• Security & Safety Signs I Like

    By Geoff Kohl - Tuesday October 16, 2007
    People look at you a bit odd when you take photos of everyday things that happen to be security related, but I wanted to show to our American readers some signage that I liked from a recent trip to Europe for a media conference. First, there's this...
  • ASIS International 2007 in Photos

    By Geoff Kohl - Thursday October 4, 2007
    Photos from the cameras of the Cygnus Security Group (SecurityInfoWatch.com, Security Dealer, Security Technology & Design):   StealthWear had this interesting set-up for covert surveillance. Instead of looking "secret service" with a coiled...
  • Question from ASIS 2007: What should a security dealer’s IT strategy be?

    By Greg McConnell - Tuesday September 25, 2007
    In Security Dealer magazine, one topic we try to cover often is the whole “convergence†issue as it relates to dealers/integrators needing to become educated about IP networks in order to provide cutting-edge physical security solutions now...
  • Some Things to Watch at ASIS 2007

    By Geoff Kohl - Tuesday September 25, 2007
    Being a trade journalist, a lot of people assume I just get to wander around the exhibit floor looking for that next hot technology or killer app (actually most of a security trade journalist's time is spent poolside with models and actresses). The most...
  • Tough Times on the Virtual Border

    By Geoff Kohl - Thursday September 20, 2007
    Exactly a year ago in my weekly recap, I wrote about the news that Boeing had landed the Secure Borders Initiative (SBInet) contract to build a virtual fence using things like radar, surveillance cameras, a command and control system, field sensor and...
  • ISC East 2007 Photo Report

    By Geoff Kohl - Thursday September 13, 2007
    Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2007, opening morning at the Javits Center, where the jointly held ISC East and InfoSecurityNY were being held. Traffic was surprisingly good. Inside the show, I ran into Clive Gillon of Transdyn, an integrator and engineering...
  • ISC East. New York. 9/11.

    By Greg McConnell - Tuesday September 11, 2007
    So the ISC East show in New York began today. Early on the foot traffic was a bit light (rainy weather could have contributed to this), but later in the day things picked up. Some of the new product demos that stood out to me were NAPCO's iSee Video...
  • Windy City Wild!

    By Greg McConnell - Tuesday August 21, 2007
    So this past Friday I made it over to Bolingbrook, Ill., for the grand opening of Windy City Wire's new headquarters. The company threw a huge party extravaganza with entertainment that included rock bands, exotic animals, and Chicago's very own...
  • Time to Run off the Riff-Raff

    By Geoff Kohl - Friday August 10, 2007
    Alarm sales is a competitive business; there's no doubt. I was at a conference back in June hosted by the NBFAA and listened to speakers like Bob Harris of the Attrition Busters, speak on how alarm dealers can retain their competitive...
  • Security Goes on Auction: “Do I hear $450?”

    By Geoff Kohl - Friday August 10, 2007
    About a month ago, a Swiss firm launched an online auction site http://www.wslabi.com (aka Wabisabilabi) that claimed to help bring the world "one step closer to zero risk." Now, the interesting thing about this online auction site and it's auspicious...