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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: Inmate Falls Through Ceiling, Gets Tazed

Top 9 Surveillance Videos of the Week: Inmate Falls Through Ceiling, Gets Tazed

Other top surveillance videos of the week include a nail salon fight, a madman with an ax, a truck fire and much more.

Read: ADT Acquires DIY Home Security Company LifeShield

ADT Acquires DIY Home Security Company LifeShield

ADT hopes the addition of LifeShield’s technology will enhance its ability to reach U.S. households that don’t have professionally installed and monitored home security.

Read: Top 9 Surveillance Videos of the Week: Mail Truck Explodes, Rolls Down Hill

Top 9 Surveillance Videos of the Week: Mail Truck Explodes, Rolls Down Hill

Other top surveillance videos of the week include a beer theft fail, a truck getting firebombed, a shocking car crash and much more.

Read: Arlo Halts Sales of 4K Camera Amid Complaints From Early Adopters

Arlo Halts Sales of 4K Camera Amid Complaints From Early Adopters

Arlo has pulled its wire-free Arlo Ultra 4K security camera system from sale after receiving numerous complaints about performance from early adopters.

Read: Lowe’s to Shut Down Iris Smart Home Platform After Failure to Sell Off the Business

Lowe’s to Shut Down Iris Smart Home Platform After Failure to Sell Off the Business

Lowe’s will shut down the Iris smart home platform on March 31, but allow customers to be reimbursed for certain devices.

Read: Top 9 Surveillance Videos of the Week: Child Blows Up Sidewalk With Fireworks

Top 9 Surveillance Videos of the Week: Child Blows Up Sidewalk With Fireworks

Other top surveillance videos of the week include an out-of-control car crash, a gang-involved shooting, a stolen lotto machine and more.

Read: U.S. Cities With the Most and Least Property Crime

U.S. Cities With the Most and Least Property Crime

A new report looked at FBI crime data to determine the top 10 cities with the most and least property crime.

Read: Top 10 Security Stories From January 2019: Ring Privacy Concerns, Dumb Criminals & More

Top 10 Security Stories From January 2019: Ring Privacy Concerns, Dumb Criminals & More

January’s most popular security news, features and events, featuring a bombshell report about Ring, a handful of ADT news and much more.

Read: Top 9 Surveillance Videos of the Week: Cops Rescue Woman Trapped in Burning Truck

Top 9 Surveillance Videos of the Week: Cops Rescue Woman Trapped in Burning Truck

Other top surveillance videos of the week include nun-disguised bandits, a botched drive-thru robbery and much more.

Read: This Smart Lock Has A Built-In Facial Recognition Camera

This Smart Lock Has A Built-In Facial Recognition Camera

The US:E Smart Lock allows users to open their door through facial recognition, smartphone, fingerprint scanning, password, physical key and key fob.

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