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  • '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...
  • Fast50 winners unveiled

    By Deborah L. O'Mara - Friday April 5, 2013
    Today, Security Dealer & Integrator magazine announced the winners of its second annual Fast50 best practices and ranking program. You can see all the winners here in our digital edition and on SecurityInfoWatch.com . There are three different...
  • Keeping up with hackers

    By Joel Griffin - Friday April 5, 2013
    In February, President Barack Obama issued a cybersecurity executive order that directs U.S. intelligence agencies to share information on potential cyber threats with private businesses that are considered part of the nation’s critical...
  • Much ado about drones

    By Joel Griffin - Thursday March 28, 2013
    Ever since Congress approved the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012, which called for the agency to open up domestic airspace for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), there has been an outcry from privacy advocates, as well as federal and state...