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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 5 Surveillance Videos of the Week: Man Accidentally Burns Down House With Fireworks

Top 5 Surveillance Videos of the Week: Man Accidentally Burns Down House With Fireworks

Other top surveillance videos of the week include dozens of people looting a liquor store, a private school break-in and more.

Read: Direct Supply Makes Senior Living Facility ‘Wander-Proof’

Direct Supply Makes Senior Living Facility ‘Wander-Proof’

Milwaukee-based Direct Supply earned a 2020 SSI Installation of the Year runner-up honor for integrating security solutions with an at-risk human perimeter system.

Read: Bates Security Fortifies Lexington, Ky., Luxury Office Tower

Bates Security Fortifies Lexington, Ky., Luxury Office Tower

Bates’ ability to integrate disparate systems for Lexington’s ambitious City Center project earned itself a 2020 SSI Installation of the Year runner-up honor.

Read: Trump Administration Approves ‘Virtual Border Wall’ That Utilizes AI, Thermal Imaging

Trump Administration Approves ‘Virtual Border Wall’ That Utilizes AI, Thermal Imaging

Hundreds of solar-powered mobile surveillance towers from Anduril Industries will be deployed to give U.S. patrol agents greater situational awareness.

Read: Top 5 Surveillance Videos of the Week: Driver Lights Firework, Protester Tosses It Back in Car

Top 5 Surveillance Videos of the Week: Driver Lights Firework, Protester Tosses It Back in Car

Other top surveillance videos of the week include an out-of-control Tesla, delinquent public service employees and much more.

Read: Hikvision Among Companies Declared by DOD to Be Backed by Chinese Military

Hikvision Among Companies Declared by DOD to Be Backed by Chinese Military

The Department of Defense has released a document listing 20 companies operating in the United States that Washington alleges are backed by the Chinese military.

Read: Sudden Shutdown of Guardzilla Highlights Risks of Going DIY With Security

Sudden Shutdown of Guardzilla Highlights Risks of Going DIY With Security

DIY security camera provider Guardzilla has seemingly shut down without warning, leaving customers with hundreds of dollars worth of useless devices.

Read: Top 10 Security Stories From June 2020: CPI Controversy, Brinks Acquisition

Top 10 Security Stories From June 2020: CPI Controversy, Brinks Acquisition

June’s most popular security news, features and more, including industry video surveillance statistics, ADT Commercial’s massive new contract and more.

Read: How Guardian Protection Won the 2020 SAMMY Award for Best Promo Video

How Guardian Protection Won the 2020 SAMMY Award for Best Promo Video

Guardian crafted a promotional video that raises awareness of the life-or-death importance of having monitored fire protection.

Read: Top 5 Surveillance Videos of the Week: Brave 10-Year-Old Foils Attempted Burglary

Top 5 Surveillance Videos of the Week: Brave 10-Year-Old Foils Attempted Burglary

Other top surveillance videos of the week include a woman purposely coughing on a toddler, a failed pharmacy robbery and more.

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