The Security Week That Was: A Recap - Oct. 14-20, 2006

SIW Editor Geoff Kohl gives a weekly surveillance of news shaping your profession


We were deep within the press release bin last week when we spotted a piece from online alarm equipment sales site Safemart.com on common objections customers have to purchasing burglar alarm equipment. Residential burglar alarm sales staff, pin this article to your bulletin board and be ready for these objections. While Safemart's responses to their objections are a bit different that what a traditional dealer might answer, the objections hold true nonetheless.

And, In Other News...

Brady Corporation, best known in the security industry for Brady People ID, its arm that oversees Temtec and CIPI (a badging products distributor), announced today that it was acquiring a specialized company out of Dallas that creates medical devices for wound care. ... Network video company Axis Communications expanded into Western Canada. ... Panasonic announced that Tyco Electronics will be linking up the SyncSeer business decisions platform with Panasonic's i-Pro network video technology. ... Bosch Security unveiled a new section of their website for education on IP video. ... And, of course, the threat of attack on NFL stadiums was roundly dismissed after authorities took a Wisconsin man into custody for the hoax threat.