The security week that was: 04/02/10

A weekly surveillance of the news shaping your profession

In other news:
Broadview merger vote; Growth predicted for home automation; Guns on campuses; and more

Broadview announced the date of its shareholder meeting to vote on the merger with Tyco/ADT. That vote will be May 12. ... Home automation has been forecasted as a high-growth market for the 6 years I've been covering the security industry (and even was forecasted similarly before that when I was reporting on the new home construction industry), and even though those expectations have generally fallen short according to most dealers and product resellers, the research analysts continue to predict high growth. Let's hope they're right this time! ... Kansas is close to allowing guns on campus. ... I'll close with some good economic news: Lots of jobs were added in March to the U.S. economy in a sign that maybe, just maybe, we could be seeing signs of a recovery!