Archive for November, 2009

Who is the PSA Technical Committee?

Friday, November 20, 2009 16:30 Be the first to comment

For those interested in learning more about the PSA Technical Committee that provides our technical evaluations. Nathan Chavez Nathan Chavez has over 15 years experience in IT infrastructure and support. During that time he built, operated, and then sold his own successful IT company. Nathan has been a part of Alarms Unlimited since 2001, developing [...]

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PSA Technical Committee: What do they do?

Friday, November 20, 2009 15:59 Be the first to comment

For those who are reading the PSA Technical Committee Evaluations By L. Samuel Pfeifle Security Systems News has partnered with PSA Security to bring the results of evaluations done by PSA’s Technical Committee to you, our readers. Sometimes, the evaluations will be of entire companies, other times of specific products newly released by companies that [...]

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PSA Technical Committee evaluates ComNet

Wednesday, November 18, 2009 10:46 Be the first to comment

Editor’s Note: In an earlier version of this report, there were references made to other vendors, including American Fibertek, which we have since found to be erroneous. We have fixed those errors, and apologize for the mistake. The information herein now only refers to the ComNet product line. You are advised to ignore previous information [...]

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Despite still-hard times, SSN readers optimistic about end of 2009, beginning of 2010

Tuesday, November 17, 2009 11:36 Be the first to comment

By Daniel Gelinas YARMOUTH, Maine—Some people have begun to say the economic slowdown is almost over and that times are starting to get better. Some are claiming we’re surely almost out of the woods. Do you agree with that? Do you feel there is a light at the end of the economic tunnel? Are things [...]

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Poll: Do you feel there is a light at the end of the economic tunnel?

Tuesday, November 17, 2009 11:29 Be the first to comment

Start Date: Nov. 3, 2009 End Date: Nov. 10, 2009 Short Answer: It has been a rough year so far for most. Some say there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Do you agree? Please leave your name and contact information for follow up. Total Votes: 101 Do you feel there is [...]

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Personal security robots coming?

Tuesday, November 17, 2009 11:19 Be the first to comment

A November study—“Personal Robotics 2009: Task, Security & Surveillance/Telepresence, Entertainment and Education Robot and Robotic Components Market through 2015”—from ABI Research projects significant growth in the personal robotics market, which encompasses consumer robotic products that have some intelligence, interface with their environment through sensors, and perform a desired function, such as acting as a security [...]

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IMS stat of the month: Access Control affected greatly by recession

Wednesday, November 4, 2009 9:24 Be the first to comment

The Americas market has been significantly hit by the recession. In its latest 2009 research on the electronic physical access control market, IMS Research forecasts the Americas market to grow at a CAGR of 2.9 percent from 2008 to 2013. HPSD-12 continues to impact growth in the region. However, whilst this government initiative was initially [...]

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What’s in store for storage?

Tuesday, November 3, 2009 13:33 Be the first to comment

Manufacturers will do more for you and discs will stop spinning—or disappear altogether By L. Samuel Pfeifle Human resources databases? Web sites? Video game systems? Sure, they all need data storage, but they require little thimbles full in comparison to the vast oceans required by large video surveillance systems. It’s no wonder, then, that storage [...]

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Evaluating software stability

Tuesday, November 3, 2009 13:27 Be the first to comment

What questions should you be asking your suppliers? By L. Samuel Pfeifle There are two main ways software companies extol their virtues: by highlighting unique and impressive features and by claiming unique stability and reliability. The first of those things you can measure; the company either offers the feature or it doesn’t (whether it works [...]

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The rise of the dashboard

Tuesday, November 3, 2009 13:20 Be the first to comment

End users want a quick recap of where they stand; now it’s easier to provide By L. Samuel Pfeifle It is news to no one that the economy is changing the way that security directors are doing their jobs. No longer do they have carte blanche (if they ever did) to spend whatever is necessary [...]

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