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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).

Allied Universal employee saves toddler’s life

Incredible feat captured on video
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07/13/2020

SANTA ANA, Calif.—Off-duty Allied Universal security guard and ex-Marine, Phillip Blanks, caught a three-year-old child who was dropped from the third story of a burning apartment building in Phoenix. Blanks was hanging out with a friend when he heard commotion outside.

Winners of SIA’s 2020 New Product Showcase Awards

Leica Geosystems took top honors in annual award recognizing innovative security products
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07/09/2020

SILVER SPRING, Md.—Since its inception in 1979, the SIA New Product Showcase awards company’s creativity in creating new products for the security industry. These new products are reviewed by a panel of volunteer judges with extensive industry experience.

SIA opposes act to ban biometric, image analytic technologies

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07/06/2020

SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Security Industry Association has announced its strong opposition to the recently introduced bicameral Facial Recognition and Biometric Technology Moratorium Act that would impose a blanket ban on most federal use of nearly all biometric and related image analytics technologies.

SIA adopts new ethics principles

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06/30/2020

SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Security Industry Association (SIA), through its Ethics in Security Technology Working Group, has developed the SIA Membership Code of Ethics, a set of nine principles designed to promote the highest standards of conduct among its members.

ISC West 2020 in-person event has been canceled

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06/25/2020

Originally scheduled for October 5-8 in Las Vegas, Nevada, ISC West 2020 has been canceled due to industry and market circumstances; however, Reed Exhibitions, along with Premier Sponsor SIA, will transform ISC West 2020 into an all-virtual event taking place October 5-7,

Specifically Speaking with James Krile

Senior technology project manager at Heapy in Dayton, Ohio
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06/24/2020

DAYTON, Ohio—In this month's Specifically Speaking feature, James Krile, senior technology project manager at Heapy, talks about how he got started in security consulting, as well as what he sees as emerging technologies.

Five Questions with Kara Pelecky

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06/24/2020

INDIANAPOLIS—STANLEY Security’s Chief Information Officer, Kara Pelecky, shares her love of horses, the advice her dad imparted to her, her favorite movie and more with SSN. Get to know more about her!

Global Security Exchange (GSX) goes virtual

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06/22/2020

ALEXANDRIA, Va.—ASIS International announced today that its Global Security Exchange (GSX) 2020 will move to a fully virtual experience called Global Security Exchange Plus (GSX+) and will take place September 21-25.

COVID-19 funding supports K-12 schools, institutions of higher learning

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06/15/2020

YARMOUTH, Maine—Coronavirus has disrupted the education system as was known, with a large portion of the nation’s students “educating from home” during the latter part of the 2019-2020 school year. In some areas, next school year doesn’t look any different.

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Poll

SSN News Poll October 2020

With the flurry of activity in partnerships and acquisitions recently — ADT partnering with Google to take on the smart home market; Motorola buying Pelco; Johnson Controls acquiring Qolsys; and S3 expanding into Western Virginia — this month’s News Poll looks to gauge the M&A market.