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Steve Karantzoulidis

Steve Karantzoulidis is the web editor for CE Pro sister publication Security Sales & Integration.

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Will the Global Chip Shortage Result in an Influx of Fake Components?

Industry experts suggest integrators should be on the lookout for an increase in fake components flooding the marketplace now that genuine chips are harder to come by.

Steve Karantzoulidis · June 30, 2021

ADT Faces Class Action Lawsuit Related to Spying Technician

ADT fired the technician in question last year after the company learned that he added his personal email address to customers’ accounts during service visits.

Steve Karantzoulidis · April 06, 2021

Environmental Monitoring May Be the Next Great RMR Opportunity for Integrators

Security integrators should take a close look at the opportunities provided by environmental monitoring solutions, as it represents a high need, growing and potentially lucrative path for businesses.

Steve Karantzoulidis · January 26, 2021

2020’s Safest and Most Dangerous Cities in America

A recent report by WalletHub compared over 180 U.S. cities across over 40 factors to determine the safest places to live in 2020.

Steve Karantzoulidis · December 04, 2020

How Integrators Can Help Thwart Porch Pirates Before They Plunder

Thanks to advancements in video cameras and doorbells, integrators are uniquely positioned to help fight the ongoing ‘porch piracy’ trend. Find out about the latest features and opportunities in this area from those who know best.

Steve Karantzoulidis · October 16, 2020

Honeywell Helps Battle Coronavirus by Converting Factory to Produce N95 Masks

In just five weeks, Honeywell converted one of its factories to help produce potentially lifesaving N95 masks for medical workers battling the coronavirus.

Steve Karantzoulidis · April 22, 2020

Coronavirus Detectable Via AI Security Cameras, Athena Claims

Thanks to thermal imaging technology, Athena Security is able to scan people for elevated body temperature, an early indicator of coronavirus.

Steve Karantzoulidis · March 20, 2020

Nest Users Will Soon Be Required to Enable Two-Factor Authentication

Google has decided that as of Spring 2020, all Nest users will be required to enable two-factor authentication to ‘greatly reduce the likelihood of an unauthorized person gaining access to your Nest account.’

Steve Karantzoulidis · February 19, 2020

Ring Security Camera Hack Discovered, Customers May Be at Risk

According to several recent news reports, a tool circulating on hacker forums may be able to compromise smart home cameras from Ring.

Steve Karantzoulidis · December 16, 2019

Top 3 Reasons Each Generation Buys Smart Locks

According to Kwikset, Baby Boomers, Gen Xers, and Millennials all agree when it comes to smart locks except in one critical area.

Steve Karantzoulidis · November 21, 2019