- Integrian, known for its mobile video solutions (the systems are used in public transit and police cruisers) has purchased Signal Innovations Group, a company which is developing video analytics.
- Itâ€™s been somewhat common knowledge that children sleep so soundly that alarm signals donâ€™t always wake them. New research on the subject out of Columbus, Ohio, says even the pre-recorded voice designs -- the kinds of smoke alarms that can record a parents vocal instructons â€“ arenâ€™t foolproof. To get around the problem, researchers suggest placement of alarm notification devices in multiple locations in the home, especially near the places where children may be sleeping.
- The GAO, the watchdog of so many big government projects, didnâ€™t have much positive news about border security this week. It noted that biometric entry is going OK, but conversely warned that the proposed biometric exist program is a traffic clog waiting to happen.
Thatâ€™s the word from the street in the world of security. We close with a look at our most read stories of the week, including one perplexingly popular announcement about a new homeland security solutions firm:
- New Firm, WMCII, Offers Homeland Security Solutions
- U.S. Plans to Screen All Who Enter, Leave Country
- The Legal Side: Right of Ownership for Surveillance Video
- Position Yourself for More RMR, Less Attrition
- Memphis Homeland Security Office Probed after Bugs Found in Ceiling
- Stanley Works to Buy HSM Electronic Protection