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  • Don’t be a turkey; read these awesome tips from integrators!

    By Deborah L. O'Mara - Tuesday November 22, 2011
    It’s been a few weeks since ISC Solutions in New York, but PSA Security Network and its members provided some great, free content in sessions just steps from the exhibit floor. While I didn’t get a chance to sit in on all of the educational events...
  • FAP: Opportunity is everywhere

    By Deborah L. O'Mara - Saturday November 12, 2011
    Honeywell wrapped its 22nd First Alert Professional Security Systems Convention 2011 with the message it started with: Opportunity is everywhere. That message was reinforced throughout the event, held at the Westin Kierland Scottsdale, Ariz., venue...
  • Solutions from New York’s ISC

    By Deborah L. O'Mara - Thursday November 3, 2011
    The show is downsized but the message super-sized: all types of solutions are needed for the end user to migrate to new technologies or address the morphing communications landscape. Even the show directory was a pamphlet rather than a large guide...
  • PSA highlights business solutions, products

    By Deborah L. O'Mara - Monday October 24, 2011
    It felt like home at the first reception I attended at the PSA Convention 2011 in Puerto Rico last night. This was the first year media were invited and I felt privileged to be one of the attendees. And the best part was listening to the integrators...
  • Siemens makes lots of sense with new business unit

    By Deborah L. O'Mara - Thursday October 20, 2011
    Siemens Building Technologies Division’s Fire Safety and Security business units recently merged to form a single business unit, Fire Safety and Security (FSS). It makes a lot of sense as security and fire solutions continue to merge and converge...
  • PSA Security Network and BICSI: partners in training

    By Deborah L. O'Mara - Tuesday October 11, 2011
    Teamwork—partnerships—working together. It’s so critical today and will continue to be as we work to foster a more integrated security environment. With that in mind, it’s no surprise that PSA Security Network and BICSI announced a partnership...
  • Women's Security Council kicks off ASIS with tweet-up

    By Deborah L. O'Mara - Monday September 19, 2011
    New faces and more buzz was heard as the Women’s Security Council ( www.wscouncil.com ) held its first Tweet-Up, kicking off what’s sure to be a host of great activities at ASIS in Orlando this week. WSC members attended the informal gathering...
  • Ackerman Security embraces technology, goes paperless

    By Deborah L. O'Mara - Thursday September 1, 2011
    Ackerman Security Systems in Atlanta recently opened a new 32,000-square-foot facility and said it will also create jobs to account for the company’s substantial growth. Ackerman Security serves approximately 70,000 customers in the region and has...
  • Tablet wars are on! It’s the year of the tablet, or so it seems.

    By Deborah L. O'Mara - Tuesday July 26, 2011
    According to a recent report by InformationWeek.com, Apple is riding high in profitability, stemming from iPhone and iPad2 sales. (Apple's record fiscal Q3 revenue reached $28.57 billion, with a net profit of $7.31 billion, or $7.79 per diluted...
  • Joe Gibbs, ESX and the meaning of it all

    By Deborah L. O'Mara - Monday June 13, 2011
    Joe Gibbs, ESX and the meaning of it all Having just returned from a highly successful ESX show in Charlotte where the educational sessions, networking, speakers and exhibits were top in its class, I struggled with what to write about because it was...