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  • Opinion: We're going soft on CFATS

    By Geoff Kohl - Friday August 3, 2012
    My opinion for the week is this: Employees at particularly security-sensitive chemical plants should be screened like TWIC card holders. Currently CFATS has no plans to do that , and I think that's a mistake. Suzanne Spaulding, DHS Deputy...
  • Don't spend that healthcare rebate check yet!

    By Eric Pritchard - Wednesday August 1, 2012
    If your company maintains a group health plan for your employees, you may have received a "rebate" check from your health care insurer.  It’s not a reduction in your rates or a rebate and it’s not being sent because your insurer wants to keep your...
  • How to be a better security integrator

    By Geoff Kohl - Friday July 27, 2012
    If you’re a large, national or multinational company needing a systems integrator, you have it good. Most of the mid-size and large integration firms have set up specialized departments and services just for you, because you need specific services...
  • We’re blowing our horn!

    By Deborah L. O'Mara - Tuesday July 24, 2012
    Wireless detection getting noticed for new reliability in intrusion applications; license plate recognition technology uncovered; handling back up power for life safety during this summer’s oppressive and massive national heat wave. It’s all in the...
  • Mass shootings: What really changes?

    By Geoff Kohl - Friday July 20, 2012
    "I think this might mean the end for walking into a movie with whatever you want to." That’s what one of our fans wrote on the SecurityInfoWatch.com Facebook wall this morning after we linked to news coverage of the mass shootings in Aurora, Colo...
  • The proliferation of biometrics

    By Joel Griffin - Friday July 13, 2012
    Earlier this week, I wrote an article about trends in biometric security devices and when the technology could potentially reach the tipping point for the mass security market. Bojan Cukic, a professor of computer science and electrical engineering at...
  • Solutions providers wanted

    By Deborah L. O'Mara - Wednesday July 11, 2012
    The Lutron folks stopped into the SD&I offices recently during a media junket to talk about their new products and mostly, to urge alarm dealers and systems integrators to become full solutions providers—and I can’t agree more. We talked about how...
  • iPads take to the field for security sales

    By Geoff Kohl - Friday July 6, 2012
    At the ESX tradeshow a week and a half ago, I had the pleasure of participating in a presentation with Gerrit Brusse, regional sales manager for U.S.A. Fire and Burglar Alarm, and Donald Natale, vice president of sales for Alarm.com. The topic was how the...
  • Putting the Small Town in Security

    By Paul Rothman - Tuesday July 3, 2012
    About to join such critically-acclaimed shows as The Walking Dead , Mad Men , Breaking Bad , The Killing , and Hell on Wheels is a new original series on AMC called Small Town Security . The show focuses on a small, family-owned private security...
  • Obamacare ruling's impact on the security industry

    By Eric J. Pritchard - Friday June 29, 2012
    In a 5-4 decision, a sharply divided U.S. Supreme Court today [Thursday] upheld virtually all of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the Obama administration’s overhaul of heath care law in the United States, including the controversial...