Integration options keep expanding as vendors create direct methods to allow systems to work together. CoVi and Siemens are among the companies integrating their systems. Similarly Pelco and OnSSI â€“ not exactly two companies you'd think of as partners even a year ago â€“ are working together so that Pelco's IP cameras interface into OnSSI's video management software. â€¦ Residential services businesses are also integrating and it's in the form of sales; notably with ADT and Qwest partnering on a broadband-and-security deal for Qwest's residential customers. â€¦ Over at LAX (Los Angeles International Airport), they're testing a computer program called ARMOR that randomizes the airport security patrols with the intention of making security a little less predictable for would-be terrorists. â€¦ And finally, we close with the terrible news that two former police officers -- who were operating a Loomis armored car in Philadelphia -- were assassinated in their line of duty while servicing an ATM at a mall. Their third associate was injured in the attack, where police are still looking for a suspect who fled the scene.
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