Posts Tagged ‘trends’

What is the value provided by multi-site monitoring centers?

Tuesday, May 4, 2010 11:10 Be the first to comment

Hot redundancy, disaster recovery lead the discussion By Daniel Gelinas C.O.P.S. Monitoring—with monitoring centers in New Jersey, Florida and Arizona—recently trumpeted a big improvement in response time to high-priority alarms. Ad materials from the company claim a nearly 17 percent improvement, cutting 2.69 seconds from 2009’s average response time of 16.09 seconds and accomplishing an [...]

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What you need to know to get into PERS

Thursday, April 15, 2010 10:58 Be the first to comment

Or, what you should already know, but maybe don’t, about PERS contracts By Eric Pritchard, security practice head, Kleinbard Bell & Brecker; managing partner, Ascendant Strategy Partners Lawyers so rarely get to deliver good news. This will be fun for me. But first, what I usually have to do – deliver the bad news: We [...]

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Facing facial recognition – Does it work?

Monday, April 12, 2010 11:03 3 Comments

Despite advances, research says security applications are somewhat limited By L. Samuel Pfeifle Whether you label it a video analytic or a biometric technology, one of the more intriguing developments in the security marketplace is facial recognition. Trying to protect mass transportation? Imagine a system that can scan a crowd on a platform and alarm [...]

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Wireless trends report, 2010

Tuesday, February 9, 2010 15:45 1 Comment

Faster, cheaper and easier (in relative terms): Wireless providers tackle asset tracking, HD, new pricing models By L. Samuel Pfeifle The use of wireless communication is exploding so rapidly it’s difficult to get your arms around what’s new. Before you know it, what was new is old hat. Just taking numbers from one manufacturer, wireless [...]

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Is distributor white-labeling bad for the channel?

Tuesday, November 3, 2009 12:56 Be the first to comment

That depends upon whom you ask By Daniel Gelinas We’re all familiar with generic products. We may choose to buy the house brand Toasted Oats cereal rather than the Cheerios because they’re less expensive and, frankly, of the same quality as the more expensive, name brand. Why give consumers only one option? Why ask them [...]

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