The security week that was: 12/04/09

A weekly surveillance of the news shaping your profession


Our "Video Surveillance Reality Check" series continues to stir a lot of readership; we've now had pieces by Bosch's Dr. Bob Banerjee (overall view, part 1); B&H Photo Video's Ari Erenthal (the distributor/retailer's view on selling CCTV) and NVT's Guy Apple (on the cabling and connectivity perspective). We're coming back next week with a piece by industry blogger, product reviewer and analyst John Honovich.

Dennis Raefield is getting MACE Security closer to being debt free, and that means they're selling some of the old car wash business (yes, you read that correctly). The company has acquired a central station and revamped its product line in the last 12 months; these are significant changes for the company and Raefield seems determined to make the company a really serious player in the industry.

Finally, if you really want to know where alarm calls might rank in a big city that is challenged by police response times, then read this positively scary piece from Atlanta's newspaper (the AJC) about response times to real crimes like domestic battery. I hope your Atlanta customers don't believe the police are going to get to that false alarm call within 5 or 10 minutes...