The Security Week That Was: A Recap - Dec. 3-9, 2005

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

Also on the casino security circuit, those of you who have been on the beat for some time now may remember the daring theft of an armored cash vehicle from CircusCircus over a decade ago. The woman who was the girlfriend of the alleged mastermind of the robbery has finally turned herself in, after hiding in Amsterdam under an alias for years. While we're at it, IPIX's 360-degree technology made its way to that same facility recently to provide casino surveillance in an area that provided a problematic situation due to visual obstructions by slot machines.

Other top news:

Ingersoll-Rand bought a majority stake in Chinese systems integrator Bocom System Engineering. In Dallas, the debate continues over whether to end police response to some commercial facilities without a previously verified alarm. And as a follow-up to an abduction of a soman from a Wal-Mart parking lot, the company is being sued for negligence in securing its parking lots.