The 7th Annual Gift of Security is underway with nonprofit nominations now open! Our office along with 14 more Security 101 offices across the U.S. are participating to donate $200,000 worth of security products and services to deserving nonprofits. Nonprofits are the silent heroes of our communities and we want to share our mission of protecting people, property and assets with organizations that work hard to keep our city safe. Our 2019 Product partners are Axis Communications and WESCO. Nominate a nonprofit you think could use the gift of security:
*Nonprofit nominations can be submitted until November 9th. The three finalists will be announced November 19th and online voting will take place from then until December 10th, 2018 on our website.
Security 101 – Salt Lake City hosted the Security Innovation Conference (SIC) August 28th-29th. This was the largest security conference in Utah, hosted by owners Nancy and Rob Ford. The conference was a successful educational and networking event that brought vendors, manufacturers, industry experts and customers from all over the country. The two day event was filled with live demonstrations of security technology and networking events.
On the first day of the conference, 12 different security manufacturers set up booths and held demonstrations. Attendees spent time directly speaking and discussing various security solutions with the manufacturers. Throughout the day there were three break-out sessions where attendees rotated into smaller groups to meet with manufacturers for presentations and live demonstrations of the technology solutions focused on innovation. The three break-out sessions included:
Day 2 focused on Drone Detection, Identification and Response. The day commenced with an educational seminar regarding the threat of drones, an update on FAA activity related to the integration of drones into the airspace, and finally, introduced the attendees to a systematic program to help create a risk mitigation protocol/procedure for their businesses. The afternoon was spent in two break out groups for live technology demonstrations of DeDrone and SpotterRF’s counter drone technology.
Great job to the Salt Lake team for hosting an informative and fun event! Stay tuned for next year's edition.
Security 101 - Salt Lake City is hosting the Security Innovation Conference (SIC) August 28th - 29th, 2018. SIC is the largest Security Conference in Utah. You will have the chance to learn from a multitude of manufacturers and security professionals. From innovative solutions on integration to drone threats, even a not so old-fashioned surveillance shootout, this is the security conference you don’t want to miss!
Nancy Ford will be representing Security 101 at the Department of Defense Security Conference next week, July 10th - 12th, in Phoenix, AZ. While at the conference she will meet with professionals and policy makers from the Department of Defense (DoD), Defense Security Service (DSS), and all branches of the armed forces. The theme of this year’s conference is Innovation: Advancing the Security Paradigm; so Nancy, as the host for many cutting edge summits and innovation weeks, should feel right at home.
Nancy Ford, co-owner of Security 101® - Salt Lake City was a featured speaker at the ISC West trade show at the Sands Convention Center in Las Vegas. The session was titled, "How to Evaluate Counter Drone Technology Effectiveness" and brought together four industry experts on the topic. Present as speakers in addition to Nancy were Logan Harris of SpotterRF, Walter "Cal" Smith of Butchko, Inc. and Robert Ehrich of Slipstream Technologies.
The session covered practical methods of testing counter drone technologies as well as the regulatory constraints around the use of counter drone technology for both government and private facilities.
The presentations described limitations and capabilities of each detection, ID and response technology, Shared a structured approach for defining a test plan to evaluate new counter-drone technology (customized for a particular environment), and reviewed current regulatory constraints as well as upcoming legislation for the use of counter-drone technology.
Security 101® - Salt Lake City's Director of Sales, Carl Berg, presented Ron Cluff, Sales Director, with a sales achievement award for reaching $1.5 million in 2017. Each day, more customers in the Greater Salt Lake area are putting their trust in Ron and the rest of the Salt Lake team. Congratulations Ron — that's the way to represent TEAM101!
Security 101® - Salt Lake City presented The Christmas Box International with the 2018 Gift of Security. Special thank you to Deanna Braunberger for nominating the nonprofit, the judges panel, food sponsors and everyone who voted.
Security 101® - Salt Lake City, a leading security systems integrator, announced The Christmas Box International as the winner of the 2018 Gift of Security. The corporate giving initiative donates $10,000 worth of integrated security services from locally owned offices, and equipment from program product partner, Axis Communications, to deserving nonprofits. All integrated security solutions provided are completely free for the nonprofit winner.
This year nearly 70,000 votes were cast collectively to determine 15 nonprofit award winners at different office locations throughout the country.
Since inception, the Gift of Security has provided integrated security solutions to nearly 30 organizations. The most challenging part is getting organizations to understand the legitimacy of the giving program and to nominate themselves. Local offices are privately owned and under no obligation to participate in the Gift of Security. In fact, employees at participating local offices often donate their time during the work week to execute the program and donate time on the weekend for installations.
The award presentation will take place in January 2018.
