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5 Reasons Veterans Are a Perfect Fit for the Security Industry

11.8.19 - SSI- Allied Universal CEO Steve Jones explains how veterans entering the workforce already have identifiable skills that can be transferred to the physical security world. As CEO of Allied Universal, I believe that veterans, service members and reservists...

Researchers Find Smart Speakers Can Be Hacked With The Aid of a Laser Pointer

11.8.19 - CEPro While it may sound like something from a Sci-Fi novel, researchers have discovered that laser pointers can be used to send malicious commands to common smart speakers. It turns out you don’t need to be a on a WiFi network or even within shouting...

Alexa, delete what I just said! Here’s how to keep Amazon from listening in

11.10.19 - c/net - Delete your voice recordings and stop sharing them with Apple, Google and Amazon. Editor's Note, 8/7/19: Amazon, Apple and Google have each now suspended human review of user audio recordings. Ever since Alexa and Google Assistant first burst onto...

Ring doorbells had vulnerability leaking Wi-Fi login info, researchers find

11.10.19 - c/net -Chris Monroe Amazon's video doorbell sees who's at your doorstep. For months, anyone on its open network could have seen your username and password. People buy RIng's video doorbells to bring a sense of safety to their homes, but a software flaw left...

11-11-19 NESA Monitor

Public Safety Updates GA: CPD and fire dept. propose fines for false alarms 11.5.19 - WTVM - Columbus Fire and EMS says they're hoping to create a new way to handle the thousands of false alarm calls that puts their departments at a ... GA: Columbus residents could be...

TBFAA 2019 Trade Show & Convention Highlights

TBFAA held a successful Trade Show & Convention in Rockwall Texas on October 24 & 25. The show was preceded by a great golf tournament on the 23rd.President -Kelly Ryan, Legislative Chair - Chris Russell and TBFAA Lobbyists Dean McWilliams & Dan Mays  talk...

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5 Reasons Veterans Are a Perfect Fit for the Security Industry

5 Reasons Veterans Are a Perfect Fit for the Security Industry

Allied Universal CEO Steve Jones explains how veterans entering the workforce already have identifiable skills that can be transferred to the physical security world.
Researchers Find Smart Speakers Can Be Hacked With The Aid of a Laser Pointer

Researchers Find Smart Speakers Can Be Hacked With The Aid of a Laser Pointer

While it may sound like something from a Sci-Fi novel, researchers have discovered that laser pointers can be used to send malicious commands to common smart speakers.
Alexa, delete what I just said! Here’s how to keep Amazon from listening in

Alexa, delete what I just said! Here’s how to keep Amazon from listening in

Delete your voice recordings and stop sharing them with Apple, Google and Amazon.
Ring doorbells had vulnerability leaking Wi-Fi login info, researchers find

Ring doorbells had vulnerability leaking Wi-Fi login info, researchers find

Amazon's video doorbell sees who's at your doorstep. For months, anyone on its open network could have seen your username and password.
11-11-19 NESA Monitor

11-11-19 NESA Monitor

Public Safety Updates GA: CPD and fire dept. propose fines for false alarms 11.5.19 - WTVM ...

BUSINESS TIPS

Fighting Electronic Packaging Waste in an Industry That Produces TONS of It

Fighting Electronic Packaging Waste in an Industry That Produces TONS of It

It’s Time to Develop a New Generation of Audio Consumers

It’s Time to Develop a New Generation of Audio Consumers

Working with Architects on New Building Audio Video System Projects

Working with Architects on New Building Audio Video System Projects

The 12 Texas cities everyone in the country is moving to

11.9.19 - Business Insider - Andy Kiersz Texas' population has been growing rapidly for years, and a big part of that growth comes from the millions of people who have moved there from around the US and the rest of the world. Using data from the US Census Bureau, we...

Proposed DPS Rules Posted for Comment

On Friday October 25th proposed rules to implement the new law on regulating the security industry was published for comment. Click here to download the proposed rules Comments are due in by November 25. TBFAA is reviewing the proposed changes and will be sending...

TBFAA 2019 Trade Show & Convention Highlights

TBFAA held a successful Trade Show & Convention in Rockwall Texas on October 24 & 25. The show was preceded by a great golf tournament on the 23rd.President -Kelly Ryan, Legislative Chair - Chris Russell and TBFAA Lobbyists Dean McWilliams & Dan Mays  talk...

Allen ISD (Texas) Installs First BDA Life Safety System in State

10.18.19 - Campus Safety - A BDA life safety system and fire alarm control panel with Digital Voice Command was installed on the 6.2-acre, 314000 square-foot campus. When the Allen Independent School District (ISD) in Collin County, Texas, set out to complete a $97...

After El Paso shooting, Gov. Abbott creates Texas Safety Commission

Gov. Greg Abbott said Monday that he created the Texas Safety Commission in response to the Aug. 3 shooting in El Paso that left 22 dead. (JAY JANNER/AMERICAN-STATESMAN) 8.21.19 - LUBBOCK AVALANCHE-JOURNAL, TEXAS - CHUCK LINDELL Commission to offer advice leading to...

Harris Co – Newly Adopted Fire Code Effective Sept. 1

Public Information Officer Rachel Moreno: (832) 509-7400 Rachel.Moreno@fmo.hctx.net Newly Adopted Fire Code Effective Sept. 1 Harris County, Texas -- On Sept. 1, Harris County's new fire code goes into effect. Harris County Commissioners Court adopted the 2018...

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