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  • Crisis Management - When disaster strikes

    By Curtis Baillie - Thursday April 28, 2011
    Last week I was contacted by the Charlotte Observer ( regarding a story they were doing about a recent tornado that leveled a Lowes store in Sanford, North Carolina. Little did we know, at the time, that tornadoes would cause so much...
  • Physical security at Google's Data Centers

    By Geoff Kohl - Monday April 25, 2011
    Google has posted a great video showcasing the layers of security that protect its data centers around the world. On the physical security side, it showcases how guard shacks, crash-proof vehicular barriers, high-end perimeter fencing, specific visitor...
  • AICC focuses on national monitoring license

    By Deborah L. O'Mara - Thursday April 21, 2011
    AICC Focus on National Monitoring License   The Alarm Industry Communications Committee (AICC), organized as a subcommittee of the Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA) unanimously voted to move forward with the extensively deliberated...
  • Confidence rises in video analytics

    By Natalia Kosk - Thursday April 14, 2011
    At the ISC West tradeshow last month, Mark Gally, vice president of Marketing, VideoIQ, Bedford, Mass., shared his thoughts with Security Dealer & Integrator , confirming that “the market is getting its confidence back in video analytics as of the last...
  • New show "Police POV" looks at police work through officers' own eyes

    By Geoff Kohl - Thursday April 14, 2011
    I just heard from reality televsion channel TruTV that they're launching a new TV program in a couple days called "POLICE POV". The "POV" element seems to be putting digital cameras on the ears of police officers and then recording what they see...
  • Enhanced Law Enforcement Retail Partnership Network to aid in Law Enforcement efforts

    By Curtis Baillie - Thursday April 14, 2011
    Crime busters By Kim Zimmermann For Grocery Headquarters April 12, 2011 According to the 2010 NRF ORC (Organized Retail Crime) Survey, 89% of retailers said they have been victimized by organized retail crime and 59% say the problem has...
  • More pics from ISC West 2011

    By Geoff Kohl - Wednesday April 13, 2011
    More pictures from ISC West were loaded up into SIW's Facebook album. Go here to check 'em out: -Geoff
  • Developing technologies for central stations

    By Natalia Kosk - Saturday April 9, 2011
     Las Vegas, Nev. (April 8, 2011) -- Following its fifth annual ISC West morning breakfast, held at the Las Vegas Wynn Hotel, Secure Global Solutions (SGS) of Irvine Calif., signed an agreement with Devcon Security Services in Boca Raton, Fla...
  • Integrated beyond security

    By Natalia Kosk - Thursday April 7, 2011
        We’ve been discussing security’s ever-changing role to do more than just security for quite some time now and the movement to provide those interactive security solutions as more than just a security system continues.     The...
  • ISC West 2011 - Day 1 photos

    By Geoff Kohl - Thursday April 7, 2011
    I never promised to be a great photographer, especially with this ancient point-and-shoot, but let me take you on a partial tour of ISC West 2011 that gives you brief glimpses into my first day of the show. Step 1: Attend early morning press conference...