Nonprofit finalists have been named for the 2018 Gift of Security and the winning nonprofit will be determined by online vote. Voting to take place November 16 - December 8.
2018 Nonprofit Finalists
|The Christmas Box International|
|Canyon Creek Women's Crisis Center|
|Catholic Community Services|
Security 101® - Salt Lake City is excited to announce their participation in the 6th annual Gift of Security. The corporate-giving program provides an integrated security system and $10,000 worth of equipment from product partner, Axis Communications, to one nonprofit winner at each participating office location. This year fifteen Security 101 offices throughout the U.S. will engage a panel of judges from the community to help review nonprofit nominations and identify three qualified organizations to advance to the online voting process, which ultimately determines the grand prize winner. Voting will take place throughout the month of November and the winning organizations will be announced in December. Click here to nominate a nonprofit candidate.
2018 Judges Panel
Unified Fire Authority
| Tom Goodcase
On June 22, 2017, Security 101 - Salt Lake will be attending an ASIS Utah Chapter meeting with guest speaker Mark J. Roberts, FBI Special Agent, who will be speaking about the FBI's Infragard program.
Mark Roberts became a Special Agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 2002. His first assignment was Fresno, California, where he spent seven years working criminal investigations to include bank robberies, kidnappings, child pornography, and several types of white collar crime. He then spent 5 years in San Juan, Puerto Rico investigating corruption of state and local public officials, where he worked several high profile public corruption cases. SA Roberts transferred to Salt Lake City in May of 2014, and has been assigned to investigate Criminal and National Security Computer Intrusions. He is also the Coordinator for the FBI's InfraGard program for the State of Utah, which focuses on securing our Nation's critical infrastructure. SA Roberts received a B.S. in Information Systems from Brigham Young University in 2001. He also served a full-time LDS mission in Madrid, Spain and is fluent in Spanish.
InfraGard is a partnership between the FBI and members of the private sector. The InfraGard program provides a vehicle for seamless public-private collaboration with government that expedites the timely exchange of information and promotes mutual learning opportunities relevant to the protection of Critical Infrastructure. With thousands of vetted members nationally, InfraGard's membership includes business executives, entrepreneurs, military and government officials, computer professionals, academia and state and local law enforcement; each dedicated to contributing industry specific insight and advancing national security.
Join Security 101 - Salt Lake at the meeting:
Location: The Lion House Pantry–Pioneer Room (website)
63 East South Temple
Salt Lake City, Utah 84150
When: Thursday, June 22, 2017
11:30am – 1:30pm
ASIS Members: $25
Guests are welcome to attend. Attendance is limited to 40. Lunch will be provided. The RSVP deadline is Monday, June 19th, 11:30am.
March 15, 2017
Security 101 - Salt Lake partnered with Axis Communications, Inc. and donated a new surveillance system to CAPSA as part of the 2017 Gift of Security program started by Security 101. The program, in which local judges and the public nominate and vote for local nonprofit organizations, has been an ongoing initiative that began five years ago as a way for Security 101 to give back to local communities. Congratulations to the winner!
Security 101 - Salt Lake City is very pleased to announce that Owner, Nancy Ford, has accepted a role on the Drone Advisory Subcommittee (DACSC). The DASC has been established to support the Drone Advisory Committee (DAC) to develop consensus-based recommendations to the FAA on issues related to the safe introduction and integration of UAS into our nation’s airspace. This is a unique opportunity for the physical security industry to be represented during this critical time of policy decision-making.
Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) or Drones, are aircraft without the existence of a human pilot on the aircraft. As with any emerging technology, there are both good and potentially bad considerations. Drones introduce new security threats or risks that will need to be addressed and controlled. They also unleash tremendous advancements in many commercial industries.
DAC members represent a wide array of stakeholders, including UAS manufacturers and operators, traditional aviation groups, labor organizations, radio and navigation equipment manufacturers, airport operators and state and local officials.
The DACSC has been approved to launch three task groups. The first task group will review issues related to the roles and responsibilities of federal, state, and local governments in regulating and enforcing drone laws. Many state and local governments have begun to enact a variety of laws about operating UAS in low-altitude navigable airspace. The second task group will consider technological and regulatory mechanisms that would allow drone operators to gain access to the airspace beyond what the agency currently permits under the Small UAS Rule (commonly known as Part 107). The formation of a third task group, is underway and will consider ways to fund the expanded provision of services needed to support UAS integration.
In the coming months, Security 101 - Salt Lake City will introduce a process for keeping interested industry professionals, end user experts and business owners aware of developments as information becomes available.
