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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: Boxing Champ Crashes Ferrari

Top 9 Surveillance Videos of the Week: Boxing Champ Crashes Ferrari

Other top surveillance videos of the week include the world’s worst pizza delivery driver, a destructive deer and much more.

Read: Top 9 Surveillance Videos of the Week: Fake Cop Busted By Real Cop

Top 9 Surveillance Videos of the Week: Fake Cop Busted By Real Cop

Other top surveillance videos of the week include a drone delivering contraband, an out-of-control fire truck and much more.

Read: Report: Ring Wanted 911 Calls to Activate Its Video Doorbells

Report: Ring Wanted 911 Calls to Activate Its Video Doorbells

Emails shows Ring and law enforcement were in the early stages of creating functionality that would turn on video doorbells in the vicinity of a 911 call.

Read: ‘Amazon Choice’ Cameras Found to Have Huge Security Flaws

‘Amazon Choice’ Cameras Found to Have Huge Security Flaws

Tests conducted by a consumer watchdog group revealed certain cheap IP cameras found on Amazon can easily let hackers into user’s homes.

Read: ADT to Sell Canadian Operations to Telus Corp.

ADT to Sell Canadian Operations to Telus Corp.

ADT has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Canadian operations to telecom Telus Corp. for CAD $700 million in cash.

Read: Top 10 Security Stories From September 2019: Demise of Interlogix, Vivint Merger & More

Top 10 Security Stories From September 2019: Demise of Interlogix, Vivint Merger & More

September’s most popular security news, features and events, featuring ADT Commercial’s new execs, major acquisitions and much more.

Read: Top 9 Surveillance Videos of the Week: Man Denied Alcohol, Destroys Store

Top 9 Surveillance Videos of the Week: Man Denied Alcohol, Destroys Store

Other top surveillance videos of the week include a gas station shootout, a young girl chased by a coyote and more.

Read: I Want My MCCTV: Why Mobile Video Surveillance Is So In-Demand

I Want My MCCTV: Why Mobile Video Surveillance Is So In-Demand

Experts from around the security industry share why mobile video surveillance solutions are proving to be in high demand by everyone from pet owners to police officers.

Read: Hacker Turns Up Nest Thermostat, Plays Vulgar Music Through Family’s Camera

Hacker Turns Up Nest Thermostat, Plays Vulgar Music Through Family’s Camera

Google says the Nest smart home products were hacked due to the use of previously compromised passwords, not a breach of its own devices.

Read: GSX 2019 Video Gallery: 9 Exhibitors Demo Their Latest Products

GSX 2019 Video Gallery: 9 Exhibitors Demo Their Latest Products

SSI got up close with new security products released at GSX this year. Take a look at the latest from companies like Altronix, Bosch, Hanwha and more.

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