Rapid Response Announces Indira Emmadi as Vice President of Information Technology

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Jeffrey Atkins, President of Rapid Response Monitoring Services, Inc., announced the appointment of Indira Emmadi to Vice President of Information Technology at Rapid Response. Indira joined Rapid Response from Palo Alto Networks where she served as a Solutions Engineer managing engagements with their key strategic accounts and led a team that provided cybersecurity solutions to organizations like Google and Microsoft for their Cloud services globally.

Indira started her career working as a Support Engineer for Cisco TAC. After leaving Cisco, she had successful careers at Broadcom, Inc., Riverbed Technology, Citrix Systems, and Radware. She holds two Master’s degrees, one from Wichita State University in Electrical Engineering and a second from Syracuse University in Computer Science.

Indira is an expert in Cyber Security regarding network and security architectures for Hyperscale Enterprise Networks, Service Providers, Data Centers and Cloud Infrastructures, and she has served in various Engineering roles, as well, including Software Engineering, Pre-Sales, Post-Sales and Technical Services. Underscoring her role at Rapid Response will be a focus on the 99.999% Uptime Initiative and continued development of our network supporting Rapid’s growth in Hosted Monitoring Services.

Axis Communications Announces a New Cybersecurity Feature for its Body Worn Cameras

Axis Communications announces a new cybersecurity feature for Axis body worn cameras. Available with firmware release 11.0, signed video provides an additional layer of protection for body worn solutions helping to enforce trust in video evidence. This valuable feature adds a cryptographic checksum into the video stream allowing the video to be reliably traced back to the unique Axis camera where it was produced and verifying that the footage hasn’t been tampered with.

Whether in criminal or civil investigations, it’s vital that the authenticity of video surveillance can be presented without question. Because any doubt, however small, can be used to undermine the relevance of the video evidence. Now, thanks to signed video, it’s possible to verify the authenticity of video throughout the entire chain of custody.

Within Axis cameras, signed video uses the Axis Edge Vault hardware component, one of the key security features built into Axis products. Axis Edge Vault is a secure cryptographic compute module which can be used for cryptographic operations on securely stored certificates. It provides tamper-protected storage, enabling each device to securely store sensitive data and provide for secure execution of applications.

Key benefits of signed video:

•    Helps ensure trust and assurance of video evidence
•    Provides authentication at the point of capture
•    Easy integration thanks to open-source framework

Axis body worn solutions allow wearers to view video files on a mobile device or even in the VMS/EMS after the camera is docked and synched. However, for security purposes, camera wearers cannot access or share footage directly from the camera. Signed video provides an additional layer of protection for body worn solutions so customers can rest assured that the authenticity of video evidence is protected — from the point of capture to the court room.

Immix Adds Erin Bullard as Director of Partner Relations

Immix has announced the addition of Erin Bullard to its leadership team. Bullard joined the company in September as director of partner relations.

“I am very pleased and excited to add someone with the background and pedigree that Erin can offer to the Immix team,” said Immix CEO Chris Brown. “Our company’s aggressive growth plans require the best people we can find to help us achieve them and Erin certainly fits that bill. Along with our laser focus on elite client support, we also recognize that our partners play a huge role in that success, and I can think of no one better to build and lead a program designed to ensure that our offering aligns with our most important allies, our partners.”

Bullard joins Immix from Securitas where she most recently served as director of remote guarding services and was responsible for day-to-day operations as well as the growth of the department and service offering. While at Securitas, Bullard managed relationships with both internal and external partners, as well as all customers, to improve service delivery and enhance the service offerings. She was also responsible for creating, owning, and presenting the department’s business plan to executive leadership along with various sales and marketing initiatives designed to grow the business unit.

In her role at Immix, Erin will be responsible for managing and enhancing the company’s Technology Partner Program, consisting of more than 500 different products from an array of manufacturer partners. Her primary duties include integration maintenance and prioritization as well as planning and joint marketing efforts with the technology partners and much more.

“Having worked with the Immix team for years as a customer, I am thrilled to be joining a company that is truly on the forefront of the industry,” stated Bullard. “The group of people that the company has brought together have such strong industry expertise and are thoughtful in the way that they approach the business. It is an honor to be a part of the team that is shaping the future of Immix.”