From its inception, Security 101 has been comprised of dedicated security professionals who hold a strong desire to make a difference in the security industry. As an industry leader, Security 101 is continuing the tradition of cutting edge security advancement by introducing UAS/Drone related expertise into the security industry.
August 22, 2016
This August, experts from around the country gathered at Rio Tinto Stadium for Security 101’s Safe Cities Technology Summit and Second Annual Drone Security Symposium. This was an educational summit for corporate leaders and senior officials to learn about what the nations most advanced cities are doing to mitigate vulnerabilities with technologies that reduce risks. The session focused on both Smart City Technology deployment, and a special focus on the new risks facing communities, correctional facilities and law enforcement agencies regarding UAVs flying in unauthorized areas.
Angela Stubblefield, Deputy Administrator for Security and Safety with the FAA, opened the Summit with an amazing keynote address. She spoke about recent national and state legislation, the FAA's concerns in regards to drones and drone detection systems, what corporations and law enforcement agencies are permitted to do in regards to disabling drones in unauthorized areas, and the importance of registering UAVs. Joe Dougherty, from Utah’s Division of Emergency Management, then took the stage and gave examples of how drones have been causing problems during recent wildfires and also how drones have been used positively for disaster documentation and search/rescue operations.
Kirk Brown from Hitachi Data Systems spoke about Smart Cities Technology and Hitachi’s newest development: drone detection. Kirk gave an inside view of the 2016 NFL’s Super Bowl drone preparation and the protocols they created. It was very clear that cities and companies (such as the NFL) need to partner to protect fans and others. The Smart Cities part of the presentation was also eye-opening. Kirk showed how Smart Utilities could identify power pole irregularities and how Smart Cities’ analytics during active shooter incidents eliminates the need for 911 dispatchers to pull up social media to find information about the shooters.
Jeff Dallmann of OnSSI spoke about his organization being one of the first companies to implement a citywide IP based video surveillance system and how their video management system helped New Orleans reduce crime by 40% within the first six months of deployment. Their city surveillance, OpenSight™, grants access to multiple video systems in a single interface allowing schools, stadiums, businesses, and public facilities to easily share their cameras with public safety departments.
After a quick break from the morning of presentations, the expert panel took the stage for an informative and thought provoking conversation. The panel was made up of:
Angela Stubblefield (FAA) – Deputy Administrator for Security and Hazardous Materials Safety
Mathew Snider (Utah Division of Forestry, Fire, & State Lands) – Acting Fire Management Officer
Major Brian Redd (Utah Department of Public Safety) – Division Director
Joe Dougherty (Utah Division of Emergency Management) – Public Information Officer
Jay Christensen (Idaho Department of Corrections) – Deputy Warden of Security
Evan Curtis (Utah Governor’s Office) – State Planning Coordinator
After discussing security problems and innovative solutions we finished out the day with open technology exhibit time. The exhibits included something for everyone, as top technology companies came together to show off their newest features, including smart city technology, the latest advancements in video management systems, camera advanced analytics, drone detection and neutralization technologies, and virtual guard service solutions.
Check out our image gallery below from the event, and take a look at Fox13 News to see some of the excitement yourself!
June 23, 2016
Did you know that the United States has only 5% of the world's population, but 25% of the world's prisoners? Or that the total incarcerated population has increased 500% over the past 30 years? Issues of assault, limited access to health care, and other problems are becoming troubling trends in overcrowded prisons today.
Included in the link below, Security 101 provides answers to your questions about the current problems facing prisons today, and what technology is being leveraged to make them safer in the months and years to come. Learn about what the most advanced correctional facilities are doing to mitigate problems with various technologies that can enhance and improve the security of your institution.
For more information call 866.747.9101 or go to security101.com/saltlake.
Utah Legislation signed two bills that will dramatically aid homeless people, these funds will build shelters and expand services for the needy. This was announced at a ceremony with Governor Gary Herbert at the Fourth Street Clinic that serves the less fortunate. Fourth Street Clinic was the recipient of the 2016 Gift of Security Award, sponsored by Security 101 Salt Lake.
One bill will provide $9.5 million to build new shelters and improve services. The second bill extends Medicaid to the 16,000 most needy, including homeless and mentally ill people, along with those recently released from prison.
Homeless advocate Pamela Atkinson said the success at the Legislature was due to the governor and lawmakers, along with others, working together for a common goal. Excellent work in Utah and Security 101 Salt Lake is honored to be a part of this service to the community!
Read the article from the Salt Lake Tribune here.
Security 101 - Salt Lake hosted an exciting seminar about detecting potential drone threats at the University of Utah stadium that generated a lot of buzz in the community thanks to its innovative subject matter and interactive exhibits of technology. It even gained attention from the local news!To read about the event and watch the news story, click below.
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