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ADT Commercial to leverage AI technology for retail customers

ADT Commercial to leverage AI technology for retail customers

ADT Commercial is investing in Percepta Labs, an artificial-intelligence technology startup out of Philadelphia. The $1M investment will fund the commercialization and application of the startup's cutting-edge AI technology to help detect and deter shoplifting.
Ring Announces Indoor Drone, Car Security Products

Ring Announces Indoor Drone, Car Security Products

At Amazon event, Ring introduced the Always Home Cam drone for flying indoor footage, plus new car alarm and camera; latest Echo devices shown as well.
More U.S. Consumers Feel ‘Safe Enough’ With Pro Monitored Smart Home Gear

More U.S. Consumers Feel ‘Safe Enough’ With Pro Monitored Smart Home Gear

In a recent survey of U.S. broadband households, Parks Associates found that a larger percentage of consumers (60%) feel “safe enough” with only a professionally monitored home security system, versus 55% expressing they feel “safe enough” with only a self-monitored home security system.
9-28-20 NESA Monitor

9-28-20 NESA Monitor

Industry News ADT Commercial to leverage AI technology for retail customers9.21.20 – SIW - ADT Commercial is ...

BUSINESS TIPS

Essential Keys to Keeping Up With Your Customer Base Virtually

Essential Keys to Keeping Up With Your Customer Base Virtually

As the industry continues to evolve into the “new normal” of social distancing, remote learning and well-planned budgets, it’s more important than ever to stay connected with your most valuable asset — your customers.
How to Recruit & Retain Gen Z Employees

How to Recruit & Retain Gen Z Employees

The GSX+ session “How to Recruit and Retain Gen Z in Security Organizations” offered an in-depth background on Gen Z and what they’re looking for in employment.
Leadership must be a ‘team sport’ to successfully address today’s security challenges

Leadership must be a ‘team sport’ to successfully address today’s security challenges

Leadership must be a 'team sport' to successfully address today's security challenges. Retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal discusses 'leading in ...
Circumstances dictate the evolving state of access control

Circumstances dictate the evolving state of access control

GSX+ panel reveals that technology is being driven by COVID-19 mandates and client needs for the future
An Old TV Crashed an Entire Village’s Broadband for 18 Months

An Old TV Crashed an Entire Village’s Broadband for 18 Months

If your broadband keeps going haywire, maybe someone nearby is using an ancient television set.
Inside the Mind of a Burglar: UNC Study Shares Valuable Info for Home, Work.

Inside the Mind of a Burglar: UNC Study Shares Valuable Info for Home, Work.

A 2012 Study by the University of North Carolina at Charlotte is making fresh rounds on some gun influencers’ social media.
How Security Dealers/Integrators Can Improve Their Operations

How Security Dealers/Integrators Can Improve Their Operations

“Security dealers are wise to continually seek efficiency. Anything they can do to be more efficient helps them to grow, scale and deliver value. Efficiency really applies everywhere. One element of this would be to integrate systems — streamline data entry and make use of a single portal that spans billing, support/service, alarm history, etc.

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Live camera feeds at Flagler sheriff’s office catch criminals, deliver help

The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office now has access to hundreds of cameras around the county, all feeding live into the new Real Time Crime Center at the sheriff’s office headquarters. Flagler County Sheriff’s Office Investigative Services Division Chief Paul Bovino said the video feeds come from schools, intersections, beaches, parks, license plate readers, doorbell cameras and even home and business surveillance systems.

Board for 911 passes budget

The Jefferson County 911 Administrative Board approved a $2.9 million budget for 2021 on Thursday for the Metropolitan Emergency Communications Association (MECA) as well as the transfer of 911 money to fund a new computer-aided dispatch (CAD) system, the first such system upgrade the communications center has had since 2007.

Louisiana lawmakers call another COVID-19 special session

Louisiana lawmakers announced Monday that they will convene a special session next week to address the near-bankruptcy of the state unemployment trust fund, to work on Hurricane Laura recovery and to try to scale back the governor’s emergency powers in the latest battle over Gov. John Bel Edwards’ coronavirus response.