The Security Week That Was: A Recap - July 22-28, 2006

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

New York Merchants Protective Company, a New York dealer that's been providing security since 1910 (back when CCTV and biometrics weren't a big staple of business for any dealers) announced this week that it had landed the kind of installation that can make a company's name. NYMPC earned the contract to secure the NYC mayor's mansion, a.k.a. the Gracie Mansion. It's a venerable old home that has gone from being the home of a prosperous merchant, to being a bathroom and concessions location for a park, to being a museum and then back to a formal residence. NYMPC, besides landing the Gracie Mansion contract, also is known for providing electronic protection services to a number of New York City's agencies.