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This is the home for our coverage of the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on the security industry.

Smart security dealer finds creative ways to secure business during challenging time

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08/17/2020

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—No security and home automation dealers saw COVID-19 coming, and none were prepared for the ways this global health crisis would change their business; however, some companies may have been quicker, more creative and more successful in their response than others.

Alcatraz releases new features, unveils new website

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08/14/2020

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.—Alcatraz, developer of secure touchless access control products, has released the Rock 3D facial authentication with new features that include tailgating and mask detection to help companies comply with increasing statewide mask mandates.

OSSA creates harmony now and into the future

Alliance’s growth spurt, accomplishments highlight importance of diversity and the organization’s take on COVID
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08/12/2020

SAN RAMON, Calif.—Open Security & Safety Alliance (OSSA) members have been quite productive since the Alliance publicly opened its door in 2018, with the goal of shaping a more simplified, collaborative space for the IoT and security space.

RAS Watch having success with GSOC-as-a-service model

Company founder says Watch gives integrators an easy managed-service, recurring revenue option
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08/12/2020

EL SEGUNDO, Calif.—RAS Watch Founder and SSN Class of 2019 “40 under 40” Alumni Ryan Schonfeld said the idea to create an intelligent Safety & Security-as-a-Service model came after hearing Silicon Valley companies talk about how their growth was outpacing their security infrastructure needs.

LenelS2 offers healthy buildings solutions

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07/28/2020

PITTSFORD, N.Y—LenelS2 has introduced a portfolio of solutions, part of Carrier’s Healthy Buildings Program, designed to help protect people and assets, and to help optimize building health and efficiency.

Johnson Controls launches contactless skin temperature scanning solution

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07/27/2020

MILWAUKEE—Johnson Controls announced the launch of its smart elevated skin temperature scanning solution, the Tyco Illustra Pro Thermal EST.

RAS Watch partners with CONTRACE

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07/24/2020

LOS ANGELES—RAS Watch, provider of managed global security operations centers and scalable security programs, has partnered with CONTRACE Public Health Corps to help scale its contact tracing service.

Brivo’s new Facility Safety Features help to safely return to work

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07/21/2020

BETHESDA, Md.—As implementing formal COVID-19 safety protocols becomes necessary for resuming economic activity around the world, Brivo, a global leader in cloud-based access control and physical security platforms, introduces the Brivo Facility Safety Features to its portfolio of security products.

Biometrics in the COVID-19 Era

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07/17/2020

Access control is undergoing significant changes in the COVID-19 era. It’s no longer enough for public and private organizations to provide access to buildings, critical infrastructure and more based solely on the possession of a plastic access control card.

Touchless airports a reality

Creates opportunities and a way for security pros to pivot
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07/15/2020

YARMOUTH, Maine—It’s no secret that COVID essentially halted air travel. From Jan. to present date, 7.5 million flights have been cancelled; demand for air travel has decreased 54 percent and total losses for the air travel industry estimated for this year are predicted at $84.3 billion, according to the International Air Transportation Association (IATA).

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