news, features and events includes acquisitions from ADT and Allied Universal, debunked Cloud-based physical security myths, and more.

Read: Top 9 Surveillance Videos of the Week: Dad Fights Off Gunman While Holding Baby

Top 9 Surveillance Videos of the Week: Dad Fights Off Gunman While Holding Baby

Other top surveillance videos of the week include a suspect lighting a furniture store on fire, thieves stealing $70K worth of off-road vehicles and more.

Read: Critical Vulnerabilities Found in HID Mercury Access Control Panels

Critical Vulnerabilities Found in HID Mercury Access Control Panels

The cybersecurity vulnerabilities, resulting in full system control, were found within firmware running on Mercury LP and EP4502 intelligent controllers.

Read: Top 9 Surveillance Videos of the Week: Would-Be Thief Foiled by Booby-Trapped Truck

Top 9 Surveillance Videos of the Week: Would-Be Thief Foiled by Booby-Trapped Truck

Other top surveillance videos of the week include an armed 12-year-old robbing a convenience store, Russian rockets striking a Ukrainian amusement park and more.

Read: Top 10 Security Stories From May 2022: ADT & Motorola Acquisitions, Smart Home Opportunities

Top 10 Security Stories From May 2022: ADT & Motorola Acquisitions, Smart Home Opportunities

May’s most popular security news, features and events includes how smart home tech offers dealers tremendous growth potential over the next few years, security robot opportunities and more.

Read: Top 9 Surveillance Videos of the Week: 7-Year-Old Takes SUV on Joyride

Top 9 Surveillance Videos of the Week: 7-Year-Old Takes SUV on Joyride

Other top surveillance videos of the week include nearly $1 million smash and grab, an explosion on the highway and more.

Read: Top 9 Surveillance Videos of the Week: Woman Swipes $4K Cognac From Bar

Top 9 Surveillance Videos of the Week: Woman Swipes $4K Cognac From Bar

Other top surveillance videos of the week include thieves rolling an 800-pound safe out of a house, a violent school bus crash and more.

Read: Top 10 Security Stories From April 2022: Acquisitions Galore, HID Lawsuit

Top 10 Security Stories From April 2022: Acquisitions Galore, HID Lawsuit

April’s most popular security news, features and events includes Allegion’s acquisition of Stanley Access Technologies, the 2022 Cybersecurity Deep Dive and more.

Read: Top 9 Surveillance Videos of the Week: Thief Steals TVs, Bus From School

Top 9 Surveillance Videos of the Week: Thief Steals TVs, Bus From School

Other top surveillance videos include a man pouring gasoline in a barbershop, a dad saving his son from a crashing car and more.

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