The security week that was: 12/17/10 (post-CAA report)

A weekly surveillance of the news shaping your profession

Per Mar Security Services (Iowa) has acquired Digital Alarm Systems (Indiana). It is the second recent acquisition for Per Mar in the state of Indiana. ... A robber, arriving on a motorcycle and wearing full motorcycle gear, brandished a gun and robbed a table at the Bellagio Casino of its chips. The robber was estimated to have escaped with $1.5 million worth of chips, and is believed to have robbed another Vegas casino using the same method quite recently. Read the Bellagio story - Watch the video - Examine the surveillance stills. ... IP video market leader Axis Communications released a cost-of-ownership video surveillance study this week (conducted by Lusax, a group at Lund University in Sweden). The research sought to compare a DVR-based system to an entirely IP system for a mid-sized retail environment.