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  • Right or Left, Giuliani Pleases

    By Geoff Kohl - Wednesday October 29, 2008
    America’s Mayor, Rudy Giuliani, had the crowd enraptured at ISC East in New York as he spanned his life’s career from defense attorney to the 107th mayor of the city of New York. For those who haven’t heard him speak before, he...
  • Convergence is everywhere

    By Deborah L. O'Mara - Wednesday October 15, 2008
    Even in journalism and mass communication we’re talking about converging with all types of media. The medium truly is the message.  I was struck by a book offered through the Oxford University Press titled “Understanding Media...
  • Fly Naked!

    By Deborah L. O'Mara - Thursday July 24, 2008
    Last few times I've had to fly, I've mentioned to my fellow travelers as we undressed in the security checkpoint: "why don't we all just fly naked?" Don't get me wrong. I believe in security and will do anything I can to help avert a terrorist act...
  • Imagine That!

    By Deborah L. O'Mara - Thursday June 26, 2008
    Clever nomenclature -- all on-board -- is just the crux of a new product to be rolled out July 11 by DMP in Springfield, Mo. It's truly one panel with everything a dealer needs to close sales, including a two-way wireless receiver along with network...
  • Great ideas in tough times

    By Deborah L. O'Mara - Friday June 6, 2008
      I’m aptly reminded of the saying: when the going gets tough, the tough get going. Here’s just one example of a company that is working the angles rather than just complaining that there’s nothing they can do and the economy...
  • Profiteers versus public safety

    By Deborah L. O'Mara - Monday May 5, 2008
    Shame on you Wal-Mart and big box retailers as well as other stores who focus solely on profits and forsake the safety of their customers. Recently on a local Chicago news station customers of the no. 1 Fortune 500 company (Wal-Mart) had a rash of theft...
  • Living and learning

    By Deborah L. O'Mara - Sunday April 13, 2008
    The alarm industry gets it. They understand the tie-in to computer and information technology. They understand it's much more than providing burglar and fire alarms, or at least it is if success is to follow. This was quite evident at the recent ISC...
  • You’d Better Believe

    By Deborah L. O'Mara - Friday February 15, 2008
    The students were in disbelief. Everything seemed slow motion. One of the students thought the weapon sounded like a champagne cork popping. That reminded me of my ‘ladies rifle’ the one I love so much for the fine art of game hunting...
  • Can Security Products Be ‘Green?’ You Bet

    By Deborah L. O'Mara - Friday January 11, 2008
    One of the biggest movements in building is toward green and energy efficient premises that meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) goals. Part of this program, which provides credits and various project certification rating...
  • Conventional versus addressable fire alarm panels

    By Deborah L. O'Mara - Monday December 3, 2007
    You may have heard from some that the conventional fire alarm panel is dead. I don't agree. In fact, conventional panels certainly fill a need in the marketplace. Sure, addressable panels may offer more intelligence and the ability to pinpoint...