Eastern Bank Welcomes Crime Prevention Security Systems, LLC As A Commercial Customer

Eastern Bank is pleased to announce Crime Prevention Security Systems, LLC (CPSS) as a new commercial customer. Founded in 1975 by John Pastore, Founder and President, and his wife Randi Elrad, Vice President of Sales, CPSS is a family-owned business. Headquartered in Gainesville, Florida, servicing North and Central Florida, CPSS designs, installs and services security and fire alarm systems, as well as home automation systems, audio and video. Eastern Bank is providing a full banking solution to CPSS, which includes a revolving line of credit and cash management services.

“Crime Prevention Security Systems is thrilled to begin a new banking relationship with Eastern Bank,” said John Pastore, Founder and President of Crime Prevention Security Systems, LLC. “Central to our business philosophy is that we are neighbors serving neighbors. As a bank with a mission to do good in the community, Eastern understands our model. The flexibility of the financing solution offers the resources we need to support our future plans and we look forward to Eastern’s support.”

“For over 45 years, Crime Prevention Security Systems has been recognized as a local leader in security and alarm products, providing peace of mind and excellent customer service to their customers,” said Greg Buscone, Executive Vice President, Senior Commercial Banking Officer of Eastern Bank. “We are proud to assist with their financing needs.”

Eastern provides a range of commercial financing offerings to help companies across many industries to improve cash flow, increase efficiencies and build for the future. Commercial lending solutions include working capital/lines of credit, equipment/term loans, real estate loans, acquisition financing, asset-based lending and employee stock ownership plan-related financing.

Mark H. Sandler, Managing Director at SPP Advisors, LLC represented CPSS in this transaction.

The Commercial Banking team advising Crime Prevention Security Systems includes Executive Vice President, Senior Commercial Banking Officer Greg Buscone and Senior Vice President, Commercial Group Director Brendan O’Neill.

Jewelers Mutual® Group Establishes New Jewelry Industry Council

Jewelers Mutual Group announced the creation of a Jewelry Industry Council tasked with identifying challenges facing the industry and proposing solutions, including financial investments to address them.

The Jewelry Industry Council is comprised of individuals from various areas of the industry throughout the U.S. and Canada who were selected based on their leadership roles and commitment to strengthening how the jewelry industry works with today’s consumer. The collective council is a diverse array of business leaders, including family-owned, multi-generational businesses and next-generation jewelers. Each member of this action-oriented think-tank will serve a two-year term.

“I congratulate and welcome each member into the council. They have passion, drive and are well-respected thought leaders,” said Scott Murphy, president and chief executive officer of Jewelers Mutual Group. “We are thrilled to be partnered with thought leaders, all focused on the same goal, to make a positive difference as we help move today’s jeweler forward.”

Several members are attending the Jewelers Mutual premier leadership retreat, Conversations in Park City, in October. During this event, members will partake in additional innovative conversations aimed to strengthen the industry and grow relationships through learning and networking.

Jewelry industry professionals who have questions about the council or how to get involved may email sales@jminsure.com.

Axis Communications Opens 13th Experience Center

Axis Communications is celebrating the opening of its newest Axis Experience Center (AEC) in Houston.

The Houston AEC is Axis’ 13th innovation center within the Americas, and its opening comes just weeks after the unveiling of the company’s new Greater Toronto AEC location.

The Houston AEC is designed to provide customers, partners, and business leaders with localized resources and hands-on opportunities to test cutting-edge security technologies in a simulated environment.

In recognition of the city’s deeply rooted connection to the space industry, the new 4,800-square-foot facility embodies a ‘Space City’ theme, according to Axis.

As a focal point, the state-of-the-art facility features a ‘Launch Pad’ with a large circular truss system that displays Axis’ core suite of end-to-end solutions, including the latest innovations in video, access control, audio, and intercom, all working together on AXIS Camera Station software platform.

Visitors will also have the opportunity to view and test the latest in high-performance network cameras and other edge devices – as well as emerging artificial intelligence (AI) technologies, analytics and IP-based security technologies.

With over 10 million residents, Houston represents the fifth largest metropolitan area in the United States. Among those residents are many existing Axis customers across key industries such as manufacturing, critical infrastructure, healthcare, and SLED (State, Local and Education) government agencies, according to the company.

As Axis expands its footprint in key geographies, it says Houston is a natural extension of the company’s growth trajectory and vision of innovating for a smarter, safer world — joining Dallas as Axis’ second, Texas-based AEC.

