The security week that was: 02/05/10

A weekly surveillance of the news shaping your profession

Vancouver has over 1,000 outdoor security cameras set up to monitor and record surveillance video for the 2010 Winter Olympics. They've also tapped outside police forces to build a unified force of 15,000 sworn officers. That's in addition to the scores of private security officers who are running around the Games. ... SD&I magazine's Deborah O'Mara shared us notes from an interview on the topic of the Panasonic-Sanyo unification that has been happening in Japan. The word from Sanyo is that although the company is being merged in with Panasonic at a corporate ownership level, Sanyo will still very much continue to exist as its own brand -- and that applies to its division that makes security cameras. ... Finally, we learned that industry icon Ben Cornett is set to retire from his position as president of the Honeywell Security Group. Ron Rothman, who has served as president of Honeywell's Security and Custom Electronics Group (a subset within the overall security group), will step up into Cornett's position. Rothman will oversee all divisions of Honeywell's Security Group, which includes Security & Custom Electronics, Video Systems, Access Systems and Distribution.

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