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  • HDcctv Alliance builds momentum

    By Joel Griffin - Friday November 12, 2010
    One month ago today, I was walking the show floor at ASIS 2010 in Dallas, Texas where I spoke with Todd Rockoff, executive director of the HDcctv Alliance. The alliance, which is dedicated to promoting interoperability standards among high-definition...
  • Some sights from CEDIA 2010

    By Joel Griffin - Tuesday September 28, 2010
    In case you missed some of the coverage on our homepage last week, I had a chance to attend the Custom Electronics Design and Installation Association Expo (CEDIA 2010) last week in Atlanta. As you would expect, a big part of the show focused on some of...
  • Beware of the office creeper

    By Joel Griffin - Thursday September 2, 2010
    Imagine this scenario as a security manager. You've invested hundreds of thousands of dollars in the latest access control and surveillance equipment. You think you've pretty much covered all your bases as it pertains to ensuring that only authorized...
  • Rethinking door-to-door sales

    By Joel Griffin - Monday August 16, 2010
    In an age where the avenues available for companies to reach consumers are virtually limitless, some businesses still feel the need to market their products and services door-to-door. There was a time, of course, when the practice was fruitful for both...
  • New security rules on the way for cruise ships

    By Joel Griffin - Thursday July 8, 2010
    Cruise ships may soon be required to strengthen their existing security measures if legislation passed by Congress last week is signed into law by President Barack Obama. In addition to new rules that require ships to carry rape kits and have personnel...
  • Final thoughts on ISC West 2010

    By Joel Griffin - Monday March 29, 2010
    After taking a weekend to recover from what was a very busy ISC West, a few thoughts on where the industry is headed technology wise struck me today. Having talked with a number of alarm system manufacturers at the show, it's apparent that they're all...
  • Cell phone 'Bloodhound' holds potential for corporate, correctional applications

    By Joel Griffin - Thursday February 11, 2010
    Berkeley Varitronics Systems, a New Jersey-based developer of wireless solutions, recently released a new cell phone detector dubbed the "Bloodhound." The Bloodhound has the ability to pick up cell phone signals from as far away as 50 feet under...
  • Thieves employ new credit card skimmer

    By Joel Griffin - Friday January 15, 2010
    It seems that more often these days, thieves are coming up with ever ingenious ways to gain access to our personal data. Whether it's hacking into a business' sensitive files to retrieve personal information for identity theft or fumbling through the...
  • Perimeter security goes green

    By Joel Griffin - Wednesday December 2, 2009
    Earlier this week, Delta Scientific, a manufacturer of various perimeter security devices, announced that it is now offers over 50 solutions that can either be operated manually or with the help of FDA-approved vegetable oils. These "green" solutions...
  • Serious security flaws at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport

    By Joel Griffin - Wednesday October 28, 2009
    For the second time this month, a person has reportedly been allowed to pass through security at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport and board a plane with a deadly weapon. On Monday, a man who had two hunting knives in his carry-on luggage , which...