“As a global company, Axis Communications fully realizes the importance of building relationships at a local level. It’s important to meet customers where they live and work, and to provide them with hands-on opportunities to test the latest technologies that are driving the security market forward,” says Steve Stanberry, business area director, South Central, Axis Communications. “Axis has a long history with the City of Houston and the diverse range of industries it supports, and we are excited to further strengthen our commitment and deepen our roots here with this new AEC opening.”

With plans to unveil additional facilities before the end of the year, current Axis Experience Center locations include New York City, Boston, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Fort Lauderdale, Los Angeles, San Jose, Washington D.C., Toronto, Mexico City, and Sao Paulo.

The Houston AEC is located at 750 Town and Country Blvd., Suite 950, Houston, Texas 77024.

Jewelers Mutual® Group Named to Deloitte’s 2022 Wisconsin 75™ for Fourth Year

Jewelers Mutual Group announced it has been once again included on Deloitte’s Wisconsin 75™, a ranking of the 75 largest private companies in Wisconsin. This is the Group’s fourth year receiving the distinguished honor and credits the recognition to its continued focus on its customers by creating innovative, forward-thinking solutions for their evolving needs.

“To be recognized by Deloitte for the fourth consecutive year is an honor and testament to the progress we are making to leverage data, technology and human capital to anticipate our customer and business needs,” said Scott Murphy, Jewelers Mutual president and chief executive officer. “We are transforming how we work together as an organization and as a partner in the industry to maintain our position as one of the most trusted names in the market.”

Deloitte’s annual list salutes Wisconsin-based companies that play a key role in the state’s economy and communities.

“For the 20th year, Deloitte is proud to recognize the economic and community impact of the largest 75 private companies in Wisconsin —the Wisconsin 75. This year we will not only celebrate the individual successes of each of these organizations, but also the collective impact of private companies in powering Wisconsin’s economy and community,” said PJ DiStefano, Wisconsin managing partner of Deloitte LLP.

With a rich history that expands 109 years, Jewelers Mutual Group continues to give back to its communities and is a cornerstone of the jewelry industry, providing leadership, guidance and world-class products and services to the customers it serves.

ABOUT DELOITTE’S 2022 WISCONSIN 75

Deloitte’s annual Wisconsin 75 list salutes the largest privately held Wisconsin-based companies. These companies play a key role in the state’s economy. Wisconsin 75 award winners are selected based on annual sales revenue.

To be eligible for Deloitte’s Wisconsin 75 recognition, companies must have a majority ownership by an individual(s), family, employee stock ownership plan, or private equity firm. Public companies are eligible when greater than 50 percent of the value or vote of the shares are owned by individuals, family, an employee stock ownership plan, or private equity. Additionally, companies must have annual sales revenue of at least USD 50,000. The Wisconsin 75 excludes cooperatives and accounting, tax, legal, and consulting service companies.

SightLogix Introduces New Line of Thermal-Color Smart Cameras

SightLogix has introduce a compelling new line of thermal-color detection cameras, specifically designed for the mainstream perimeter security market.

The SightSensor TC4 is a dual-imager smart camera that combines the power of thermal detection and visible color to detect targets with exceptional reliability over critical, industrial, and commercial perimeters.

Featuring a 384×288 high-clarity thermal array, the TC4 offers 44% more pixels and a higher resolution than standard 320×240 thermal cameras, delivering economic benefits as well. Long-range and wide area detection means fewer cameras are needed to protect large outdoor areas. And combining thermal and visible in one device means one camera on the pole instead of two, with a single network drop, one mounting bracket, and simpler installation overall.

“The new SightSensor TC4 line solves the most pressing challenges for outdoor security, delivering outstanding performance, high reliability, and ease of use, offering an extraordinary value for our customers,” said John Romanowich, SightLogix president and CEO.

Like all SightSensors, the TC4 works at the edge and includes integrated video analytics, automatic stabilization, and a toolbox of filters to manage application conditions, analyzing the scene for security threats, and communicating alerts and video of the event in real time. TC4 is IP66 rated and built for high reliability and longevity in harsh environments.

