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  • Mass shootings: What really changes?

    By Geoff Kohl - Friday July 20, 2012
    "I think this might mean the end for walking into a movie with whatever you want to." That’s what one of our fans wrote on the SecurityInfoWatch.com Facebook wall this morning after we linked to news coverage of the mass shootings in Aurora, Colo...
  • iPads take to the field for security sales

    By Geoff Kohl - Friday July 6, 2012
    At the ESX tradeshow a week and a half ago, I had the pleasure of participating in a presentation with Gerrit Brusse, regional sales manager for U.S.A. Fire and Burglar Alarm, and Donald Natale, vice president of sales for Alarm.com. The topic was how the...
  • Here come the surveillance drones

    By Geoff Kohl - Friday June 15, 2012
    Americans aren’t comfortable with drones in their hometowns. That was the short summary of a public opinion research poll about UAV drones conducted by Monmouth University Polling Institute. The poll research said that while most people are OK with...
  • Rethinking the layered security approach

    By Geoff Kohl - Friday June 1, 2012
    Head over to the San Diego airport website and you'll get a couple key security messages. First is that you'll need a ticket and a photo ID to get past security, and secondly, you need to arrive two hour before your flight departs due to what San Diego is...
  • Managing your employees for business growth

    By Geoff Kohl - Friday May 18, 2012
    How do you grow your security systems integration business? That was the topic yesterday of a panel discussion at PSA-TEC 2012 in Westminster, Colo. The panel discussion brought together some of those honored in SD&I magazine’s 2012 guide to the fastest...
  • Why we need global aviation security standards

    By Geoff Kohl - Friday May 11, 2012
    I’ll admit it. The first time I went through one of the TSA’s advanced imaging technology stations (which use millimeter wave like L3’s ProVision units or backscatter like those from Rapiscan), I was a little taken back. Someone I don’t know was...
  • Corporate cybersecurity rises in prominence

    By Geoff Kohl - Thursday May 10, 2012
    I have to hand it to NPR. They had correspondent Tom Gjelten -- their security and economics correspondent --  tackle the issue of cybersecurity for corporations this week, and he did a great job. If you don't listen to NPR (maybe you like the banter...
  • Incident command lessons from the FBI

    By Geoff Kohl - Friday May 4, 2012
    Chris Swecker, a 24-year veteran of the FBI and former head of corporate security for Bank of America (2006-2009), took the stage this week at Interactions 2012, a conference held in Nashville for users of NICE Systems. His presentation ranged from the...
  • 9 urban security and video technology lessons from Secured Cities

    By Geoff Kohl - Friday April 27, 2012
    A week ago, we concluded the Secured Cities conference in Chicago, Ill. The conference brings together law enforcement and technology leaders from urban areas, cities, towns and transit agencies for two days of education about topics such as using...
  • Security lessons from pulling wires

    By Geoff Kohl - Friday April 13, 2012
    I've been turning off the computer at night and working on my almost 100-year-old house doing some remodeling. One of the projects I've been doing is updating the electrical. It turns out that in the 1920s, they used a wiring method called knob and...