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  • New Public/Private Partnership

    By Marleah Blades - Tuesday January 9, 2007
    Right now, the U.S. House is debating HR1, "Implementing the 9/11 Commission Recommendations Act of 2007." Some news outlets (Fox) have noted that HR1 will require private companies to prepare for terrorism. From a quick reading of Title XI of the bill...
  • 2007

    By Greg McConnell - Friday January 5, 2007
    Well, the year 2007 is here and, believe it or not, this decade is already more than 70% over.  Although, I'm not sure if we have a name yet for this decade... is it the 00's (i.e., Zeroes)? Anyway, the year is young and full of promise...
  • Residential Security in Afghanistan

    By Geoff Kohl - Monday December 18, 2006
    I have a very good friend of mine who has been employed in recent years trying to help rebuild Afghanistan. He tries to create collaboration, improve education, and assist a war-torn country to move beyond that devastation and into the 21st century. I'd...
  • The Resolution Revolution Will Be Televised

    By Greg McConnell - Friday December 15, 2006
    Last week I had the chance to chat with Paul Bodell, VP of sales and marketing, IQinVision , which makes high-definition network cameras.  One of the key things Bodell mentioned was that a year and a half ago IQinVision was a niche company...
  • Having Solved All Other Problems, FEMA Announces New Icon.

    By Marleah Blades - Thursday November 30, 2006
    Today on the newswire I saw a story announcing that FEMA is adopting a new symbol for emergency management “to call on America not to become complacent about preparedness.†(I’m sure many Americans would like to turn around and tell...
  • Video Games

    By Greg McConnell - Tuesday November 28, 2006
    Yesterday I came across an SIW article saying rumors are swirling around  IBM possibly acquiring Verint . Time will tell if this becomes a reality, but it got me to thinking once again about convergence in the security industry, especially...
  • Happy Holidays. Please Downgrade to Compatible Version.

    By Marleah Blades - Thursday November 16, 2006
    It’s that time of year, folks. Wal-Mart’s garden department has evaporated to make room for plastic wreaths and tacky inflatable elves, Target and Gap commercials have become (amazingly) more annoying than usual, and even though I...
  • A Story of Toothpaste and the Airport Checkpoint

    By Geoff Kohl - Friday November 10, 2006
    It's only appropriate that I address this odd bit of news, since this blog is somewhat appropriately titled The Security Check. And since the most common "security check" that American citizens go through is the TSA security check before they can go to...
  • Dems Now Get A Shot At Screwing Up The Works

    By Steve - Friday November 10, 2006
    My wife accuses me of being a Republican when it comes to politics. Of course she has mistakenly taken my fiscal conservatism to mean I support the present regime in Washington. If she had checked my Georgia ballot card in yesterday's election booth...
  • In false alarms, enough is enough

    By Geoff Kohl - Thursday November 2, 2006
    A recent news story on Vindy.com,  a news website serving Youngtown, Ohio, and the surrounding valley, is an example of why the burglar alarm industry sometimes can't get any respect.  Vindy.com reported about the alarm system...