Top 10 Security Stories From March: Coronavirus Impact, Vivint’s Impressive Numbers

March’s most popular security news, features and events, including the impact of coronavirus on the security industry, notable financial earnings and more.

Top 10 Security Stories From March: Coronavirus Impact, Vivint’s Impressive Numbers

The majority of not only our country, but our planet has been upended by a pandemic. The coronavirus outbreak has led to some serious changes when it comes to our daily lives.

So it’s no surprise that coronavirus-related articles make up a little more than half of this month’s top stories. The beginning of the outbreak saw the cancellation or postponement of industry events worldwide. However, more drastic steps have since been taken in an effort to curb the spread of the virus.

Many states around the country have ordered “non-essential” workers to stay home. Lucky for security integrators (or unlucky depending on how you feel about COVID-19), the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has identified integrators as essential critical infrastructure workers.

Not only is this a positive for those looking to protect their homes and businesses in these times of certainty, but as Editor-in-Chief Scott Goldfine notes, “security is about as recession-proof an industry as any one might speculate about.”

In non-coronavirus news, SSI readers were interested in Vivint and ADT’s most recent earnings calls, the former having its first since going public after its merger with Mosaic Acquisition Corp.

You can read these stories and everything else that was popular in March by viewing the slideshow.

To stay up-to-date with everything coronavirus-related, make sure to follow the tag page.

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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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