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  • 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...
  • Opening Day

    By Greg McConnell - Monday April 10, 2006
    My first full day at ISC West can be described in a word: Wow! With over 1,000 exhibitor booths (some of which are very elaborate, like having a 2nd floor for business deals) and all these colors, gadgets, and people dazzling the convention floor, this...
  • New Digs

    By Greg McConnell - Thursday April 6, 2006
    I had the opportunity earlier this week to visit the new facilities of both North American Video and ADI in Las Vegas. Herb Albinus and Gina deCesare gave us a very informative tour of their new ADI distribution center. With me being new to the...
  • Touchdown

    By Greg McConnell - Tuesday April 4, 2006
    Well, my plane has landed and I've made it to the Monte Carlo hotel. I have just settled in but now it's time to go out for a night of events held by ADI , North American Video , NBFAA , and System Sensor . This will be my first ISC West. I...