Unlike other dual-imager security cameras, SightSensor TC’s thermal and visible imagers are optically aligned to create a rapid, real-time assessment tool. This also empowers Dual-Sensor Analytics (DSA), a SightLogix innovation that analyzes detected targets from both thermal and visible sensors simultaneously for improved detection accuracy and reduced false alarms. By placing a red alarm box on both thermal and visible streams, users get comprehensive details about the intrusion and can make a quick and informed response.

SightSensor TC4 is available now, with three models that detect inbound targets at 50 meters (164 feet), 110 meters (360 feet) and 160 meters (525 feet). Both thermal and color video streams are viewable through a wide range of third-party VMS systems.

Visit https://www.sightlogix.com/products/sightsensor-tc/ to learn more.

.For more information on SightLogix perimeter security and outdoor surveillance solutions, call +1.609.951.0008, email info@sightlogix.com or visit www.sightlogix.com.

Telguard Introduces First All-5G LTE-M Fire Communicator Lineup

Telguard announced being the first to market with an All-5G LTE-M Fire Communicator lineup that’s made in the USA, with all models available now at distributors.

“Telguard’s fire communicator lineup has expanded greatly in the last 18 months – we’re not just the TG-7FS anymore”, said George Brody, President, Telguard. “And we’ve eliminated the supply chain bottlenecks by making every model we sell in the USA, using the latest 5G LTE-M technology, and all models shipping from stock.”

Whether sole path, dual path, primary or backup, now there’s a Telguard fire communicator that will fit the needs of virtually any application and will be approved by the toughest AHJ. Telguard 5G LTE-M fire communicators make perfect fits for POTS replacements, upgrades, or new installs. With 5G LTE-M technology, Telguard communicators use LTE-M bands for 4G and 5G compatibility, better in-building penetration, and longest product life. They interface with the panel over a single DACT connection for universal compatibility. If the panel has no DACT, simply add the TG-PEM accessory.

“To be sure, the last two years have been tough in terms of being able to get into commercial facilities, the sunsets, and materials shortages – we all know that. But Telguard kept innovating, kept solving problems, and we’re delivering on the promise of being the alarm communication experts with top of the line products, outstanding customer service and technical support, and best-in-class product quality and reliability. And they’re all available, right now, at your preferred distributor.”

Visit telguard.com or call 800.229.2326 for more information on Telguard’s complete line of 5G LTE-M fire communicators.

 

Security Alarm Corporation Closes Acquisition in St. Petersburg

Security Alarm Corporation (“SAC”), with offices on the Florida Gulf Coast, announces the acquisition of All
Phase Security in St. Petersburg, FL. With this announcement, SAC has now closed five alarm company
acquisitions in the last 15 months expanding its client base in Pasco, Hillsborough, Pinellas, Manatee, and
Sarasota Counties. SAC, founded in 1979, is a full-service low voltage systems integration company; SAC
installs and services security alarms, fire alarms, camera surveillance systems, access control solutions, and
structured cabling serving all West Florida.

“I am pleased to announce that we have closed our acquisition with All Phase Security, and we have successfully
onboarded the All Phase Security team. The team at SAC views business as an extension of friendship and our
new team in St. Pete fits incredibly well with that philosophy and our culture,” said Justin Allbright, President of
SAC. “Our team continues to execute our ambitious growth strategy in Florida; with the addition of our new
office in St. Petersburg we are investing in our capabilities to better serve our customers in Tampa Bay. I am
thrilled to work with Keith [Lilly] and I am honored that he chose us to serve the All Phase customers.”

Keith Lilly, President of All Phase Security, has joined SAC’s team based in St. Petersburg. “I am extremely
happy with how Justin and his team handled the customer and employee transition and I look forward to the
future. SAC is the right fit as the successor to All Phase Security – they bring tons of resources and experience
to serve our customers but with a family and local business feel,” said Mr. Lilly.

Contact Information: Chris Sileo csileo@securityalarmcorp.com (941) 625-9700

About Security Alarm Corporation
SAC is a comprehensive systems integration company which specializes in security alarms, life safety technology,
and camera systems. The Company was founded in 1979 in Port Charlotte, FL and continues to be family owned.
SAC operates its own independent monitoring station from within its headquarters facility; the monitoring center
is UL Listed and has the Five Diamond designation from The Monitoring Association.

Security Alarm Systems of Virginia, in partnership with SAC, operates as a locally owned alarm/integration
company in Virgina powered by SAC’s expertise, 100+ years of low voltage and life safety experience, and 24/7
security solutions center.