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  • High Honors

    By Deborah L. O'Mara - Friday October 30, 2009
    The Security Industry Association, Central Station Alarm Association and The Electronic Security Association presented two prestigious awards during ISC East as part of the Tri-Association Awards Dinner and Gala. Built around the theme of “The Gilded...
  • Anixter Launches IP Cabling Life Cycle Program

    By Deborah L. O'Mara - Wednesday October 21, 2009
    Anixter Launches IP Cabling Life Cycle Program Global provider Anixter, based in Glenview, Ill., launched a new distribution program aimed at getting systems integrators just the right cabling packages they need for their customers, now and in the...
  • Beating the Drum--Slowly

    By Deborah L. O'Mara - Thursday October 8, 2009
    I promise to beat the drum, albeit more slowly. I’m talking about my harping about moving to the IP world and side of the business. Yes, I still think it’s more important than ever, but let’s just say I’m going to bridle my enthusiasm a little...
  • Deborah's ASIS Top 10

    By Deborah L. O'Mara - Thursday September 24, 2009
    Well, my plans to blog every day from the show were sidelined with tons of meetings and cool events to attend. So, I’ve decided to write a quick wrap up for you, David Letterman-like, with a Top 10 list of my own. It’s called: Top 10...
  • Day 1 at ASIS

    By Deborah L. O'Mara - Tuesday September 22, 2009
    Traffic at ASIS the first day of the show seemed a little light at times, but many companies weren't complaining, instead focusing on the quality of the attendee--and there were buyers there. As far as technologies, HD cameras are making inroads, coming...
  • Your Connection to ASIS

    By Deborah L. O'Mara - Friday September 18, 2009
    If you're not heading to ASIS in Anaheim, fear not! I'm going to blog to you every day about what's happening, what I've discovered, all kinds of rich stuff. If you are going to be there, be sure to drop by booth 2357 and leave a note for me so I can find...
  • The Truth about Analytics

    By Deborah L. O'Mara - Monday September 14, 2009
    If you say that video analytics don’t work, are racked with false alarms and are quirky and unmanageable—then be sure to read the September issue of SD&I magazine, which will hit your mailbox any day now. If you really want to know the truth about...
  • Tradesmen Wanted!

    By Deborah L. O'Mara - Thursday August 20, 2009
    There’s a resurgence of interest in hands-on or blue collar jobs, and many colleges are seeing this trend and expanding their offerings, according to a recent report in The Chicago Tribune . The National Burglar and Fire Alarm Association...
  • Check it Out!

    By Deborah L. O'Mara - Thursday August 13, 2009
    August Security Dealer & Integrator magazine will be arriving at your place of business in the next couple days and there’s all kinds of good info inside to help you grow your business. The story on environmental monitoring by Caroline McGowan of...
  • Now That's Progress!

    By Deborah L. O'Mara - Tuesday August 11, 2009
    Great news in the security industry is that despite the larger and growing base of installed alarms, dispatch rates have been reduced by as much as 70 percent.That’s important for the systems installers and integrators who want the public to know that...