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  • Check it Out!

    By Deborah L. O'Mara - Thursday August 13, 2009
    August Security Dealer & Integrator magazine will be arriving at your place of business in the next couple days and there’s all kinds of good info inside to help you grow your business. The story on environmental monitoring by Caroline McGowan of...
  • Now That's Progress!

    By Deborah L. O'Mara - Tuesday August 11, 2009
    Great news in the security industry is that despite the larger and growing base of installed alarms, dispatch rates have been reduced by as much as 70 percent.That’s important for the systems installers and integrators who want the public to know that...
  • SBT—All the Right Moves

    By Deborah L. O'Mara - Wednesday June 17, 2009
    Siemens Building Technologies (SBT) certainly has all the right moves going when it comes to embracing the integrator and end-user communities as a thought leader. The Buffalo Grove, Ill., based technology and systems integration company recently...
  • SD&I magazine is on its Way to Your Mailbox

    By Deborah L. O'Mara - Monday May 18, 2009
    We've got some fantastic content headed your way in the May issue of Security Dealer & Integrator magazine. We've got the advance copies already, but look for it at your place of business soon. There's so much there--the story Operation Security Blanket...
  • See you at ESX!

    By Deborah L. O'Mara - Monday May 4, 2009
    If you haven’t signed up for ESX yet, June 22 through 26 in Baltimore, you owe it to yourself and your technicians to do so. It was a kick butt event last year and this year’s is slated to be even better. There are tons of cool and...
  • Free Money!

    By Deborah L. O'Mara - Thursday April 23, 2009
    Sorry, there's nothing free, especially money, but we want to remind you to complete the Electronic Security Industry Wage Survey. Security Dealer & Integrator magazine is co-sponsoring the research with the National Burglar and Fire Alarm Association...
  • What happened to the basic principles of locking?

    By Deborah L. O'Mara - Thursday February 26, 2009
    Pardon me while I climb on my “high horse†but that’s what blogging is all about. I know we are all enamored with IP video and imaging, but whatever happened to the basic principles of locks and access control?  More and more I see end...
  • In the Land of IP–with Milestone

    By Deborah L. O'Mara - Saturday February 14, 2009
    Sure, it was cold. Sure, there was snow in Las Vegas. But it didn't matter one bit for the 60-plus partners in attendance at the Milestone Integration Platform Symposium 2009. They came to hear about the IP market and where it's headed, and...
  • Peace to John and Reve Walsh—and Adam

    By Deborah L. O'Mara - Wednesday December 17, 2008
    Adam Walsh would be thirty-something would he be alive today. He isn’t. He was only six when he was abducted from a shopping mall near Hollywood, Fla. His severed head was found two weeks later in a canal some 120 miles away. His body was...
  • Time for Football

    By Deborah L. O'Mara - Tuesday November 25, 2008
    Excuse me as I exercise my right to talk about football--just once--in this coveted space. And of course, it has to do with the Chicago Bears, that love 'em or leave 'em team in the Windy City. Here's the juxtaposition: an interview with...