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  • A Ceiling for Megapixel Surveillance?

    By Geoff Kohl - Friday May 18, 2007
    How many megapixels do you need? I got a note from the UK version of the IP UserGroup this morning promoting one of their clients that will be at IFSEC next week. The company, SentryScope, apparently has a 21 megapixel camera. If you want a sense of...
  • People are the critical infrastructure

    By Geoff Kohl - Friday May 11, 2007
    Sometimes we get caught up in technology-centric security. We talk about high-tech systems that integrate access and video, and which allow for integrated alarm event management. We talk megapixels and gigahertz and VPNs and thumbdrives and PKIs and...
  • Paying hackers to do their work

    By Geoff Kohl - Friday April 27, 2007
    Sometimes the world of security is just too funny. I wanted to share with you a little touch on a recent hacker event to crack a Macintosh computer. Now before you go, oh, he's a Mac head, keep in mind that I'm agnostic to the OS. Actually, out of my...
  • Case Study: False alarms fought the law (and the law won)

    By Greg McConnell - Friday April 20, 2007
    Every now and then I have an interview where I'm like, "Gee, I wish I could put this entire thing in the magazine."  But in the real world, there simply isn't enough space to put full, unedited interviews in the magazine (unless we were to do...
  • Laptops that go “poof” in the night

    By Geoff Kohl - Friday April 13, 2007
    It's 3:57 a.m. and two thieves, Elroy and Leroy, just smashed in the back window of one of your remote offices. Using the bare minimum of lights left on when the cleaning crew left hours ago, they're in your business looking for things they can easily...
  • Gait-way to biometric success?

    By Greg McConnell - Monday April 9, 2007
    So last year I set up a slightly unusual lunch appointment with a buddy of mine.  You see, he doesn't live in my area but he actually had a court date near where I work.  So I was like, "Hey, give me a call when you get out of court and we'll do...
  • Improving the Interface

    By Geoff Kohl - Friday April 6, 2007
    Coming back from tradeshows like ISC West, where I get to ask a lot of questions, the tables are inevitably turned and I get asked a lot of questions about what I was really impressed by. The usual answer, of course, is that it's difficult to...
  • ISC West 2007 Photo Dump - part 3

    By Geoff Kohl - Tuesday April 3, 2007
    Jason, an NBFAA staff member and top-notch photo journalist, sent us in these great photos of the Tuesday daytime outings that the organization held. Golf without Guilt raises money for industry organizational needs, and the Skeet Shoot (complete with...
  • ISC West 2007 Photo Dump - part 2

    By Geoff Kohl - Monday April 2, 2007
    Chris Cage, NBFAA Weinstock award recipient Cage with his family receiving the NBFAA's most prestigious award Greg Kessinger (right) receives the Jackson award from Paul Baran (the 2006 winner) during the NBFAA's Tuesday night "Evening...
  • ISC West 2007 Photo Dump - part 1

    By Geoff Kohl - Monday April 2, 2007
    It's Monday and the Cygnus Security Group (SecurityInfoWatch.com, Security Technology & Design magazine, Security Dealer magazine, Locksmith Ledger magazine) is back at the offices after a mix of red-eye flights. With ISC West 2007 fresh in our minds...