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  • The numbers behind the disappearance of landlines

    By Geoff Kohl - Tuesday April 10, 2012
    There are more indications that the days of landlines/POTS/plain-old-telephone-service are numbered, including these statistics from a CNN.com article : "Verizon's landline revenue has fallen 19% since 2007, and AT&T's is down 16.5% over same...
  • Copper theft statistics

    By Geoff Kohl - Tuesday April 10, 2012
    We received this great little report put together by the team over at Supercircuits in regards to the theft of copper metal. It's based on a new report from the National Insurance Crime Bureau. Here's what Supercircuits' report had to say -- and then...
  • Standards matter for everyone in the security continuum

    By Geoff Kohl - Friday March 30, 2012
    The more I cover the standards part of our industry (which is really more in an infantile specification development stage), the more I realize that standards has miles to go before it sleeps. No one has won; we're really still just in the education...
  • My opinion: Access market is ready to surf the NFC wave

    By Geoff Kohl - Friday March 30, 2012
    Las Vegas, March 30, 2012 -- I asked my colleagues Gale Johnson and Jerry Levine, the editors of Locksmith Ledger magazine and LocksmithLedger.com what was interesting them at the show, and the one thing that both mentioned was near field communications...
  • The Water Wars

    By Geoff Kohl - Friday March 23, 2012
    As a kid, I remember watching some awful movie about a post-apocalyptic world where water was the most valuable commodity and people fought to the death to protect their family's access to clean water delivered by truck. The acting was over-the-top, but...
  • How the iPad impacts the security industry

    By Geoff Kohl - Wednesday March 7, 2012
    If the product planning for your firm doesn't include leveraging mobile and tablet technologies for security, then I'm going to go out on a limb and say that you're missing the boat. Not missing the "proverbial" boat. I'm talking about the real boat. It's...
  • A different kind of integration business

    By Geoff Kohl - Friday March 2, 2012
    After we announced yesterday morning that two industry veterans Carey Boethel and Ken Francis had formed a new integration service firm called Securadyne and made their first acquisition, I sent the firm's president, Boethel, a note to congratulate...
  • Why rare violence gets ink

    By Geoff Kohl - Friday February 24, 2012
    A Connecticut hospital was the scene of a workplace violence incident this week that left two employees in critical condition. The violence was pepetrated by a disciplined employee on his colleagues. I sometimes think about why we give so much virtual...
  • Whitney & Security

    By Geoff Kohl - Friday February 17, 2012
    It's a deep loss to everyone who enjoys performance arts that the world lost a force as talented as Whitney Houston. But as someone in corporate security, have you ever thought about what lessons her death might hold for your business? Does it mean...
  • Valentines and Guns

    By Geoff Kohl - Friday February 10, 2012
    Next Tuesday is Valentine's Day. I don't know that I can put any sort of security-related significance on that, other than to say that those of you working long hours at the security office or installing video systems better remember to get your sweetie...