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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: Is It Possible to Detect COVID-19 in the Air?

Is It Possible to Detect COVID-19 in the Air?

While there is no bulletproof way to detect airborne COVID-19 particles, environmental monitoring solutions may help to give you an idea.

Read: How to Open the RMR Floodgates With Environmental Monitoring

How to Open the RMR Floodgates With Environmental Monitoring

Monitoring climate and potentially damaging elements like water and gas represents a high need, growing and potentially lucrative path for security dealers and integrators to boost their install and RMR stream.

Read: Top 9 Surveillance Videos of the Week: Cops Interrupt Robbery at CVS

Top 9 Surveillance Videos of the Week: Cops Interrupt Robbery at CVS

Other top surveillance videos of the week include a trio of sisters containing an alleged restaurant intruder until help arrives, a clumsy arsonist and more.

Read: Top 9 Surveillance Videos of the Week: Murder Suspect Escapes During Drive-Thru Stop

Top 9 Surveillance Videos of the Week: Murder Suspect Escapes During Drive-Thru Stop

Other top surveillance videos of the week include several fire-rescues caught on body cameras, a bank robbery and more.

Read: Good News, Bad News: What’s Better and Worse About the Security Industry in 2021

Good News, Bad News: What’s Better and Worse About the Security Industry in 2021

Looking to move beyond what was an unprecedented year, experts give their takes on the good (new avenues of RMR, improved AI) and the bad (cellular sunset, complacency).

Read: Top 9 Surveillance Videos of the Week: Grandma Literally Turns the Tables on Attacker

Top 9 Surveillance Videos of the Week: Grandma Literally Turns the Tables on Attacker

Other top surveillance videos of the week include a dramatic armed home invasion, a “flying car” and more.

Read: Tech Tunes: Music to Work to (January 2021)

Tech Tunes: Music to Work to (January 2021)

Whether you’re driving from job to job, working on location or sitting at your desk, this playlist curated by SSI will help you power through your day.

Read: Top 6 Surveillance Videos of the Week: Farm Animals Cause Chaos at City Hall

Top 6 Surveillance Videos of the Week: Farm Animals Cause Chaos at City Hall

Other top surveillance videos of the week include footage from the Nashville explosion, a delivery driver hanging on to his stolen van and more.

Read: SSI’s Top 10 Security Stories From 2020

SSI’s Top 10 Security Stories From 2020

SSI’s most viewed stories from 2020 include topics such as M&A, COVID loan info and legal disputes, featuring companies like ADT, Allied Universal and many more.

Read: The Top 10 Surveillance Videos of 2020

The Top 10 Surveillance Videos of 2020

Theft fails, a “gangster grandpa,” a heroic dog and much more make up the most viewed surveillance videos of 2020.

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