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  • The relationship between security and convenience

    By Geoff Kohl - Tuesday August 15, 2006
    from last Friday...my column that appears as The Security Week That Was...     I was on the phone yesterday with Henri Nolin, CPP, who is one of the assistant chairpersons to ASIS International's Transportation Security Council. Nolin...
  • Enter the blogosphere

    By Geoff Kohl - Monday August 14, 2006
    As a journalist, I've always been a bit perplexed by the idea of a blog. In the world of media, we called such things "columns" and we wrote them to fill the blank spots on the editorial pages of newspapers...but today, with the Internet's changes, even a...
  • Hello “interoperability.”

    By Greg McConnell - Friday August 11, 2006
    Earlier this week I attended ADT's Technology & Convergence Forum, which was held at their flagship North American monitoring center in Aurora, Colorado. I found the forum very informative and one initial observation I would like to share happens to...
  • Don’t be clueless on wireless

    By Greg McConnell - Monday July 3, 2006
    Whether it's Bluetooth for personal area networks (PANs), Wi-Fi for local area networks (LANs), or mesh for wide area networks (WANs), wireless networks are popping up all over the place.  And that includes security applications. Last week I...
  • Look, LukWerks works!

    By Greg McConnell - Wednesday May 31, 2006
    So a few months ago Gale Johnson, editor in chief of Locksmith Ledger, invited me into our conference room to see a demo of  WiLife Inc.'s LukWerks (pronounced "look works") Digital Video Surveillance System.  Evan Tree, president...
  • Game idea

    By Greg McConnell - Tuesday May 23, 2006
    So I just read an article on SIW saying that HID Global will acquire Fargo Electronics, thus gaining a stronger share of the secure ID badge market. This got me to thinking of a new game. I'll call it "Who will Assa Abloy's HID Global acquire...
  • I basically don’t hit houses that ain’t got alarms.

    By Greg McConnell - Wednesday April 26, 2006
    I just read an article in the Dealer section of SIW, titled "NC Burglar Shares Tips on How He Preyed on Homes." The article, written by Michelle Crouch of The Charlotte Observer , tells about Anthony Ferguson, the criminal who broke into 600+ homes...
  • Narad Networks

    By Greg McConnell - Friday April 14, 2006
    So last week at ISC West I had the opportunity to meet with two representatives of Narad Networks : Michael Collette, CEO, and Louise Wasilewski, VP, Business Development. They gave me an introduction to their company and what they hope to accomplish...
  • Learning from tragedy

    By Greg McConnell - Monday April 10, 2006
    Yesterday at the show I had the opportunity to meet Tom Hansen, CEO of AirVisual , which he founded in response to the communication breakdowns he witnessed firsthand at the World Trade Center on 9/11. On that tragic day, he was just outside the WTC...
  • So a guy walks into a bar …

    By Greg McConnell - Monday April 10, 2006
    Last night Dan Triglia, Security Dealer's west coast sales manager, and I went to a dinner reception held by Criticom International at the Palms' Ghost Bar. The place had a comfortable atmosphere with a spectacular view (this bar is located 55...