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  • TSA fights losing battle in court of public opinion

    By Joel Griffin - Friday June 14, 2013
    It has been a rough few weeks for several initiatives put forth by the Transportation Security Administration. Late last month, the Department of Homeland Security’s inspector general issued a report that raised doubts about the objectivity and...
  • IAPSC issues updated best practice for detaining shoplifting suspects

    By Curtis Baillie - Thursday May 30, 2013
    The International Association of Professional Security Consultants (IAPSC) has issued an update of its best practice: " Detention of Shoplifting Suspects by Loss Prevention and Security Personnel  (PDF-720KB)." Charles Sennewald, CPP, CSC, CPO and John...
  • Serious matters on the ESX agenda

    By Deborah L. O'Mara - Wednesday May 29, 2013
    There’s the fun stuff—like the club crawl and the selection of the ESX mascot from a gaggle of dogs, cats and other pets, but there are serious business discussions on tap for the ESX show in Nashville, just a few short weeks away, June 17-21. The...
  • 'Undercover Boss' appearance a triumph for ADT

    By Paul Rothman - Thursday May 23, 2013
    It isn’t a hard and fast rule, but when a company appears on a show like CBS’ Undercover Boss , you can probably expect to see some fireworks — there was the Boston Market cashier who hated customers; the Hooters manager who humiliated the...
  • Going green with electronic contracts

    By Rob Phillips - Thursday May 16, 2013
    Every spring and summer, customers want ways to reduce energy bills—which, by the way, is a great opportunity for security companies to pitch home automation services such as remote light and thermostat control that sync with a homeowner’s wireless...
  • Time to take a stand against state-sponsored cyber attacks

    By Joel Griffin - Friday May 10, 2013
    Earlier this week, the Pentagon issued a report accusing the Chinese government and military of conducting cyber attacks against the U.S. in an effort to gather intelligence on diplomatic, economic and defense programs. This follows a report released...
  • City of big shoulders to host ASIS 2013

    By Deborah L. O'Mara - Thursday May 2, 2013
    The vibrant and super-trendy city of Chicago plays host to ASIS in September and I had a sneak peek at the fun and flavor expected at the upcoming conference during a recent media tour of the soon-to-be “ASIS kind of town.” Expecting some 20,000...
  • Knowing crime trends before the door

    By Rob Phillips - Tuesday April 30, 2013
    Americans will never forget the surreal footage of heavily armed police officers combing Boston’s quiet neighborhoods last month in search of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects. Although it was a terrorist crisis of international significance...
  • The Bird is the Word

    By Paul Rothman - Wednesday April 24, 2013
    When analyzing an emergency mass notification plan, unfortunately it tends to take an actual emergency to see how it works in action. Such was the case in Boston last week, when jammed phone and SMS lines created snarled and ineffective...
  • Video surveillance plays key role in Boston's bombing investigation

    By Steve Lasky - Friday April 19, 2013
    What began decades ago in the UK as a way to control soccer hooliganism has come full circle as a result of the senseless bombings this week during the Boston Marathon. The use of video surveillance by law enforcement, with the cooperation of the...