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  • Live from ASIS 2006

    By Geoff Kohl - Tuesday September 26, 2006
    The crew from the Cygnus Security Group of publications -- SecurityInfoWatch.com, Security Technology & Design and Security Dealer -- are out here in San Diego, Calif., where the weather's awful. Ok, we're pulling your leg on that last part. We just...
  • The South American Security Tour

    By Geoff Kohl - Friday September 15, 2006
    I just returned from approximately two weeks in Peru, and while I was there for a little R&R, I can never seem to take off my security hat. While most of my time was spent in rural areas slinging a camera and enjoying the natural wonders of the Incans...
  • Verified Response: A Hot Topic

    By Greg McConnell - Monday September 4, 2006
    NOTE: This has been re-posted from July.  Thank you. Regardless of where you stand in today's heated debate over Verified Repsonse in the burglar alarm industry, one thing is clear: The number of police departments enacting Verified Response...
  • It’s all in the handle

    By Greg McConnell - Thursday August 31, 2006
    Last week Warren Simonsen, vice president operations, SimonsVoss Inc. , came down from Milwaukee to visit our office here in Chicagoland.  SimonsVoss makes door handles with electronic locks.  The company is based out of Germany and...
  • Is IBM next?

    By Geoff Kohl - Monday August 28, 2006
    Earlier this week we published an interview with Steve Collen of Cisco, and judging by the number of your fellow readers who have loaded this article, we really struck a chord. Interestingly enough, just a day after we published that, we got wind that IBM...
  • Product over Process

    By Marleah Blades - Monday August 28, 2006
    Thanks for popping in to read the first post on my blog. I’m the behind-the-scenes gal on Security Technology & Design. Many of you know Steve Lasky, our editor, from his monthly editorial, The Front Page. I’m hoping to use this space as...
  • Nagin Steps In It Again

    By Steve - Friday August 25, 2006
    Heading into the office this morning I had the radio tuned to my favorite Atlanta talk show. Since I don't drink coffee, talk radio is my system's morning jolt. Lo and behold half way up GA 400 the lightening struck. New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin...
  • Lessons from IT Security

    By Geoff Kohl - Wednesday August 23, 2006
    Here in the metro Atlanta area where the SecurityInfoWatch.com offices are, we've got a few big security players, like Videolarm and Vistacape, but on the IT security side, none are bigger than Internet Security Systems, better known as ISS. This...
  • Welcome to Lasky’s World

    By Steve - Wednesday August 16, 2006
    Let's get ready to rumble! As a huge boxing fan that still remains one of my favorite opening lines. I thought it only appropriate to use it as I launch my first blog. As a 20 year veteran of the security industry I have seen an evolution of both...
  • Defragging the industry

    By Geoff Kohl - Wednesday August 16, 2006
    I spoke this morning with Steve Collen, the director of product marketing for Cisco. One of the things Steve and I spoke about was about "defragging the industry." Defragging is a term that computers use may know... it refers to the process of...