Athena Security Mass Cuts

By John Honovich, Published Apr 29, 2021, 12:46pm EDT (Info+)

Athena Security has made mass cuts in employees and contractors, IPVM has confirmed from various sources with direct knowledge.

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Athena Security is one of a number of gun detection startups to pivot to fever screening. We covered Athena Security's initial entry into the fever screening market including Faked Coronavirus Fever Detection, Athena Used Hikvision and Athena CEO Criticizes 'Deplorable' 'Nitpicking', IPVM Refutes.

Inside this note, we examine the challenges Athena Security faced.

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*******, **** ****** ******** **** *** yet ******* ***** ******** ********.

*** **** ***** **** **** ******** by *** **** - (*) *** North ******** ************, ********* *****, *** (2) *** ********* ********* **** ******** support, ***********, *** **********.

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Customers ******

****** ****** **** ******* ****** ***** thousands ** ********* *** ***** *********** being ********, *** ****** ****** ** deployments ** ************* ****, ****** ***** are ********* ******** ***********. *** ***** deployments **** ** ******** *** ********** is * *** ********, ****** *** reduced ****** ** ***** *********** ********* may ******** **** ********.

No ******* **** ****** ********

****** ******** *** *** ******* ** IPVM's ******* *** ******* ***** *** cuts.

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******* ****** ****** ****** ***** ****** ******* * *******'* ***** **** Athena ** "*** ********":

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*** ******* ********* ** *** ***** are ********* ******** *** ********* *** this ***** ********** *** ********. .... it ** * ********** ***** ** an ************'* ******* ******** *********.

***'* *** **** ** **** *********** sales *******. ***'** **** **** * number ** *****.

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** **** ********* ********** **** ** the ****** *********** *****. **** **** high-resolution ******* (*** ****** * *****, even ** *** ****** ***** ***** we ****) *** *** **** *********** cross *** *** ** ******* **** good/useful ****** *** ********* ** *******. I *** **** ******* *** ********* problems ** ********* *** ********* ************ the ******** ** * ****-***, ***** mind * ******.

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* *** **** ******* *** ********* problems ** ********* *** ********* ************ the ******** ** * ****-***, ***** mind * ******.

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**** ** '****** *******' ***** ** fired, ******** **** **** ********* ******** protocols ***** ******* *** ***

*******, *** *** *** ********* ********* dealing **** *** *********? ** **** simply ******* **** **** ****** ** liability? **** ** **** **, *** they *** ********* **** * ******** who ** * ****** ** * mass ******** ***'* *** **** ** the ****** *** *** *****?

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*** **** *** ********* **** * customer *** ** * ****** ** a **** ******** ***'* *** **** if *** ****** *** *** *****?

***** **** ** ** *********** *******, I ***** *** ******* ****** ** 'not ** ***'.

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*** **** ** ** ****** ******* situation *** ** *************

****, ****? ** **** ** ****, why ***** ******* *** **** ****** to **** ** ****** ******* ** the ***** *****?

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********* ******* ********* ******* (**** ***********) are ******** ***** ******** *** *** in **** ** ***** *.*. ******.

********, ***, *** *** ****** ***** successful. **** ******* ***** *** * decent ***** ***, *** *** **** couple ** ***** *** *****-********* ***** funds ** ***** * ***.

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*******, * ** *** ***** *** part ** *** ******/*******/******* ********* ****** has **** *** **** ********.

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** **** ******* ** ******** ******* detection *******:

"********, ***, *** *** ****** ***** successful."

* ********** ***** - ** *** mean ********** ** ***** **** ** solve ******** ** ***** **** ** proliferate ** ***** *.*. ******.

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*** *** '*******' *** ******* ****** rightfully ** **** ** *** ******** of ***** ******** *** *** *** insidious ****** ** ***** ***** ************* schemes.

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*** ****, ***** *** ******* ***** and **** ** ****** **** **** number ** *.*. ***** ***** **** they **** ********.

****, *** ***** ***** ** ** the ************ ******** *** ******** ******* detection ********* ** ************* ***********... *** involvement ** *** ***** ** *** Achilles **** ***.

** ******* ***** ****** **** *** air *** ****** ******, **** ***** acoustic ******* ********* ******* *** ** seen ** '****'. *** ** **** technology **** ******? * **** ****** thought ***.

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******** ** ********** *** ***** ***** of ******** ******* ********* *******, *** this ******* * **** *****-****** ** in * *********-****** **** ****** **** 4 ***** ***

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"*** ******* ********* ****** *** * better ******* ***** *** *********** **** of ******* ********* ** *** ***"

***, *** *********** ** ***'* *** up(once ***** ***** ****** **** *** enforcement ** ***'* ******; ****** ** respond), *** ****** ** ******** ******** of ***** ***********, *** **** *** experience. *** ********* ***** ********* ******** firearms. **** *** *** " ** long ** *** *** **** **** shooting **** *****, *** *** *********, is ** ****** * *******? " Reminds ** ** *** *** ***** in *** ***** ****** ***** " We **** ***** *** ******... ******* solved". ** ** **** ** *** animals **** ******** **** ***** ** with ***** ******* ********, ******** ********* look ****** ** *** *** ******...

"********* ******* ********* ******* (**** ***********) are ******** ***** ******** *** *** in **** ** ***** *.*. ******."

**** ********** ******** *****. ****** *** video ********* *** ****** ******* ********* to ******, *** ****** ******** *** presence ** *** ****/******.

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*** * ******** ** ***. * have **** ***** ******* ***** ****, and **'* ************ ** ****. ****, their ******** ** ** *********** *** of ********* *** ************. * *** treated ** ** * ****** **** been ******* **** **** ******* **** they **** ***** **** ****** ** give ** * ****. (*** **** requested *** *******!)

********* *** ********* ******** **** *** jobs *******.

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********** *****! ** ********** ** ****, they ***'* **** * ****** ******* AI/ML *******. **** ********** ***** ******* from *** ******* *** ** **** spam *** **** *****-******** ******. ***** like, ***** ******* ******** * ****** support ******** ***** **** ******** *****-******** alams *** ** *********** *******. ************* as **)

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**** ********** **** ****** *********,***** *******, *** ******** **** *******, ****** 7 ****** ** ****** *** *** now **** ** ***, *** *** LinkedIn:

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